RSVP News & Notes

By: 
Sara Wald
RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer opportunities

 

The Central Montana Angus Association is in need of volunteers on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to help fill registration bags for their upcoming annual meeting. Snacks and good company will be provided. Please call the RSVP office for more information.

The America Reads program is gearing up for another great year of reading in our local elementary schools. Just a half-hour per week can make a big difference in a child’s life. If you are interested in being a reading friend to a local elementary student, please call the RSVP office today.

The Green Share Project is looking for volunteers to help with the fall harvest at the community garden. No gardening experience necessary. This is a great opportunity to learn about gardening from some local masters. 

The Art Center is seeking volunteers, especially on Saturdays. Other organizations in need of volunteers are the library and the Community Cupboard.

The Council on Aging is seeking additional hosts, dining room help, and dishwashers for their daily Grubstakes meal. This is a crucial service provided in Central Montana, and a meaningful volunteer opportunity. The Council on Aging is also in need of volunteer office help during the busy lunch hour.

The Red Cross is recruiting a Fergus County Disaster Action Team to respond to local emergencies such as house fires, wildfires and floods. Volunteers would serve on an on-call basis to support local agencies and authorities in the relief effort. Services provided may include arranging for emergency food, housing, clothing and transportation, as well as referrals to other resources. Training and support is provided by Red Cross of Montana.

ROWL (Recycle Our Waste Lewistown) is seeking volunteers to help sort and bale plastics. Even an hour or two a week would make a big difference.

The Treasure Depot is recruiting volunteers for Saturdays to work the register. This opportunity might appeal to someone interested in a weekend volunteer experience. The Treasure Depot supports the works of the Council on Aging.

Valle Vista Healthcare Community is in need of volunteers interested in enriching the lives of nursing home residents. Perhaps you have a special skill to share, such as crafting, playing cards, or performing music. Or maybe you have an extra hour per week to talk or read to a resident who doesn’t receive many visitors. There are many opportunities available. Please contact RSVP for more information.

The Office of Veteran’s Affairs and the Central Montana Fairgrounds are both in need of volunteers to provide clerical support on an as-needed basis.

For more information or to turn in your hours, please contact Sara Wald, Volunteer Coordinator, at 535-0077, or stop by our office at 404 West Broadway, Wells Fargo Bank Building (upstairs), Lewistown.

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