Upcoming Service Opportunities
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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!
Special Olympics Montana-April 29th-May 1st
The Community Cafe of HRDC- LaMotte School Lunch Driver
LaMotte School is a rural K-8 school located East of Bozeman in Bear Canyon. The Community Cafe delivers a full meal, including a hot lunch, to LaMotte Monday through Friday during the school year. Volunteers have the option of choosing to either drop off lunch (10:00-11:30am) or pick up dishes (12:45-1:30pm) on Fridays for the rest of the school year (through June 5th). For the Pick Up, volunteers arrive at the Community Café, where a staff member will help them load the meal and all supplies into the Community Cafe transit van (or your own vehicle). Volunteers drive to LaMotte, and bring the meal into the school. For the Drop Off, volunteers come to the Cafe to pick up the Community Cafe transit van (or your own vehicle) and drive to LaMotte School to pick up dishes and leftovers from lunch, then drop everything back at the Community Cafe. This is a great opportunity for families (including children under the age of 18) that would like to volunteer together! This job does require some lifting of heavy objects. Times are flexible! As long as lunch is dropped off by 11:00am, and picked up anytime after 12:45pm. Please let us know if you need any accommodations for you schedule. If this is your first time, please come 15 minutes early! If you have any questions, please contact Megan Shaver HERE or at (406) 587-4225 Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-6pm.
Peacemaker Event-Community Mediation Center-May 2nd, 2015
The Community Mediation Center has been sponsoring the Peacemaker Event annually since 2001. Because we deal with people in conflict every day, we wish to recognize and honor others in our community who promote peace on a daily basis. Through our event we want to encourage peacemaking and civil discussion. The Peacemaker Event will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, and include our first Peacemaker Walk, a Peacemaker Book selection with workshop at the Bozeman Public Library, and an Award Program with dove release. There will be drinks and snacks available and food vendors for lunch. We need about 13 volunteers on the day of the event to help with: walk check-in, face painting, running kids' activities, course marking, set up and clean up. We also need a volunteer event photographer and a First Aid volunteer. For more event details please go HERE. For more information please contact Megan HERE or call 406-522-8442.
Spartan Race- May 9th and 10th, 2015
Each Full Day Volunteer will receive a $50 donation to the non-profit organization or group they belong to as well as a free race entry, t-shirt, and meals. There are a variety of race day volunteering opportunities from helping out on the course to assisting in the festival area with various tasks.
To volunteer, please contact Stacie Otis, Volunteer Coordinator!
Mother's Day 5k Run-May 10th, 2015-Haven
Volunteer at the 4th annual HAVEN Mother’s Day 5k Run! This annual fundraising event is made possible by volunteers like you. All proceeds of this run go to support HAVEN’s life-saving intervention and prevention programs. HAVEN is in need of 60 volunteers to support roles that range from flagging at an intersection to handing out flowers at the finish line. The run is going to be held Sunday, May 10th, starting and ending at the Ridge Athletic Center between the hours of 9am-12pm. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt for participating and are invited to the free picnic after the race.
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.
National Trails Day-Madison Buffalo Jump State Park-June 6th, 2015
Trail restoration at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, starts at 10 am on June 6th. Light trail work to fix erosion problems on the park's trail system. Refreshments and bagels will be offered after work detail. Come and enjoy!
Please call Alice Southworth at 406-285-3610 or email Alice HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-600-4713.
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, 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 email@example.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.