Montana State University

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 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.

 

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

Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project-Be a Mentor!

BYEP Mentors are the backbone of our organization. BYEP mentors will meet with teens twice a week (8-10 hours per week, June-August) and participate in games, activities and discussions, as well as summer outdoor activities and volunteer days. BYEP mentors overall goal is to develop positive relationships with teens in a group setting.

You can apply to be a mentor by clicking the red "Mentor Application" tab here: http://www.byep.org/mentor.php

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

Bike MS: Ride the Sky-August 16 & 17

Bike MS Montana takes you on an unforgettable, two-day journey with cyclists in Bozeman. The event raises awareness of multiple sclerosis as well as funds to support the National MS Society's movement toward a world free of MS.  This year, for the first time, Bike MS starts and finishes at Bobcat Stadium at MSU!

Join the movement today by signing up to volunteer at the 2014 Bike MS event.  We need help with route flagging, rest stops, meal service, registration, start/finish line and many, many more tasks throughout the weekend.

Prime shifts fill up quickly - sign up now to reserve your spot!

Website: www.bikeMSnorthwest.org

How to sign-up to volunteer: Visit our volunteer website at http://www.bikeMSnorthwest.org or call Cara at 373-7490.

Cancer Support Community Montana 14th annual Cruisin on Main Car Show-August 17th

On August 17, 2014, the Downtown Bozeman Association partners with Cancer Support Community to make the "Cruisin on Main" event a fundraiser for people with cancer! We anticipate to have up to 300 vehicles registered and 7,000-10,000 community members participate in the car show of the year! During the show you will find live music, bingo, raffle prizes, sales of antique memorabilia and more.Cancer Support Community Montana is looking for 15 volunteers to come help park participant cars and sell raffle tickets during the car show from
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come help support your community while having fun!

If you are interested in volunteering you can sign-up by either calling Cancer Support Community at 582-1600 or emailing us at hope@cancersupportmontana.org. Please leave your name and contact information.

Website: www.cancersupportmontana.org

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.

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

www.bogertfarmersmarket.org

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 kristymichael725@gmail.com, 406 586 3939.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust National Trails Day-June 7th

After a long winter, the trails need a little TLC. We're gearing up for our annual volunteer trail work event, a nationwide celebration called National Trails Day. This year's event will take place on June 7th at the Lindley Park Pavilion.  Crews will meet at the Pavilion at 9am to be assigned to a work project.  This year's projects include family-friendly trail resurfacing in Lindley Park and new trail construction at the Highland Glen Nature Preserve near Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

Volunteers should come prepared to work outside and bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes, hat,  and gloves. GVLT will provide tools, but if possible volunteers are asked to bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows.

Lunch, donated by Baja Fresh, will be served at the Pavilion at 12:30pm.

How to sign-up to volunteer: Interested in helping out? Simply show up the morning of the 7th ready to work. Questions? Contact gary@gvlt.org or visit www.gvlt.org/events

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 volunteer@bozemantritons.org or 406-579-7849. Or sign up to volunteer at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844A8AA28A57-2014

Website: http://www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri/

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/

Bobcat Triathlon

Are you interested in taking part in Bozeman's newest triathlon? The Bobcat Triathlon is looking for volunteers. Opportunities are available from September 17- September 22.  There are various opportunities from race set up and take down and packet stuffing to helping guide athletes on the bike and run course. Volunteers will receive a tech T-shirt for their efforts. Please email the race director at zickovich@hotmail.com to sign-up to volunteer.

Website : www.bobcattriathlon.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!