Upcoming Service Opportunities
You can also search for volunteer opportunities online at VolunteerMT.org.
Community Organizations: Have an opportunity you want to see listed here and also to go out on our Volunteer Reserves email? CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity! Please note that volunteer opportunities will be removed after 6 months. The Volunteer Reserves email will be sent the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Please select one of the following:
Fall Girls on the Run Coaches-9/7-11/23
Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that teaches life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games, culminating in local girls running the 5K Huffing for Stuffing. It shows girls that they are important, have limitless potential and helps them boldly pursue their dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams of girls, GOTR teaches life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games. We are looking for a few amazing volunteers to join our coaching team. Head Coaches attend practices twice a week from 3:30-5pm, and Assistant Coaches attend once/week. We are also always in need of substitute coaches and running buddies. Thrive provides training and support!! If you or someone you know is interested in coaching please call 922-4256, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://bit.ly/2uGZ9aM
Sealants for Smiles seeking volunteers to help a local non-profit prepare for the school year
We are a local non-profit that provides preventative dental services for under-served school children across Montana. We are currently in need of help preparing for the upcoming school year, with projects like stapling consents and making goody bags. Any amount of help would be amazing and is helping kids get dental services they need! Most of these jobs can be done in the comfort of your own home, we'll provide the supplies! For questions or to volunteer, please email Caity Kirk: email@example.com
Emily Dickinson Elementary-9/12-9/17
Help us build Emily's New Fort! Emily Dickinson Elementary, Bozeman MT. During the 2015-2016 school year we started looking into new pieces of playground equipment. There was a little sticker shock initially, but we got our accounts together and added some PAC budget surplus from previous years and realized we had enough funds to begin to think big. The idea of a fort somehow came up and with the support of the parent community we are on our way! There are many ways in which you can help! Build Crew Leader Build crew leaders and volunteers who work alongside. Play by Design's construction consultants during the build. They oversee and instruct crews and help to maintain the quality of the project. They make it possible to keep hundreds of volunteers working efficiently. Crew leaders must be present for all days of construction, so the job is a big commitment, but an indispensable part of a community-build playground project. Anywhere from 6 to 16 crew leaders will be needed. Builder Builders will encompass a wide range of skills from painting to power tools. Don't be intimidated - all skill levels are needed! We need 40 builders per shift. Shifts: 8am-12pm 12:30pm-4:30pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm. This project would be from 9/12/2017-9/17/2017. Tool Shed Work in the tool shed checking in and out needed tools and equipment. This position will require knowledge of different tools and equipment to ensure proper inventory is checked in/out. Food service - we will be serving lunch and dinner to our volunteers every day of the build. We need people to help set up, keep things moving in line and package up leftover food. If you are interested please visit the website https://helpbuildourfort.org/ and review the volunteer opportunities listed. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Help provide families and individuals with a warm, safe place to sleep this winter! The HRDC’s Warming Center, Bozeman’s only seasonal homeless shelter, is organizing its sixth annual Flying Signs Fundraiser to support the center’s services on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers who are “flying signs” are posted around Bozeman at high traffic locations collecting donations. This fundraiser serves as an excellent opportunity to promote increased awareness of the issue of homelessness in Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas and the role of the Warming Center in providing a safe and secure place to stay for those desperately in need. Individuals or groups of volunteers that serve in three hour shifts are vital to the success of this key fundraising event, and we would encourage your business, organization, class, or student group to get a team of individuals together. Top fundraising corners will be awarded prizes!
For more information about these volunteer opportunities, contact: Alyssa Hjelvik
Resource Connect AmeriCorps VISTA E: email@example.com
P: (406) 585-4879
BOB, the Bozone Ozone Bus, is a full sized school bus that was converted into a mobile greenhouse. BOB travels to different schools and community events in the Bozeman area to teach kids about plant science, sustainability, gardening, and cooking! Our fall school visits will focus on 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes, with a minimum of three lessons per school visit. Each visit will consist of a BOB tour, a cooking activity with whatever is growing on BOB, and a science activity designed specifically for each grade. As a BOB Educator, you will be in charge of leading one of the three activities at each lesson. Description of Duties: Leading and managing lesson activities related to gardening, science and nutrition Lesson planning and implementation Reporting and evaluation of programs Garden and plant maintenance Required Qualifications: Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with project partners, funders, volunteers, board members, staff, and others. Possess professional communication skills including in-person, via email, and in written works. Be entrepreneurial and self-directed in spirit, creative and innovative. Demonstrate knowledge of food, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and agriculture. Be organized but flexible; capable of handling simultaneous tasks with a good sense of humor. Have excellent time management skills and be able to set and meet deadlines. Be able to work from 8:30am – 3:30 pm on programming days and a flexible schedule as necessary. Be able to move materials weighing up to 30 pounds, travel on unpredictable terrain at farms and other education locations, and be able to bend, twist and perform other physical tasks related to gardening and cooking. Please email Ali Thornton to apply!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County
Bus Attending-Latenight Streamline-Every Th/F/Sa from 9pm-12am
Latenight Bus Attendants ride around with the bus driver on the Latenight Streamline
and ensure the safety of the bus for both the passengers and the driver. Bus attendants
make sure that no passenger gets too rowdy, that alcohol remains off the bus altogether,
and ensures everyone is going to get where they are going. We want to get our passengers
safely home and make sure that they are happy on the bus. If the situation arises,
an attendant must also make sure to de-escalate a fight or call the police in case
of a fight. Essentially, the attendant is the foremost authority on the bus who must
ensure that the flow of the bus is not interrupted in anyway. This means being an
enforcer, janitor, or just a friend depending on any given situation. Questions? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: (831)-664-8075
Salvation Army-Individual or Group Volunteer Opportunities
This is an opportunity to cook and serve a hot breakfast to our homeless community. This program is in conjunction with the HRDC’s Warming Shelter. The clients are bussed from the shelter to The Salvation Army Monday through Friday at 7:00 AM each morning. Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Volunteers are done no later than 9:00 AM. The number of clients average from 30 to 45 each morning.
The clients help with setting up and taking down the chairs, removing trash, and sweeping and mopping the floors.
Breakfast cooks would need to come and get started at 6:45 AM, a Salvation Army representative will be at the building to unlock the doors and answer any questions. The Salvation Army provides all the food and drink.
Servers are needed to portion and plate the food for the clients. Also, make coffee and juice. We ask that our volunteers talk and get to know these wonderful people. They are a population we as a community need to know and understand.
The Salvation Army serves on average 50 sack lunches daily, Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Each lunch contains a sandwich, chips, sweet bar, fruit, and a granola bar. We provide water and hot coffee in our social service lobby. The hours to volunteer are anytime between 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help make the sandwiches. In addition, we also have to assemble 50 bags. This is sometimes done by making 150 lunches on Monday and 100 lunches on Thursday.
Social Service Officer
Help assist with client needs, sort and stock food pantry, and sort and stock clothing closet. The hours to volunteer are anytime between 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
If you are interested in volunteering with a group, there is a minimum of 3 people and maximum of 10 people required. Please email or call Lt. Peter Oliver 406-586-5813 if you are interested in volunteering.
Submit Your Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity
Have an upcoming volunteer opportunity? Please submit your information and we will include it on this page as well as send out to our Volunteer Reserves listserv. Please note that volunteer opportunities will be removed after 6 months. Please note: Volunteer Reserves emails are only sent the first and third Tuesday of the month.CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity.