Are you self-motivated, have a skill to share and are ready to roll up your sleeves? 

Our projects are rooted in permaculture, but aren’t limited to the garden. We have several natural building projects happening across Pine Ridge in the Spring and Summer of 2018, and we need all hands on deck! We don’t expect you to be an expert in these fields {though, if you are, we’d love to meet you!} but your interest and ability to learn quickly will go a long way.

In exchange for your hard work, we provide free primitive camping, wi-fi and use of the kitchen and shower. Please keep in mind South Dakota’s climate when you decide if this is right for you. We get hot temperatures up to 120°F in the summers that drop to -50°F at times in the winters. Heavy storms aren’t uncommon here in the Plains.

It’s also important to note that this isn’t yet the fully developed permaculture haven we are working to create. Many of our projects are in their beginning stages, and living conditions get tough. However, one day watching the skies fly by, the sun sink into the rolling hills and a night under the full view of the Milky Way makes up for any lacking urban luxuries – just come prepared!

Fill this form to tell us a little about yourself {your past experience, areas of expertise and goals} to inquire about current volunteer opportunities. We will be in touch shortly after with more details! 

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We offer several short term, long term and seasonal work opportunities for Lakota residents of Pine Ridge, based on current project needs. Please contact us to find out about quickly changing job opportunities.

We’re currently seeking experienced grant-writers and experienced mental wellness professionals {Ph.D.} for long-term partnership with OLCERI and our programs.

Calling all artists: 

Sell your Artwork/Craftwork EVERY WEEKEND (SAT & SUN - 10am to 5pm) in our "LAKOTA WAYS" Wall, SD Building.

Oceti Sakowin / Northern Great Plains Indians Artists ONLY. Tables and wall space are FREE! Please call KIRI at (308)360-0668, or Facebook message us for details.

ALSO HIRING OLC–AA of Fine Art majors, Lakota Studies Majors for INTERNSHIPS/ WORK-STUDY.