Service Saturdays

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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 and supported by 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 email servicesaturdays@montana.edu or call 994-6902.

For Interested Students:

Fall 2014 Schedule:

  • December 6, 2014

November 1st Project Descriptions

BridgerCare: Volunteers will be folding, stuffing, sealing, labeling, and sorting the annual BridgerCare fundraising letter that will be sent out to the Bozeman community. This project will take place in the SUB and will be a longer project from 10-2pm. Lunch will be provided!

Can the Griz: Volunteers will help decorate the food boxes that will be placed out in the community to collect cans of food during the annual Can the Griz food drive. This project will take place in the SUB and all materials will be provided. Go Cats!

Gallatin Rest Home: Volunteers will help to set up and run a spelling bee for the residents of the Gallatin Rest Home. This project will take place at the rest home and transportation will be provided.

Huffing for Stuffing: The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is the recipient of funds raised by the annual Huffing for Stuffing race. Volunteers are needed to assemble race packets that will contain participants’ race bibs, timing chips, event instructions and sponsors’ promotional inserts. This project will take place at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and transportation will be provided. 

Good Neighbor Committee: Students will deliver Good Neighbor Bags to designated neighborhoods. The purpose of the Good Neighbor Committee (GNC) is to focus on quality of life issues within our Bozeman community and to make concentrated efforts to improve quality of life for the entire population by educating and informing them on good neighborly behavior. This project will take place in various Bozeman neighborhoods and transportation will be provided.

Details:

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

Contact: servicesaturdays@montana.edu 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.

Accommodations:

The Office of Activities & 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.

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