Central Divide

Volunteer Opportunites

As part of your term with Montana Conservation Corps, you're asked to volunteer your time to assist other local community nonprofits. This is a way for you to not only understand the culture of your host city but also allows you to play an active role within the community. You can find an extensive list of nonprofit organizations to volunteer for by clicking this link. Here are some organizations alumni have recommended in the past.

The Montana Wildlife Center rehabilitates orphaned wildlife for the purpose of release back to the wild, while offering visitors opportunities to learn about wildlife and the natural world in a community facility specifically designed for conservation education.

http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/wildlifeRehab/helpTheCenter.html

Helena Community gardens manages seven different gardens in the Helena area. These gardens provide more than 200 garden plots to the residents of Helena. Five of the seven gardens also designate a few beds to grow vegetables for Food Share. These beds are maintained by volunteers and the vegetables are donated to Food Share. In 2012 the group donated more than 1,000 pounds of vegetables to Food Share!

http://helenagardens.org/

Habitat for Humanity is always looking for skilled and unskilled individuals and groups to partner in the building process. There is always a place for every individual on their work sites.

http://helenahabitat.org/app/volunteer/

The mission of the Montana State Parks system is to conserve a representative diversity of the state's natural, cultural, and recreational amenities, provide resource education and interpretation, and help facilitate sustainable economic development through tourism.

http://stateparks.mt.gov/volunteer/

Helena Food Share volunteers stock shelves, assist clients, sort and package food, load and unload trucks and help keep up facilities and grounds. Most volunteer work happens between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some special volunteer projects occurring on weekends and evenings.

http://www.helenafoodshare.org/janda/inner.php?PageID=94

YMCA of Helena's mission is to prevent homelessness, provide safe and supportive housing for women and children experiencing homelessness, and provide services that restore hope, self-sufficiency, and happy and healthy lives.

http://www.volunteerhelena.org/volunteer/agency/display/ywca-of-helena/?agency_id=9344

Through the Montana Wilderness Association and The Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, the Outdoor Explorers Mentoring Program is a program designed to work in a partnership with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Forest Service to provide outdoor opportunities to youth.

http://helenaoutdoorexplorers.wordpress.com/about/