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upcoming volunteer opportunities

 

Positions available in Billings, Missoula, and Bozeman! Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is the Girl Scout organization for all of Montana and Wyoming, one of 112 such councils across the country. At GSMW, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls: develop their full individual potential, relate to others with increasing understanding, gain new skills,increase their self-respect and respect for differences in others, develop strong positive values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making, and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming works daily to develop leaders of today and tomorrow who make positive change in their communities. Girl Scouts makes this possible by engaging girls in three “keys” to leadership: 1) discovering themselves; 2) connecting with others; and 3) taking action in the world. Activities are girl-led and encourage experiential and cooperative learning; these processes promote the fun and friendship that have always been integral to Girl Scouting. VISTAs will work with a minimum of 75 girls at each site through our summer programs and events, which focus on and encourage education as a positive, achievable goal for their future. Program is targeting towards Title I schools in these communities. Education has been shown to provide a sustainable way for individuals to rise and stay out of poverty in the long-term. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : VISTA Summer Associates will provide a unique blend of instruction, mentoring, and leadership to low income girls to prevent summer learning loss. Teach exciting lessons in the outdoors and explain and demonstrate what it means to be resilient. Be able to believe in the individuality of each girl while ensuring a focus on safety. They will also: help develop and maintain programming partnerships with other organizations, prepare for, organize, and implement summer programs, events, and day camps, as well as other programs as needed, ensure all program offerings align to GSMW goals by using our “Journeys” curriculum and The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting, customized with additional local experiences, gather and organize event supplies and materials, assist in maintaining accurate information and communication, assist in preparations for Fall Kickoffs, and be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission. Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Training . Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas : Education , Children/Youth . Skills : Fine Arts/Crafts , Leadership , Team Work , Youth Development , Education .

Serve with Gallatin College to increase first generation, low income, rural high school students’ access to post-secondary education through dual credit courses. Dual credit is important because it provides a bridge to post-secondary education and creates an early, more successful path to college, training, or work based learning which can lead to a career and income security. As a VISTA you will use technology to remove barriers for students through the creation and implementation of an online dual enrollment orientation, registration process, and instructor training workshops. Apply to serve here!

The HRDC Summer Lunch Program is a rewarding internship opportunity that involves preparing meals for summer meals sites, delivering/serving and supervising meals at site locations and supporting volunteers in a variety of tasks.  This is a fast paced and fun environment, and involves time on your feet.  Summer lunch interns will work alongside volunteers, interns and staff in a kitchen environment as well as outdoors for meal service. 

Summer Lunch provides nutritionally-balanced meals to local children during the summer months at 11 meals sites across the valley.  Serving approximately 600-700 children per day.

Gain Skills and Knowledge in:

Volunteer organizing and management, food production, meal service, social services in the Gallatin Valley (all of HRDC programs), food rescue, federal meal programs, local food, youth programming and community stewardship. Also includes lunch on days worked.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Interacts and communicate with parents, children, staff and other professionals about summer lunch
  • Supports, encourages and supervises volunteers who assist with food service and meal preparations
  • Promote effective communication and cooperation with staff
  • Assist with meal preparation of breakfast and lunch for Summer Food Service Program sites (approximately 650 meals per day). Meals are planned and follow USDA childhood nutrition guidelines
  • Deliver meals to designated site, supervise and serve meals and record daily participation
  • Assist in maintaining and cleaning kitchen, food preparation and serving areas in compliance with all applicable health, sanitation and safety standards
  • Assist with daily breakdown and clean up from lunch service
  • Complete and maintain current Summer Food Service Program records
  • Enhance program quality
  • Attend staff meetings as needed
  • Participate in an evaluation of self and program
  • Available between the hours of 7 and 3 Monday to Friday, scheduling is somewhat flexible

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Language Skills:

  • Read, write and speak basic English sentences

Mathematical/ Money Handling Skills:

  • Basic counting skills
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide simple numbers

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished

           in written, oral, or diagram form

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Specialized Tools (Non-Computer):

  • Kitchen cooking equipment: commercial ovens, sinks, freezers, coolers.

Other Required Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be 21 or older in order to drive company vehicles.
  • Ability to read, interpret and implement documents such as governmental regulations, rules, and procedure manuals
  • Ability work with minimal supervision and effectively manage work flow
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition guidelines
  • Must pass a physical examination showing no communicable diseases
  • Must have satisfactory results from criminal records check required by Child-Adult Abuse Act
  • Must be certified in Community CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified.

