Community Organization List

If you are looking to get involved with a specific issue area or organization, please browse this list of Gallatin County area organizations that accept volunteers. NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of all community organizations in our area, however, this is a list we have developed over the years of organizations that accepts volunteers on a regular basis.

Please also visit Volunteer Connections of Greater Gallatin United Way to search open local volunteer positions.

Visit our Involvement Fair held in the fall and spring to speak to some of these organizations in person.

Click on Any of These Issue Areas to Jump to a Section:

Animal Welfare -Arts - Campus Based Orginizations & Events -Community Based Events - Community Building - Elderly:Facilities Based - Elderly: Home Based - Emergency Services - Environment- Health Services - Human Rights / Social Justice - Special Needs - Youth: Education Related - Youth: Justice Issues - Youth: Mentors - Youth: Other - Youth:Skill Building and Enrichment - Youth: Special Needs / At Risk - Youth Development - Miscellaneous: Other

Animal Welfare

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Enhances the human-animal bond by providing pet owner support and homeless animal care for the citizens of Gallatin County and the surrounding region.
PO Box 11390
Bozeman, MT 59719
Contact: Volunteer & Education Manager, Emily Wallace
Phone: (406) 388-9399

Montana Raptor Conservation Center
Rehabilitation and release of wild birds of prey, and to educate.
P.O. Box 4061
Bozeman, MT 59772
Phone: (406) 585-1211

Montana Spay and Neuter Task Force
Works to reverse universal acceptance of killing as a solution to pet overpopulation using education, low cost neuter services, and community involvement.
2025 South Black
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: President, Ellen King-Rogers
Phone: (406) 586-1152

Stafford Animal Shelter
Helping to make the public aware of pet needs and educational programs in Park County/Livingston area.
3 Business park Rd
Livingston, MT 59047
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Kris King
Phone: (406) 222-1313


Bozeman Symphony Society
Sponsors musical programs for the enjoyment and enrichment of the Bozeman area community.
1001 West Oak Street, Ste #201
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Sherry Linnerooth, Executive Director
Phone: (406) 585-9774

Emerson Cultural Center
Sponsors cultural community events and houses studios for local artists.
111 S. Grand
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Renee Stephens
Phone: (406) 587-9797

Gallatin Historical Society
A program of the Gallatin County Historical Society the museum offers an array of changing exhibits portraying the earlier days in the Gallatin Valley.
317 W. Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, John Russell
Phone: (406) 522-8122

Campus Based Organizations & Events

ASMSU Day Care

Provides childcare services for activity fee-paying MSU students; serves children 2 ½ years-kindergarten.
Contact: Director, Mary Bolick
Phone: (406) 994-4370

Child Development Center
The MSU Child Development Center offers a year-round early education program for Bozeman area young children, ages 3 through 5 years, and their families.
Contact: Miranda Kacer
Phone: (406) 994-3301

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Provides high quality theatrical experiences throughout Montana.
SUB 354, Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Contact: Director of Community Relations, Lila Michael
Phone: (406) 994-1220

Montana Watercourse/Project W.E.T
Facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of Montana’s water resources.
1001 W. Oak Street Ste 210
Bozeman, MT 59715
Director: Coordinator, Janet Keigley-Bender
Phone: (406) 994-6671 or (406) 585-2236

MSU Voice Center
Provides free and confidential support, advocacy and referral services to survivors of rape, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.
Contact: Director, Alanna Sherstad
Phone: (406) 994-7142

Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59717
The Museum of the Rockies inspires visitors to explore the rich natural and cultural history of America’s Northern Rocky Mountains. In partnership with Montana State University, the museum reaches diverse communities with engaging exhibits, educational programs, and original research the advance public understanding of the collections.
Contact: Volunteer Services, Blair Speed
Phone: (406) 994-6892 or (406) 994-6611

Pow Wow
An annual event held by the Center for Native American Studies.
Contact: Native American Students Advisor, Walter Fleming
Phone:  (406) 994-4880

Community Based Events

Camp Mak-A-Dream

Operates a summer camp for children and young adults with cancer.
P.O. Box 1450
Missoula, MT 59806
Contact: Camp Director, Beth Jones
Phone: (406) 549-5987

