Montana State University

Upcoming Service Opportunities

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Eagle Mount’s Saturday Night Out program

Saturday Night Out is designed to give parents and caregivers a respite and an opportunity to socialize for the participants. 

We play games, sing, do crafts, and create edible art!  A filling meal is provided and the evening often ends with movie time. 
Volunteers play a critical role in the success of the Saturday Night Out program. We strive for a one-to-one ratio of volunteers to participants. Groups from service organizations or clubs are welcome to volunteer!
April 19      
May 17    

For more information, or to complete a volunteer application, email or or call  586-1781.

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 the OAE is responsible to rally between 8 and 10 volunteers each Wednesday evening to seat, serve, and engage with the customers of the café.  The café 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.

We are always scheduling volunteers to serve on any Wednesday evening you prefer.  Volunteers at the Community Café should arrive by 4:30pm for their shift and will receive a short orientation to the facility and the volunteer positions available that evening.  Volunteers must commit to staying until 7:30pm so that they can assist with clean up after service ends at 7:00pm.

Interested in volunteering??  Submit this form and we will be in touch via, e-mail, with a confirmation of your service.  Your information will also be added to our database of volunteers (this list is not viewed or shared with anyone outside the OAE) and you will be scheduled for the date(s) you indicate in your email, barring they are not already filled.  Once the date gets closer, our office will send you a reminder e-mail before your service, which will include appropriate dress guidelines, the address of the café, and a short training poster.

Heck Quaw Elementary School I Belgrade MT  - Afterschool Program

The After School program at Heck Quaw Elementary has early release days and during that time, we offer programs for the kids to provide them with a wide variety of cultural and educational experiences.  The grades are K-4. Volunteers would describe their program to the K-4 grades and offer an arts and crafts project if available.  1 to 1 1/2 hours (between 1:30-4:00 pm)

Dates(s) volunteers are needed: March 26, April 16 and May 7, 2014

Contact Cathy Beyer at 406-580-0975 (cell) or in the MSU Rodeo Office (994-2403) or email



Volunteering with Local Special Olympics Organization

Enthusiasm and joy are always part of the experience when you volunteer with Special Olympics. You will make a real difference in someone's life and enrich your own by investing
4-8 hrs/month with Special Olympics between now and May 4. Immediate needs are to pair 1-2 adult volunteers with our athletes at venues around Bozeman where raffle sales are taking place. We are seeking outgoing personalities with a willingness to ask people to buy a ticket or two...or more. Prizes available make selling very easy. Select your work shift online. The athletes are fun and friendly and you can quickly make a friend for life. 

Help support a wonderful program. You'll be surprised that community service can be this much fun!

How to sign-up to volunteer : Cyndi @ 223-3424,


Area Spring Games -- April 23-25
Mark your calendars!  The area's biggest competition is just around the corner!  Athletes will be competing in the Spring Area Games on April 23-25.  Aquatics kicks off the games on Wednesday, April 23 with Opening Ceremonies following the next morning at 9:00 AM at Livingston Park High.  We have a full day of athletics, gymnastics, bocce and other great events all day.  Friday the games are spread around with competition in equestrian, golf, cycling and bowling.  

Following Area Games, the teams are off to State Games in Billings from May 13-16.

To sign-up to volunteer, go to:

For information about Special Olympics Montana, visit:


2014 Campus Clean up – Thursday, April 24, 2014
(Rain-out alternate date Thursday, May 1, 2014)

Thursday morning, April 24th, the Facilities Services and the Facilities Planning, Design & Construction departments are sponsoring the 7th annual pre-commencement, campus-wide litter/garbage pick-up operation.  We encourage and welcome volunteers from across the campus community to join our departmental volunteers in this effort. 

This activity is supported by the President’s Office and MSU Administration and has received a great deal of positive feedback in the past. 

Your participation will help—

  • Present our campus its best light to the many parents, alumni, and dignitaries that will be visiting our campus during Commencement,
  • Raise the awareness across campus of the impact that common litter/garbage has on the aesthetic value of our campus,

The activity begins at 10:15 at Wally Byam Park and concludes with pizza and refreshments at the Brick Breedon Fieldhouse.  Please review the attached memo and map for details.

To insure we have enough supplies and food please click here at  Campus Cleanup  if you are going to participate.

Emily Dickenson Elementary School Carnival-April 25, 2014 5-8pm

Emily Dickenson Elementary School Carnival is an annual event for students and the community.

Volunteers are needed to help run games.  Shifts will be in approximately one hour  intervals.  Volunteers will be responsible for taking game tickets, managing the game and giving instructions, and dispensing prize tickets.  The first volunteers will be given instructions and will pass those instructions on to their replacements as they come on shift. Dress in layers down to a tee shirt, it can get hot in the rooms.


Dr. Bruce Robertson, candidate for Senate District 32 needs your help promoting his campaign. Volunteers will be contacting voters via phone, travelling door to door, handing out informational pamphlets, placing yard signs, etc. Volunteers are needed from the present until June 3rd. If you and/or your friends are interested in helping Dr. Robertson please call 406-585-9655 or send an email to


Hustle for Hope 5k-May 31st

A fundrasing run for the Gallating Mental Health Center on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. We will need volunteers for registration, set-up and take-down, course flaggers, water stations, etc.  on the day of the run.How to sign-up to volunteer:

E-mail Hilary Peil at and you will be added to an e-mail list that will give you updates and specific duties assigned as we get closer to the date.  If you have a preference of what you would like to do please specify in the e-mail.

Contact: Amanda Ashburn at 406-404-1308 or with questions.

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Annual Watershed Festival-Montana Outdoor Science School

Outdoor watershed festival on June 7th, for families held at the Fish Technology Center in Bridger Canyon.  Need volunteers to help with activities and exhibits, direct people and share information, be positive and encouraging with young children and their families.  Must enjoy outdoor events and family interactions.  Activities include face painting and water resource/management stations.

How to sign-up to volunteer: Kristy Michael, 406 586 3939.

Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Club-June 29th

The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Club is in need of volunteers to run the aid stations at our Triathlon Sunday, June 29, 2014. An aid station volunteer distributes water and nutritional drinks to our racers during the bike and run portions of the race. The race organizers provide all that is necessary. We need interested people to be responsible for only one station, hand out water, add encouragement, spirit and cheer to our racers. A time commitment of 2 to 5 hours is all that is necessary. Please consider helping at this event!

Contact Amber Waters at or 406-579-7849. Or sign up to volunteer at

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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!