Student United Way
To offer MSUB students a meaningful way to engage in United Way’s mission: to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.
Student United Way isa campus-based community change organization that addresses critical education, income, and health issues in the community. SUW provides opportunities for students to plan, lead, and execute projects to develop the next generation of community leaders. After graduation, students can continue community- building with a local United Way chapter wherever they live.
What is Student United Way?
Student United Way is a student-led organization that focuses on volunteer projects and work-study opportunities within the Billings community. With a council formed from enrolled MSUB students, the group meets to decide which cause or issue is most important to students and develops service projects to address any identified need.
Student United Way is partnered with United Way of Yellowstone County and various community partners. Therefore, Student United Way draws from an this pool of experience and knowledge in developing successful community-focused service projects. Student United Way is a non-partisan and non-religiously affiliated body.
When does the organization meet?
Fall 2021 Club Meeting Schedule
|Thursday, 9/16/2021 at 9:00 AM||
(A light breakfast will be served.)
|Thursday, 9/23/2021 at 11:00 AM||WebEx|
What type of projects do Student United Way do?
Student United Way has previously been involved in many of the volunteer events and opportunities hosted by MSUB for all students, staff, and faculty, including Service Saturday addressing multiple causes, Night on the Van addressing food insecurity, and Blood Drives addressing the critical need for blood among hospital patients. Student United Way also has worked closely with like-minded student organizations, such as ASMSUB and SAB, to address other initiatives in areas such as education, health care, and food/clothing insecurity on and off campus. As a general rule, if a project is volunteer or service based and it aligns with their mission statement, Student United Way is there to help!
What are the benefits of joining Student United Way?
Student United Way works to cultivate student leaders within their local communities. We aim to foster skills in communication, creativity, positive mental wellbeing and reflective practice. This is primarily achieved through high impact community partnerships, people management and event planning and delivery. Experience at service sites can be integrated on resumes for scholarship and job applications too! Civic Engagement Coordinator and SUW advisor, Holly Jones, enjoys writing letters of recommendation by request for students who display dedication to community building and/or leadership skills. We'll also send you the monthly e-newsletter Yellowjacket Reserves you may stay informed of upcoming volunteer opportunities.