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! The Volunteer Reserves email will be sent the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Haven-Taste of Haven-October 3rd
Taste of HAVEN 2015 will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Emerson Ballroom; HAVEN is a non-profit that serves the victims and survivors of domestic violence in Gallatin County. TOH is HAVEN's biggest fundraising event of the year and is a wine-tasting event that includes a silent and live auction as well as a live band and hors d'oeuvres. We need volunteers for a variety of roles and time blocks with positions ranging from set-up and door greeters to bid spotters and servers. Sign up to volunteer HERE! Questions? Contact Janine Mariani for more information.
Bozeman Senior Center-Fall Festival- October 9th and 17th
The Bozeman Senior Center is a non-profit with over 1900 members that promotes social, recreational, cultural, nutritional, educational, and health-oriented activities among local senior citizens. Our major fundraiser for the past 30 years has been our annual Fall Festival. The Festival is a large, 2 day rummage sale where over 100 volunteers (mostly Senior Center members) run the event. Before the event, we look for volunteers to help move boxes to all of the different rooms for the sale. Then after the event is over, we look for volunteers to come and help box up unsold items and take them to an on-site trailer. There are two time slots when we need volunteers this year: • Friday, October 9 from 2 PM to 4 PM • Saturday, October 17 from 2 PM to 4 PM Ideally we would need 15 volunteers each time slot (no less than 10 volunteers and no more than 20 volunteers). We’ll either sign up groups or interested individuals. Contact Deb Earl for more information: email@example.com or call 586-2421.
Flying Signs- The HRDC- October 10th
Volunteers "Fly Signs" on corners throughout town while collecting donation to support the Warming Center - fun and eye opening experience! Interested in helping? Call Joshua at 585-4848 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm to School Festival-Gallatin Valley Farm to School-October 16th and 17th
October is National Farm to School Month, and Gallatin Valley Farm to School is hosting a number of events geared towards educating kids and families about local foods in a fun, hands-on manner! We really need volunteers for our upcoming Farm to School Feastival, Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:30am – 2:30pm. This family friendly event will feature handcrafted pizza from LaFoley Wood Fired Oven, local food demonstrations, music, kids’ activities, farm fun, and more! Local chefs will be preparing recipes using farm fresh foods with samples to share! Volunteers are needed for setup, to lead kids' activities, help guide guests and a little bit of light tear-down at the end. Those who choose to facilitate an activity can expect to create or lead a kid- and family-friendly activity that is related to food, agriculture, gardening, or nutrition. Gallatin Valley Farm to School will provide volunteer support for those interested. Sign up for volunteer slots using the following link: http://vols.pt/k6aoT6, email Meghan Montgomery HERE, or call 719-314-7807.
Glow in the Park Family Run-Divine Mercy Academy-October 16th
This is the first glow run in Bozeman. It is a Family Run + 5k. We are looking for volunteers to help us along the trail, which will be along Peets Hill, down past the Hospital ending at Bogart. If volunteers could be available by 5:15 p.m. The race starts at 6:30 and we should be finished no later than 8:00p.m. Any volunteers would be greatly appreciated and if you could let us know by Friday, October 9th that would really be great. Feel free to check out all the details at glowbozeman.com. Questions? Please contact Virginia at email@example.com or 579-2138.
Red Tractor Pizza Harvest Hoedown- Gallatin Valley Farm to School-October 24th
October is National Farm to School Month, and Gallatin Valley Farm to School is hosting a number of events geared towards educating kids and families about local foods in a fun, hands-on manner! Join us at Red Tractor Pizza for a community gathering to celebrate local agriculture, health, education, music, and fun. The event will feature live music by the Bridger Creek Boys and others, delicious pizza & drinks, a variety of family activities, and great raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit Gallatin Valley Farm to School's Harvest of the Month program. Volunteers are needed for setup, to assist with kids' activities, and event tear-down. Sign up for volunteer slots using the following link: http://vols.pt/k6aoT6, email Meghan Montgomery HERE, or call 719-314-7807.
