Upcoming Service Opportunities

You can also search for volunteer opportunities online at Volunteer Connections of Greater Gallatin United Way

Community Organizations:  Have an opportunity you want to see listed here and also to go out on our Volunteer Reserves email?  CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity!


 Volunteer at the Powwow!

Every year, we host one of the largest collegiate powwows that is free and open to the public. We have hosted this cultural celebration for the last 40 years and it has grown tremendously. Last year, there were over 4,000 people in attendance. We are expecting around 6,000 this year. We have managed to keep it free, because of the volunteers that have helped us. We are asking you to help us make this year's 40th Annual AIC/MSU Powwow the best one yet.

The powwow is going to be held Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th, 2015 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The AIC is offering various incentives for your participation including:

  • Free Drinks
  • Free Indian Tacos (for every 4 hours worked)
  • Free T-shirts (after working 6 hours)
  • Free gift cards (working the last two shifts on Saturday)
  • Champ Change (for every two hours worked)

If you are interested, please fill out the online form by clicking here. For information, please email Kade Falls Down.


Spring for Food- Gallatin Valley Food Bank- April 11th, 2015

Spring for Food is a food drive to help the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, on April 11th, from 10am-1pm For more information and to sign up click here!

What we are asking: Form a team of 3-5 people, choose a neighborhood (register your selected neighborhood at www.springforfood.com)

The week before the event: Distribute grocery bags to the houses in your selected neighborhood (Distributing grocery bags in the week before the event increases the amount of food donated tenfold!)

The day of the event: Collect bags from all of the houses in your selected neighborhood. Drop the bags at your assigned drop-off location. On the day of the event, you and your team should check-in at your assigned drop-off location between 9:30 - 10:30am, receive lanyards for team members, and then set out to collect food from your selected neighborhood. When your team has picked up every last can in your neighborhood, return to the drop-off location to celebrate and fill our semi-trucks full of food! Prizes for the most creative team photo!


Hustle for Hope- Gallatin Mental Health Center

As you may be aware, the Gallatin Mental Heath Center hosts an annual Hustle for Hope 5K fundraiser! Gallatin Mental Health Center is a not-for profit that provides comprehensive mental health services throughout Gallatin County. We have over 85 staff and provide services to over 2000 individuals and families. Last year we provided over $326,000 in charity care and need your help with continuing our valuable services! This year, the run will be on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. We have several volunteer options for the day of the event. These include, but are not limited to: helping register runners, setting up and running the water stations, helping with the Kids’ Run and Photos, aiding in handing out food and drink, assisting with directing parking and tearing down after the race. We also have several volunteer opportunities prior to the race day which will involve promoting and advertising the event. Breakfast and T-shirts will be provided for all Volunteers as well! If you are interested please contact Lydia Ward at lward@wmmhc.org or call 406-600-4713.


Wish Granting Volunteers Needed

Do you love children? Do you love helping others and creating magic? The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Montana is in need of wish granting volunteers! The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an international non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Make-A-Wish Montana, which is based in Billings, serves all 56 counties in Montana. Volunteers at Make-A-Wish are our “real-life superheroes,” as they bring a little bit of magic, surprise, and happiness into the lives of our wish children across the state. Wish granting volunteers work in teams of two to help guide the wish family through the wish process. Volunteers meet with the family, determine the child’s wish, and act as a liaison between the Foundation staff and the wish family to make the child’s dream come true. The wish process can take anywhere from 3 months to 2 years, and volunteers can be as involved as they choose. Please join our wonderful, internationally-known organization as a wish granter! Sign up HEREOR call our office at 406-259-9848! Questions? Email Olivia Lovejoy HERE!


Children's Museum of Bozeman

Join us in the STEAMlab as we build a better future for Gallatin County! Students in the United States rank only 17th and 25th in science and math respectively in the world. With STEM-oriented jobs growing rapidly, the US will not be able to fill those jobs with qualified workers unless those rankings improve. The Children’s Museum of Bozeman’s STEAMlab is working to change this by inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers to explore careers in STEM. Volunteer Techies make this possible by acting as class helpers, assisting instructors with after-school tech-education programs and helping to foster a love for STEM in the students taking the classes, which encourages them to learn skills that will be crucial in many of their future careers. All volunteers are provided with training in working with children and using technology such as 3D printers. Volunteers with an interest in the STEM fields encouraged to apply! Questions? email Alessa HERE


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities in India

Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) has many volunteering projects and programs in Delhi, south India, Palampur and Kalimpong in India which can be easily clubbed with weekend trips. Volunteering opportunities in India include orphanage, street children, women empowerment and health care volunteering programs and much more.

Just HERE to apply and create an account. Go HERE to learn more. Questions? Email Matthew HERE.


Intern for Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

We are a group of Pediatricians and other allied healthcare workers aligned to help Montana's children.  We put together a number of educational activities for Pediatricians and the community.  We need help doing everything from secretarial projects to brainstorming on ways to keep kids healthy in our state.  Please email if you are interested in helping or learning more. For more information call Molly at 406-581-6441 or click here to learn more.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County-Become a Big!

By becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family you can truly influence the life of a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County offers a variety of volunteer experiences.  

Discover how you can make a difference:
Are you at least 18 years old?
Do you have a couple extra hours a week, a valid drivers license and an insured vehicle?
Can you make an 18 month commitment?
Do you enjoy kids and having fun?

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 5-15 in our local community.   Their backgrounds and personalities are unique, but they all have a need for friendship with a caring adult.  We ask our volunteers for an 18 month commitment, and to spend 1-2 hours, a week with the child.  Activities that many matches enjoy are going to the park, walking the dog, going fishing, arts and crafts, making dinner together and many other activities.

To volunteer or learn more, visit:  www.bbbs-gc.org/become-a-big


Collect data and write paper to be published in a pediatric medical journal.

Organization: Eat, Live, Play: Family-centered childhood obesity treatment program run through the Gallatin Valley YMCA in partnership with Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

Dr. Pepper Henyon is looking for a student who has an interest in research to gather the data for this childhood obesity treatment program which has been present in Bozeman for 2 years, and write a paper to be submitted to a pediatric medical journal for publication. There is no specific time in which this needs to be completed but Dr. Pepper Henyon would like to share the experience of this program in order to spread the word about community-based efforts and hopefully inspire other doctors around the country to do a similar program. If published, the student would be the lead author and have a publication to their name.

If interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Pepper Henyon at pepperhenyon@gmail.com or call 579-1837


Submit Your Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity

Have an upcoming volunteer opportunity? Please submit your information and we will include it on this page as well as send out to our Volunteer Reserves listserv. Please note: Volunteer Reserves emails are only sent the first and third Tuesday of the month.

CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity.