Our Volunteers

A Salute to The People Collaborating for Change

Volunteers: Thrive Ignites Big-Picture Perspective

A stable home, nutritious food, and safe, meaningful things to do when school’s out – three things that lay a foundation for a student’s capacity to succeed. Realigning community resources to meet the needs of disadvantaged families is the heart of Thrive’s program of service. But it won’t happen without the work of the nearly 200 volunteers committed to collaborating with their peers through the work of Sioux Falls Thrive.

Volunteer Testimonials

Conversations, ideas, and relationships are changing the way we serve the community. Collaboration leads to innovation. It’s a good thing.

Anny Libengood

Housing System Navigator, Minnehaha County Human Services 

Thrive is one of those community minded programs that gives people the chance to be involved in something bigger than themselves.

Amy Carter

Operations Director, Children’s Inn, a Program of Children’s Home Society

Not any one person or organization can accomplish everything. Thrive helps create partnerships to work on solutions to complex challenges.

Roger Jacobson

South Dakota Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

I love how Thrive brings together organizations and individuals to dream how work can be done more efficiently to transform lives.

Joel Gackle

Senior Director, Alumni Engagement at Augustana University

In my work with Thrive, I see collaboration in action, and it is so fun to see how strong and powerful it is. I love being part of this selfless work.

Kim Overby

Community Stakeholder

More than 210 volunteers represent these and other organizations

  • Avera McKennan
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
    of the Sioux Empire
  • Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Children’s Inn
  • Community Outreach
  • Dakota Rural Action
  • EmBe
  • Faith Temple Food Giveaway
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • First Lutheran Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Fruit of the Coop
  • GreatLIFE
  • Grand Prairie Foods
  • Health Connect of South Dakota
  • Helpline Center
  • Hilltop United Methodist Church
  • Kids Inc.
  • Kidstop
  • Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
  • Lloyd Companies


  • Move to Heal SD
  • Minnehaha County Human Services
  • Nightwatch Food Truck Ministry
  • Oak Hills Baptist Church
  • St. Francis House
  • Salvation Army Sioux Falls
  • Samaritan’s Feet
  • Scheels
  • Sioux Empire United Way
  • Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
  • Sioux Falls Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Sioux Falls Department of Planning and Building Services
  • Sioux Falls Family YMCA
  • Sioux Falls Health Department
  • Sioux Falls Fire Rescue

  • Sioux Falls Police Department
  • Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Sioux Falls School District
  • Siouxland Libraries
  • South Dakota Afterschool Network
  • South Dakota Child Protection Services
  • South Dakota Department of Labor
  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • South Dakota Voices for Peace
  • South Dakota Synod ELCA
  • Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare
  • Toy Lending Library
  • Various Community Stakeholders
  • Volunteers of America, Dakotas
  • Wesley United Methodist Church

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