In communities throughout Montana, every day our citizens give back. We have a strong ethic of service. It is part of our national and state identities and it's not a Republican or Democratic notion; rather, it's a cornerstone of our shared values as Montanans and Americans.

Across the state each of us represents various types of service. Many of us volunteer as little league coaches or in our child's classroom; we are mentors; we serve on boards; we walk or run for fundraisers; we show up and clean up our trails or parks when needed or we help organize the food drive at our parish. Many of us have served in national service with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, VISTA, and Montana Citizen Corps. And many brave Montanans have worn the uniform of our country as members of the Armed Forces- including those currently serving today.

Montanans are proud of our ethic of service, and we believe national and state service is critical to the fabric of our communities. I encourage you to reach out to the Governor's Office of Community Service Staff to hear more about getting involved in your own communities.

Thank you to all volunteers in Montana- your spirit is truly appreciated here.

Governor Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
Montana State Governor