Service Saturdays are local service projects held on the first Saturday of the month offering a great way for community members and students to create relationships while working to enhance Bozeman. They are coordinated and sponsored by MSU’s Office of Student Engagement. Projects will vary from month to month, so please check back for upcoming project details. *Please let us know at least two weeks ahead of time if you are bringing a group of people so that we can plan accordingly.* Interested in leading a project? Click this link to sign up!
Meet: Strand Union Building near the Ask Us Desk
When: First Saturday of the month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, March, April)
Time: 10am-12pm. Registration begins at 9:15am, plan to arrive around this time.
Transportation: Will be provided if the service site is not within walking distance of MSU.
What to bring/wear:
- Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty
- Wear close-toed shoes as some projects may be manual labor
- Bring water/snacks or other items you may need
Note: If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign our Liability Waiver before participating. Please contact us.
1st Session – 10:00 AM -12:00 PM check in at 9:30 AM
- Gallatin Valley Foodbank (same info as last time)
- Sacks of Thrift (same info)
- Adopt-A-Sox (same info)
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore (same info) Limited Space Please Email Servicesaturdays@montana.edu to Secure a Spot
- Valley of the Flowers
- Project - Making no-sew reusable bags from donated t-shirts, distributing free bags to customers, bagging groceries for customers, letter writing campaign to local stores asking them to join BYO Bag for Change program.
- Mission - Valley of the Flowers Project's mission is to help communities become more sustainable through innovative programs like BYO Bag for Change.
2nd Session – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM check in at 12:30 PM
- National Residence Hall Honorary
- Project- making plarn (plastic yarn) out of plastic shopping bags which can then be weaved into mats for the homeless.
- United In Light Inc. Draft Horse Sanctuary Limited Space Please Email Servicesaturdays@montana.edu to Secure a Spot
- Project- reinforcing the stables/fencing, interacting with the animals.
- Mission - Enhancing and inspiring lives through healing and hope between horses and humans. To provide Sanctuary to all mature draft horse breeds that have been rescued from an untimely death. To provide a peaceful, loving environment throughout the rest of the horses’ lives. To provide a place where humans and horses are reunited for healing and finding inner peace. To provide people of all ages the ability to bond and experience the gentle giants. To provide education to the public on the lives of draft horses and of the unique lifestyle that is lived here on this land. To provide emergency assistance to horse owners in Montana due to natural disasters.
If you are interested in hosting a group of Service Saturday volunteers on the dates listed below, please fill out a Service Saturday Project Proposal.