Gallatin Valley Farmers Market
The revenue generated from the market goes back into the community through Career Transitions’ many programs such as: Job Search/Computer Literacy Classes, Basic Literacy, GED, Entrepreneur classes and Medical Services Training.
Contact: Program Manager, Kristi Wetch
Phone:(406) 388-6701

Huffing for Stuffing
An annual Thanksgiving Day fundraiser for the Gallatin Valley food bank, sponsored and organized by the Big Sky Wind Drinkers. Choose from a 10K, 5K, or Kids Run.
Contact: Program Manager, John Dudas
Phone: (406) 599-6283

March of Dimes
Improves the health of America’s babies by striving to prevent birth defects and related conditions.
643 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59101
Contact: Community Director, Sherilyn Stuart
Phone: (406) 252-7480 ext. 102

Montana Special Olympics
Provides year-round sports training and competition for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Contact: Area Director, Heather Fust
Phone: (406) 599-5036

Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts
The Sweet Pea Festival is a three-day festival of the arts held in Bozeman, Montana.
448 E Main St, Ste 2B
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Andria Huntsinger
Phone: (406) 586-4003

Community Building

Belgrade Community Library
Provides quality reading and resource material to adults and children throughout Gallatin County.
Contact: Gale Bacon
Phone: (406) 388-4346

Bozeman Chamber of Commerce
Builds community business and provides information and activities for the community.
2000 Commerce Way
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Marketing Director, Karri Clark
Phone: (406) 586-5421

Bozeman Public Library
Adding Value to information resources for the people of Gallatin County.
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Jo Stanislao
Phone: (406) 582-2409

Friends of Bogert Park
Supports maintenance and programs at Bogert Park.
Contact: Director, Salal Huber-McGee
Phone: (406) 539-0216

Greater Gallatin United Way
Greater Gallatin United Way is a community-based non-profit located in Bozeman, Montana.  Governed by local volunteers, they serve the people of Gallatin, Park, Madison, and Meagher Counties. 
945 Technology Blvd 101F
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Angela Pickett
Phone: (406) 587-2194

Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley

Ecumenical organization that builds homes in partnership with low-income families.
230 Arden Dr.
Belgrade, MT 59714
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Da Silva
Phone: (406) 388-8225

Montana Shares
An umbrella organization, encourages work-place giving to support a number of non-profit organizations statewide.
Contact: President, Ellen King-Rogers
Phone: (406) 586-1152

Elderly:  Facilities Based

Bozeman Senior Center
Provides social and recreational activities for retired people of the Gallatin Valley.
807 N Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Associate Director, Emily Propst
Phone:  (406) 586-2421

Bearcreek Respite Care
Provides day respite for families and activities for chronically ill and elderly individuals.
1002 E Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Administrator, Marian Steffes
Phone: (406) 587-7002

Gallatin County Rest Home
Provides a healthy, enjoyable skilled nursing environment for older residents.
1221 W. Durston Road
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Angela Downton
Phone: (406) 582-3311

Welcov Home Health of Bozeman
Provides quality health care for those needing extended and short-term care in a residential setting.
205 N. Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Mimi Welsh
Phone: (406) 587-8710

Spring Meadows Assisted Living
Combines housing, personalized supportive services and health care to help with activities of daily living where skilled nursing care is not necessary.
3175 Graf Street Office
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Life Enrichment Director, Bonnie Lawson
Phone: (406) 587-2218

Elderly: Home Based

Provides homebound seniors with weekly companionship and provides students with opportunities to understand the needs for our aging population.
807 S. Tracy Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Susan Lear, Executive Director
Phone: (406) 522-8169

Bozeman Health & Rehabilitation Center
Provides health and rehabilitation services.
321 N 5th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Kris Gonzalez
Phone: (406) 587-4404

Emergency Services

American Red Cross, Blood Services
Provides blood donation services, with blood drives held periodically on campus and throughout the community.
300 N Willson STE 105-A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Donor Recruitment Rep, Bambi Renner
Phone: (406) 587-2790

American Red Cross, Five Rivers Chapters

Provides disaster relief training and services to individuals, families, and communities in times of natrual disasters or home fires.
300 North Wilson, STE 105A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Program Specialist, Jay Schomer
Phone: (406) 587-4611

