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 Activities and Engagement & MSU Parent Family Association. Projects will vary from month to month, so please check back for upcoming project details.
For 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 contact Molly Reed, Service Saturday Coordinator, at 994-7571.
For Interested Students:
March 1st Projects:
Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center
Help make decorations for Bozeman Deaconess’ Hospitality Auction to benefit new technology for the heart center.
Gallatin Rest Home
Volunteers will help host a spelling bee with the elderly residents of the Rest Home. The Rest Home seeks to improve quality of life by promoting each resident's self-respect, reliance, identity, determination and dignity.
Habitat for Humanity
Project from 10 to 2, Lunch Provided
Volunteers are needed to organize materials and take inventory at the Habitat for Humanity Restore storage barn. You may be outside for part of the day, so be sure to dress for February weather. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing for low income families in the Gallatin Valley and Park counties.
St. Patrick’s Day Card Making for Meals on Wheels
Share the love with the seniors in our community this springtime as we decorate cards for the Meals on Wheels program.
Sacks Thrift Store
Project from 10 to 2, Lunch Provided
Help Sacks Thrift Store get ready for spring at their Belgrade location. Sort through and organize their inventory to keep the store running and stocked to serve the Gallatin valley this spring.
Help move furniture, clean exhibits and organize storage areas for the Pioneer Museum in downtown Bozeman. The museum seeks to preserve Bozeman’s history through local artifacts and events.
Meet: Near Ask-Us Desk in Strand Union Building (SUB)
Time: 10am-12pm. Please plan to arrive 15 min. early.
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
Contact: email@example.com or 994-6902 with questions.
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.
"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