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St. Francis students volunteer to spruce up the Center for Children and Families Thursday

St. Francis students volunteer to spruce up the Center for Children and Families Thursday

A group of seventh- and eighth-graders from St. Francis Upper on Thursday got a taste for something their teachers hope will become a part of their lives forever — volunteering.

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Family Service thanks volunteers, receives donation of $6,583

Family Service thanks volunteers, receives donation of $6,583

A breakfast of eggs, ham, fruit, scones and cinnamon buns was served to a host of volunteers past and present at the Family Service, Inc., on Wednesday during its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.

April 09, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Observe MLK holiday with community service

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday will be a regular work day for most Montanans. Banks and government offices will close, and Billings Public School students will have a day off. For the rest of us, the holiday will be a regular Monday, like Presidents Day will be next month.

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HRDC looking for tax volunteers

HRDC looking for tax volunteers

United Way of Yellowstone County and the HRDC Community Action Agency are ushering out their volunteer Santas and calling for volunteer tax preparation helpers.

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Day of Caring: Making a difference with 'volunteer power'

Day of Caring: Making a difference with 'volunteer power'

Marcella Honas, 79, was on the verge of tears.

September 12, 2013 5:26 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Volunteer to help abused, neglected Montana kids

One of my favorite fall sounds comes from the school playground a block from my house. If I am lucky enough to be home during recess, I hear the laughter of dozens of children — unfiltered joy filling the autumn breeze. This inspiring sound is heard in neighborhoods across Montana as another…

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Challenging youths through volunteer service

Negative stereotypes about young people are all too common. Adults tend to criticize young people’s lifestyles, attitudes and outlook. But most young people are productive members of society who outperform adults when it comes to volunteering. Fifty-five percent of young people participate i…

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Cancer fundraising group welcomes new members just before annual style show

Cancer fundraising group welcomes new members just before annual style show

Each of the four new members of PEAKS has a slightly different reason for signing on.

April 09, 2013 11:35 pm Photos

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40 Under 40: Amanda Lechner

40 Under 40: Amanda Lechner

Without the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, the Yellowstone Art Museum probably wouldn’t be able to put on Summerfair, the Yellowstone Art Auction and other signature events, says Amanda Lechner, the museum’s special events and volunteer coordinator.

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VA Montana Health Care System honors volunteers

VA Montana Health Care System honors volunteers

Rick Braley, a Vietnam veteran, has donated more than 1,500 hours and logged in excess of 10,000 miles chauffeuring Montana veterans to their medical appointments.

May 08, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Pick up: Help keep America beautiful

Snow is long gone, but signs of winter persist all over Yellowstone County: paper, plastic and other litter that wind and careless people have deposited along roads and fences, in parks, in cities and rural neighborhoods.

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Gazette opinion: Volunteer now to give City Council advice

The city of Billings is looking for 15 volunteers to help the City Council make decisions on issues as diverse as playing golf and enforcing building code.

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Volunteers needed for Gardiner trail work

Volunteers are needed to help with the Sunlight Trail Facelift on Saturday as part of a National Public Lands Day project. 

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Volunteers sought for public lands day project in Yellowstone

The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Sept. 24, National Public Lands Day. In conjunction with the 18th annual event, Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers for one work project.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park taking applications for second elk reduction program

Theodore Roosevelt National Park taking applications for second elk reduction program

The elk herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park was reduced last winter by 406 animals, all cows, during a unique 12-week volunteer program.

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Wyoming prison volunteers offer hope, help and healing

TORRINGTON — In a fairly secluded location away from town, the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution has hundreds of employees trying to help inmates day after day.

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Fort Belknap woman honored as longest-serving member of St. Vincent Foster Grandparent Program

Fort Belknap woman honored as longest-serving member of St. Vincent Foster Grandparent Program

To a curious group of 3-year-old Head Start children on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, the 89-year-old who teaches them how to write their names is known simply as Grandma Tootsie.

April 08, 2011 11:41 am Photos

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Volunteers

The Billings Gazette is committed to promoting volunteerism as a way to build a caring community for all citizens. This listing includes opportunities registered with the United Way Volunteer Center.

February 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
MLK Day

MLK Day

Billings residents braved the bitter cold on Monday to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. bell ringing ceremony at MSU Billings.

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Andee Baker

Andee Baker

Andee Baker 10, of Park City read her speech on Monday at the bell-ringing ceremony on the campus of Montana State University Billings. The ceremony honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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