We firmly believe that giving back to your local community
is crucial to developing healthy, young leaders with vision. Values are
often translated through family and work; yet, many people suffer from
not enjoying the many opportunities we take for granted. Give back for
an hour or a day, and we promise that you will make a difference. These
are a few national programs that we are passionate about.
Contact the Idaho Food Bank by clicking the link below:
Contact Green America by clicking the link
Contact Meals on Wheels by clicking the link
Contact Habitat for
Humanity by clicking the link below:
Contact Big Brothers and Sisters of America by
clicking the link below:
Tree City USA by clicking the link below:
America's Second Harvest
Network - Learn more about how to end hunger.
Ten tips on volunteering
- Research the causes or issues that are important to
you. Look for a group that deals with issues about which you feel strongly.
- Consider what you have to offer. If you enjoy outdoor work, or have
a knack for teaching, you may want to look for a volunteer opportunity
in which your special skills can be utilized. Similarly, you may want
to think about your specific personality and how your organization
skills or communication style might fit with different organizations
- Think outside the box! Many community groups that are
looking for volunteers, like neighborhood watch programs, prisons,
disaster relief organizations, youth organizations, intergenerational
programs, and park services may not have occurred to you but could
just be the perfect fit.
- There’s no need to wait to be asked. There
are many ways to find organizations that are In need of volunteers.
Ask your friends or colleagues about their own volunteering activities.
The Internet has great online volunteer referral services, including
www.volunteer.gov. Or try visiting your local volunteer center. These
services can help you to find the right volunteer opportunity for you.
- When you find an organization that is in line with your interests,
request an interview and plan for it in much the same way that you
would plan for a job interview. Be ready to describe your interests,
qualifications, and background, and also be prepared to ask your interviewers
about their organization and the benefits they offer to their volunteers.
An interview will allow you and the organization to find the right
match for your skills and interests.
- Would you like to learn something new? Consider whether the organization
offers training or professional development opportunities for their
volunteers. Volunteering can provide you with the chance to learn about
something you’re interested in and develop skills in a new area.
the volunteer activity that fits your schedule. Organizations need
different levels of commitment for different types of volunteer activities.
Serving as a mentor, for example, will require a regular, intensive
commitment, while volunteering for a walk-a-thon is a seasonal commitment.
- Volunteer with friends or as a family. Think about looking for a
volunteer opportunity that would be suitable for parents and children
to do together, or for husband and wife or a group of friends to take
on as a team. Volunteering with others can be a great way to get to
know people better and can help keep you excited about volunteering.
- Virtual Volunteering- yes, there is such a thing. If you have computer
access and the necessary skills, some organizations now offer the opportunity
to do volunteer work over the computer. This can be a great way to
get started in volunteering, and can also provide a way to volunteer
at home on a flexible schedule.
- Don’t give up! If you find that your
volunteering experience is not all that you expected, talk to your
volunteer supervisor or coordinator about it. Think of what could make
it better and check with them to see if your ideas are possibilities.
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