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

1. ZooMontana

Call Jenny at 652-8100

Volunteer groups of at least six adults are needed to help with the Festival of Lights on Dec. 22, 25, 26 or 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Children are welcome to help; however, at least six adults are necessary.

2. Yellowstone CASA

Call Ronda at 259-1233

Volunteers are needed to serve as court-appointed special advocates for children who are in the court system due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Duties include investigating, reporting and making recommendations.

3. Family Service Inc.

Call Paul at 259-2269

Individuals, groups, and companies are needed to “adopt” a family and shop for gifts and a Christmas meal.

For more information about other volunteer opportunities or to learn about how to have your volunteer opportunities listed in the column, call 252-3839, ext. 38, or go to