ServeMontana Symposium

February 5, 2013
Contact: Julia Gustafson (406) 444-9077


ServeMontana Symposium

Volunteer Focused Conference February 28 and March 1, 2013

HELENA, MT- Registration is now open for the ServeMontana Symposium on February 28 and March 1 at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena, MT. This affordable conference, offered by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, focuses on providing training and resources for national service programs, nonprofits, and organizations that use and support volunteers.

“The ServeMontana Symposium is an excellent training and networking opportunity for volunteers and the organizations that support them,” said Tony Dean, Interim Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “This year’s theme, Service through the Ages, will highlight both the history of service and how all generations are making a difference by volunteering their time and talents.”

What: ServeMontana Symposium: Service through the Ages
When: Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, 2013
Where: Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT
Who: Nonprofits, community organizations, national service members and volunteers
Cost: $100 before 2/13/13 or $125 after 2/13/13
Register: Registration available online at

Steve Culbertson, President and CEO of YSA (Youth Service America), will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, February 28, 2013. YSA is an international nonprofit organization that improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. For two years in a row, the Nonprofit Times named him to its list of "The 50 most powerful and influential leaders" in the sector, saying, "Culbertson has helped to position volunteering and young people as an issue and a national priority."

The conference will also highlight volunteers from across the state with the ServeMontana Awards and ReadyMontana Awards presented at the awards luncheon on Thursday, February 28 at 11:30am. Registration for the awards luncheon is available for $20.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service expands and promotes national service and volunteerism in Montana and engages citizens in service and emergency preparedness.


Julia Gustafson
Communications Manager
Governor’s Office of Community Service
Phone: (406) 444-9077


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