The Society St. Vincent de Paul invites interested persons to help in our ministry of service to our brothers and sisters suffering financial, emotional and spiritual hardships.

Volunteers are needed at the thrift stores and the charity office.  If you are interested in volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Vicki at 406-252-1855 ext. 313.

We have great opportunities for persons of all ages:  teens, adults, groups and families.  Teens ages 13 to 17 require adult supervision. You must have a positive attitude, a cheerful, smiling demeanor and a willingness to dive into any and all duties and tasks needed.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Charitable Works Office

Front Desk:

Greet and visit with friends coming to St. Vincent de Paul.  Assist friends with signing in and giving directions.    Help friends with front loading washer and dryers.  Start a load of dishes in the dish washer.  Make coffee for the next morning. Hand out sack lunches.  Keep charity office free of debris and clutter.

Bread Pickup Driver:

Pick up bread and sweets at various businesses in town for donated bread and sweets for our friends.

Thrift Store Operations


Hang clothing and keep displays stocked and in order.  Assist customers in finding merchandise.  Help sort, tag, and shelve products.  Keep store clean and tidy.

Linen specialist: making sure sheet sets are together and folded neatly, quilts, comforter sets, towel sets, etc.

On call volunteer:  Help in store when employees call in or has to be out for an appointment.


Assist in sorting process of both clothing and miscellaneous items; test small appliances; assist in bale operation.

Donation Attendant:

Assist donors making on-site donations; loading and unloading donated items to thrift stores.

Basement Volunteer:

Meet and greet customers seeking heavier appliances (e.g., refrigerators, ovens, freezers, etc.).  Light and heavy lifting is required for the basement volunteer.

Heavy Lifter Volunteer:

Assist volunteers and staff with heavier boxes and furniture items.  One must be in good condition and able to lift 50 pounds.

Furniture Repair Volunteer:

Repair gently used furniture.  We are seeking someone who is reliable and has an interest in working with furniture and tools. Experience with furniture repair a plus but not necessary.

Small Appliance Volunteer:

Repair gently used small appliances.  We are seeking volunteers who are reliable and have good mechanical/electrical type repair skills.

Reclamation Specialist:

Sort and clean donated metals (e.g., steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper.

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party

Thank you to ALL our great volunteers who attended our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party.  Derek and Vickie Hitt of Hitt’s The Spot Cafe did a great job catering the food, it was delicious.  For dessert, we featured an Ice Cream Bar with everything needed to make a Banana Split, Sundae, Root Beer Float, or whatever your heart desired.

Buffet Table

Buffet Table

Ice Cream Bar

Ice Cream Bar

Volunteer Party

Volunteer Party

Volunteer Party

Volunteer Party

Work of heart



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