Contact Name: Rosemary Miller
Title: Executive Director
Number: (406) 442-4130
Based on our commitment to Catholic social teaching, Catholic Social Services of Montana provides for works of advocacy, compassion, pastoral outreach, education and social justice.
Contact Name: Suzanne Johnson
Title: Executive Assistant
Public policy arm of the Catholic church that works for both bishops. The Montana Catholic Conference: advocates for the poor, works for the common good, and works to do what is right.
Contact Name: Shanda Wright
Title: Recruitment Coordinator
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships. Volunteers can work as school-based mentors committing one hour per week or as community-based mentors committing at least two hours a week outside of the school environment. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Vicki Hentz
Title: District Chairman
Number: 406-439-9162 cell/office; 406-458-6440 home
The Boy Scouts of America is dedicated to preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Sheila Reep
Title: Assistant Director
Number: (406) 443-4608
Provides information, education and assistance to persons in the community who have children or impact the lives of children. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Devon Lawson
Title: Public Programs Educator
Phone: 406.457.1800 ex 2
Contact Name: Teri Russell
Title: Program Manager
A licensed childcare center that serves 50 children in two classrooms. Children range from ages 2-5 and pre-school is conducted in the mornings. A background check and immunization record are required.
Contact Name: Rene Boundy
Title: Program Coordinator
Number: (406) 449-3038
Enhancing the quality of life by expanding opportunities for our youth in a secure, family environment while empowering, encouraging and supporting our youth in change. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Jennifer Lehman
Title: Director of outreach and resource development
Number: (406) 443-1774
Provides programs and develops partnerships to help youth, individuals, and families achieve economic independence.
Contact Name: Paul Kindt
Number: (406) 439-5487
(Partners Ensuring Equal Rights & Support) PEERS provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience life in the same way that people without disabilities live it.
Contact Name: Tom Burkhart
Title: Local Employment Coordinator
Number: 406-442-1571 ext 114
Family Outreach is a private non-profit agency providing home-based education and support services to individuals throughout Southwestern Montana who have disabilities or developmental delays. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Marcia K. Wall
The Angel Fund in a nonprofit 501c3 that purchases school clothing, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, provides field trip fees and materials for classroom projects for students that qualify for free/reduced lunch in the Helena School District. We also award deserving seniors (graduates of CHS, HHS and PAL) post-secondary scholarships to attend a MT college/university each fall based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community in the future.
The Angel Fund’s philosophy “Pay it forward” instills generosity and community. We strive each school year to give children hope and help build their self-esteem so that some day they too will give back to their community ~ the kindness that has been shown to them will be passed on to others.
To be a positive influence for change by providing a supportive and safe learning environment for children and families. The entire staff is dedicated to giving families an opportunity to enhance their feelings of belonging, self-worth and respect, and to help them reach their highest potential.
Contact Name: Diane Gunderson
Title: Coordinator of Volunteer Service
The Montana Talking Book Library (MTBL) employs six staff and depends on a large group of volunteers to assist in providing excellent specialized library and customer services to over 3,500 residents throughout Montana who cannot read standard print due to documented blindness, low vision, a physical and/or reading disability.
To Qualify for services requires a certified application for individuals and institutions. Digital audio and braille books, magazines and newspapers are provided “free” on loan to patrons. Materials are provided from an in-house physical collection of over 70,000 titles (mailed “free matter” by USPS Monday through Friday), an online downloadable collection of over 27,000 titles on the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website, to a phone menu-driven newspaper service. Specialized players are provided free on loan to patrons.
Serving Others: A multitude of volunteer opportunities are available to match a volunteer’s schedule, skills and enjoyment. From inspecting audio books and containers to recording, monitoring, reviewing and digitally marking up locally recorded Montana books, our service revolves around the dedication and talents of many volunteers. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.
Contact Name: Jilyn Oliveira
Number: (406) 324-1522
The After School Writing Club is for any 2nd-5th grade student who wants writing enrichment. Our club meets once a week, and we are in the process of determining a day to meet for this school year! Background check is required.
Contact Name: Lisa Newman
Title: Program Manager
Number: (406) 443-0800 x30
Provides services, resources and opportunities for job training, employment and enterprise development; promote the economic well-being of individuals, families and businesses.
Contact Name: Tim Dwyer
Title: Regional Supervisor
Number: (406) 495-9214
Montana Conservation Core is a youth driven conservation organization that engages young people in coservation efforts and the environment.
Contact Name: Zack Porter
Title: Nextgen Program Coordinator
Number: (406)541-8615; (617)8725352
Contact Name: Matthew Elsaesser
The Student Advocates for Valuing the Environment Foundation is a Helena based non-profit dedicated to environmental stewardship through daily habits, conservation policy and recycling. S.A.V.E. works to directly expand recycling infrastructure, affect positive environmental policy, and provide educational resources and events in Helena and throughout Montana.
