Following are fulltime (VISTA position) and part time (AmeriCorps Team Member position), summer service positions available for Summer 2017, listed alphabetically by city. VISTA opportunities are 10 week positions beginning either May 22, 2017 or June 1, 2017. AmeriCorps opportunities list the number of hours that must be completed by August 31, 2017.
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Bigfork ACE’s — serve youth through one-on-one activities, small group activities, and collaborating with staff for ACE’s summer camp adventures. Collaborate with MTCC AmeriCorps Leader to promote activities that serve their target population of first-generation, low-income students. AmeriCorps Team Member positions are work study eligible—300 hours by August 31, 2017. Apply here!
Moss Mansion Museum - This summer serve as a VISTA Summer Associate at the Moss Mansion Museum. Summer Associates will collaborate with key stakeholders to create and/or manage all summer youth programming at the MMM. Summer Associates will implement a Summer Reading Program with Billings Public Library; create and conduct educational group tours for the Billings Parks and Recreation summer camps’ school children; assist with the MMM’s annual summer camp that teaches history and empowers kids ages 8-12; mentor a teen from HRDC Community Action’s Summer Youth & Training Program; create new interactive exhibits and activities for children of all ages; and help run the teen summer intern program. The goal of the project is to implement fun and educational summer learning activities for 200 low income youth attending camps and tours at the Moss Mansion Historic House Museum. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming (GSMW) Billings– This summer serve with their Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program, which brings Girl Scouting to girls who might not be able to participate in more traditional ways. Summer Associates will expand programming in two ways: by helping plan and implement a variety of day programs in their region and by helping recruit adult volunteers to work with girls. This program is designed to help girls reach their leadership potential and enable every girl to become a leader in the way she sees fit. The GSMW believes that Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
YMCA Billings - Serve this summer with Billings Family YMCA as the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program Assistant! Help mitigate summer learning loss through summer learning activities. Assist in the social and emotional growth of 1st-5th graders by working with teachers to create enriching activities and by leading field trips. The Billings Family YMCA makes sure that everyone, regardless of age, background or income has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. They believe that personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our children, health, and neighbors. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Gallatin Valley YMCA STEM Camp - This summer serve as a Summer Camp STEM Enhancement Associate with the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Help integrate STEM into YMCA summer camps to encourage K-8 students to participate and gain interest in STEM related activities to help them be more successful in school, college and in their future careers. The Gallatin Valley YMCA is a cause-driven inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve the community’s health and well-being, and by giving back to support neighbors. VISTA position, June 1 - August 9, 2017 Apply here!
Gallatin Valley YMCA Literacy Camp - Serve with the Gallatin Valley YMCA as the Summer Camp Literacy Enhancement Associate this summer. The main goal of this literacy project is to help children read at the proper level by 3rd grade. Help create and implement daily lessons for K-3 students. The Gallatin Valley YMCA as a cause-driven inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together be a shared commitment to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve the community’s health and well-being, and by giving back to support neighbors. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming (GSMW) Bozeman – This summer serve with their Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program, which brings Girl Scouting to girls who might not be able to participate in more traditional ways. Summer Associates will expand programming in two ways: by helping plan and implement a variety of day programs in their region and by helping recruit adult volunteers to work with girls. This program is designed to help girls reach their leadership potential and enable every girl to become a leader in the way she sees fit. The GSMW believes that Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Apply here! VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) IX – Serve with the Gallatin Valley HRDC and help run the Summer Lunch Program. You will help provide meals to youth 18 and under while school is out, as well as provide educational and physical activities to summer participants. The mission of HRDC’s Emergency food and Nutrition Initiatives is to improve food security throughout the Gallatin Valley; in 2015 the HRDC served 250-400 children per day! VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
MT Tech—Serve this summer by providing low-income and first-generation students with the skills and motivation to complete high school, go to college or pursue other postsecondary school, and graduate from college or postsecondary school. AmeriCorps Summer Members will help deliver non-cognitive skill development and academic enrichment activities in a near-peer relationship with summer academy participants, increasing the students’ sense of self-efficacy and academic performance, ultimately resulting in improved college going rates for this cohort. Near-peer mentors are expected to contribute to the development of motivation in students by demonstrating an interest in them as individuals, encouraging them to work toward their potential, informing them of educational opportunities, and by serving as an example of a successful student. AmeriCorps summer members will also help recent high school graduates prepare for their college entrance through summer social media mentoring. Click here if you are interested in this position!
Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming (GSMW) Great Falls – This summer serve with their Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program, which brings Girl Scouting to girls who might not be able to participate in more traditional ways. Summer Associates will expand programming in two ways: by helping plan and implement a variety of day programs in their region and by helping recruit adult volunteers to work with girls. This program is designed to help girls reach their leadership potential and enable every girl to become a leader in the way she sees fit. The GSMW believes that Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Sunburst Unlimited, Inc. Gardens from Garbage – Serve with Sunburst Unlimited Inc. Gardens from Garbage Program this summer to assist with the supervision of youth in growing their own food to be delivered to “kid kitchens;” glean and deliver fresh produce from 2 local grocers to these kitchens and student food pantries; and help train “kid kitchen” cooks and kids to prepare fresh snacks and entrees while focusing on developing high nutrition recipes. Gardens from Garbage grew out of a recognized need for local food sustainability – for the vitality of our environment and our communities. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Sunburst Unlimited, Inc. Youth Veggie Market - The Summer Associate will teach underserved youth how to grow and care for a vegetable garden, composting, and vermiculture. The Summer Associate will teach youth how to prepare and serve a nutritious picnic lunch while modeling healthy social skills, food handling and recycling; serve with the Boys & Girls Club in the Veggie Market Program, teaching youth basic marketing skills; and help the Garden Manager with all of the Garden projects in the Westside Orchard Garden: growing food, weeding, landscaping, making bokashi. The Youth Veggie Market project grew out of a recognized need for local food sustainability – for the vitality of our environment and our communities. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
MAPS Media Institute - Serve this summer with MAPS! MAPS offers award-winning programs to empower young people through hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). Through courses in Film, Design, Music, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, MAPS students learn self-confidence, leadership and empathy for others, creating a strong foundation for the success of all their future endeavors. 2017 Summer Associates will assist in the MAPS Works production crew (camera, audio, editing, etc), assist with community outreach (representing at farmer’s market, seasonal events, etc.), assist in the MAPS summer program, assist with two MAPS-GEAR UP weeklong filmmaking workshops on both the Flathead and Blackfeet Reservations, and will create a collaborative media piece about the MAPS Works program. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Hardin School District Summer Food Service - Serve this summer as a member of the Hardin School District Food Service. You will design and facilitate fun, age appropriate summer learning activities for students in grades K-12 at four summer foods sites. Summer Associates will work in cooperation with the School Nutrition Director, Assistant Director, FoodCorps member, and various other educators to select and administer community oriented programs and help to expand the outreach of the summer food program to rural residents. The Hardin School District believes education alleviates poverty and as such strives to academically engage students whenever possible. The goal of the summer program is to attract more students to summer food service sites to engage them in summer learning loss prevention programs. VISTA position May 22 - July 30, 2017. Apply here!
The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line - Serve this summer with the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-line! As a Summer Associate you will help prepare, serve, and administer the Summer School Lunch program as well as provide nutrition and cooking classes. The goal of the program is to decrease childhood hunger in Havre and provide the knowledge and skills to create healthy meals. The Summer Associate will also help promote the program throughout the community. VISTA position May 22 - July 30, 2017. Apply here!
ExplorationWorks - Serve this summer at ExporationWorks and inspire disadvantaged youth with a love of science! The goal of this programming is for participants to aspire to STEM careers, increasing their likelihood of moving out of poverty. As a VISTA Summer Associate you will provide hands-on STEM programming for K-12 children in Helena and East Helena; increase the visibility of ExplorationWorks through partnering with and attending community events to deliver hands-on STEM learning; actively promote the student and community volunteer opportunities; and promote the Family Access Membership program which will increase access to the museum for underserved families. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
PEERS, Unlimited - Serve this summer at Partners Ensuring Equal Rights and Supports (PEERS) which provides services for disabled individuals. The focus of the summer program will be on assisting students with special needs to plan and navigate services available in both PEERS programming and also the vocational services offered through Helena Industries, to prepare these individuals for the transition from high school to adult services. The goal for the Summer Member is to assist in developing standardized processes for connecting and tracking individuals as they proceed through this stage of their lives. The ultimate goal is to make it easier for individuals and their families to navigate the system by which services (housing, transportation, personal support, etc.) are accessed. VISTA position May 22 - July 30, 2017. Apply here!
