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 Service 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 service 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 stop by the Bair Family Student Center lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.
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
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, our community service team would like to send a team of five Rocky Mountain College community members out to the Habitat for Humanity build site to support their mission. Currently the build site is at Rebecca Place here in Billings. All RMC volunteers must fill out volunteer paperwork prior to arrival.
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 Campus Corps and associated volunteers for local elementary students. For the event, volunteers help construct wild 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.)
Students are needed to help decorate the gym, volunteer to help out the day of the event, and build Seussville props. Weekly meetings will begin November 7, 2012 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the upstairs conference room in Alden Hall for decorating and event planning. These meetings are open to anyone interested in helping out.
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.
Youth Service Days
Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and it is the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. Rocky Mountain College recruits students, staff, and faculty to assist with local events in the community.
From National Public Lands and other National Days of Service to random acts of kindness, there are numerous Service Saturdays throughout the academic year that we coordinate with local agencies. Please check the bulletin board in the Bair Family Student Center for upcoming opportunities.
Bears and Cubs
Many local schools and agencies appreciate students mentoring or tutoring local elementary children. RMC Bears have a wealth of knowledge they can share to these young Cubs so please contact the Community Service Program at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can make a difference in a child's life.