Run for Your Life- The Help Center- October 31st
Run for Your Life is a 5k & 10k and kids Pun'kin Run that takes place on Halloween! Costumes encouraged! All proceeds from this event will go to The Help Center, a local non-profit that provides suicide, sexual assault and crisis counseling in our community. We are in need of a LOT more volunteers to help with set-up, along the race route (to cheer people on), or clean-up for Run For Your Life on Halloween morning. It's a fun run that benefits the Help Center. We are promoting suicide awareness and prevention through this race and its proceeds. Just find a time that works for you (7:30am, 9:15am, or 1pm) and sign up HEREto volunteer. Volunteers are encouraged (but not required) to wear costumes and enjoy this super festive fun run! Questions? Please call 406-587-7511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huffing for Stuffing-Gallatin Valley Food Bank- November 7th, 23rd, 24-26th
1. Stuff 4,500 Race Packets with MSU’s Service Saturday Volunteers: Saturday morning, November 7th 10am – 2pm, lunch provided. 2. Set-up at the GranTree for Registration and Packet Pick-Up: Monday night, November 23rd 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 3. Volunteer for Registration and Packet Pickup at the GranTree (2 day event): Tuesday November 24th & Wednesday November 25th, 11am – 7pm. Sign-up for shifts on using the link below. 4. Help set-up staging area at Museum of the Rockies the day before: Wednesday November 25th 2pm – 4pm. 5. Volunteer on Thanksgiving Day during the Race: Opportunities for early risers and then some! Help especially needed with clean-up. Click here to sign up! Questions? Contact Monica!
Big Sky Youth Empowerment-Volunteer Mentors for Fall Season-September 19th - December 10th
Get outside, change inside! Big Sky Youth Empowerment is looking for volunteer peer mentors who are passionate about the outdoors, creative arts and engaging local teens in their lives. Through weekend outdoor adventure and evening workshops, BYEP provides participants and mentors with an authentic, nonjudgemental approach to making connections and supporting growth. Sign up HERE! For more information, contact Whitney HERE.
Community Calendar Volunteer- Bozeman Magazine-September 1st-December 15th
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!
Event Planning and Coordinating-Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation- 2/26/16
We have our largest event on 2/27/16 at the Commons, which is a silent and live auction. We also have other events in process that will be held over the next few months and we need creative, inspiring and organized minds. If networking, marketing, planning and having fun is something you are looking for... this is it. Want to learn more? Contact: Rhonda Phelps, 406-223-5461, RhondaLaDene@gmail.com
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!
Children's Museum of Bozeman-STEAMlab Mentors-Fall 2015
Are you skilled in STEM and STEAM education? Come to the Children's Museum of Bozeman and lend a hand in our STEAMlab - a high-tech maker space, where kids ages 6 and up can explore topics in electronics, coding, engineering, 3D design and robotics! This Fall in the STEAMlab, the Children's Museum is hosting a variety of programs, and we need your help to make them great! STEAMlab programs are organized around the principle that kids learn best by doing. We keep lecturing to a minimum and rely on talented mentors to guide students through projects at their own pace. Exploration, experimentation, and creativity are valued as highly as “right answers.” If you’d like to join us in creating the next generation of innovators right here in the Gallatin Valley, contact the STEAMlab Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling CMB at 406-522-9087.
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!
Volunteering Solutions-Summer Volunteering Abroad 2016-25th June 2016 to 6th August 2016
Take part in the exciting Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs 2016 with Volunteering Solutions. VolSol offer a wide variety of specialized volunteer and travel programs during the Summers across different program locations. These Summer Special programs are available in India, Thailand, Nepal, Ghana, and Tanzania wherein volunteers get a wonderful opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, volunteer in the project, explore and travel across the host country. Visit https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/apply Choose your login info to sign up for your Volunteering Solutions My Account. After choosing the login info proceed to the next step to complete the application form. Enter your personal info, choice of destination and program to complete the online application form. Pay $225/ £155 or €220 application fee online by Secure Payment Gateway to complete the application process email@example.com
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.