Service Saturdays are local service projects held on the first Saturday of the month offering a great way for community members and students to create relationships while working to enhance Bozeman. They are coordinated and sponsored by MSU’s Office of Student Engagement and supported by MSU Parent Family Association. Projects will vary from month to month, so please check back for upcoming project details.

Past Projects

April 1st Projects:

Community Café

Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation


Habitat for Humanity

Good Neighbor Committee

Sack’s Thrift Store

Reach Inc.

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

March 4th Projects:

Sack's Thrift Store

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Run to the Pub Packet Assembly

Heart of the Valley

St. Patrick's Day Card Decorating

Habitat for Humanity

February 4th Projects:

Reach Inc. 

Sack's Thrift Store

Heart of the Valley

Card Making for Seniors

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Good Neighbor Bag Distribution

December 3rd Projects:

Christmas Card Decorating

Christmas Stroll Set-Up

Sacks Thrift Store

Habitat for Humanity Restore

November 5th Projects:

Sacks Thrift Store

Heart of the Valley

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Gallatin County Rest Home

Good Neighbor Bag Distribution

October 1st Projects:

Montana Outdoor Science School

US Forest Service

Halloween Card Decorating

Sacks Thrift Store

God's Garden

Habitat for Humanity


September 10th Projects:

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

HRDC Warming Center

Cancer Support Community

Great Beginnings Montessori School

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

God's Garden

Children's Museum of Bozeman

Interested Nonprofits

If you are interested in hosting a group of Service Saturday volunteers on the dates listed below, please fill out a Service Saturday Project Proposal. If you have questions, please email servicesaturdays@montana.edu or call 994-2933.


Mark your calendars!

 Fall 2017  Spring 2018

 September 9th

February 3rd

 October 7th

March 3rd

 November 4th

April 7th

 December 2nd



Meet:  Near Ask-Us Desk in Strand Union Building (SUB)
Time:  10am-12pm.  Registration begins at 9:30, plan to arrive around this time.
Transportation:   Will be provided if the service site is not within walking distance of MSU.  
What to bring/wear:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty
  • Wear close-toed shoes as some projects may be manual labor
  • Bring water/snacks or other items you may need

No registration is necessary, just come and bring your friends!

Note: If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign our Liability Waiver before participating. Please contact us.


Questions about Service Saturday? Contact servicesaturdays@montana.edu or 994-2933.


What our participants have to say about Service Saturdays:

"Service Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity to get out there, get involved, and help out the community. They make it so easy, all you have to do is show up with willing hands!"

"If you prefer sleeping in on a Saturday, you've obviously never been to a Service Saturday."

"I like helping people, so this is a perfect way to keep the motivation going!"

"Service Saturdays make volunteering so much fun!"

“Service Saturdays helped me get in tune with the community and not feel so out of place when I came to college!”

"Service Saturdays are a great way to start the weekend! You get to help others and it's not even noon yet!"

"Service Saturday was a great way to connect with other students while helping out the community! I am more aware of the needs of people in the area and hope to serve them more in the future."

"I love that Service Saturdays connect volunteers with places that need help; all we have to do is show up!"

"Service Saturdays are a great way to spend your Saturday morning helping your community out!"

"Service Saturday is a great way to get involved within the community trying all kinds of different activities to help out. It’s a very rewarding experience."

What our Service Sites have to say:

This was our 3rd time using "The Service Saturday" group. If they were not awesome they would not have been asked for after the first time.
-Habitat for Humanity

“You guys were great-went above and beyond! Service like this means so much for the Children's Museum of Bozeman!” – Children’s Museum."

“The Service Saturday group is a wonderful group of young adults to work with. They are always so willing to do whatever we ask them to do. We will definitely keep asking them back!”- Cancer Support Community

“Awesome group, would highly recommend them to work with anyone in the future!” – Emerson Cultural Center

“I am so grateful for the service Saturday volunteers! Without them, we could not have accomplished this needed renovation! Thank You!”

"The Help Center Volunteers went above and beyond, tackling complex projects with terrific attitudes and staying late to make sure tasks were completed." – Children’s Museum


The Office Student Engagement will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities that may interfere with an individual's ability to participate. Persons requiring such accommodations should make their requests to servicesaturdays@montana.edu as soon as possible before the meeting/event to allow adequate time for special arrangements.