Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities available to Team Malmstrom members. Points of contacts for each opportunity should be listed with the descriptions.

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Contact phone number: 1-800-272-6668
Click here for website

Disaster Action Team Member: DAT members respond to disasters on the local level, including house fires, wildfires, floods and major weather events. DAT members will help allocate Red Cross resources to meet the immediate needs of those affected by disasters.

Health and Safety Instructor: Health and Safety Instructors will teach CPR, First Aid and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills to their community. With advanced training, they may also teach classes such as babysitting, water safety and pet CPR, among others.

Service to the Armed Forces Presenter: The Red Cross provides emergency communications services to the Armed Forces and their families. Volunteers are needed to give the "Get to Know Us Before You Need Us" presentation to deploying troops and their families to inform them of the services the American Red Cross provides and how to access those services in times of emergency.

Service to the Armed Forces Caseworker: The Red Cross needs volunteers to contact military members and their families to ensure their needs were met by their emergency communication services. If additional services are needed, the caseworker will coordinate these additional resources.

Preparedness Presenter: Part of the Red Cross mission is to "help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies." Preparedness presenters will visit groups (churches, schools, etc) in their area and give presentations on how families, organizations and businesses should prepare for disasters.

Clerical Volunteer: The Red Cross programs would not function without the help of office volunteers who assist with data entry, mailings, answering calls and much more.


AIRMEN AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING
Airman Against Drunk Driving is in need of help to fulfill roles as Dispatchers and Drivers. Volunteers can sign up on the S: drive on the network in the "AADD" folder under "AADD 2016." Please make sure that when signing up all information on the roster tab is correct and the AADD guidelines have been read. This outlines duties and may help answer some questions.  


CIVIL AIR PATROL
Civil Air Patrol enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. Here at Malmstrom Composite Squadron located on base you have the opportunity to join an elite group of dedicated volunteers. People making a difference in the lives of their fellow countrymen as "Citizens Serving Communities". As a citizen volunteer, you can assist federal and state humanitarian agencies when disaster strikes, participate in search and rescue missions, and help keep our community safe through our homeland security efforts and fight the war on drugs. We are recruiting volunteers to participate and support all the mentioned activities and more.

Indeed, Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact each and every day, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America's communities. As a vigilant CAP volunteer, members will save lives and preserve liberty for all. Anyone interested should contact the liaison officer at 406-731-3907.



AIRMAN'S ATTIC
Every year the Airman's Attic helps hundreds of Airmen and their families by providing general household items, furniture, clothing, uniform items, toys and more. It is open on Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It takes volunteers to remain open and provide this vital service. Recently there has been a sharp decline in the volunteer numbers and the Airman's Attic has had to close on some of the few days it was supposed to be open. Please consider volunteering some time for this worthwhile effort. It is one of the few programs that has such a direct and profound impact on the base team. It truly is Airmen caring for Airmen.
Individuals wanting to sign up to volunteer can enter their information into the spreadsheet listed in the following location: "S:\Airman's Attic
Note: Members can also follow the Malmstrom Airman's Attic on Facebook and volunteer from there by going to Facebook and typing "Airman's Attic at Malmstrom AFB" in the search window.


GREAT FALLS ANIMAL SHELTER
The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Han Solo and Chewbacca. Batman and Robin. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Laverne and Shirley. What do these famous duos have in common? A sidekick who is loyal, faithful and helps save the day.

The Great Falls Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers to become part of its Volunteer Program: the Shelter Sidekicks. These loyal and trustworthy sidekicks will be asked to share their time and talents with shelter animals.

The Shelter Sidekicks' Goals are to socialize animals to make them more adoptable, return lost pets to their owners increase visibility of the shelter in the community, promote a positive image of the shelter and look for opportunities to work with animal advocacy and rescue groups.

Possible volunteer opportunities include dog walking, office assistant, public education, dog grooming, adoption counselor, fundraising, animal behaviorist, special projects and special events.

View the job descriptions at Animal Shelter Volunteer Page here. Please view the Information Session and Volunteer Manual for a better understanding of what to expect as a Shelter Sidekick.

Anyone interested in volunteering should complete the Volunteer Application Packet or call the Volunteer Coordinator, Laura McElhinney at 406-564-3685.


GIRL SCOUTS
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming wants to make sure Airmen know about the many ways they can volunteer with the program. A traditional year-long volunteer commitment is HUGE; that is why new opportunities have been created to engage different skills and talents with the girls that need it. The following are different volunteer opportunities:

Be a Friend First Mentor, working with middle school girls to implement a six-week anti-bullying series with the aMAZE Journey (meets once a week for one hour).

Be a Kindergarten through 5th grade Condensed Troop Leader for six to nine weeks in an after-school program or with a designated group of girls (meets once a week for one hour).

Local Day Camp Leaders implement a two to four (half-day) camp during the summers.

Local Event Planners work with local staff and service unit members to plan a one-day event or series for girls in the area.

To sign up for these volunteer positions or to participate in a different way, contact the Community Development Manager, Kali Jean Tuckerman, at 1-800-736-5243 (ext. 2112) or via email at kalijean@gsmw.org; or Jessica Cumber, Girl Scout Leadership Experience Manager at ext. 2108 or via email at jessicac@gsmw.org to move forward with getting the resources for implementation.