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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains a list of common questions asked about volunteering with Re-Member on Pine Ridge Reservation.

Please contact us if you have additional questions or need more information about our volunteer trips or the work we do on Pine Ridge Reservation.

General Volunteering Information

  • How do I register for a volunteer trip?
  • Where will I sleep on Pine Ridge Reservation

Trip Fees

Volunteer Restrictions

How do I register for a volunteer trip?

Visit our registration page or contact Paula, the Volunteer Trip Coordinator to check for availability and sign up for a trip.

Where will I sleep on Pine Ridge Reservation?

Re-Member has two facilities with "dorm rooms" outfitted with bunk beds. There are ten showers, eight toilets, and one outdoor facility. There is a complete kitchen where everyone engages in cooking and cleanup. Due to the nature of our work projects and staffing constraints, we are doing our best to cap our spring and fall weeks at approximately 40 people and our summer weeks at approximately 60 people.

How much does a volunteer trip cost?

The total cost for a week long service-learning trip (Saturday to Friday) is $599.00 for volunteers age 12 and over, and $299.50 for children aged 8-11 during Kids' Week. This fee includes a 4.5% tax.

Are trip fees tax deductible?

Based on strict IRS guidelines about tax-deductibility, donors are unable to receive a tax deduction when a good or service is received in return for the contribution. In this case, the trip fee covers the cost of food, lodging, and transportation during your time with us and is not considered a donation to Re-Member. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donations page.

Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

Because of the work you will be doing and the issues we discuss during the week, the minimum age to participate in a volunteer trip is 12 years old. The only exception to this requirement is during our Kids' Week program - in which the age range is 8-11 years old.

Can Youth Groups volunteer?

Absolutely! However, the minimum age to participate in a volunteer trip is 12. We also require a ratio of 1 adult (21 years or older) for every 6 young people (18 years or younger). If the group consists of male and female youth, the group leaders must consist of one of each gender.