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Volunteering in Boise: Service Opportunities in the Treasure Valley

Last updated April 19, 2024 by Totally Boise

This guide offers a variety of ways for you, your friends, and family to get involved and support local initiatives. Whether you're interested in occasional volunteer days or a more sustained involvement, you'll find plenty of ways to contribute to our great community.

Environmental and Conservation Efforts

  • City of Boise Parks and Recreation: Tree planting and park maintenance (ReLeaf Boise, Tree Steward Program, Caring for Parks).
  • Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center & The WaterShed: Environmental education and water stewardship.
  • Idaho Conservation Corps: Trail maintenance, environmental education, and wildlife projects.

Social Services and Housing

  • St. Vincent de Paul: Operating thrift stores, food pantries, and community support activities.
  • Boise Rescue Mission Ministries: Shelter operations, meal services, and educational programs.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho: Assistance at the house, event volunteering, and cooking for families.
  • River of Life Men's Shelter: Meal service and life skills instruction.
  • Interfaith Sanctuary: Shelter support and meal preparation.
  • Habitat for Humanity & Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity: Building homes and working in ReStore locations.

Arts, Culture, and Historical Education

  • Boise Arts & History: Cultural events and art project support.
  • Boise Public Library: Digital assistance, event support, and library foundation support.
  • Discovery Center of Idaho & Idaho State Historical Society: Educational tours, STEM workshops, and archival support.
  • Boise Art Museum: Event assistance and educational program support.
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival & Boise Contemporary Theater: Performance support, educational outreach, and guest services.

Animal Welfare and Nature

  • Zoo Boise & The Peregrine Fund: Animal care, educational programs, and conservation efforts.
  • Idaho Humane Society: Animal care, adoption events, and veterinary assistance.

Health and Well-being

  • Garden City Community Clinic: Support for medical and non-medical staff.
  • Alzheimer’s Association: Educational programs, support group facilitation, and advocacy.

Youth and Family Services

  • Learning Lab: Tutoring and program development.
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA & Girl Scouts of Silver Sage: Youth coaching, after-school programs, troop leadership, and event support.
  • Boise State University: Service-learning programs and research assistance.

Community Inclusion and Support

  • Global Lounge: Cultural event organization and educational outreach.
  • Operation Warm Heart: Support for military families and event planning.
  • Boise At Home: Assistance for seniors, office help, and community outreach.

Public Safety and Emergency Services

  • American Red Cross of Greater Idaho: Disaster response, blood drive assistance, and health and safety training.

Services for Veterans

  • Veterans Affairs Facilities: Support at VA hospitals and clinics.
  • American Legion and VFW Posts: Community service initiatives, event planning, and fundraising.
  • Veteran Transition and Support Organizations: Mentorship, job training, and support services.


  • Boise Bicycle Project: Bicycle repair and maintenance, and cycling promotion events.
  • Boise Hawks Baseball Club: Community outreach and support for sporting events.
  • Boise State Public Radio: Office assistance, special event support, and fundraising activities.
  • Foothills Learning Center: Environmental education, trail maintenance, and special program support.


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