Volunteer time, skills & compassion to others!  

Time & Talents

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  --Leo Buscaglia

 

TALENTS - WE ALL HAVE THEM. LET'S USE THEM TO BENEFIT OTHERS!

Volunteering

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • 600 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • 208-772-8011

  • www.itd.idaho.gov

  • "Adopt a Highway" - litter pick-up

  • "Operation Wildflower" - wildflower planting

  • "Rest Area Activities Program" - dispense refreshments to motorists at rest areas (for non-profit groups).

  • "Safe Kids" - become a car seat safety technician.

  • "WHALE (We Have A Little Emergency) Program" - distribute child ID stickers for child care seats. Info - 208-334-4460.

KOOTENAI HEALTH

  • 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-625-4645

  • www.kh.org/volunteer-services

  • Mail pick-up/delivery, answer phones, transport patients, deliver flowers/mail/gifts, gift shop, pet therapy, teen volunteer program, "way-finding", injury prevention, special events, car seat technician,  nurse volunteer.

 

KOOTENAI ENVIRONMENTAL ALLLIANCE

  • 206 Indiana Ave., Suite 112, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814​

  • 208-667-9093

  • www.kealliance.org/volunteer

  • Help with events/programs, office, research, writer, speaker, fundraising.

KOOTENAI HUMANE SOCIETY

NORTH IDAHO CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE)

  • 816 E. Sherman Ave., Suite 6, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-667-9165 Coeur d'Alene  |  208-818-3916 Kellogg

  • www.northidahocasa.org/volunteer

  • Trained volunteer child advocates are appointed to represent the best interest of children who are abused & neglected, & are involved in active Child Protective Act cases. 

SENIOR COMPANIONS

  • Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden, ID 83835

  • 208-415-5177

  • www.seniorcompanionsidaho.org

  • Provides companionship & respite care to elderly & disabled persons in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai & Shoshone counties.

  • Low income seniors (ages 55+) assist those who need minor help to continue living independently. Sponsored by Panhandle Health District, it serves the five northern counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone.

  • Senior Companions visit clients in their homes.

  • A non-taxable stipend is paid. Also transportation reimbursement, paid time off, ongoing training & accident/liability insurance while volunteering.

ELDERHELP OF NORTH IDAHO

"FIT & FALL PROOF" EXERCISE PROGRAM

  • Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden, ID 83835

  • 208-415-5242, Alicia Keller, program manager

  • www.panhandlehealthdistrict.org/fitandfall

  • Free, 6-hour training.

  • Volunteer 3-4 hours a week to teach exercise-based fall prevention classes.

  • Classes target ages 65+, however, are open to all ages.

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 2290 West Prairie Ave., CdA, ID 83815

  • 208-772-7994

  • www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org/volunteer

  • Orientation is offered every 4th Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm.

  • Find a niche - become a companion/caregiver, offer bereavement support, spiritual care, pet therapy, fundaising, office help, or work at thrift store.

  • Two thrift store locations - 1823 N. 4th St., CdA, 208-667-5128; & 503 E. Seltice Way, #5, Post Falls, 208-773-5076.

KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

  • 5500 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • 208-446-1300

  • www.kcsheriff.com/volunteer-opportunities

  • "Citizens on Patrol" - do security checks, traffic control, VIN/HIN inspections, home safety inspections, & assist at special events in the community (parades, firework displays, school functions). Free training is provided.

  • Search & Rescue, COPS & Chaplain Corps 

 

MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS

  • ​Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden, ID  83835

  • 208-415-5185

  • www.panhandlehealthdistrict.org/medical-reserve-corps

  • Be part of a well-trained team of medical & non-medical volunteers who contribute skills/expertise to our community in public health or other emergency situations. 

  • May participate in health fairs, shot clinics, health screenings & trainings/exercises.

MUSEUM OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d'Alene, ID  8314

  • 208-664-3448

  • www.museumni.org/volunteer

  • Store attendant, cataloguing, displays, website assistance, fundraising.

  • Open April 1 - Oct 31.

  • Museum collects, preserves & interprets history of the area to foster appreciation of heritage.

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208-664-0303

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