Community Cafe Volunteers Needed!
The MSU Office of Activities and Engagement (OAE) invites the MSU campus community to join us in hosting dinners on Wednesday evenings at the Community Café, a program of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. The need for food assistance in the Gallatin Valley has increased four-fold over the last five years and it has been in response to this significant surge in demand that the food bank started the café. The Community Café is open seven evenings per week 365 days per year and the OAE is responsible to rally between 5 and 7 volunteers each Wednesday evening to seat, serve and engage with the customers of the café. The café provides a hot dinner to anyone who wishes to join them at their building located at 302 North 7th Ave. (this was formerly a Frontier Pies restaurant) between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The OAE is now scheduling volunteers to serve on any Wednesday evening from now through September of 2013. Volunteers at the Community Café should arrive by 4:30 p.m. for their shift and will receive a short orientation to the facility and the volunteer positions available that evening. Volunteers must commit to staying until 7:30 p.m. so that they can assist with clean up after service ends at 7:00 p.m. Can you commit to even one Wednesday evening this summer or during the approaching academic year? Here's how to get involved....
National Trails Day is Saturday, June 1st
Each year on the first Saturday in June, community groups participate in National Trails Day by helping build and maintain Bozeman's Main Street to the Mountains trail system. GVLT volunteers join communities across the country in celebrating National Trails Day with morning trail building and maintenance projects, a mid-day sponsored lunch, and an afternoon activity. Look for more details later this month on their website.
The Watershed Festival
The mission of the Watershed Festival is to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of southwest Montana’s beautiful watersheds. This year we are hosting a National Trails Day Event on the Drinking Horse Trail, preparing our pond for Fishing Derby, getting ready to learn about local watershed and resources, and explore the creations of local artists! The Festival is supported by a myriad of local agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses all with the goal of promoting our local watersheds.
As with the past fifteen years, the Bozeman Fish Technology Center grounds will fill up with over 2,000 people for the Watershed Festival, sponsored by the Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS). As this annual event is free to the public, we need the support of the Gallatin Valley business community to help us promote the event and provide activities and performances as well as services for our guests.
The event will take place Saturday, June 1st.
9a-12p Bozeman Fish Technology Center will host the FISHING DERBY! Bring your rods, worms, and excitment as we fish for the rainbow trout in the pond. The Fish Technology Center staff members will be weighing and cleaning your fish ON SITE! Thanks FTC Staffers!!
9a-2p The Montana Raptor Conservation Center brings us some of the worlds most INCREDIBLE RAPTORS! These birds are masters of the skies and normally are so far away that you can't see just how sharp their talons are or how keen their eye site is! Come out and see what these powerful Raptors are all about!
10a-12p The Montana Conservation Corp, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and MOSS will host a NATIONAL TRAILS DAY EVENT on Drinking Horse trail, located adjacent to the Fish Technology Center. Give back to this trail and enjoy it's scenic beauty as a family- hike it, pick up trash, or put in some sweat equity maintaining this heavily used but treasured trail.
Local vendors will be around to help curb those breakfast and lunch
cravings- come hungry and feast on local cuisine!
Exhibitors from all over the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will come and present fun and educational activities- come support the organizations who make this festival possible.
The Montana Outdoor Science School, back by popular demand, will return with watershed-based activities, will paint your face to mimic the powerful raptors, help you design your own fish print, and help you register for summer camps. All of our summer instructors will be there, so come out and get to know who will be guiding our summer camps!
Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
Our Outdoor Education Center is in the final stages of completion and WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have scheduled a work day at the Center June 7th from 9am to 3pm. We need volunteers to help with clearing up the site, making burn piles, sanding, painting, staining, random finishing work, and general cleaning. Anyone interested in helping should come prepared for hands-on work: wear sturdy shoes, clothing that can get dirty, and work gloves. We will provide drinks, snacks, and lunch to anyone who helps out for the day.