YMCA Helena – This summer serve with the Helena Family YMCA in the Summer Literacy Academy. Help provide access to academic and enrichment activities for Helena’s literacy challenged and economically disadvantaged youth. Some of the main activities within the project include: assisting certified teachers in the implementation and facilitation of reading and enrichment curriculum and activities and helping to ensure a safe and healthy environment. The Helena Family YMCA is dedicated to enriching the spirit, mind, and body of persons of all ages and economic levels. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Kalispell Public Schools Summer Food Program - Serve with Kalispell Public Schools and provide healthy, nutritious meals to the 42.6% of children needing healthy meals during non-school summer months. As a Summer Associate you will help cook and serve healthy meals and help will clean-up and run a record-keeping database. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
North West Montana Veterans Stand Down - Serve this summer assisting veterans to access the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) they need. As a Summer Associate you will create a database of equipment and implement an interactive inventory system to check-in and check-out equipment, plus provide inventory control and staff training on how to use the inventory program. The goal of the NW MT Veterans Stand Down Durable Medical Loan Program is to enhance services to veterans and their families and to ensure easy access to medical equipment. VISTA position, May 22-July 30 AND June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Parks and Recreation – This summer serve with Missoula Parks and Recreation for their REACH MORE Program. You will help run a summer camp for youth of all abilities and help develop, facilitate, and evaluate outdoor adaptive and volunteer programs. The goal of the REACH MORE Program is: through recreation and leisure opportunities participants will gain a greater sense of self-worth, resiliency and advocacy thus further developing their job and education skills. VISTA positions May 22 - July 30 AND June 1 - August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula - This summer serve with the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (HMFM) with the Community Education and Outreach Program. Help decrease summer learning loss among economically disadvantaged youth in the Missoula community by creating new, fun and exciting free drop-in learning activities at the museum. Some of your activities will include giving tours at the museum, creating a weekly kids/family activity, and helping to run the HMFM summer camp. The mission of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is to keep Missoula County’s history alive for the education and enjoyment of the public. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Missoula Community Access TV (MCAT) – Serve with MCAT Summer Media for Youth Program this summer! Help lead summer camps in media production and media literacy for Missoula area middle school students. MCAT provides residents and organizations with the equipment, training, and channel time to produce TV programs based on their interests and concerns. These programs reflect Missoula’s cultural, political and intellectual diversity, and help foster a community dialogue about people/issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) – This summer make an impact in the Missoula community by serving with CFAC’s Double SNAP Dollars Community Relations Program. Help generate greater awareness of the program through a comprehensive outreach plan that engages Double SNAP Dollars (DSD) stakeholders, including low-income consumers, local growers, and local businesses in the development, execution, and outcomes of the program. Some of your primary objectives will be to conduct a variety of outreach activities, plan and execute one DSD centered event, table at the Farmer’s Market and keep the CFAC Facebook/blog up-to-date. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
YWCA GUTS! - Do you love working with youth in the outdoors? Serve at YWCA Missoula with the GUTS! Summer Outdoor Adventures Program! You will help develop STEM-related educational activities and outdoor leadership curriculum, and lead summer trips for youth ages 9-18. The mission of GUTS! is to support young women in discovering their strengths, developing leadership skills, and using their voices to activate positive community change through mentoring, small group discussion, outdoor challenges, and community action projects. VISTA positions available May 22 - July 30 AND June 1 - August 9, 2017. Apply here!
spectrUM Discovery Area- Engage preschool-8th grade youth in hands-on science activities at spectrUM Discovery Area and through spectrUM’s clubs, camps, and outreach programs. Provide high-quality science education through the use of interactive exhibits, activities, and demonstrations. The spectrUM Science Educator will serve as a role model to the High School Explainers while they grow their science and education capabilities and provide opportunities for youth attending spectrUM programs to meet with and interact with role models from the university and community to encourage college going. UM—Work Study Eligible AmeriCorps Team Member position—300 hours by August 31, 2017. Apply here!
Flagship Program - Serve this summer with Missoula’s Flagship Program! Summer Associates will work directly with the Flagship Youth Development Coordinators at Hawthorne and Franklin Elementary Schools and CS Porter (CSP) Middle School to implement academic enrichment programs through field trips and project based learning.The Summer Associates will manage the logistics for the summer program, communicate with community partners on field trips/presentations, and get trained on MBI strategies for working with youth. Summer Associates will also be doing direct service in the Summer Camp using MBI and positive youth mentoring strategies. The five week long summer camp offers a different theme with different students attending each week. VISTA position June 1 - August 9, 2017. Apply here!
