Upcoming Service Opportunities

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

Community Cafe Volunteers Needed!

The MSU Office of Activities and Engagement (OAE) invites the MSU community to join us in hosting dinners on Wednesday evenings at the Community Café, a program of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.  The Community Café is open seven evenings per week 365 days per year and provides a hot dinner to anyone who wishes to join them at their building located at 302 North 7th Ave between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. OAE is responsible to rally between 8 and 10 volunteers each Wednesday evening to seat, serve, and engage with the customers of the café. 

We are always scheduling volunteers to serve on any Wednesday evening you prefer.  Volunteer time commitment is 4:30-7:30pm.

Interested in volunteering?? Submit this form and we will be in touch via, e-mail, with a confirmation of your service.  If you have questions, email engagement@montana.edu.

National Public Lands Day

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is teaming up with REI to host a park clean-up and maintenance event for the Dinosaur Playground at Gallatin County Park. Projects include painting, sanding, landscaping, weeding, and spreading mulch. No experience is necessary and volunteers of all ages are welcome.

Volunteer registration will begin at 9am and we will wrap up the day at noon, followed by lunch.

Event will include free food and beverage throughout and a chance to meet other active community members.

Come prepared with gloves, boots, water, work pants, sunscreen and rain layers in event of inclement weather. We will provide tools, lunch, snacks, and extra water.

To volunteer:  Contact Charlsey Thornton at charlsey@mtcorps.org or call the Montana Conservation Corps Bozeman office at (406) 586 0151

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley:  Volunteer. Get involved.  Change a life.

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time.
The Family Promise model of care that supports local homeless families costs 1/3 less to operate than traditional shelters. Through the generosity and dedication of our volunteers and local host congregations, every dollar donated is matched by more than $3 of in-kind goods and services.

Volunteers are needed to serve as evening and overnight company for our families -- as well as to share meals, help with homework, play with kids, etc.  It is a great way to help your community and make friends at the same time.

All Family Promise volunteers who work directly with our families must attend a 2 hour training.  This training covers the interfaith model of care, the state of homelessness in our region, as well as what YOU can do to best support our homeless families.  The training is free but reservations are recommended.  Date of training:  September 24, 2014

Website:  www.familypromisegv.org

How to sign-up to volunteer:  To reserve a space at the training, please send an email to lprindiville@familypromisegv.org or call the office at 406.582-7388.

Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association:  Volunteer Youth Ice Hockey and Skating Coaches Needed

The Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA) is seeking volunteers interested in sharing their love of Ice Hockey and Skating with local kids. BAHA currently serves over 200 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18 and is in need of Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Helpers for the upcoming 2014/15 season.  Opportunities include working with all skill levels and ages in house and competitive travel programs. Begins October 1st.  www.bozemanhockey.org

How to sign-up to volunteer:  For more information on how to get involved, please contact Adam Turner, Director of Hockey at aturner@bozemanhockey.org or (406)599-8157.

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


Gallatin Valley Food Bank Gardening

The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is seeking groups and individual volunteers to help water, weed and harvest their garden!

To see available shifts and to sign-up, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054caeaa2ea7f94-gardening

Zach Brown, Democratic candidate for Montana's 63rd House District

Zach Brown, Democratic candidate for Montana's 63rd House District, is looking for volunteers to help with his campaign. Volunteers will assist with canvassing, voter registration, phone banking, and other projects.  Zach's campaign will be looking for volunteers up through the general election on Nov. 4th. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining substantive experience in politics, communications, or community organizing. Please visit Zach's website at: http://www.brownformontana.org/

If interested in volunteering for Zach Brown, please email martin.ailport@gmail.com.

Crisis Line Volunteer or Internship

The Help Center is a 24 hour Crisis Hotline and Referral Service, nationally accredited by Contact USA and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems. They are also a member of the Montana 211 coalition which provides referrals for human services throughout the state. They accept calls from a variety of clientele with issues ranging from suicidality, depression/anxiety to relationship/family problems.

Volunteer/Intern duties include answering calls on the crisis lines, recording call details in database, and searching database for appropriate referrals as needed, all with the assistance of a trained crisis counselor available at all times. The Crisis Intervention and Referral Specialist will Intern/Volunteer for one 4-hour shift per week, for a total of approximately 12-16 hours per month, and commit to the program for at least nine months. Shifts are flexible, as the Help Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that the internship opportunity is unpaid. 

Fall 2014 training will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20th & 21st from 9am-5pm both days. This is a mandatory training prior to beginning the internship/volunteering.

To apply: Contact the Help Center at 587-7511, info@bozemanhelpcenter.org, or see more information and download a volunteer application at http://bozemanhelpcenter.org/volunteer.html


Bogert Farmers Market

Tuesday night Bogert Farmers'  Market in Bogert Park on South Church Avenue, Bozeman. The hours of the Market are 5-8pm.
We need help setting up (starting at 2:30pm), during the Market hours (5-8pm), take down (8-9pm), web-site and OR other misc. fun stuff!

Dates(s) volunteers are needed: June 3 - Sept. 23, 2014

How to sign-up to volunteer: info@bogertfarmersmarket.org or call 406-539-0216



Montana Warmline Responder

Volunteer 'Responders' help those with mental health difficulties by providing emphatic peer support over the phone.

How to sign-up to volunteer: Contact us at 406 587 7774 or by emailing info@mhaofmt.org

Website: http://montanawarmline.org/

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!