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.


CAN THE GRIZ!!  November 8-22nd

We need your help to CAN THE GRIZ once more! This is an annual, friendly competition between MSU and U of M to see which school can rally the most food and funds to support their local food banks. MSU has won 13 out of 14 years running and we plan to make this 15th annual competition win number 14!

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Help get food collected on campus to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank throughout the two week competition
  • Groups of 4 to 6 students needed to host evening food drives at local grocery stores throughout the two week competition
  • 12 volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 8th to help the food bank staff manage a parking lot for the home game here in campus against Portland State
  • Help us set up a display in the First Security Bank Window on Main Street on November 10th
  • Think you can help us in some other way-we're happy to hear from you!

Please email Laurynn Olson at llolson@montana.edu to sign up to help! Click here for more information!


 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.


Gallatin Valley Second Annual Community Alternative Gift Market-November 8th

The Gallatin Valley will hold its Second Annual Community Alternative Gift Market on November 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Christus Collegium (8th and College). The Alternative Gift Market is a wonderful opportunity to learn about projects around the world that relive poverty and suffering. Thirty tax deductible projects ranging from sewing machines for impoverished women; school supplies, books, and bicycles for children to get to school; water pumps and filters to provide clean drinking water; animals, trees, and seeds to sustain village food resources; and health care, vaccination, and mosquito nets to protect children are available through our partner, Alternative Gifts International. An Alternative Gift is a real gift, given in honor of a friend, colleague, or family member. Just like traditional gifts, Alternative Gifts express love and affection, celebrate occasions, and show you care. A gift insert is provided for each gift purchased that explains in detail the gift given in the recipients honor. Unlike traditional gifts, Alternative Gifts do not contribute to the consumer stream, they do not need to be dusted, they always fit, and they are the perfect color. We cordially invite you to shop alternatively by giving real gifts with real impact. For more project details, go to alternativegifts.org. For further information, please email nancylande@gmail.com. Volunteers need to arrive for set up at 9 a.m. and will be provided a free lunch. Tasks included reading about the project under their care, filling in the amount of a donation on the Market form, and handing out the gift inserts. It's that easy!

How to sign-up to volunteer:  Email: nancylande@gmail.com or call Nancy at 585.0996.


Huffing for Stuffing

Huffing For Stuffing is a community event that exists to provide a fun, heart-healthy, family-oriented event that brings the community together to support our neighbors who rely upon the Gallatin Valley Food Bank during a time of great need.  There are multiple events, for more information visit:  www.huffingforstuffing.com

How to sign-up to volunteer:  CLICK HERE 


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


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!