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Emergency food assistance program for residents of Gallatin Valley
602 Bond St
PO Box 1129
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-7600

Help Center
Provides 24-hour confidential crisis counseling and referral, and free counseling for anyone who has been sexually assaulted.
421 E. Peach St
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Wendy Visscher
Phone: (406) 587-7511

Livingston Food Pantry
Provides emergency food for those in need who live in the Livingston/Park County area
112 N. M St
Livingston, MT 59047
Executive Director: Michael McCormick
Phone: (406) 222-5335

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
Serves nutritious dinners to the homeless and others in need in the Livingston/Park County area.
Contact: Director, Martie Clarr
Phone: (406) 222-4824

Provides advocacy and crisis services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Contact: Jennifer Bain, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (406) 586-7689

Sourdough Volunteer Fire Departments
Provides fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to residents and
businesses in the southern part of the valley.
10200 Cottonwood Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718
Contact: Kacie Engle
Phone: (406) 586-3770


American Prairie Foundation
Works to conserve and return a tract of land in northeastern Montana to its native state and to wildlife reserve status.
269 W. Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Contact: Special Events and Promotions Manager, Siri Eliason
Phone: (406) 586-0672

American Wildlands
Uses science-based conservation biology and existing environmental law to promote, protect and restore the rich natural heritage of the southern Rocky Mountains.
321 E. Main, STE 418
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Catherine Biscardi
Phone: (406) 586-8175 ext. 108

Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Preserves open space through trail creation and management and facilitates the creation of open space easements.
25 N. Willson, STE. E
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Office Manager, Dan Center
Phone: (406) 587- 8404 x 9

Greater Gallatin Watershed Council
Locally-led non-profit organization promoting conservation and enhancement of our water resources while supporting the traditions of agriculture, community, and recreation.
Phone: 406-551-0804.

The Jack Creek Preserve
The Jack Creek Preserve and its Foundation were created by the Fossel family in 2005 to promote wildlife conservation and youth education.
Katie Alvin, Executive Director
Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
PO Box 160925
Big Sky, MT 59716-0925
Phone: (406) 995-7550

Keystone Conservation
Works to gain protection for wildlands in the state of Montana.
P.O. Box 6733
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-3389

Montana Conservation Corps -
Promotes environmental, natural resources, and community service projects in outdoor settings.
2310 N 7th Ave. Suite D
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Theresa Bushman
Phone: (406) 587-4475

Montana Wilderness Association
Works to protect and preserve wilderness in Montana.
80 S. Warren
Helena, MT 59601
Phone:  406-443-7350

Sacajawea Audubon Society
Local chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Gallatin, Park and Madison counties. Our mission is to build on an interest in birds to promote the conservation of our natural environment through enjoyment, education and action.
P.O. Box 1711
Bozeman, MT  59771

Wilderness Society
Deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places in Montana.
503 W Mendenhall
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Office Manager, Anne Rockhold
Phone: (406) 586-1600 x100

Health Services

Bridger Care
Provides reproductive health care for women/men with fees based on income, free pregnancy testing, and anonymous HIV testing.
300 N Willson Ste 2001
Contact: Hannah Wilson, Health Educator
Phone: (406) 587-0681

Cancer Support Community Montana
Offers comprehensive support care addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of those affected by cancer.
102 S. 11th Ave
Contact: Executive Director, Becky Franks
Phone: (406) 582-1600

Community Health Partners
Provides literacy programs for all ages in the Livingston area, to enhance community health and wellbeing.
126 Main St
Livingston, MT 59047
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Matthews
Phone: (406) 222-1111

Gallatin City-County Health Department
Provides health services and programs to Gallatin County residents.
215 W. Mendenhall, Bozeman, MT  59715
Contact: Human Services Director, Stephanie Murphy
Phone: (406) 582-3100

Gallatin Community Clinic
Improves the overall health of Gallatin County residents by providing access to quality primary care and preventative health care for the medically underserved.
214 E. Mendenhall St
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Buck Taylor
Phone: (406) 585-1360

Liberty Place, INC.
Encourages individuals with brain injuries to reach their highest level of independence and to enhance the quality of their lives by giving them the “freedom to try”.
1173 Highway 55, Whitehall, MT 59759
Contact: Executive Director, Ann Geiger
Phone: (406) 533-5762

