Missoula County Weed District & Extension

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Type Date Volunteer Opportunity Contact Information
Continuing Continuing

City of Missoula, Office of Neighborhoods Traffic Circle Adoption Program

This city of Missoula's Office of Neighborhoods organizes a community adoption program of the traffic circle planters throughout some of Missoula's neighborhoods.  These are an attractive addition to many neighborhoods, but rely on community involvement to maintain them.  An adoption program is in place for community members, but some are needing extra care this fall.  The circle at the intersection of Hilda and Evans has not been adopted and is in need of some pruning and fall clean-up.  Please help.

Jane Kelly
Neighborhood Coordinator
552-6081 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Single event

April 1, 2017
(9a-12)

Lewis and Clark Elementary School Outdoor Discovery Core

The Oudoor Discovery Core, a nativeplant and wildlife habitat study area located on the Lewis and Clark schoolyard, provides students with opportunities to study the natural world first hand.  Teachers, students, parents and community members collaborated to create a natural learning environment with an assorted array of gardens and natural habitats.  The Lewis and Clark Outdoor Discovery Core was the first schoolyard habitat in Montana to receive certification by the National Wildlife Federation.  Fourteen years later, the Outdoor Discovery Core continues to thrive and be a wonderful resource to the school and c ommunity 

The garden is seeking volunteers to help out at one of the work parties, or idealy on a regular basis.  Below is a general schedule of events.  Specific work parties will be posted as well.

Please bring your favorite pruners, rakes and gloves.  Any extra yard bags for trash collection will be great.
 
Jobs will include:
 
Trash pick-up (a lot this year!)
Cut back stalks of perennials from last year 
Clean out the leaves
Thin shrubs (There will be guidance for the pruning!)
Cleaning out and organizing the garden shed.  (Is there a maestro organizer our there?)

Margie Dennison

543-1545 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Continuing Saturdays
(May-October
8 am-1pm)

Missoula County Extension Farmer's Market Booth at the Clark Fork Market 

Come hang out in the festive environment of the Clark Fork Farmer's Market and share some information with market patrons.  Please use online signup link to signup for a designated date.  Each date is limited to three volunteers/staff.

Seth Swanson:

Phone:  258-4205
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 Continuing Open, but typically M-F between 9 & 5 

UM Dining Services Garden.  


This is a unique and diverse garden that serves as an educational display of intensive growing as well as producing food for consumption in the UM Dining Services.
Helping out with various sesaonal activities in the gardern. 

 Natasha Hegmann

Continuing TBD, Wednesday afternoons?

University of Montana Native Plant Garden


 
UM Native Plant Garden, created by a partnership between the UM and the Clark Fork Chapter of the MT Native Plant Society.

Need volunteers to help weed, improve soil, add new plants, improve hardscape, and more throughout the growing season. 

Alice Okon
721-7644 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Continuing TBD

Garden City Harvest

Community garden and farm volunteers needed.

Emy Scherrer
233-9396 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Continuing  Thursdays beginning in May (4-6p)

Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula 

Weekly work events to help keep this Missoula treasure in working order for everyone to enjoy.  Weeding, planting, and other garden maintenance.  

Sarah Lederle
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Food Bank

 

The Missoula Food Bank kindly welcomes all food donations, especially fresh fruit and veggies from your garden.  If you have grown too much, are leaving for vacation, or have a generous spirit, think about donating to the Missoula Food Bank.  A lot of our neighbors in Missoula could really benefit from some fresh veggies.  Check this FLYER for details regarding donation location and hours.  As an extra incentive, all participants in the Master Gardener program will receive 1 hour of volunteer service (towards certification and class rebate) for every 5 lbs of food donated.  Just be sure to keep your receipt.

 

General types of volunteer activities happening in the area:

IPM:  Field Scouts to help with monitoring April through September

Field Research:  Help with research in sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, and native plant restoration.

Farmer's Market:  Help out at Missoula County Extension table.

Education:  Help with some educational programs throughout the community.

 

 

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