Upcoming Service Opportunities
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Community Organizations: Have an opportunity you want to see listed here and also to go out on our Volunteer Reserves email? CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity! Please note that volunteer opportunities will be removed after 6 months. The Volunteer Reserves email will be sent the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Please select one of the following:
Can the Griz-Gallatin Valley Food Bank-11/4-11/18
Can the Griz is an annual food drive competition between MSU and UM the two weeks leading up to the Cat/Griz game. We are seeking volunteers to help decorate and distribute boxes around Bozeman, hand out Gallatin Valley Food Bank wish lists at grocery stores, pick up food around campus and deliver it to the food bank, collect donations at the football game, and more! Sign up to volunteer HERE!
Fall Girls on the Run Coaches-9/7-11/23
Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that teaches life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games, culminating in local girls running the 5K Huffing for Stuffing. It shows girls that they are important, have limitless potential and helps them boldly pursue their dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams of girls, GOTR teaches life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games. We are looking for a few amazing volunteers to join our coaching team. Head Coaches attend practices twice a week from 3:30-5pm, and Assistant Coaches attend once/week. We are also always in need of substitute coaches and running buddies. Thrive provides training and support!! If you or someone you know is interested in coaching please call 922-4256, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://bit.ly/2uGZ9aM
Help provide families and individuals with a warm, safe place to sleep this winter! The HRDC’s Warming Center, Bozeman’s only seasonal homeless shelter, is organizing its sixth annual Flying Signs Fundraiser to support the center’s services on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers who are “flying signs” are posted around Bozeman at high traffic locations collecting donations. This fundraiser serves as an excellent opportunity to promote increased awareness of the issue of homelessness in Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas and the role of the Warming Center in providing a safe and secure place to stay for those desperately in need. Individuals or groups of volunteers that serve in three hour shifts are vital to the success of this key fundraising event, and we would encourage your business, organization, class, or student group to get a team of individuals together. Top fundraising corners will be awarded prizes!
For more information about these volunteer opportunities, contact: Alyssa Hjelvik
Resource Connect AmeriCorps VISTA E: email@example.com
P: (406) 585-4879
STEAM Club-Morning Star Elementary School- Late October-Early December
Volunteer Coaches Needed for Morning Star Elementary STEAM Club! Are you looking for a fun and interactive volunteer opportunity this Fall? Interested in making a huge difference in how children see and approach Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math? Want to help young minds develop creative problem solving and critical thinking skills? Morning Star Elementary School is looking for volunteer coaches to lead STEAM based activities for kids who love hands-on learning in an after-school STEAM Club. - Coaches and assistants needed, 2-3 coaches/assistants per club with 8-12 kids per club - Clubs run 6 weeks and meet one day a week, late October through early December - Volunteers must be comfortable leading energetic students through hands-on activities - Activities provided, or bring you own (must be approved) - Supplies and snacks provided - Training and mentoring provided - Prep time is approx 1-2 hours per week - On location time at Morning Star Elementary is approx. 2 hours per week - Background check required We currently need coaches for the following club days: · Tuesdays 3:15p – 5:15p · Thursdays 3:15p – 5:15p · Fridays 1:45p – 3:45p Contact Laurie White, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-522-7354
2018 Pinhead Classic-Montana Telemark Corporation-12/06/2017, 01/17/2018,
We need help organizing and running the 2018 Pinhead Classic. Volunteers will be asked to: request donations from local businesses, hang up fliers around the downtown Bozeman area and help with tasks and duties day of the event at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. This gives students and excellent opportunity to volunteer for a non-profit that is deeply rooted in the Bozeman community. Our "race" and event each years brings out people of all ages to come and ski for a great cause. All proceeds from the event go to the GNFAC and KGLT. Please email Deejay (email@example.com) so she can update you with volunteer dates and times!
BOB, the Bozone Ozone Bus, is a full sized school bus that was converted into a mobile greenhouse. BOB travels to different schools and community events in the Bozeman area to teach kids about plant science, sustainability, gardening, and cooking! Our fall school visits will focus on 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes, with a minimum of three lessons per school visit. Each visit will consist of a BOB tour, a cooking activity with whatever is growing on BOB, and a science activity designed specifically for each grade. As a BOB Educator, you will be in charge of leading one of the three activities at each lesson. Description of Duties: Leading and managing lesson activities related to gardening, science and nutrition Lesson planning and implementation Reporting and evaluation of programs Garden and plant maintenance Required Qualifications: Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with project partners, funders, volunteers, board members, staff, and others. Possess professional communication skills including in-person, via email, and in written works. Be entrepreneurial and self-directed in spirit, creative and innovative. Demonstrate knowledge of food, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and agriculture. Be organized but flexible; capable of handling simultaneous tasks with a good sense of humor. Have excellent time management skills and be able to set and meet deadlines. Be able to work from 8:30am – 3:30 pm on programming days and a flexible schedule as necessary. Be able to move materials weighing up to 30 pounds, travel on unpredictable terrain at farms and other education locations, and be able to bend, twist and perform other physical tasks related to gardening and cooking. Please email Ali Thornton to apply!
Bus Attending-Latenight Streamline-Every Th/F/Sa from 9pm-12am
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? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: (831)-664-8075
Salvation Army-Individual or Group Volunteer Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
The Salvation Army serves on average 50 sack lunches daily, Monday through Friday 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.
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.
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 that volunteer opportunities will be removed after 6 months. Please note: Volunteer Reserves emails are only sent the first and third Tuesday of the month.CLICK HERE to submit your opportunity.