 

Essential Physical, Mental and Emotional Requirements of this position:

The following physical, mental and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include sense of smell and color vision.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, must be able to work under time and/or deadline pressures.
  • The ability to make quick decisions when there are electrical or mechanical failures.

Education and Experience:

Education:

  • Graduation from high school or GED required

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Lyra Leigh-Nedbor

summerlunch@thehrdc.org

OR

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

C/O Lyra Leigh-Nedbor/Summer Lunch

PO Box 1129

Bozeman, MT 59715

Come join us Saturday, August 18th at the Bozeman Sports Park to help build a new playground!

A FUNtastic project is coming to Bozeman! We need 100 volunteers to help build a new, all-inclusive playground at the brand new Bozeman Sports Park. Adults over 16 may participate in the actual build. Lots of fun kids activities will be provided by our Recreation Staff for the young'uns. Food and beverages will also be provided for everyone on site for the day. The project is funded and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation in cooperation with KaBOOM! and the City of Bozeman. 

Design Day is Wednesday, June 20th at the Beall Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman. This is when we need YOUR ideas to design the new playground! Please join us:

  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM - kids playground design activity
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM - adults workshop
    • Volunteers to may sign up to help with Food, Kids activities, and Logistics Committees.
    • PLEASE CONTACT CAROLYN at cpoissant@bozeman.net if you'd like to participate in Design Day.

Build Day is Saturday, August 18th, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the new Bozeman Sports Park, 4600 Baxter Lane, (north of Meadowlark Elementary and the new high school site).

 

 

reoccurring volunteer opps

 

*This Is A Paid Intern

The Workforce Engagement Intern will be working in a highly collaboratively team environment to develop strategies and tools to execute specific components of the disaster services workforce engagement cycle: Recruitment, On-board, Engage, Train and Place, and Recognize and Retain Volunteers. Will assist in the assessment and development of ARC programs. Conducts research related to the program and recommends processes for greater efficiency. Assist with the creation and/or maintenance of program plans and systems.

Responsibilities:
1. Unit-specific responsibilities in the scope of the job include the following:

· Collaborate with Volunteer Services to develop and execute a diverse workforce recruitment strategy, plan, and host events and work
with partners to build the Red Cross volunteer base.
· On-board: Welcome and support volunteers through the on-boarding and training process, identify best practices and introduce new
workforce to Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services and the team they will be working with.
· Train and place: Support new workforce by introducing them to the Red Cross training system and providing information on resources available to our workforce.
· Engage: Develop a process and tools for maintaining contact with the newly acquired workforce to ensure they have the resources and support needed to be successful. Recognize and Retain: Develop and implement a process and tools for retaining a strong and well trained Disaster Cycle Services team.

2. May support unit with research projects.
3. Typically analyzes data, presents facts and recommends solutions.
4. May create, develop, or maintain databases for various lines of service events or projects.
5. Assist with the development of reports and other informational materials presented to management.

 

Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: Less than 1 year required

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:

 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Great-Falls-MT/Workforce-Engagement-Intern_RC16635

 

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Latenight Bus Attendants ride around with the bus driver on the Latenight Streamline and ensure the safety of the bus for both the passengers and the driver. Bus attendants make sure that no passenger gets too rowdy, that alcohol remains off the bus altogether, and ensures everyone is going to get where they are going. We want to get our passengers safely home and make sure that they are happy on the bus. If the situation arises, an attendant must also make sure to de-escalate a fight or call the police in case of a fight. Essentially, the attendant is the foremost authority on the bus who must ensure that the flow of the bus is not interrupted in anyway. This means being an enforcer, janitor, or just a friend depending on any given situation. Questions? asmsulatenight@montana.edu

Posted: 2/24/17

Volunteer Opportunities

Breakfast

This is an opportunity to cook and serve a hot breakfast to our homeless community. This program is in conjunction with the HRDC’s Warming Shelter. The clients are bussed from the shelter to The Salvation Army Monday through Friday at 7:00 AM each morning. Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Volunteers are done no later than 9:00 AM. The number of clients average from 30 to 45 each morning.

The clients help with setting up and taking down the chairs, removing trash, and sweeping and mopping the floors.

