To celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps, a national service program, about 50 men and women spent Friday morning in Billings doing what they’re passionate about — volunteering to improve the community.
AmeriCorps members and volunteers clear brush and Russian olive trees during a service day on Friday.
AmeriCorps members and volunteers gather for work orders on the 20th anniversary of the organization on Friday. Members worked along Alkali Creek removing brush and Russian olive trees.
The best way to find yourself, Mahatma Gandhi said, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Dirt is leveled for a community garden on the far east side of Amend Park along South Billings Boulevard on Friday.
AmeriCorps workers Elizabeth Schlobohm and Liz Prather talk Friday about the community garden planned for the northeast side of Amend Park.
Montana State Parks' AmeriCorps program is recruiting members for 2014 spring/summer positions.
Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps program is recruiting new members for the 2014 season.
AmeriCorps volunteer Madeline Wenberg helps kids participating in the Junior Ranger Day at Lake Elmo spot osprey as she leads a group around the lake Saturday morning. The event, put on by Fish Wildlife and Parks, included the nature walk, information about plants and animals and an art project.
From left, Wyoming Conservation Corps members Anna Kramer, Andrew Mittelstadt, Lee Rogers and Phineas Peake rebuild a stone retaining wall on Casper Mountain. An eight-person WCC crew is spending 10 days making improvements and repairs to the Bridle Trail.
For a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon, the Whitetail Run Community Garden was humming with about 30 white-T-shirted young adults who pulled weeds, shoveled compost and cleaned out a shed.
Katerina Mendoza wore a slightly dented visor that she plucked from a pile of clothing she was sorting at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store on Wednesday.
Montana Conservation Corps' Ben Pendleton and Erin Murray sort clothes at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store at 2624 Montana Ave in Billings Wednesday. MCC crew leaders volunteered their time to mark AmeriCorps Week.
Montana Conservation Corps' Erin Murray and Alisa Fersch, left to right, sort clothes at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store in Billings Wednesday. MCC crew leaders volunteered to mark AmeriCorps Week.
AmeriCorps Montana Conservation Corps Director of Development Theresa Bushman talks about the organizations Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul in Billings.
Montana Conservation Corps' Katerina Mendoza and Molly Harrison (left to right) sort clothes at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store in Billings Wednesday. They volunteered to mark this week as AmeriCorps week.
A half-dozen preteen boys sat around the table in a small room at the Billings Salvation Army building, barely able to keep their adolescent energy bottled up amidst outbursts of chatter.
Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps program is recruiting new members for the 2013 season.
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