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Western Montana Volunteer Center

The University of Montana

The Western Montana Volunter Center has merged with the new VolunteerMissoula.org volunteer hub! 

The Western Montana Volunteer Center has merged its efforts with a new grassroots program called Volunteer Missoula. As a result, we encourage you to continue posting volunteer opportunities with your organization through www.volunteermissoula.org. We hope that Volunteer Missoula will act as a complete, online resource for volunteers, nonprofits and businesses to find ways to work together to build a better Missoula. Please visit our new site to learn more and start recruiting just enough, of the right kind of volunteers for your organization and/or program. 

Annual Agency Membership Fee: Volunteer Missoula is a grassroots program founded and operated by local Missoula professionals. In an effort to provide continued support to local nonprofits and volunteers in Missoula, we are asking that each organization contribute $25.00 annually to help support the operation of our website and provide training opportunities in the future. The website will guide you payment of your annual membership fee. 

History: In late 2012, a group of local nonprofits, businesses, and government organizations began collaborating to help promote volunteerism as a viable solution to closing gaps in services in our community.  Out of this alliance, and with a fiscal sponsorship from United Way, Volunteer Missoula was born. 

With over 600 nonprofit and charitable organizations, Missoula is an exceptionally giving community.  Every day these organizations need support from volunteers, as well as the public and private sectors to meet the growing needs of the community.  Missoula’s economic and social climate continues to shift, creating the need to centralize volunteer resources for private, public and nonprofit purposes. New collaborative partnerships are essential to maximize efforts and provide efficient delivery of services. Communication between all groups is key to closing the gap between volunteers and volunteer management professionals, and the success of Volunteer Missoula.

Mission:

Volunteer Missoula seeks to:

  •  Connect volunteers to service      opportunities, and connect nonprofits to volunteer recruitment tools;
  • Foster greater collaboration between nonprofit organizations      in Missoula;
  • Provide and coordinate training and consulting services, build      networking tools and business partnerships;
  • Connect local businesses to corporate volunteer      opportunities, training and consulting services, notice of board      vacancies, and increased recognition for their contributions to the public      sector;
  • Provide new infrastructure for inventive, hybrid partnerships      with emerging businesses and nonprofits to address service gaps, promote      economic development and greater community involvement.

People: Volunteer Missoula is made possible through the leadership and dedication of local Missoulians who believe in the ability of volunteers to make meaningful change in our community. 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us via email at volunteermissoula@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support and we hope you find our new site a viable resource for your volunteer recruitment needs.