Contact Name: Rosemary Miller
Title: Executive Director
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: Jean Faye
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: Mike Buchanan
Title: Program Director
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 and is covered by the organization.
Contact Name: Jeff Patten
Title: District Chairman
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 and covered by the organization.
Contact Name: Sheila Mevis
Title: Assistant Director
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: Director of Programs and Exhibits
Phone: (ex 2
ExplorationWorks is a museum of science and culture that invites all people to active experiences that inspire inquiry, increase understanding and stimulate the desire for lifelong learning.
Contact Name: Kande Yeager
Phone Number: 1-800-736-5243
Mission Statement: Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Every person that volunteers with Girl Scouts will need to become a registered adult. The cost to do so is $15.00 and will cover the registered adult until September 31.
Goal with Carroll: To get Girl Scouts into the schools and are have a club time, or a lunch program. We need volunteers to run these condensed troops.
Contact Name: Hannah Danzer
Title: Program Manager
A licensed child are 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 is required and covered by the organization. An immunization record as well as current tetanus and MMR vaccinations are also required.
Contact Name: Renee Boundy
Title: Program Coordinator
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 and covered by the organization.
Contact Name: Jennifer Lehman
Title: Director of Outreach and Resource Development
Provides programs and develops partnerships to help youth, individuals, and families achieve economic independence.
Contact Name: Paul Kindt
(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: Patrick Flaherty
Title: Local Employment Coordinator
Number: (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 and is covered by the organization.
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.
Contact: Peggy Benkelman
The Lewis & Clark Literacy Council (L&CLC) helps adults and their families acquire the reading, writing, English language, workforce and life skills so that they may have an improved quality of life.
Contact: Lizzie Carlson-Thompson
Title: Volenteer Cordinator
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: Erin Harris
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
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
Provides services, resources and opportunities for job training, employment and enterprise development; promote the economic well-being of individuals, families and businesses.
Contact Name: Tom Pearson
"Our mission is to preserve, maintain, and enhance in perpetuity the historic integrity and sanctity of Benton Avenue Cemetery, to provide for the respect and dignity of Lewis and Clark County's early pioneers, descendants and friends. The Association meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 pm, usually at the library, and we welcome all to join our group. We have repaired many damaged and vandalized grave markers, and this work continues. We maintain the grounds in keeping with a pioneer cemetery. We have installed a drip system, and have planted trees along the original wagon road. We have established an endowment which, when fully funded, will assure a permanent source of income for the cemetery. To raise funds, we have held "Tales from Underground," a series of skits featuring re-enactments of some of the cemetery's inhabitants." (taken from their description on volunteerhelena.org)
Contact Name: Tim Dwyer
Title: Regional Supervisor
Montana Conservation Core is a youth driven conservation organization that engages young people in coservation efforts and the environment.
Contact Name: Laura Parr
Title: Business Manager
The mission of the Montana Wilderness Association is to work with communities to protect Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.
Contact Name: Robert Rasmussen
Title: Trails Coordinator
Number: (406) 442-0490
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: Abbie Chermack
Title: Executive Director
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
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
“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. Background check fee is covered by organization.
Contact Name: Lynne Grant
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
If not already certified, must take Hospice Spring training course: 20 hours.
Contact Name: Peggy Stebbins
Must be 18 , background check is required and background fee is covered by organization. Volunteers must commit to one year of volunteering, along with a required 5 hour orientation.
Contact Name: Jodi Daly
Partners with people and communities to produce exceptional mental health and substance abuse services.
Contact Name: Lieutenant Rob and Captain Tiffany Lawler
Title: Lieutenant and Captain
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
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
Good Samaritan Ministries, motivated by Catholic social teaching, works in our community to advance family life, human dignity and the common good. We provide services to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths, especially those most in need.
Contact Name: Erin Lavender
Title: Lewis Street Pantry Manager
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: Emily Roehm
Title: Client Services Coordinator
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 or Darbi Brady
Title: Patient Services Director, Volunteer Coordinator
Number: ( or ( x101
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Options exists to be a resource for women and men with pregnancy related needs.
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: Colleen Phillips
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
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. Drug testing, tb shot and HIPPA training is also required and covered by the organization.
Contact Name: Elaine Elbert
Title: Enrichment Coordinator
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
Boosts the morale of deployed and wounded troops through letters and care packages, and support for their families back home in the community.
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
Contact Name: Jaime Terry
Title: Outreach Coordinator
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: Kala Frangz
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
The YWCA of Helena is a non-profit organization providing transitional housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children. The YWCA of Helena has been a resource for the greater community since it was established in 1911. The YWCA also runs a placeer pantry that provides items such as laundry soap and toiletries for those who need them.