Service Learning

Service learning, philosophically, is centered on the belief that public higher education should contribute to the betterment of society emphasizing both student learning, and local civic service. Through this out-of-the-classroom work, students will gain experience relevant to their degree, while also finding out the ways in which their education can be applied beneficially to their community. In combining community service, academic instruction, reflection, and purposeful community action students ideally will walk away not only with real world experience but also with a renewed sense of societal responsibility.

Current service learning opportunities

Helena Self Help Law Center- Volunteers needed to help direct people with civil, non criminal legal problems to legal resources and information. Volunteers will also assist with court paperwork. Interested students should be prepared to commit to 18 hours of service a semester.

Sarah McClain
(406) 444-3660
215 N. Sanders St. Helena, MT

Leo Pocha (Helena Indian Alliance) A volunteer is needed for afterschool youth program every Monday from 2-5:30 and every Tuesday through Thursday from 3-5:30 PM

Samantha Vulles
406-442-9244 ext 107
501 Euclid Ave, Helena, MT


Bryant School-Volunteers needed during the day to help with reading to students, and supervising kids during lunch and recess. Mondays-Fridays from 9:00AM -2:45PM. Interested parties will need to pass a background check conducted by the Helena Public School District Central Offices. (Helena Public Schools will pay the cost of the background check)


Western Montana Mental Health Center- Crisis Stabilization Worker, under general supervision provides crisis stabilization services to individuals with severe mental health illness and/or substance use disorders in need of 24-hour observation and care. A relief CSW must commit to a minimum of 5 on-call shifts per month with one of those shifts being an overnight or weekend shift.

If interested, send in a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with one of them being a supervisor.

Tauna Kultgen
(406) 603-4010
45 East 16th St. Helena, MT

Contact Information

Zachary Bernknopf
(406) 447-6966
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