Experience life in an American Indian community on the plains of South Dakota. The Sicangu band, also known as Lakota or Rosebud Sioux, is part of the Great Sioux Nation, an alliance of seven bands who once ruled the northern plains. The Rosebud Reservation is located in one of America’s poorest areas, with over 85 percent of the residents unemployed. The people of Rosebud struggle to overcome their tragic past and to create a better future for their children.
Our community partners in South Dakota have requested Global Volunteers' assistance for the local community on a variety of development projects, including:
• Helping with planning, organizing, and running a week-long summer camp for elementary-aged youth
• Helping community members with home repair
• Supporting a local women’s shelter
• Building up the firewood supply for the brutal South Dakota winters.
Unique and meaningful community service opportunities await you at Rosebud with Global Volunteers!
- Help with pressing social, labor, and cultural projects for a week of service and fun.
- Work alongside Sioux people to support their community.
- All logistics (except for airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Learn about Sioux culture and history.
The Rosebud Reservation is located in one of America’s poorest areas, with over 85 percent of the residents unemployed. The people of Rosebud struggle to overcome their tragic past and to create a better future for their children.
Allow yourself to become immersed in the captivating culture and history of the Lakota Sioux. The Rosebud Reservation, located in the rolling prairies of south-central South Dakota, takes you back to the ancient traditions of the Lakota and introduces you to their struggles in the 21st century.
The beliefs of the Lakota center on their quest to live in harmony with the universe. The four main virtues of the Lakota are bravery, wisdom, generosity, and fortitude. Values, culture, and spirituality are passed from one generation to the next through a rich oral tradition, sacred sun dances and traditional pow-wows. Continuing these traditions is vital for the survival of the Lakota culture in the 21st Century.
Be a part of meaningful, long-term service on Rosebud Reservation with Global Volunteers.