Volunteer Opportunities

Older volunteers are changing the world. At last check, they provide nearly four billion hours to causes or interests every year. What are you doing?

Volunteer Programs

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Eastern Idaho – 208-522-5391

Southeast Idaho – 208-233-9677

RSVP recruits and involves persons 55 and older in community wide projects. Volunteer using current talents, or learn a new skill. Whether you choose carpentry, cooking, transportation, minor home repairs or reading – whether you want to work with children or peers – there’s an opportunity for you!

Children and Youth

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Idaho
208-523-4842

Boy Scouts of America – Grand Teton Council
208-522-5155

Foster Grandparents of Southeast Idaho
208-785-8454

700 East Alice, Blackfoot ID 83221

Foster Grandparents are active, limited-income seniors over age 60 who serve children with special or exceptional needs.

Girl Scouts – Silver Sage Council
208-524-4649

320 B Street, Suite 110, Idaho Falls ID 83402

Judicial District VII – CASA Program
208-523-6525

445 North Capital, Ste. 7, Idaho Falls ID 83402

Court-appointed special advocates for juveniles in the court system. Training is provided.

Finance

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Counselors
888-227-7669

www.aarp.org/taxaide

AARP Tax-Aide needs highly dedicated individuals who want to help others and be part of an engaging team. Tax-Aide volunteer counselors learn tax laws and basic tax forms through classroom training and supplemental materials. They provide free information and confidential tax assistance to low- and middle-income seniors. After completing an IRS-certified, open-book exam, volunteers work at Tax-Aide site(s) for a minimum of 40 hours between February 1 and April 15. AARP membership is not required. Volunteering is easy. Call the toll-free number or visit the website and complete the online registration form.

Mentoring

Counselors to America’s Small Businesses (SCORE)
208-523-1022

2300 N. Yellowstone Hwy, Idaho Falls ID 83401

SCORE is a voluntary non-political organization of retired business men and women who offer support to developing entrepreneurs.

Pets and Animals

Bingham County Humane Society
208-680-3881

Volunteer opportunities include being a foster parent, assisting with weekly adoption days, transportation of animals between locations, cleaning, nurturing cats left at pet store for adoption and more. Contact the humane society for more information.

Social Consciousness

American Red Cross of Greater Idaho
800-853-2570  Ext. 701

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to clerical duties, disaster relief, health and safety instructors, assistance with events & fundraising and public relations.

Habitat for Humanity
208-528-0298

www.idahofallshabitat.org

Volunteers aid in building housing for families in need. Volunteer opportunities vary and are not limited to construction.

Peace Corps
800-424-8580 / 206-553-5490

1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 605, Seattle WA 98101

Call or write for more information on this two-year volunteer commitment.