"Spring" Into Action - Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on April 23, 2018 by calliep

Volunteer Opportunities in the Big Sky and Greater Bozeman Areas

Wintertime can feel pretty cooped up, particularly if you aren’t making an impact. Now that Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl have ended their ski season and you may have some extra time until the summer season hits, volunteering is one the easiest ways to beat these doldrums, and round out your personal and work life with some good old-fashioned helping your neighbor. Whether you like working with kids, adults or animals, we’ve got the volunteer opportunity just for you.

Gallatin River Task Force

The Gallatin River Task Force is charged with making sure one of our most precious resources stays healthy for all to enjoy, and for years to come. Some of their ongoing programs are the Upper West Fork Restoration Project, and the Moose Creek Restoration Project. They offer several opportunities to lend a hand, one of which is coming up next week on May 1 - Moose Creek Volunteer Planting Day - where you can give them a hand planting harvested willows along the bank. For more information about this event or other volunteer opportunities, contact Kristin Gardner at 406.993.2519 or kristin@gallatinrivertaskforce.org.

Thrive’s CAP Programs

The Child Advancement Project matches adult mentors with students in Bozeman and Big Sky Public Schools whom need additional support to get ahead. Students range from kindergarten through seniors in high school and are provided with additional emotional and academic support in order to help them discover who they will become in the future. The CAP Program is Bozeman’s only evidence-based mentoring program and is now a part of the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Learn more about becoming a CAP mentor here.

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

It takes a ton of work to keep an animal shelter running smoothly, and that often means a lot of help from volunteers. Cats need food, water, fresh litter and a healthy dose of cuddling. Dogs need walking, lots of petting and fresh food and water. Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, Gallatin Valley’s major pet shelter, employs a tiered approach to training their volunteers which allows for advancement through the ranks and opportunities for new experiences as a volunteer pet handler. Learn more about how to get involved here.

Eagle Mount

Love to spend time outdoors? Help someone less-abled enjoy Montana’s mountains, too. Through being an Eagle Mount volunteer you’ll help people with a wide variety of mental and physical disabilities ski, ride horses, swim and even garden. Learn more about eagle mount volunteer opportunities here.

 

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