Contact Name: Brian Johnson
Title: Executive Director
Number: (406) 465-9467
Family Promise comes alongside families who find themselves homeless to provide the support and resources necessary for them to regain sustainable independence.
Contact Name: Teri Wright
Title: Assistant Executive Director
Number: 406 442 9622
Dedicated to building self-esteem and enriching spirit, mind and body for persons of all ages and economic levels through educational and recreational activities.
Contact Name: Jeannie Huntley
Title: Executive Director
Number: (406) 459-5652
“A Montana-based, nonprofit organization that provides gifts and services to ill or homebound people. We help rekindle their internal joy that may have been temporarily lost in the maze of illness or age.”
Background check and one hour volunteer training required.
Contact Name: Lynne Grant
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Number: (406) 444-2244
Must take Spring training course: 20 hours
Contact Name: Peggy Stebbins
Must be 18 , background check is required, and must commit to one year of volunteering.
Contact Name: Jodi Daly
Partners with people and communities to produce exceptional mental health and substance abuse services.
Contact Name: Lieutenant Rob and Tiffany Lawler
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world and to meet human needs without discrimination.
Contact Name: Joe Wojton
Number: (406) 442-7000 x3
God’ Love provides 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless individuals, serves three meals per day, and offers counseling, showers and laundry facilities. Normal service hours are between 8am-6pm.
Contact Name: Kelly Clark
Title: Financial Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (406) 442-0780
Contact Name: Ann Waickman
Title: Lewis Street Pantry Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
Number: (406) 443-3663 x110
Vision: Helena Food Share envisions a Hunger Free Community. Mission: Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area. *To set up a meeting or to find out more information on volunteering visit the Lewis Street Pantry at 1616 Lewis Street between 8am-10am any weekday but Wednesday.
Contact Name: Michelle Hauer
Title: Administrative Services Coordinator
Number: 406 442 6950 x214
Florence Crittenton’s Home and Services for Pregnant & Parenting Teens is a therapeutic residential program for young women and their children where lives are transformed. Home-site volunteers must be 21. On-site volunteers can be under 21. A background check is required.
Contact Name: Jolene Dobyns
Title: Client Services Director
Contact Name: Deputy Uriah Wood
By means of search, rescue, recovery and public education, save human life, prevent injuries to persons, aid in the preservation of public and private property.
Contact Name: Bobby Ecklund
Title: Program Activities Coordinator
Senior Centers provide seniors a way to get out, participate in social and educational activities, eat a hot balanced meal—and in doing so, improve their health and outlook on the world.
Contact Name: Bobby Sue Carothers
Title: Portfolio Manager
Phone: (406) 459-3759
A facility that houses the elderly and disabled that offers meals and lots of activities. It is overall a great place to be!
Contact Name: Nanette Whitman-Holmes
Title: Activities Director
Touchmark on Saddle Drive offers the city of Helena an exclusive resort-style retirement community, with a solid reputation for catering to the needs and aspirations of active, involved adults 55-plus. Touchmark recognizes that today's adults want to remain productive and engaged in life, to remain physically and mentally active. That's why we have a robust Life Enrichment/Wellness program offering a virtual buffet of resources, activities, and events.
Background check required for long term volunteers.
Contact Name: Elaine Elbert
Title: Enrichment Coordinator
Phone: (406)443-4222 ask for Elaine
Hunter's Pointe is a senior retirement community that hosts lively and active residents! If you choose to volunteer here there is a job for any and everyone! Some possible volunteer activities could include decorating the community, interviewing residents, running games like jeopardy, cross word puzzles, wii, and wheel of fortune. If you have a special talent or are interested in speaking on a current class your taking or on your future career path the residents love to learn, listen, and connect in this way as well. Whatever you choose to do training will be provided and your kindness and time will be much appreciated!
Special Requirements: none
Contact Name: Liann Meyer
Contact Name: Lexi Hampson
Title: Development Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator
Assists homeless veterans, or veterans at risk of homelessness, to improve their quality of life. Provides comprehensive support, which enables veterans to achieve greater self sufficiency and self-determination.
Contact Name: Kerry Richmond
Title: Program Support Assistant
Number: (406) 447-7407
Contact Name: Katie Waayenberg
Title: Outreach Coordinator
Number: (406) 442-6800
The Friendship Center is the only shelter in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater, Meagher, and Powell Counties that provides a safe haven and a broad range of support services at no charge for anyone who as suffered domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Contact Name: Susan Gliko
Title: Program Coordinator
A ministry offered through Catholic Social Services of Montana that works to counsel and aid anyone who is seeking post-abortion healing. This program also offers a Rachel’s vineyard retreat.
Contact Name: Kelly McBride
Title: Executive director
Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, the YWCA of Helena is committed to providing women with safe, affordable housing and assistance in accessing community resources. The YWCA also runs a placeer pantry that provides items such as laundry soap and toiletries for those who need them.