If you are interested in participating, please call the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation office at (406) 995-7550 or e-mail Jackie@jackcreekpreserve.org.
Motocross Event Volunteers
Motocross caution flaggers needed for two upcoming motocross events. Ten individuals needed for safety flagging at the Livingston/Cokedale Raceway (west of Livingston, Bozeman Pass area) on sat & sun June 15-16. Saturdays are practice from 8a-3p and Sundays are races from 7a-7p (times are tentative and could shift an hour or two). Commitment to entire weekend is necessary. Job entails standing track side to warn racers of unforseen accidents/hazards ahead for duration of event. Lunches, water and sun screen are provided. Camp chairs, and clothing for inclement weather are recommended. Over night (saturday) camping is allowed. A thank-you for the entire weekend is $20.00 per individual. If interested contact Joe Patton: cell: 406-451-4018 or home: 406-763-5331.
Reach Inc. Internship
Unpaid internship at Reach Inc. in the Community Relations and Development Office: 10-15 hours per week Monday through Friday and occasional weekends if available, hours flexible between 8am and 6pm. Student must pass a background check, go through approximately 8 hours of training, represent Reach Inc. in a professional manner, and maintain donor and client confidentiality at all times. Job duties would include but not be limited to: assisting the Community Relation and Development Director with event planning and execution, donor relations, internet research, proofing letters and promotional materials, and assistance with basic Community Relations tasks (such as data entry, addressing envelopes, and inventory of event items). Reach Inc.’s mission is to empower the adults with developmental disabilities whom we serve to attain their individual goals and aspirations. Reach Inc. serves 105 people with developmental disabilities in residential, vocational, recreational, and transportation services. We have six residential facilities, a work center, and 17 vehicles that we use to provide high quality care. For more information about Reach Inc., visit: www.reachinc.org. For more information about the internship, call Dee at 406-587-1271 or email email@example.com.
Bozeman Triton's Triathlon
We are in need of volunteers on Sunday, June 23rd to manage the aid stations for the bike and run portions of the triathlon and sprint triathlon. This involves handing out drinks, snacks and encouragement to the athletes.
For information, please contact Amber Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-579-7849. Or signup at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844A8AA28A57-bozeman
Race for Independence
Come celebrate the independence of our country and the people served by Reach Inc. by volunteering at Reach Inc. and supporting their 1K, 5K, or 10K run or walk on the trails of north Bozeman. All proceeds from this event will go to Reach Inc., a local non-profit that helps adults with developmental disabilities to lead more independent, fulfilling lives. Scroll down for more information!
We need volunteers! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact Dee at email@example.com or call the Reach Inc. Work Center: 406-587-1271.
Gallatin County Detention Center
Currently looking for volunteers who are able to teach our inmates life skills. We are looking for areas involving communication, social skills, stress, relationships, parenting, money management, etc. We have volunteer packets available that need to be filled out before volunteering. There will also be a background check and fingerprints done. These packets can be picked up at the Detention Center or be emailed to you. To volunteer, contact Morgan Bennett, 406-582-2130, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowl for Kids' Sake 2013-October 4, 5, 11, 12 or 13
Bowl for Kids' Sake is about helping kids reach their potential and changing lives for the better. Bowl for Kids' Sake (BFKS) is Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest community fundraiser and nationwide is the largest athletic fundraiser of any youth-serving organization. Community members are asked to form teams of 5 and raise crucial funds which make it possible to provide positive mentors to at-risk kids. We celebrate all of our bowler's hard work with a big bowling party in October! To be an event volunteer please call the office at 587-1216 or fill out our Volunteer Form at www.bbbs-gc.org/bfks-volunteer-form. Thank you for your support!
We are looking for a variety of volunteers to assist at Bowl for Kids Sake with set-up, registration, emceeing, and more. Shifts are 1-4 hours. Learn more at http://www.bbbs-gc.org/bowl-for-kids-sake.
Please note: Volunteer Reserves emails are only sent the first and third Tuesday of the month.