Mission statement

In partnership with the Salvation Army, MSUB Night on the Van is a food insecurity initiative aimed at delivering hot meals to those in need within the Billings community. Each meal provides much-needed sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry. MSUB students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for a night on the Salvation Army Community Table Van.

In 2018/19, MSUB and the Salvation Army served approx. 19,000 meals

When does the MSUB Night on the Van run?

MSUB Night on the Van runs in 11 week blocks in each of our three semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer. Service lasts for approx. 2 hrs from 4:45PM to 6:30PM. Volunteers can book multiple slots, and for multiple individuals, within the same block.

Where does the MSUB Night on the Van take place?

Volunteers meet at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 2100 6th Avenue N., Billings. Salvation Army staff will be on hand to greet you and complete any paperwork. Once the van has been loaded, volunteers will help deliver food within the Billings community on one of two community table vans. Each route has a number of predetermined stops that are used to deliver food items.

Who can take part in MSUB Night on the Van?

MSUB Night on the Van is aimed at engaging students, staff and faculty at Montana State University Billings with the local community. However, anyone is free to sign up for a slot to deliver food on the community table van. Young people under 18 years old are welcome, but will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian whilst volunteering.

How can I help MSUB Night on the Van?

The best way to help vulnerable members of our community is to sign up for a slot on the MSUB Night on the Van. Using the signup.com link below, you have the option of selecting from a range of dates over the academic year. We welcome individuals, couples and team-based groups. Teams and clubs even have the option to block book for the current semester. Previous block bookings have included Housing, Residence Hall Association, Athletics and the Center for Engagement.

Can I use these hours to evidence service or volunteerism?

Yes. Night on the Van is a great opportunity to evidence your service or volunteer hours. We have a number of partnerships with college groups that continually volunteer their time for MSUB Night on the Van, whilst also meeting their service and volunteer requirements. The easiest way to evidence your hours is to log them using our online volunteer portal, Service Sting. -now with leader boards and prizes!

How can I sign up for MSUB Night on the Van?

Just use the link below to sign up. Once you have selected your chosen date and time, you will receive a confirmation email. This will contain further information you may need before volunteering.

FALL 2020

Days: Wednesday

Dates: Sept 2, through Nov 4, 2020

Time: 4:45PM to 6:30 PM

Where: Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 2100 6th Avenue N., Billings


To secure your place, follow the link below:
 Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com


For further information

For further information or block bookings, please contact Civic Engagement Coordinator, Peter Buchanan, (406) 896-5817 or peter.buchanan1@msubillings.edu