Various volunteer and service opportunities are available throughout the year and are organized and implemented by a number of clubs, organizations, and departments on camps. RMC's Community Service Coordinator, Jill Washburn, is the point of contact for students seeking volunteer opportunities or for organizations wanting to tap into the talents and skills of RMC students. The Office of Community Involvement is located in the Bair Family Student Center within the Rocktivities Lounge and can be contacted at email@example.com.
The Rocky Mountain College community involvement program is proud to encourage student participation in the following service opportunities:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for the HUB
Every Monday, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to help make sandwiches for the HUB. Our weekly goal is 150 sandwiches with a semester goal of 1,000 sandwiches donated to those in need. Look for the sandwich-making tables during the lunch hour.
The HUB is a drop-in center that serves the homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless by acting as a resource site for individuals in the community while promoting a motivational environment.
Habitat for Humanity Build Days
The first Saturday of each month, we have five slots available at the Habitat for Humanity build site for Rocky Mountain College students. The current build site is at Rebecca Place in Billings. All RMC volunteers must fill out volunteer paperwork prior to arrival. The paperwork can be found on the bulletin board outside of the Rocktivities Lounge. Student-volunteers should plan on volunteering for the full eight-hour work day for their day of service.
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that forms partnerships with volunteers who share the vision of eliminating poverty housing worldwide. Visit their website at www.billingshabitat.org.
Seussville is a one-day educational program designed and put on by Rocky Mountain College Office of Community Involvement and associated volunteers for local elementary students. For the event, volunteers help construct Dr. Seuss props and decorations, which are placed in and around seven different educational stations. Each station is typically themed around a particular Dr. Seuss book and emphasizes one subject through a short lesson and activity (meteorology, ecology, outdoor skills, etc.)
Celebrate Red Cross Month
Throughout the month of March, students, staff, and faculty can stop by the Citizen CPR table during the Thursday lunch hour to learn the lifesaving compression-only CPR skills. There will also be a number of opportunities to get involved with disaster relief training.
Throughout the fall and spring semester there will be numerous opportunities to participate in local food drives that will benefit Family Service, Inc. and the Billings Food Bank. Traditionally, we alternate events so that both agencies will receive donations from the RMC community.
Family Service, Inc. works to prevent homelessness and alleviate poverty in Yellowstone County. We assist struggling families with basic needs, including food, clothing, rent, and utilities. We also offer special services, such as emergency prescription assistance and vision care assistance, that help vulnerable children, adults, and senior citizens.
The Billings Food Bank gathers food and other essentials to meet the needs of the under-privileged in our community. The Food Bank accepts donations of food year-round and every donation is greatly appreciated.
From National Public Lands and other National Days of Service to random acts of kindness, there are numerous Service Wednesdays throughout the academic year that we coordinate with local agencies. Please check the bulletin board in the Bair Family Student Center for upcoming opportunities. Currently we have the third Wednesday of each month scheduled at Family Service, Inc. for sorting food and clothing; on the fourth Wednesday of each month, students can make dinner for families at Ronald McDonald House. Both of these activities are from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. to attend via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bears and Cubs
For the 2013-2014 academic year, RMC is partnering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Highland Elementary School to give RMC students an opportunity to mentor a child through the Lunch Buddies Program. RMC students have a wealth of knowledge they can share with these young students, so please contact the Office of Community Involvement at email@example.com to find out how you can make a difference in a child's life.