Dear friends,humphreys(1)

Pete Seeger tells us that participation is what will save the human race. It is also what keep organizations like the JRPC thriving and growing. The Peace Center is a community resource. The more engaged and involved you are, the more the Center thrives. Have you ever thought of things you’d like to see the Center doing? Or asked, “what can I do to make an impact?” Continue reading


Dear friends,s&f

This week is volunteer recognition week and we are so happy to say thank you to
everyone who keeps us going. It is also a great opportunity for me to tell you
about a 12 year dream of mine that volunteers have made happen. JRPC Library
Catalog now Online! Go to the website and click on the Library menu
item to check out our one-of-a-kind resources and to use the catalog. Continue reading

Volunteer for the Peace Party

The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is 30 years old this year!  Founded in 1986, JRPC CC for enews(1)has been an active voice for peace in the Missoula community ever since.  To commemorate and celebrate this wonderful history, JRPC is hosting a gala 30th Anniversary Peace Party on Sunday, October 16, 3-7 pm at the Home Arts Building of the Missoula County Fairgrounds

JRPC would not have made it all these years without the dedication and support of volunteers.  This 30th anniversary Peace Party is no exception.  Did you know that it takes about 50-70 volunteers to organize and host the peace party every year!  Volunteers help with all aspects of the event, including:  getting donations for the Live and Silent Auctions; handling payment for tickets and auction items (requires training several days before); serving food and drink; arranging decorations; set-up and take-down; and cleaning up afterward.

Those who volunteer to help with the Peace Party can get half-off on the cost of the entry fee.  This year’s Peace Party fee includes internationally-themed appetizers and dinner from Homestead Organics, wine and beer and a commemorative drinking glass, along with live entertainment, pumpkin decorating for children, opportunities to bid on silent and live auction items, and all the fun and hilarity of celebrating peace with friends and neighbors.   Member cost for entry is $30; volunteers who sign up by October 7 qualify for entry at $15.  We invite you to come either in gala clothes, or in your favorite peace t-shirt, whichever you prefer!

If you would like to volunteer for the Peace Party, contact our volunteer coordinator Nancy Leifer by October 7 at or 406-207-9114.  If you would like to volunteer for other things, you can contact her also!