NARAL Pro-Choice Montana
Addresses issues central to the health and wellbeing of Montana women.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Abbie Bandstra
Phone: 406-223-8694
Students for Choice - Bozeman Chapter
Students for Choice Email:

United Blood Services
United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center, providing blood and blood products exclusively to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.  We have blood drives on campus and in and around the Bozeman community.
3745 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT  59701
Contact name: Becky Sprunger
Phone Number: 406-723-3264

Human Rights/Social Justice


Provides support, structure, and guidance to people who are soon to be released from a penal institution or rehab facility.
1195 Stone Ridge Dr. #3
Phone: 406.556.1139

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley
Provides a community response for homeless families.
P.O. Box 475
Bozeman, MT 59771
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Bridget Pitman
Phone: (406) 587-8155

Gallatin Valley Literacy Program
Provides quality, confidential tutoring to Gallatin County’s reading-illiterate.
Contact: Director, Valerie Otto
Phone: (406) 388-6701

Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)
An organization dedicated to strengthening community and advancing the quality of people’s lives through developing resources and programs.
32 South Tracy
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Contact: Adam Poeschl
Phone: (406) 585-4896

Special Needs

Eagle Mount
Provides therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities.
6901 Goldenstein Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Executive Director, Mary Peterson
Phone: (406) 586-1781

Family Outreach
Provides home-based education and support services for those with developmental disabilities.
1315 East main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Phyllis Astheimer
Phone:  (406)-587-2477

Montana Special Olympics
Provides year-round sports training and competition for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Contact: Nolan Taylor
Phone: (406) 216-5327

Reach Inc.
Provides housing, job training, social contact, and transportation for adults with disabilities.
Contact: Community Relations, Jay Winchester
Phone: (406) 587-1271

Youth: Education Related

Boy’s and Girl’s Club of SW Montana
Provides after-school and summer programs for school-aged children (5-18 yrs).
600 Bridger Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Bucher
Phone: (406) 587-8442

Bozeman Adult Learning Center
Coordinates programs in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education programs.
Contact: Community Education Coordinator, Byrdeen Warwood
Phone: (406) 585-8673

The Bozeman Schools Foundation
The mission of the Bozeman Schools Foundation is to provide resources to inspire learning, enrich teaching and create opportunities for district students through community support. 
Phone: (406) 580-8305

HRDC-Head Start
Promotes free early childhood development programs for children and families.
Contact: Education & Volunteer Coordinator, Caroline Carr
Phone: (406) 585-4853
Phone: (406) 580-3791

Junior Achievement of Montana
Educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics.
601 Nikles Dr Ste 9
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Heidi Arneson
Phone: (406) 582-1828

Links for Learning
Provides remedial and enrichment programs for school-aged children in the Livingston area.
Contact: Director, Julie Hancock
Phone: (406) 222-1231

Montana Outdoor Science School
Year-round, inquiry-based outdoor science programs for all ages!
Contact: Education Coordinator, Amanda Obery Sugden
Phone: (406)582-0526

MSU America Reads* America Counts
This program works with and supports area children to achieve and succeed academically
Contact: Program Coordinator, Carissa Gates
Phone: (406) 994-6902

Youth: Justice Issues

Gallatin County Guardian Ad Litem
Advocates for the rights of abused and neglected children in the court system.
Law & Justice Center
615 S. 16th Ave, Room 313
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Co-Director, Nancy Mitchell
Phone: (406) 582-2051

Hearts and Homes
Provides support to foster adoptive, and birth families through training, day care and visitation supervision.
Contact: Director, Joanna Fowler
Phone: (406) 585-8544

Youth: Mentors

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Park County
Enhances the lives of children in Park County through adult relationships.
105 S. 2nd St
Livingston, MT 59047
Contact: Program Coordinator, Beth Bedbury
Phone: (406) 222-1930

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Gallatin County
Enhances the lives of children in Gallatin County through adult relationships.
15 S. 8th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Angela Van Slyke
Phone: (406) 587-1216

Child Advancement Project (CAP)/ THRIVE

Provides one on one mentoring to students in Bozeman public schools. Adult mentors supporting students academically, socially, and with enrichment.
400 E Babcock St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Megan Johnson, Program Assistant
Phone: (406) 587-3840 or (406) 585-7929

