Upcoming Service Opportunities
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Ask Me Volunteer
We are in need of 100 Ask Me volunteers (faculty, staff, and/or students) who will be strategically placed around campus on Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th to help students locate buildings. Ask Me volunteers must be willing to memorize campus building abbreviations and it is expected that all volunteers will know the locations of key resources on campus as well (Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Student Health Services, Campus Police, etc.). Please provide the information requested below and indicate when you would be available to volunteer.
Register to become an Ask Me Volunteer HERE!
Move-In Day Volunteers Needed-August 19th
Move-In Day is here once again, marking the beginning of an exciting new year for MSU and the Bozeman community. We invite you to join us in helping incoming students and Bobcat families move into their residence halls, and celebrate the first day of this new chapter in their lives. This is a great opportunity to meet new students, their families, community members, and others that make MSU a home for so many.
More than 3,900 students and their families will need your help. We ask that volunteers dedicate just over two hours of their time to help make this a great day for our incoming students.
This year all volunteers will receive blue and gold MSU hats. If you are a returning volunteer and have a vest from a previous year, we would be grateful if you could wear it on Move-In Day.
Choice of work shift, which are as follows:
o 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM
o 10:45 AM – 1:00 PM
o 12:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Choice of Residence Hall, which are as follows:
o Johnstone Center
o North Hedges
o South Hedges
o Freshmen Apartments
o Headwaters Complex (suites)
Ed Anacker Bridger Ridge Run-Saturday, August 15, 2015
The race will be our 31st annual race. The course is 20 miles long, along the beautiful Bridger Mountain range, ending at the M parking lot, along Bridger Canyon Rd. Location: We are requesting about six volunteers from noon to 6 pm, at the M parking lot. This Finish Line of the race, The M parking lot, is located about 6 miles from Bozeman, along the Bridger Canyon Rd. Volunteer Tasks: Our Finish Line volunteers at the M parking lot will be assisting with setting up and replenishing our food tables (cookies, snacks, fruit) for runners. We will have a BBQ with burgers and salads, beverages and condiment tables and water jugs. Assistance to replenish these products will be a key task for our volunteers. We will need help monitoring and changing out the trash containers as well. After 5:30 pm we will be folding up tables and chairs and stacking them up. All volunteers will receive a Ridge Run volunteer t-shirt!
How-to-sign-up:Call Kay Newman # 406 586-5543 or Deb Wilke, # 406 580-1663
Evening on the Land- Gallatin Valley Land Trust- August 22, 2015
Evening on the Land is GVLT's biggest fundraising event. It is held every other year on a recently conserved property and includes a sit-down dinner and live auction, bringing in critical dollars for GVLT's lands and trails programs. Volunteers are needed for every part of the event, from parking to catering, set up and take down! If you can help, please go directly to Sign Up Genius and select your shift HERE or contact Laura for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-587-8404.
Information Assistant-Destination Yellowstone-May-September, 2015 Yellowstone Association
The Destination Yellowstone Park Store opened in December, 2011 and is located inside the Bozeman - Yellowstone Airport Terminal. This is a joint venture between the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. While there are Retail Staff members helping to sell merchandise, there is a need for Information Desk Volunteers to help with the flow of travelers at this location. DY Staff serve as the primary representative to the public for the Yellowstone Association. The Information Desk is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable about Yellowstone and who welcome visitors, provide detailed information about the park, help with trip planning, and promote YA membership, sales, and educational programs. They also help orient visitors to the park and the local area by operating our customized Google Earth display. Information Assistants work side-by-side with paid Sales Associates.
Community Calendar Volunteer- Bozeman Magazine-May 8th-September 1st
Bozeman magazine's online and print calendars provide the community with the most extensive list of events and activities in the Bozeman area. Bozeman magazine is currently seeking a volunteer to add events to the calendar via an online database, data entry will include events sent directly to the magazine as well as events researched online from a list of venues and community websites. If you are interested in learning more about what is going on in Bozeman, have great attention to detail, and awesome online sleuthing skills this is a great opportunity for you to contribute to the community! Please contact Angie Ripple HERE or call 406-579-5657.
Bridger Raptor Festival-Sacajawea Audubon- October 3rd and 4th
The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual event celebrating the fall migration of Golden Eagles and other raptors along the spine of the Bridger Mountains. Family-friendly activities include live raptors from Montana Raptor Conservation Center, Sketch-A-Bird, Build A Bird House, Face Painting, Nature Walks, Raptor ID talks and more. Over 4,000 people attended the festival in 2014, making this a great community event. Bridger Raptor Festival is held at Bridger Bowl Ski Area, 17 miles from Bozeman. Volunteers are needed to help give directions and answer questions, assist with traffic flow during congested times, and dog patrol (no dogs are allowed). Some positions are outside and most require at least some standing. Volunteers work in teams so breaks are possible and no one has to stand for the entire 3 hour shift. Shifts are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bobcat Triathlon-Montana State Triathlon Club-September 19th & 20th
Montana State Triathlon Club is hosting the Bobcat Triathlon for its second year! It is a heated sprint distance triathlon with a 1000 yard pool swim, a 20K bike, and a 5K run on and around the flat MSU campus. We need volunteers to help out! There are numerous volunteer positions to choose from. We need people to help at aid stations, monitor the transition areas, mark the course, just to name just a few. Email Katie Black if you have any questions at email@example.com. Sign up HERE!
Youth For Understanding (YFU) Volunteers are essential to providing quality support to students, families, and other volunteers. Participate as a team, individually, or with a friend or family member. As a YFU volunteer, you can choose from a number of opportunities to suit your interests, needs and schedule. The hours and locations are flexible and you can volunteer for some tasks without ever leaving your home! Whether you are a returned exchange alumnus, a parent, a retired person, or a college student, we welcome people of all backgrounds to work with us. Whatever your skills and interests are, there is a volunteer opportunity to match them! Volunteer Opportunity--Area Representative: While there are a number of volunteer opportunities available, I am specifically looking for people who would like volunteer to be an Area Representative (AR). An AR provides on program support to International Students and their Host Families. The AR is responsible for maintaining contact with their assigned International Student and Host Family and then filling out Monthly Contact Reports for each. Being an AR is very rewarding! Training: YFU provides all the training and tools you need. Ongoing training opportunities conducted by professional staff and skilled volunteers are available online, in-person, conducted one-on-one, and in groups. Take courses on topics like leadership, government compliance, conflict resolution, social media, community building, cultural understanding and more.
Please contact Tangi Lancaster at 866-493-8872, ext. 7218 or email Tangi HERE.
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!
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.
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, click HERE!
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.