Become A Befriender

Become a Befriender

  • Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?
  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Do you have one hour a week to spare?
  • Can you make a 12-month commitment?

If so, we have the volunteer experience for you!

Befriender Volunteer Application Process

1. Application

Fill out our volunteer application online HERE or print it off HERE and mail it to 807 N Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715.

2. Background Check

A suggested donation of $15 is asked to help cover each volunteer’s background check.

3. References

After a successful background check is conducted, Befrienders will contact the two references provided on your application.

4. Required Training

Each volunteer is then invited to attend a required 2-hour evening volunteer training that is offered once a month. If this time doesn’t work, let us know and we can try to meet individually. This training is used to both train the volunteer and collect information on the volunteer to help in our match process.

5. Matching Process

There is no guarantee how long this process will take. It is important to remember that volunteers are matched with seniors based on their interests and needs, not a first-come, first-serve basis. Some volunteers are matched up within a week of joining the program, others may wait many months for an appropriate match.

6. First Meeting

When meeting your senior for the first time, a Befrienders staff person will join you. Our staff will be there to make the introduction, provide contact information to one another, and ensure your next meeting is scheduled prior to leaving

Additional Ways to Support Befrienders

Join our Board of Directors

Consider applying to be one of our volunteer Board Members and join a team of committed professionals who are making a direct impact in the lives of our aging community in Gallatin Valley. We are interested in people who see the value in our mission and are willing to represent the organization within their various networks and communities. 

Sponsorship of Special Events

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for our special events.  These sponsorships provide necessary underwriting support of our events to ensure we keep costs low, therefore enabling the majority of funds raised to go towards our program.

Suggest Activities for our Seniors and/or Volunteers to Participate In

Befrienders is always delighted to hear suggestions for activities for our matches to participate in, or for our Volunteers alone to participate in so that we can recognize their contribution to our program and the community at large.  From bowling to ice cream socials to nights out at local restaurants, we’d love to hear about what your business might be offering to local non-profits looking to create fun, bonding opportunities for volunteers and seniors. 

Interested or have questions?

Email us at info@befriendersbozeman.org

or call us at 406-522-8169

807 North Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-8169

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