Fork Real is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger. This dream is possible thanks to volunteers like you! Interested in joining our volunteer team and helping change our community for the better? Get in contact with us below on the days and activities that work best for you.

Ways to Volunteer

In the cafe

Join the team of weekly volunteers to prepare meals in the kitchen at our main location. You can expect to learn and perform techniques for healthy cooking and skills for meal prepping. Experience is appreciated, but not required. 

We are also looking for volunteers to host in our dining facility. From greeting guests to serving meals, there is a spot for you. Work alongside and get to know other diverse volunteers from the Rapid City community, including members of our Inmate Exchange program! A commitment of at least one shift a week for a one month period is preferred. 


Join our catering team and be involved with exciting community events while learning the art of preparing and serving several course meals! 


We use ingredients in our meals from local, sustainable sources like the gardens in Piedmont and Lemmon Street Gardens. We offer outings where volunteers can learn about organic farming while working in a peaceful, friendly environment.

Both individuals and volunteer groups are also welcome.

Specialized skills

Be a part of creating this innovative addition to the Rapid City community! We are looking for team members with specific backgrounds and skill sets ranging from business, to art and design, and those with the passion to make a difference in the community. We are currently looking for the positions below—or if you have any additional skills to offer, let us know!

  • Lead Gardener

  • Volunteer Coordinator