Cook:

Breakfast cooks would need to come and get started at 6:45 AM, a Salvation Army representative will be at the building to unlock the doors and answer any questions. The Salvation Army provides all the food and drink.

Serve: 

Servers are needed to portion and plate the food for the clients. Also, make coffee and juice. We ask that our volunteers talk and get to know these wonderful people. They are a population we as a community need to know and understand.

Lunch

The Salvation Army serves on average 50 sack lunches daily, Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Each lunch contains a sandwich, chips, sweet bar, fruit, and a granola bar. We provide water and hot coffee in our social service lobby. The hours to volunteer are anytime between 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Assembly:

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help make the sandwiches. In addition, we also have to assemble 50 bags. This is sometimes done by making 150 lunches on Monday and 100 lunches on Thursday.

Social Service Officer

Help assist with client needs, sort and stock food pantry, and sort and stock clothing closet. The hours to volunteer are anytime between 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 

If you are interested in volunteering with a group, there is a minimum of 3 people and maximum of 10 people required. Please email or call  Lt. Peter Oliver 406-586-5813 if you are interested in volunteering.

Posted: 1/18/17

summer volunteer opportunities

The Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is looking for volunteers to help care for and socialize our animals. We have a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, salamander, turtle, fish, corn snakes, and a tarantula. We are in need of volunteers to help feed and water them, clean their habitats, and help socialize them to keep them friendly for kids for our science classes. If you are interested in any of these activities for some (or all) of the animals, please contact Jacque Dunn!
Posted 4/18/18

The HRDC Summer Lunch Program is a rewarding internship opportunity that involves preparing meals for summer meals sites, delivering/serving and supervising meals at site locations and supporting volunteers in a variety of tasks. Fast paced and fun environment, involves a good chunk of time on your feet. . Summer lunch interns will work alongside volunteers, interns, AmeriCorps VISTA’s and Community Café staff in a kitchen environment as well as outdoors for meal service Summer Lunch provides nutritionally-balanced meals to local children during the summer months at 11 meals sites across the valley. Serving approximately 450-500 children per day Specific Responsibilities • Interacts and communicate with parents, children, staff and other professionals about summer lunch. • Supports, encourages and supervises volunteers who assist with food service and meal preparations. • Promote effective communication and cooperation with staff • Assist with meal preparation of breakfast and lunch for Summer Food Service Program sites (approximately 650 meals per day). Meals are planned and follow USDA childhood nutrition guidelines. • Deliver meals to designated site, supervise and serve meals while record daily participation. • Assist in maintaining and cleaning kitchen, food preparation and serving areas in compliance with all applicable health, sanitation and safety standards • Assist with daily breakdown and washing dishes used in lunch preparation and distribution • Complete and maintain current Summer Food Service Program records • Enhance program quality • Attend staff meetings as needed • Participate in an evaluation of self and program • Available between the hours of 8 and 3 Monday to Friday, schedule is somewhat flexible. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Language Skills: • Read, write and speak basic English sentences Mathematical/ Money Handling Skills: • Basic counting skills • Add, subtract, multiply and divide simple numbers Reasoning Ability • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Specialized Tools (Non-Computer): • Kitchen cooking equipment: commercial ovens, sinks, freezers, coolers. Other Required Knowledge, Skills or Abilities: • Possess a valid driver’s license. • Be 21 or older in order to drive company vehicles. • Ability to read, interpret and implement documents such as governmental regulations, rules, and procedure manuals • Ability work with minimal supervision and effectively manage work flow • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants • Knowledge of basic nutrition guidelines • Must pass a physical examination showing no communicable diseases • Must have satisfactory results from criminal records check required by Child-Adult Abuse Act • Must be certified in Community CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified. Essential Physical, Mental and Emotional Requirements of this position: The following physical, mental and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above: • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include sense of smell and color vision. • The incumbent must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, must be able to work under time and/or deadline pressures. • The ability to make quick decisions when there are electrical or mechanical failures. Education and Experience: • Graduation from high school or GED required

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to: Lyra Leigh-Nedbor summerlunch@thehrdc.org OR Gallatin Valley Food Bank C/O Lyra Leigh-Nedbor/Summer Lunch PO Box 1129 Bozeman, MT 59715 406-586-7600

Posted: 2/2/18

 


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