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.
September 10th Projects
Volunteers will be partnering with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust to update and maintain trails, infrastructure, trees and the new dog park at the Gallatin Regional Park
Participants will be assisting with clean up at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter grounds to prepare for colder weather.
Organization and Building Maintenance
Students will help to re-organize the Habitat For Humanity ReStore and also work on building maintenance projects.
Flying Signs Fundraiser
Volunteers will be standing on street corners with signs advertising The HRDC Warming Center's biggest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers will be collecting donations from passing drivers and pedestrians.
Painting and Cleaning
Volunteers will be sprucing up The Cancer Support Community office. Projects may include painting trim inside and outside, sweeping inside and outside, washing windows, raking around the garden, and cleaning up the inside of the building.
Volunteers are needed at Great Beginnings Montessori School to work on their playground and help with other projects around the school grounds.
Volunteers are needed to harvest vegetables to benefit the Gallatin Valley Food Bank at a location called God's Garden. The garden has provided over 5000 lbs of fresh produce to the food bank so far and there is more to come!
Volunteers will be completing a couple painting projects at the Children's Museum of Bozeman.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 994-2933.
Mark your calendars!
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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 email@example.com 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