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

Volunteer Fireman
Read to Others
Animal Shelter Volunteer
Help the Elderly
Child Advocate
Search and Rescue
Construction
Serve Meals
Backcountry Rescue
Deliver Flowers
Pick up Litter
Wheelchair Ramp
Volunteer Fireman
Read to Others
Animal Shelter Volunteer
Help the Elderly
Child Advocate
Search and Rescue
Construction
Serve Meals
Backcountry Rescue
Deliver Flowers
Pick up Litter
Wheelchair Ramp

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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

  • 208-334-8416 (Cathy)

  • "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

  • 208-625-4646

  • 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 (Audra)

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

KOOTENAI HUMANE SOCIETY

  • 11650 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID  83835

  • 208-772-4019

  • Provide temporary foster home/care

  • Thrift store worker, customer service, maintenance & fund-raising

NORTH IDAHO CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE)

  • 1417 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

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

  • 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. 

NORTH IDAHO SENIOR COMPANIONS

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

  • 208-415-5177

  • 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.

OPEN ARMS PREGNANCY & REAL CHOICES CLINIC

  • 1800 Lincoln Way, Ste 201, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-667-5433

  • 1-800-712-HELP (emergency 24/7)

  • Provides FREE compassion, support & information to anyone facing the challenge of unintended pregnancy.

  • Provides parenting education, adoption support, community referrals, guidance for young fathers & post-abortion support group

  • Volunteer orientation sessions offered monthly

  • Be a mentor to young fathers, client advocate, church liaison, knit baby blankets, administer pregnancy/ultrasound tests (nurses/medical personnel), educate peers, become board member

  • Pray for staff, volunteers & clients 

CUP OF GRACE

  • "Building a better community one cup at a time"

  • PO Box 744, Spirit Lake, ID  83869

  • (907) 330-7339 (Vanessa - Volunteer Coordinator)

  • Programs include - FREE weekly meals for Spirit Lake community, school clothing closets, summer weekend lunches/weekend bags, first responder "buddy bags" for children in traumatic situations, family assistance

ELDERHELP OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 9420 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID  83835

  • 208-661-8870

  • Join a team - firewood, office or handyman (repairs, building ramps, handrails).

"FIT & FALL PROOF" EXERCISE PROGRAM

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

  • 208-415-5242 (Gary)

  • 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

  • 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, music therapy, or work at thrift store.

  • Thrift store location - 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

  • "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 (Nan Swendig)

  • 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

  • Store attendant, cataloguing, displays, web design, marketing, fundraising, student internships & board member.

  • Open April 1 - Oct 31.

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

JUVENILE JUSTICE OUTREACH

  • Kootenai Co. Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program

  • 205 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

  • Coordinator Amelia Kirk; 208-659-6161 or email jpmentor@kcgov.us

  • Help improve the lives of at-risk youth - guide, support, listen, motivate, nurture, inspire, influence, encourage, share hobbies, be a role model. Help them become productive, responsible adults.

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