Red Cloud Volunteers serve as educators, teachers' aides, and support staff at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Red Cloud Indian School is a Lakota Jesuit Catholic school system that serves approximately 600 K-12 students from the local community.
All Red Cloud Volunteers earn a class B commercial driver's license in order to assist with school transportation needs. Volunteers also serve as coaches, mentors, and work with after-school programs.
Volunteers are part of the Red Cloud Volunteers Program, whose pillars are Justice, Community, Spirituality, and Simplicity. Volunteers live in 1 of 3 volunteer houses with 6-9 fellow volunteers and share meals and regular prayer with their community. While volunteers do not need to be Catholic or religious, all community members are asked to be open to Catholic and Lakota spiritual practice and to growing in their own spiritual walk.
Volunteers participate in monthly all-volunteer dinners, attend 3 retreats a year, committing to a habit of reflection and sharing of experience.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Opportunity to take courses at Oglala Lakota College, opportunity to learn the Lakota language, professional development activities, opportunities for spiritual mentorship and prayer, opportunities to participate in Lakota cultural events, proximity to the world class Badlands National Park and the Black Hills, opportunity to serve for up to 3 years with a possible option to be hired on.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check