Watertown Volunteer Center disbanding

August 25, 2023

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Volunteer Center is no more. At a meeting last week, the board voted to disband the organization once final paperwork is completed later this year.

The center was founded in response to the flood of 1997, and was intended to house and place volunteers for the needs of the community during that time.

From there, it evolved into a non-profit organization that helped other organizations find and place volunteers.

The Center has fulfilled thousands of volunteer opportunities and hours over the years. However, in recent years, the Watertown Volunteer Center has reported a drastic decrease in requests and registration of volunteers, so a decision was made to essentially go out of business.