In addition to the regular volunteer projects listed here, the OCE also facilitates many other service opportunities in our office. Call 243-5531 for more information.
The UM Tutoring Project is a program that places UM students in local schools to tutor students in reading and math.
Looking for an affordable way to travel, volunteer, and make new friends over Winter or Spring Break? Travel with a group of UM students to an exciting service site and spend one week immersed in service focused on a variety of social issues.
The annual Can the Cats canned food drive is a competition against MSU Bozeman and is coordinated on campus through Greek Life and the OCE. This food drive comes at a key time of the year, during football season and before the holiday season. Can the Cats is a fun and friendly competition that involves football fans and community members alike and directly benefits Missoula Food Bank.
Do you want to get involved with your community and have an opportunity to network and socialize with a great group of motivated and dedicated students? Join our Service Saturday group and see how you can make a difference, meet people, and connect with your community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list!
Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of service in the United States, as nearly 2 million Americans participate in this yearly event. Projects sponsored by the Office for Civic Engagement have included: working at a local homeless shelter, running a Halloween costume drive, and working in community gardens and nature areas.
Each year, the OCE works with the Salvation Army and the Valor House to match families and veterans with different University departments or groups. Adopters receive information about their family or veteran and give clothing, toys, and other items.
The MLK project was designed to increase awareness about tolerance and diversity issues. Volunteers visit community agencies in the Missoula area and spend time throughout the day assisting staff with various projects at the site. After volunteering, participants attend a workshop on diversity awareness and non-violent conflict resolution in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The OCE generates interest and works to recruit new volunteers for all office programs during the National Week of Service and also works to promote civic engagement on the UM campus through a variety of service projects.
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is held each spring with the purpose of mobilizing youth to perform volunteer work in the surrounding community.