Volunteer Opportunities/RSVP

The goal of our Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to connect seniors who have extra time to give back to the community with organizations that need volunteer support. We offer dozens of opportunities with a wide variety of local organizations, not just programs within HRDC. Volunteers can choose how much time they want to give, and the program serves two important purposes: helping the community, and keeping seniors active and social.

Our Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers volunteer opportunities for individuals age 55 and older. Volunteer placements are available at over 50 organizations, from nonprofits to government, education, and health care.

We have many volunteer opportunities for our community members! Our volunteers help in a variety of way, whether they are delivering a meal to a senior, tutoring a child, giving directions at the hospital, packing food boxes or making quilts.

If you are age 55 or older and want to get involved and give back to your community, RSVP is right for you!

RSVP can also help your organization with volunteer needs.

Call our offices to sign up to be a volunteer or request volunteers.

Bozeman Office 406-587-5444
Livingston Office 406-222-2281

Handcrafters is a group of RSVP volunteers who meet once a week to embroider hand towels, knit or crochet baby hats, blankets and quilts. The knitted and crocheted baby hats are donated to newborns at Bozeman Health. Proceeds of all Handcrafters sales are donated to different nonprofit organizations or to purchasing their crafting supplies.

For more information on how to join this group or to buy their beautiful work, call 406-587-5444.

In the words of our rsvp volunteers...

“Makes a person feel they are doing something worthwhile for others.  We all need to be needed.  I have enjoyed meeting so many people I wouldn’t otherwise.  It’s a great organization and important to so many senior that are alone.  Thank you!”
 “Now that I am retired, volunteering keeps me so busy that I wonder how I ever had time to work.  I feel that volunteering makes the world a better place AND the world needs it!”
 “Volunteering has given me a life and a happy one!”
Location


Bozeman Office
(inside Bozeman Senior Center)
807 N Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
111 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047

Contact information

Bozeman Program Coordinator
p: 406.587.5444
f: 406.582.8499
rsvp@thehrdc.org

Livingston Program Coordinator
p: 406.222.2281
f: 406.222.2539
rsvp@thehrdc.org

Ready to support the community action organization that supports your community?

The perfect time to start volunteering, donating, or participating is now.

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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.