Upcoming Service Opportunities
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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:
The Optimist Club of Bozeman-Christmas Tree Lot-11/24/2017-12/17/2017
The Optimist Club of Bozeman raises money each year with the Christmas Tree Lot in order to help youth in the Bozeman Area Community. The lot is open M-F 12-7 and weekends 10-6. We need help during all shifts, especially 4-7 and weekends. Volunteers will learn about then sell trees, assist in choosing the 'perfect tree' for each customer and most importantly help put that tree into or on the vehicle that the customer brings in. Must have warm clothing, preferably something you can get a little sap on. We do have extra gloves on site as a rule. The shifts are OUTSIDE. There is a fire pit, but it provides more ambiance than anything. PLEASE come help out and be like us - FRIENDS OF YOUTH! Call or text 406-599-3535 - we will put you on the schedule!! Members can sign off on volunteer time at the end of each shift.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County-Gift Wrap Booth-12/02/2017-12/24/2017
Give the gift of your time this holiday season! Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County in helping with out annual Gift Wrap Booth Fundraiser at the Gallatin Valley Mall. Sign up for shifts to help wrap gifts, help with the register, help decorate and more! If you're not great at wrapping presents we have plenty of people to help teach you or we will find something else that you're great at. egister at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aba82fabfd0-bigbrothers1 Contact Karli at 406-587-1216
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Help the Salvation Army with their largest fundraiser of the year. Ring a bell and help your community! They ring Monday through Saturday, from 10AM to 6PM until Christmas Eve.
The following locations are available:
Walmart Food Door
Walmart Goods Door
Town & Country 19th
Register online: www.REGISTERTORING.ORG
Volunteers Needed at Fork and Spoon for Thanksgiving Meal Prep
The Fork and Spoon, formerlly called the Community Cafae, will be serving 250 people and distributing 150 to-go meal packages.
- Arrive at the Fork & Spoon and start reheating and food prep at 9:00 AM to Noon.
- Delivery goes out from noon to 1:00.
- Dine in (table service) from 1:00 to 3:00.
Starting on Monday, volunteers will prepping the meal. If you are interested in helping, please call Lt. Peter Oliver at 520-256-4048
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking an intern for the winter, possibly to extend through the spring and summer. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Hours are flexible, and we work with students’ class schedules. We may ask for occasional help on nights or weekends. This is an unpaid internship.
We are looking for someone passionate about our mission and interested in working in the non-profit world after college. Special events coordination is the primary emphasis, but we will shape this experience to our intern’s interests. Click HERE for more information.
Breaksaway Leader-March 12th-16th
On MSU BreaksAway trips, students volunteer their time to meet community needs. The communities that host MSU BreaksAway groups may be as far away as another country or only one state away. The host community offers opportunities to learn about and experience challenges that are either larger in scope or foreign to Bozeman area community challenges. Students come back to MSU with an enhanced understanding of the diverse issues that face our national and global community. Communities see tangible results from the MSU student’s projects, while students gain new skills, perspectives and relationships. Trips are organized by the Office of Student Engagement and are led by two MSU student Site Leaders.
A Student Leader oversees the entire break experience, from educating the participants, handling daily logistics, and managing conflict within the group. There are two student co-leaders on each trip. The terms Student Leader and Site Leader are used interchangeably.
HRDC’s Warming Center, founded in 2010, has a simple mission: to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in our community have a place to sleep indoors during the winter months. Volunteers are vital to the success of the Warming Center that opens annually from November 1st to March 31st. The center is open from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Mondays through Saturdays and from 7:00 PM to 10:00 AM on Sundays, and many different evening, late night, and morning shifts are available to provide support to staff in greeting guests, assigning bedding and storage lockers to guests, cleaning the facility, and doing laundry. Because the Warming Center is 100% community funded, volunteer time makes it possible to provide a warm, safe place for our neighbors in need! Volunteering at the Warming Center is a unique, challenging, and rewarding experience where no two nights are ever the same. These are some of the things our volunteers have said about their time at the Warming Center in the past: "It's the relationships that keep me coming back!" "The more time I spent volunteering, the more guests become real people that I have grown to know and really care about. You know what? They care about me too!" "Volunteering here in the evening is completely different than what I do during the day. I like that!" "When I leave after a volunteer shift, I feel like I have really contributed." "Volunteering here causes me to learn more about myself." “The Warming Center is a very meaningful place to spend my time. This shelter saves lives.” "I feel like I get more out of volunteering than I give."
RSVP to attend a volunteer orientation on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Warming Center through the end of March by contacting Alyssa Hjelvik at email@example.com or (406) 585-4879 if you'd like to commit or learn more about helping our neighbors in need.
Volunteer with the Girl Scouts
Get your Volunteer hours in with a fun program. Girl Scouts is looking for a volunteer to help with their after school program once a week, Wed. 3:30-5:30. Three 6-week sessions through out the year. For more info or to volunteer contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-736-5243.
Montana Science Olympiad-November 21st
Montana Science Olympiad (MTSO) is in need of volunteers as we host the 33rd Annual MTSO Tournament on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 21st, 2017. Over 1200 middle school and high school students will be on campus that day to compete in science, engineering, and problem-solving events scattered around the MSU campus. Volunteers can sign-up at tiny.cc/mtso17
Volunteers will receive a free lunch, a t-shirt, and 1000 Champ Change points. Please help get the word out by placing one of the attached announcements on your flat screens. Thank you for helping us recruit volunteers. We couldn’t host this event without the generous support of time and talent from MSU Faculty, Staff, & Students. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
STEAM Club-Morning Star Elementary School- Late October-Early December
Volunteer Coaches Needed for Morning Star Elementary STEAM Club! Are you looking for a fun and interactive volunteer opportunity this Fall? Interested in making a huge difference in how children see and approach Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math? Want to help young minds develop creative problem solving and critical thinking skills? Morning Star Elementary School is looking for volunteer coaches to lead STEAM based activities for kids who love hands-on learning in an after-school STEAM Club. - Coaches and assistants needed, 2-3 coaches/assistants per club with 8-12 kids per club - Clubs run 6 weeks and meet one day a week, late October through early December - Volunteers must be comfortable leading energetic students through hands-on activities - Activities provided, or bring you own (must be approved) - Supplies and snacks provided - Training and mentoring provided - Prep time is approx 1-2 hours per week - On location time at Morning Star Elementary is approx. 2 hours per week - Background check required We currently need coaches for the following club days: · Tuesdays 3:15p – 5:15p · Thursdays 3:15p – 5:15p · Fridays 1:45p – 3:45p Contact Laurie White, email@example.com, 303-522-7354
2018 Pinhead Classic-Montana Telemark Corporation-12/06/2017, 01/17/2018,
We need help organizing and running the 2018 Pinhead Classic. Volunteers will be asked to: request donations from local businesses, hang up fliers around the downtown Bozeman area and help with tasks and duties day of the event at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. This gives students and excellent opportunity to volunteer for a non-profit that is deeply rooted in the Bozeman community. Our "race" and event each years brings out people of all ages to come and ski for a great cause. All proceeds from the event go to the GNFAC and KGLT. Please email Deejay (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can update you with volunteer dates and times!
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!
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
email@example.com 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.