Youth: Other

Aid to Orphans of Madagascar
Provides support to orphans and children suffering from malnutrition with nutritious food, school supplies, job training, and fostering self-sufficiency among orphanages in Madagascar.
13670 Lone Bear Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Ann De Meij
Phone: (406) 587-3012

Childcare Connections
Provides quality child care resources, referrals, information and training to area childcare providers.
1600 Ellis St, Unit 1A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Jane Arnsen or Stacy Wesen
Phone: (406) 587-7786
Email: or

Gallatin Valley Young Life
PO BOX 547
Bozeman, MT  59771
Alli Lane, Area Director

Montana Safe Routes to School
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59715
Taylor Lonsdale, State Coordinator

Youth: Skill Building/Enrichment

Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming
2303 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT  59102
Kelli Stanley, Community Development Director (Bozeman-based)

Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Inc.

Providing at risk youth the opportunities for empowerment through outdoor activity and social and emotional learning experiences.
321 E. Main #406
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Executive Director, Pete MacFadyen
Phone: (406) 539-0399

Children’s Museum of Bozeman
Encourages hands-on children’s learning programs.
202 S. Willson Ave
Bozeman MT, 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Kermen
Phone: (406) 522-9087

Youth: Special Needs/At Risk

A.W.A.R.E Inc.
Provides assistance to at-risk youth and adults in a residential setting.
1811 W. Koch
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Sarah Morgan
Phone (406) 449-3120

Youth: Youth Development

Bozeman Youth Initiative
Connecting kids to their community in Bozeman, Montana
19 N 10th Ave #6
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Director, Greg Owens
Phone: (406) 585-0294

Gallatin County 4-H

Promotes youth development, fostering competence, commitment, caring and self-assurance.
201 W. Madison STE 300
Belgrade, Mt 59714
Contact:  4-H Agent, Danica Jamison
Phone: (406) 388-3213

Gallatin Valley YMCA
Serves the children and families of Gallatin and Park counties with programs that encourage active and healthy lifestyles, whether through sports programs or programs for working parents.
524 Professional Drive
PO Box 10158
Bozeman, MT 59719
Contact: Program Director, Maureen Michaud
Phone: (406) 994-9622

Miscellaneous: Other

Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County
Provides confidential and caring addiction-focused services though professionally directed outpatient treatment and protection programs.
2310 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Ken Spencer, Prevention Specialist
Phone: (406) 586-5493

Bozeman Bike Kitchen
425 E. Aspen
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Sam Haraldson, President

Community Mediation Center
Contact : Connie Campbell, Executive Director
101 E. Mendenhall St, Ste A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-522-8442

Central Asia Institute
Promotes literacy, women’s vocational skills, and awareness of public health and environmental issues through community education programs in mountain regions of Central Asia
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 59771
Contact: Operations Director, Jennifer Sipes
Phone: (406) 585-7841

Galavan is Bozeman’s seniors and disabled transportation service; wheel-chair equipped vehicles provide round-trip services.
Contact: Director, Lee Hazelbaker
Phone: (406) 587-2434

Gallatin County Court Services
Promotes the development of local corrections programs that will reduce the impact of crime in our community.
Contact: Community Corrections Officer, Christa Ziegler
Phone: (406) 582-3708

Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Promotes diverse activities, maximizes use of county fairgrounds, and encourages an appreciation of agriculture, thus serving the community interests of Gallatin County.
901 N Black
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Assistant Director, Debbie Holwegner
Phone: (406) 582-3277

KUSM Public Television
Provides public broadcasting programming for the state of Montana
Contact: Program Director, Lisa Titus
Phone: (406) 994-6221

Love INC
A faith based non-profit organization helping a ministry of local churches.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Jim Good
Phone: (406) 587-3008

Sacks of Belgrade
Promotes and financially supports the Help Center, a 24-hour crisis and counseling referral center, through thrift store sales.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Hay
Phone: (406) 388-7526

Sacks of Bozeman
Promotes and financially supports the Help Center, a 24-hour crisis and counseling referral center, through thrift store sales.
138 W Mendenhall
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Hay
Phone: (406) 587- 7283