Commitment to Community Volunteer Day

On Wednesday, September 14, all First Interstate Bank locations will close at noon so our employees can participate in our annual Commitment to Community Volunteer Day. 

Helping our neighbors, particularly those most in need, is central to First Interstate’s mission. That’s why more than 3,500 employees will lend their strength to volunteer projects in 223 communities, bringing much-needed support to nonprofit organizations. Projects include financial literacy trainings, combating food insecurity, building affordable housing, and creating hygiene and wellness kits for people struggling with homelessness.

Here’s how we’ll serve the communities we call home.

Explore Volunteer Day 2022 Projects

When we keep our communities at the heart of all we do, our social, governance, and environmental choices follow. Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay! Here is to celebrating everyone using their skills to make the world a better place. #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate is a proud sponsor of the University of Oregon vs. Oregon State University. This past weekend, we provided the Fink family the opportunity to visit Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR for the first time to watch the Beavs take on the Ducks! The family was also celebrating their son’s seventh birthday. #MyFirstGame #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate is a proud sponsor of Oregon State University. This past weekend, we provided Hilary Irwin and her family the opportunity to visit Reser Stadium and watch the Beavs take on the University of Colorado. #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate is a proud sponsor of Oregon State University. This past weekend, we provided a special family the opportunity to visit Reser Stadium and watch the Beavs take on Washington State University. "You made a 1972 OSU graduate and our family very happy. We are all grateful for that special gift." #TeamFirstInterstate
Inspiring to see the good we can do, and all the many ways we can show up for our communities. #VolunteerDay2022 #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate employees raised more than $25,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network in support of its Feed Montana Annual Event, a month-long campaign to raise 400,000 meals. The Montana Food Bank Network is Montana’s only statewide food bank that partners with more than 340 networks, including other food banks, food pantries, schools, senior citizen centers, and shelters, to help end hunger in Montana. Commitment to community is a guiding principle at First Interstate. We are proud to continue our long history of supporting the Montana Food Bank Network as they work to make a difference. #TeamFirstInterstate
Congratulations to our Believe in Local grant winners. In just over two months, 40 non-profits across our 14-state footprint were awarded a total of $1 million in grants. Hats off to the amazing work you do to make our communities bright. We #BelieveinLocal because we believe in you. #TeamFirstInterstate
Members from our Flathead Market proudly presented a check for $52,500 to the Whitefish Community Foundation last week in support of their Great Fish Community Challenge. More than $4.1 million were raised during the Challenge, serving 70 area nonprofits. Making a difference in the places we call home--#TeamFirstInterstate
We’re still feeling the ripple effects from our companywide Volunteer Day last week, assisting organizations like Harvest Against Hunger in our Seattle service area. #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate is committed to ensuring all employees receive a livable wage—especially considering current inflation rates. We are proud to announce that we are increasing our minimum wage to $17 and adjusting current employees' compensation accordingly, a pay bump to 64% of its workforce. People first, always. #TeamFirstInterstate
Why we love being a community bank! Our Arizona branches supported the Midwest Food Bank, NFP this afternoon. Thank you, team, for your hard work! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Working here, living here, investing here! This afternoon, our Missouri branches volunteered at the Unionville Putna Couty Health Department. Fantastic work, team! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Driving force behind the great philanthropic work we do. Our Washington branches volunteered at the Washington Gorge Action Program, as well as the North Pacific County Food Bank this afternoon. Thank you, team! Great work! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
We see a need, we lend a hand. Our Nebraska branches supported West Holt Health Ministries, Christian Homes, Keep Nebraska City Beautiful and the Center for People in Need. Thank you, team, for all of your work this afternoon! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
People first, always. This afternoon, our Iowa branches have been busy encouraging The Lord's Cupboard Community Pantry, Ringgold County Neighborhood Center, Little League Refurbishment. Awesome work, team! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Giving back to the places we call home. Our Idaho branches are supporting the Salvation Army Angel Tree and Newby this afternoon. Thank you, team, for your work in our community! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Employee volunteerism and community-improving initiatives. Our Wyoming branches are out and about volunteering at the Girls Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, as well as the Comea Shelter, Community Action, Habitat for Humanity, Life Choice Pregnancy Center, Volunteers of America, the Children's Learning Center, JH Food Cupboard, Gillette Council of Community Services, and the Campbell County Senior Citizen Center. Way to go, team! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Enriching organizations through our support. This afternoon, our Oregon branches volunteering at the North Bend Public Library, The Dalles St. Vincent de Paul, The Adult Center, the Roseburg Rescue Mission, Medford & Ashland ACCESS, Josephine County Food Bank, Klamath Falls YMCA, and the Bend Humane Society Thrift Store. Outstanding work, team! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Commitment to community. Our South Dakota branches are volunteering at Pink Ladies, the Meade County Senior Center, the Edgemont Children's Center, the State Railroad Museum, Kids Against Hunger, Day County Fairgrounds this afternoon, and the City Park & Badlands Veterans Memorial. Thank you, team, for serving our communities! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
Helping our neighbors! Our Montana branches are supporting the Preservation Society-Moss Mansion, Mountain Home Montana, Polson Loaves & Fishes Pantry, Project Linus of Yellowstone, the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation, the Montana Department of Transportation, Adopt a Sox, the Cine Billings Art House Cinema, Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and the Hardin Big Horn County. #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
#VolunteerDay2022 has officially begun! Our North Dakota employees are spending their afternoon volunteering at Gigi's Playhouse and Habitat for Humanity. Thank you, team, for your work in our community! #TeamFirstInterstate #VolunteerDay2022
It is never too early to start planning for retirement. Did you know that First Interstate matches 6% of employee 401k contributions? Click here to learn more: #401kDay #TeamFirstInterstate
First Interstate is a proud sponsor of the Montana State Bobcats vs. Oregon State Beavs game at Providence Park on September 17. Purchase your tickets now! #TeamFirstInterstate

If you have any questions, please contact your local First Interstate Bank branch, or call the First Interstate Foundation at 406-255-5393 or