From time to time the Tipi Raisers hosts events in Colorado and invites volunteers to join us for any of the following:
Providing a meal/s
Hosting or entertaining guests from Pine Ridge
Setting up prior to the event
Cleaning up after the event
Soliciting Needed Donations
If you are interested in helping but aren't local or simply wish to help from the comfort of your home, please consider helping us to acquire needed items.
Oftentimes, there are requests from Tribal members for specific items such as appliances, car parts, mattresses, etc. and would value your help in locating those items.
Or in anticipation of a cold winter/ hot summer, volunteers can reach out to vendors of space heaters/window air conditioners, etc. to obtain a large quantity of these items.
If you are interested in this, please reach out to Lori and she will talk you through current opportunities.
Most of the material donations come in from our network in Colorado and oftentimes there are more donations than one truckload can manage to take up to Pine Ridge. At these times we will put a call out for help with transporting the donations to Pine Ridge.
There are also times that we need drivers to transport our Gen7 youth from Pine Ridge to Colorado and will seek volunteers for these occasions.
If you wish to be contacted as a driver please reach out to Lori and she will put you on the list!
Customized Volunteer Service Tripsare scheduled for larger groups in coordination with Tipi Raiser's staff, as the Tipi Raiser's schedule allows. If you belong to a school, university, business, church, etc. and would like to arrange a customized trip for your team/group please contact us to discuss scheduling and details.
Note: Volunteers interacting with our Gen7 Youth Leadership program are subject to background checks.
Examples of Past Service Projects:
Maintaining a year-round wood bank with our partner and friend, Norbert Bell, on his property on Pine Ridge.
Working with tribal officials to repair over 300 homes damaged in the July 2018 hailstorm and to provide heating and weather proofing to homes on Pine Ridge.
Hosting multiple community meals, holiday celebrations and gatherings in support of requests from local community members.
Construction of wheel chair ramps, remodeling of home interiors, reconstruction of burned out house interiors, etc.
The Tipi Raisers is a registered nonprofit in Colorado and South Dakota and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C)(3).
All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed or emailed.
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
7830 W. Alameda Ave. Ste. 103-186
Lakewood, CO 80226