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Volunteer with the Mansfield Center

Mai Anh D on the McCormick Park Ropes Course

Many Mansfield Center events and programs, like the annual Mansfield Center Conference, rely on volunteers who kindly donate their time to help Mansfield Center staff ensure that behind-the-scenes details are organized or that guests are properly welcomed and oriented. If you would like to join the Mansfield Center's list of event volunteers or if you have a particular skill or expertise that you would like to donate to the Mansfield Center, please contact us at mansfield.center@mso.umt.edu. Students who are interested in volunteering may also want to look at the Mansfield Center Internship Program for opportunities to volunteer with the Mansfield Center while gaining academic credit.

Program Volunteers

Mansfield Center Programs often have openings for community and student volunteers. These volunteers work closely with international participants, helping them to learn more about the United States while introducing them to the things that make Montana unique and beautiful.

Economic Empowerment Program

Nong Thi Ngoc building a snowman with her homestay father

Fellowship Coordinators: Professionals from the business and non-profit community in Montana participate as Fellowship Coordinators for our foreign participants.

Host families: Host families can be anything from hosting participants for an evening at your home or at a community event to a two-week homestay.

If you're interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, visit the Economic Empowerment Program's homepage.

Study of the U.S. Institutes

Mel, Chris and Randal pouring lemonade into a large pitcherUM students can get involved with the U.S. Department of State's SUSI program as a UM Student Leader Partner for students from Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.  Student leaders join in recreational activities like rafting and participate in leadership development activities like the Ropes Course at McCormik Park while showing students what they love about Missoula.

The next SUSI program will take place in July, 2014. If you're interested in learning more, contact Deena Mansour at deena.mansour@mso.umt.edu.