interested nonprofits

About/Projects

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.

 

October 1st Projects

Montana Outdoor Science School-

Volunteers will help with a fundraiser to help raise money for MOSS scholarships. We will be setting up tables and chairs and decorations and bar area for a barn dance.

US Forest Service-

Volunteers will work to maintain and improve the picnic areas at the Hyalite Reservoir day use area.

Halloween Card Decorating-

Volunteers will create holiday cards for senior citizens in the Bozeman area.

Sacks Thrift Store-

Volunteers will be checking over clothes to make sure they are in good condition to sell along with hanging them up in the basement. Volunteers will also sweep the basement and stairs.

God's Garden-

Volunteers will be helping with the fall harvest and prepping the garden for winter. The harvested bounty will go towards families in need in our community.

Habitat for Humanity-

Volunteers will be helping with Habitat for Humanity Barbeque/Carnival for the community to celebrate 25 years as an affiliate, providing 75 homes to area families and 15 with the ReStore in operation. Volunteers would be needed to run the grill, help with the games, and set-up/tear-down.It is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Haven-

Volunteers will help clean the outside at shelter before winter comes.

 

 

Past Projects

September 10th Projects:

Trail Work

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

Grounds Maintenance

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. 

Playground Upkeep

Volunteers are needed at Great Beginnings Montessori School to work on their playground and help with other projects around the school grounds.

Garden Harvest

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!

Painting

Volunteers will be completing a couple painting projects at the Children's Museum of Bozeman.


 

Interested Nonprofits

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.


 

calendar

Mark your calendars!

Fall 2016  Spring 2017

October 1st

February 4th

November 5th

March 4th

December 3rd

April 1st

 

 
   

details

Details:

Please see conformation email for check-in details.


 

Contact

Contact: 

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


 

Reviews

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


Accommodations:

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.