Upcoming Service Opportunities

You can also search for volunteer opportunities online at VolunteerMT.org.

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!

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!


God's Garden-Bozeman

God's Garden is a 62,000 square foot garden that has produced over 146,000 pounds of fresh vegetables since 2009. God's Garden donates all of the produce grown to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Due to health issues, Dale has been unable to plant seeds in the garden. If you feel you are able to help out in the garden for several hours, please call Dale at 406-548-1712.


XTERRA Triathlon-Bozeman Masters Swim Team And Triathlon Club

July 26, 2015, Bozeman welcomes XTERRA to Hyalite! With two distances to choose from, there is an off-road event for everyone! The Long Course event will begin with a 2-loop swim in beautiful Hyalite Reservoir, followed by a 16 mile mountain bike course with an aid station located at the base of the climbing section and riders will pass through 2 times. Then there is a 6 mile run with an aid stations located outside the transition area. Runners will pass by the aid station on their way into the run and halfway through the run. The Short Course Event starts with an 800-y swim, 7-mi MTB, 3-mi Trail Run. We are in need of volunteers to run the aid stations during this triathlon. An aid station volunteer distributes water and nutritional drinks to our racers during the bike and run portions of the race. We need interested people to be responsible for only one aid station, hand out water, add encouragement, spirit, and cheer to our racers. Other areas to help include monitoring the parking lot before and during the race, body marking prior to the race, handing out awards at the finish line, and retrieving time chips. A time commitment of 2 to 5 hours is all that is necessary.

Sign up is easy. Click HERE and sign up for whatever time slot works for you. For any questions, please email Amber Waters HERE or call 406-579-7849.


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



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.

To be considered: www.yellowstoneassociation.org/jobs For questions: Aaron Strong at astrong@yellowstoneassociation.org


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.


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 kblack107@gmail.com. Sign up HERE!


Youth for Understanding USA

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


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, click HERE!


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.