Contact Name: Marcia K. Wall
Number: (406) 439-1672 cell
The Angel Fund is a non-profit 501c3 that purchases school clothing, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, provides field trip fees and materials for classroom projects for students that qualify for free/reduced lunch in the Helena School District. We also award deserving seniors (graduates of CHS, HHS and PAL) post-secondary scholarships to attend an MT college/university each fall based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community in the future.
The Angel Fund’s philosophy “Pay it forward” instills generosity and community. We strive each school year to give children hope and help build their self-esteem so that some day they too will give back to their community ~ the kindness that has been shown to them will be passed on to others.
Contact: Peggy Benkelman
Number: (406) 324-2111
The Lewis & Clark Literacy Council (L&CLC) helps adults and their families acquire the reading, writing, English language, workforce and life skills so that they may have an improved quality of life.
Contact: Signe Ask
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Number: (406) 457-7371
To be a positive influence for change by providing a supportive and safe learning environment for children and families. The entire staff is dedicated to giving families an opportunity to enhance their feelings of belonging, self-worth, and respect, and to help them reach their highest potential.
Contact Name: Erin Harris
Title: Coordinator of Volunteer Service
Number: (406) 444-2064
The Montana Talking Book Library (MTBL) employs six staff and depends on a large group of volunteers to assist in providing excellent specialized library and customer services to over 3,500 residents throughout Montana who cannot read standard print due to documented blindness, low vision, a physical and/or reading disability.
To Qualify for services requires a certified application for individuals and institutions. Digital audio and braille books, magazines and newspapers are provided “free” on loan to patrons. Materials are provided from an in-house physical collection of over 70,000 titles (mailed “free matter” by USPS Monday through Friday), an online downloadable collection of over 27,000 titles on the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website, to a phone menu-driven newspaper service. Specialized players are provided free on loan to patrons.
Serving Others: A multitude of volunteer opportunities are available to match a volunteer’s schedule, skills and enjoyment. From inspecting audio books and containers to recording, monitoring, reviewing and digitally marking up locally recorded Montana books, our service revolves around the dedication and talents of many volunteers. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.
The Smith Elementary after School Writing Club
Contact Name: Jilyn Oliveira
Number: (406) 324-1522
The After School Writing Club is for any 2nd-5th grade student who wants writing enrichment. Our club meets once a week, and we are in the process of determining a day to meet for this school year! Background check is required.