Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of these opportunities,
please call us at 208-746-7787

  • Do you believe in empowering our youth to ensure their greatest future? America Reads tutors sit with students who struggle to read and provide an opportunity to improve those reading skills. 85% of the children who received help in the 2015-2016 school year were brought up to their reading grade level, and 99% showed improvement. No teaching experience is necessary to join the America Reads team.

  • The local Veteran’s Home has many opportunities to say “Thank you” to our veterans! 

    • help plan special events

    • help at the Canteen (snack counter)

    • read to a veteran

    • visit with your pet

    • assist with scheduled activities

  • Local area food banks need drivers to drive a route and pick up donations at local stores.  Training and a van while driving the route is provided.  Some lifting is required.  Must have a valid drivers license and auto insurance.

  • Local area food banks also need help in the warehouse and at the front counter.

    • Front counter:  Sign people in, do some simple data entry, and fill food boxes.  Training is provided.  Times are:  M-F  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  or  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Warehouse:  Sorting food, stocking shelves, making food boxes from a specific list.  Days and times are flexible

    • A team leader is needed to oversee groups of volunteers and facilitate positive, productive and efficient volunteer projects.  Will work with food bank staff, provide orientation to volunteers and help manage a safe work environment during projects.

  • A local Senior Nutrition Program needs kitchen help.  Duties include:

    • Preparing food

    • Portioning out food to prepare for home delivery

    • Packing cold items for home delivery

    • Sealing meals for home delivery

    • The program is open M-F from 8 a.m. to noon.  You choose how many days a week you are able to help!

  • SHIBA (State Health Insurance Benefit Advisors) volunteer counselors help local seniors find answers to their Medicare questions.  Training and resources are provided to all volunteer counselors by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

  • Mealsites are in need of regular and substitute Meal Delivery Drivers.  Hours and tasks vary depending on route.  You can help every day, or choose a day of the week that works best with your schedule.  You must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Nonprofit thrift store needs help with cashiering, sales floor help, general cleaning, computer pricing, picture uploading, carpentry, and other tasks.

  • Cancer Resource Center is looking for people to assist cancer patients, caregivers, family members and the community with information about services and resources available to them.  Hours are open and training is provided.

  • Cooking Matters, a program run through a local food bank, is looking for volunteers with nutritional/diet knowledge and skills.  Do you like working with food?  Do you like helping others learn how to cook healthy, nutritious and inexpensive meals?  This may be the right opportunity for you!

  • A Quilters group is looking for volunteers to help sew squares and tie quilt tops.  The group meets Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • A nonprofit Social Services agency needs help working with clients to help them with their clothing and household needs.  Also help in the food pantry is needed.

  • Jack O’Connor Center is in need of hosts.  Skills include meet & greet abilities, friendly personality, and ability to answer questions about the displays at the center.  Some help with the sale of merchandise may be needed.  Training provided.

  •  Area hospitals need help in various areas.

    • Gift Shop.  Shifts are 3-4 hours.

    • Gift shop manager.  Bookkeeping experience.  1-2 hours/week.

    • Greeters and escorts.  Greet patients, visitors and staff, determine their needs and assist/direct accordingly.  Escort patients, visitors/guests around hospital.

    • Deliver/stock/label/store supplies.

  • Local nonprofit needs help with administrative duties.  Hours available anytime from Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Minimum hour committment:  2-4 hours/week.

  • Do you have Database/Website/Facebook expertise?  You will help generate/edit/publish/share daily content that builds connections and encourages the community to take action.  Time Commitment:  Minimum of 2 hours/week.  Flexible schedule.

  • Provide round trip transportation to medical appointments. and grocery stores.  Time commitment:  Minimum of 1 hour/week.  Choose how often and when you will drive.