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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.

The Office Student Engagement will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities that may interfere with an individual's ability to participate. Persons requiring such accommodations should make their requests to servicesaturdays@montana.edu as soon as possible before the meeting/event to allow adequate time for special arrangements.

projects

Adopt a Sox: Come write cards and letters to Montana military personnel stationed overseas during the holidays. Your letter will be included in a large box of useful items!

Bridgercare: Sex Trivia, sticker condoms and chalk the walk to increase MSU students awareness about STIs, consent, LGBTQ+ issues, contraception, etc.

Great Beginnings Montessori: Help trimming, weeding, staining and updating our playground. We would like to touch up some rooms with paint.

Cancer Support Community: We will have the volunteers helping us outside keeping our yard and building looking nice! We will have them pull weeds throughout the property, staining the fence around our facility, helping clean the inside of our building since we work with immuno-compromised participants.

Habitat for Humanity: The ReStore sells new and used building materials, furniture and home goods to community members to raise money for Habitat. Volunteers help unload delivery trucks, rotate inventory and organize the store. As we transition from summer into fall, the Habitat ReStore is in need of a volunteer group that can help us organize the store and get all inventory indoors. This will include helping us process donations that are not selling and organizing various parts of the store.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust:We will be clearing and working on the trails at Peets Hill/Burke Park. 

Gallatin Valley Food Bank: Repackaging food, garden work, produce processing, organization, and store cleaning.

MSU Pollinator Health Center: At the MSU Pollinator Health Center come help with weeding, focusing on specific problem plants, planting transplants and working in the garden.

United in Light, Inc. Draft Horse Sanctuary: Help winterize the property.  A lot of staining fences! Helping load the dumpster trailer and working in the pasture. 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley ReStore

Mission:

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Service project:

The ReStore sells new and used building materials, furniture and home goods. It financially supports Habitat and affordable housing programs. Volunteers are needed at the ReStore to help rotate inventory, organize the store and unload donation trucks.

*Volunteers will need to wear closed toe shoes and layers for indoor and outdoor work.

 

Sustainability Now

Mission:

Sustainability Now aims to empower student leaders by providing the resources and guidance needed to complete sustainability-centered projects on campus and in the Bozeman community. The mission of this project in particular is to demonstrate to those in charge of campus landscaping that students care about herbicide usage on campus and care enough to pull weeds by hand to prevent spraying.

Project Description:

In an effort to reduce herbicide usage on campus lawns, we will be learning to identify different weeds and removing them from various lawns on campus.

 

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Mission:

The mission of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank is to improve food security throughout Southwest Montana. The HRDC mission: Instilling hope, developing resources, designing solutions, and changing lives. Vision - A place where poverty has no impact because opportunities and quality of life are equally afforded to everyone.

Project description:

There will be indoor and outdoor projects for groups. We will need help cleaning our garden and putting it to rest for the season. We will also need help prepping the warehouse for the holiday season, such as decorating donation boxes, reorganizing inventory, and bagging pumpkin pie spices .

 

Greater Gallatin United Way

Mission:

Greater Gallatin United Way's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring powers of our communities. Through community investments and collaborative programs, we can improve lives for everyone. We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors to improve the quality of life for everyone here. Working together, we identify the community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative, innovative solutions to improve lives in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties

Project Description:

We need pairs of volunteers to hang door hangers in residential areas around the university to raise awareness of the HelpCenter's 2-1-1 Resource and Referral Call Center.

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL GARDEN PROJECT

Mission:

The Children’s Memorial Park is a Bozeman park that exists to honor children who have lost their lives in the community. The park is being renovated by local volunteers.

Project Description:

Preparing the park for soil and replanting through removal of rocks and debris.

Adopt a Sox

Mission: Adopt A Sox recognizes and thanks Montana military personnel stationed overseas during the Christmas holidays. This is done by sending large, 20-pound boxes filled with fun and useful items along with many reminders of home. Pleasevisit our web site, www.adoptasox.org fordetailed information.

ServiceProject:Make cards, write letters, draw pictures, etc. to Montana military personnel stationed overseas at Christmas time.

Can the Griz

Mission: This food drive is a friendly, off-field competition between Montana State University and the University of Montana to see which school can collect the most donations for their local food bank.

ServiceProject:Students will be preparing boxes and posters for donation centers to be dispersed around campus.

Habitat for Humanity

Mission: Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Service Project: The ReStore sells new and used building materials, furniture and home goods. It financially supports Habitat and affordable housing programs. Volunteers are needed at the ReStore to help rotate inventory, organize the store and unload donation trucks.*Volunteers will need to wear closed toe shoes and layers for indoor and outdoor work*

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interested non profits

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

Contact: 

406-994-2933