University of Montana Campus Recreation Summer Camps - Mentor youth and lead them in activities developed to leave meaningful and lasting impacts while creating an environment where students are set up to be successful. Members will help develop a training module to expand campers knowledge in ways that encourage them to aspire to become college students one day. Allow for camp counselors to use their extensive knowledge of the college campus to give campers insight they may not receive in their lives. Members will engage youth in campus tours to introduce them to a new learning environment and engage them in story telling opportunities about pleasant experiences at the university highlighting college access. UM Work Study Eligible AmeriCorps Team Member —300 hours by Aug 31, 2017. Apply here!
Missoula Food Bank – Serve with Missoula Food Bank this summer and help run their Kids Table Summertime Program! This public feeding program will help make nutritional food available to all kids in Missoula during the summer months. Your primary goals will be to help organize and train volunteers, coordinate food preparation and delivery, conduct neighborhood outreach, and create a stigma-free/fun environment at the meal sites. Missoula Food Bank’s mission is to lead the movement to end hunger in the Missoula community through activism, volunteerism and healthy food for all. VISTA positions May 22 - July 31 AND June 1 - August 9, 2017. Apply here!
U of M TRIO - Upward Bound – This summer serve with the TRIO-Upward Bound to help provide the requisite skills and motivation to low-income, first generation, and minority students to ensure success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound is one of seven types of TRIO programs federally funded by the Department of Education to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. During the summer, this program runs a six-week residential camp that provides students with core instruction in math, English and science while simulating college dorm life. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Zootown Arts Summer Camps—Support and expand arts education activities for Missoula youth while providing a safe space to learn, build confidence, and develop positive relationships. Studies show that youth who have access to regular arts education opportunities develop skills and brain power to perform better academically across the board and are more likely to succeed in school. Assist with summer camps in art and music education for Missoula youth, and develop and implement free art projects to bring to events in Missoula and engage Missoula youth in positive, formative, creative activities. Expose youth to the ZACC gallery and discuss the artwork as well as introduce youth to professional artists. The team member will also help youth explore career options in the arts, and be a positive mentor for youth in our programs. ZACC’s art camps are designed to include a mentorship component. Along with doing art, the member will take opportunities to build relationships with students and model healthy lifestyles and help build confidence in youth to pursue the arts as a career. Art and music education helps expand youth’s ability to think creatively thus having more success in all areas of school. Arts education also builds the self-confidence it takes to not be afraid to fail. UM Work Study Eligible AmeriCorps Team Member position—300 hours by August 31, 2017. Apply here!
Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound – Serve with SKC as an Upward Bound Team Leader this summer. The main goal of this project is to increase academic skill, motivation, and readiness for postsecondary education. This summer staff, students, and participants will integrate an educational model referred to as “growth mindset” which focuses on multiple intelligences, individual interest and effort, and a belief that intelligence, and therefore learning, is an ongoing process of exploring and realizing talent, creativity, and potential. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Boys and Girls Club of Flathead Reservation and Lake County - Serve this summer at the Boys & Girls Club! Summer associates will provide leadership and mentorship in key program areas that enhance learning experiences, create opportunities for future career exploration, and engage kids in community activities. Summer Associates will assist with Brain Gain Summer Learning Loss Prevention, lead field trip programs in photography, the arts and to local museums, provide programming for drug, alcohol and risky behavior prevention, and promote positive self-image and habits creation. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
Boys and Girls Club of Richland County - Serve this summer with the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County. Summer camp programming includes Arts Camp, STEM Camp, Physical Activity Camp, and Life-Long Skills camp. Community lunches are provided each day, as well as breakfast and two snacks. The goal of the project is to provide a safe place for elementary students to maintain and increase academic performance by providing free meals and engaging activities during the summer months. VISTA Summer Associates will: plan and lead learning, creative, or physical activities; canvass neighborhoods, especially those with a high number of low-income families, to distribute information about the summer meal program; approach local businesses to present the idea of “Adopt-A-Week,” where the employees provide kids the opportunity to try a variety of foods/recipes via fun and engaging taste tests and help the program implement Farm to Summer by incorporating locally sourced ingredients in meals and snacks. VISTA position, June 1 – August 9, 2017. Apply here!
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