Spirit of Service is an annual “Spring Cleaning” event promoted by local businesses and organizations of the great Helena area. Typically in May or June, program volunteers spend an entire day helping homeowners by performing yard work and minor maintenance to the exteriors of their homes. The home must be owner-occupied and homeowners must be unable to do the work themselves. Homes must be located within the communities of Helena, East Helena and the Valley. A priority will be given to homes that have not been helped within the last three years. The service is free of charge to homeowners. The organizations involved provide the tools, labor and materials required to do the work. The work the volunteers perform is limited to typical spring cleaning chores such as grass cutting, hedge trimming, raking, trash removal, window washing, cleaning of rain gutters and some painting. Interior work is NOT a part of the program and volunteers are restricted from entering the homes.