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Volunteer Opportunities

AVP offers you a wide variety of volunteer experiences to choose from. In addition to the volunteer support that is utilized to operate programs managed by the Alliance, we have a number of community partners that operate as nonprofit agencies and public entities in Yellowstone County. You will be asked if you have volunteered in the past, what your interests are, if you have a skill or hobby you would like to share with others, and how often you would like to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer but need more flexibility, AVP offers one-time volunteer opportunities that vary from large events, group service days and small projects. Sign up for the SWAT Team, check the AVP section in the Senior News or drop into the office to see what’s coming up.   These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities we offer through AVP.   You may also refer to Page 10  in the Senior News for a snapshot of our most immediate needs.

 

 

Alliance Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Meals on Wheels Do you have time to deliver a nutritious meal, a smile and a few words of kindness to a home bound senior? Volunteers deliver meals 5 days a week on identified routes in Billings, Laurel, and Worden. Volunteers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed for their delivery mileage.

 

Senior Dinner Program Volunteers help prepare community space for noon meals by setting out silverware, glassware and water pitchers, and restocking napkins, cream, sugar, salt, and pepper. They also help set up celebration events. Some volunteers provide entertainment, while others help frail and elderly individuals get their meal.

 

Pantry Pals Grocery Delivery Service Volunteer “Pantry Pals” shop for qualified senior citizens to assure nutritional support and provide companionship.  Pals shop one time each week, are matched geographically with the client and receive mileage reimbursement.

 

RIDES Program RIDES volunteers provide rides to seniors without alternative transportation in the Billings area. Rides are non-medical and non-emergency related and include locations such as the grocery store, pharmacy, beauty or barber shop. Volunteers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed for their mileage.

 

Senior Medicare Patrol SMP helps seniors avoid unintended errors and detect deliberate abuses in Medicare. Volunteer opportunities include manning a health fair table, speaking to a group, showing a video or sitting down with someone to explain their Medicare statement.

 

Bookkeeping Assistance Program Volunteers help seniors balance their checkbooks and assist with simple bill paying and payment reconciliation.  

 

Committee Work Volunteers develop special fundraising and celebration events by contributing to the development of timelines, themes, menus, entertainment, marketing campaigns, and donation and sponsorship strategies.

 

Project Development Volunteers assist with the discovery and development process surrounding the introduction of new volunteer-led programming. Contributions may include creating, coordinating and participating in community assessments and feasibility studies.

 

Community Volunteer Opportunities

 

Alberta Bair Theater – Theater Usher and Concessions Volunteers welcome visitors to the theater, take tickets, and provide directions to the coat check, concessions, restrooms and seating within the performance hall. Concession volunteers work behind the concession counter filling customer requests for beverages and snacks before performances and during intermission. Volunteers may also cashier.

 

Billings Chamber of Commerce – Visitor Information Center Welcome tourists visiting Montana from around the world! Share your recommendations from your favorite vacation spots and assist tourists with selections of maps and brochures. Volunteers also assemble tourism packets.

 

Billings Police Department, Crime Prevention Center – Data Entry Clerk Follow up with citizens who have experienced a recent misdemeanor crime which includes vandalism or thefts that have occurred and do not require an immediate response from an officer.  Take written Initial Offenses reports over the phone and use typing/word processing skills to enter information into a database.

 

Western Heritage Center – Front Desk Reception and Docent Reception volunteers welcome visitors, accept admission fees and provide directions. They also oversee and guide visitors who are touring the Ralston Cabin.  Volunteer docents are trained to serve as educators who increase the public’s understanding of local western history.  Docents provide information to individuals, student groups, and touring groups.

 

Big Sky Senior Services – “Friend” Volunteer Become a friend to a homebound individual or provide respite to a spouse, adult child or sibling who is caring for a family member. Companionship may include a weekly phone call and/or friendly visit over a cup of coffee, a game of cards, or discussion about a favorite book, a historical event or a family celebration. Volunteers are matched with individuals who have similar interests and hobbies. Male friends are especially needed.

 

AllianceVPlogo Seniors with Available Time (SWAT) Call AVP at 245-6177 to learn more!

 

 

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