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Booking Policy Notice

Our trip policy has changed. View Our Registration Policy & Process »

The trip calendar for the coming season opens for booking on August 1st of the current year. We reserve the right to limit group sizes. We no longer can offer "blanket" bookings and respectfully ask that trips be booked for an accurate number of volunteers at the time of booking. If there are questions or concerns, please contact the Volunteer Trip Coordinator.

Pilámayaye (thank you).

2017 Volunteer Season

DateTripVolunteer Program
 - Opening Week
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 - CLOSED
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 - Wicouncage
 - Wicouncage
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 - Wicouncage
 - Wicouncage
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 - Wicouncage
 - Wicouncage
 - Kids' Week
 - Kids' Week
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 - Wicouncage
 - Wicouncage
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 - CLOSED
 - Wicouncage
 - Senior Week, Wicouncage
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 - Closing Week

2018 Volunteer Season

DateTripVolunteer Program
 - Opening Week
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 - Closed
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 - Wicouncage
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 - Wicouncage
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 - Wicouncage
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 - Kids' Week
 - Kids' Week
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 - Wicouncage
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 - Closed
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 - Senior Week
 - Wicouncage
 - Closing Week

Volunteer Programs

Our volunteer experience is a unique combination of giving and learning. Throughout the season we reserve several trip weeks for our youth and senior groups, which include special activities and reduced physical workload.

Regular Volunteer Program

Due to the nature of our volunteer work projects and topics, the minimum age to participate in our Regular Program is 12. As a volunteer, you will actively engage in various projects across the reservation, while learning about the Lakota culture.

Kids' Week

Our Kids' Week program is created for children ages 8-11, and led by our trained staff. Children learn about Lakota culture through arts and crafts, trips, music, and activities while older family members participate in our regular program. Cost is $227.50, which includes 4.5% tax.

Senior Week

For our 55-and-up volunteers we have created Senior Week. This volunteer program offers the complete cultural immersion found in our regular program, while working on less physically demanding work projects.

Wičóuŋčaġe Program

Pronounced: Wee-CHO-oo-cha-geh. Translated this means "the way of life". This is a class that is offered to those volunteers who have been through our regular program at least twice before. It is in-depth teaching about the culture and spirituality of the Lakota, taught by elders, and is offered as an alternative to our regular program at no additional cost.