Want your teen to volunteer? Here are some resrouces

Volunteering has benefits all-around –– from personal fulfillment to bettering your community and even setting the stage for your economic success down the road. Here are some resources to get you started giving of your time. If there are others we didn’t mention, please let us know and we will update the list!

The Pocatello Arts Council is one of 21 different city advisory committees, most of which are open to anyone over the age of 16. For a full list of committees and vacancies, visit  http://www.pocatello.us/committees.

VolunteerMatch.Org connects volunteers with local opportunities. Wherever you might find yourself, just type in your location and the website will pull together a list of great things you can do!

The United Way of Southeastern Idaho is always looking for volunteers. Check out their opportunities here.

SE Idaho Volunteers is a site dedicated to helping the people of SE Idaho find volunteer opportunities that meet their specifications. It is also a tool for local organizations and agencies to post volunteer opportunities to get help when they need it.

Serve Idaho is the Governor’s commission on service and volunteerism. They can connect you with an incredibly diverse range of opportunities all over the state.

The Idaho Food Bank loves its volunteers! The food bank really runs well with volunteer hours. They say the most popular shifts fill up quickly, so it’s best to sign up well in advance of the date you wish to volunteer.

Do you have a background in healthcare or are you interested in entering that field? Check out the Southeastern Idaho Medical Reserve Corps. They have opportunities for healthcare and non-healthcare persons interested in volunteering in a health-related capacity for emergencies or disasters (e.g., an earthquake, severe weather event, or public health emergency).  Volunteers of all skill levels and backgrounds are needed during an emergency response.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hosts a website that can connect members to service opportunities through the church.


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