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United Way of North Idaho works to CONNECT PEOPLE. Our goal is to simply connect individuals and groups to a wide variety of ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities throughout our community. 

**Snow Removal Volunteers Needed**

Help keep our senior neighbors safe this winter by sharing your shoveling (or snowblowing) skills. Sign up for the call list by contacting:

John Corcoran, Elder Help of North Idaho: 208.929.9292 or email 

Lisa Brock, The Village at Orchard Ridge: 208.664.8119 or email

Millie Larson, Post Falls Senior Center: 208.773.9582 or email

Click on agency logos below to find out how to apply!

If you are interesting in volunteering directly with United Way click here for a list of opportunities or call us at (208) 667-8112

UWNI Volunteer Opportunities:
Community ALICE task force member
Objective:  To bring together a cross-section of the community (business, government, nonprofits, faith-based) to understand the challenges facing the ALICE population (ALICE = Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and determine possible projects the task force can advocate for and/or pursue. 
Duties: participate in conversation, join a committee, share resources. All are welcome. Thank you
Commitment: 2nd Thursday of every month, 9:00-10:30 at Idaho Department of Labor (600 N Thornton St, Post Falls, ID 83854)


CDA4Kids is an extended school-day program that aims to broaden student knowledge with hands-on enrichment activities, develop social skills through positive adult interaction, and increase community pride through service learning projects.

Volunteer opportunities include: mentoring, before and after school program assistance, tutors, speakers

Community Action Partnership provides food assistance to low-income persons regarless of age through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and food donations.

Volunteer opportunities include: volunteering in the office, organizing or assisting with food drives, picking up donations, helping with site and grounds maintenance

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of North Idaho helps support children during difficult court cases which may revolve around neglect, abandonment, or abuse.

Volunteer opportunities include: Special training and appointment by the juvenile court judge to represent a child victim in cases of abuse and neglect.

Family Promise of North Idaho provides dedicated guidance and support to families with children who need temporary food and shelter while seeking permanent employment and affordable housing

Volunteer opportunities include: carpentry work, day center attendents, van drivers, prayer support

Heritage Health is a provides 'healthcare from the heart' for anyone that needs services. All medical, dental, and counseling services are provided on a sliding scale fee.

Volunteer opportunities include advocacy, event volunteers, and outreach specialists.


Hope on the Homefront helps to remove the barriers to education which students in precarious housing situations often face

Volunteer opportunities include: clothing closet organization, advocacy assistance


The Human Rights Education Institute brings educational, interactive programs and discussions to inspire understanding and awareness of other cultures and civil rights issues.

Volunteer opportunities include: greeter, community liaisons, activity leaders, fundraising volunteers

iDFY (Idaho Drug Free Youth) is invested in developing young leaders to support peers in making healthy choises, express drug free commitment, and advocate for positive community activities through campagins. 

Volunteer opportunities include: High school or college student ambassadors, campaign advisors, grant writing.

Idaho Legal Aid provides quality civil legal services to low income and vulnerable Idahoans. The Coeur d'Alene office focuses its work on representing victims of domestic violence, tenants, homeowners facing foreclosure, public benefit applicants/recipients, senior citizens, and members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

Volunteer opportunities include: Staffing cases, co-counseling litigation, research for cases, drafting or editing brouchures for the public

The Inland Northwest SIDS/SUID Foundation is dedicated to educating the public on safe infant sleep, bringin awareness to SIDS/SUID, and providing emotional support to those who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss.

Volunteer opportunities include: Assisting with community health fairs, grant writing, advocacy.


Let's Move! CDA helps to improve nutrition and physical activity habits in our youth and community.

Volunteer opportunities include: power of produce club volunteers, safe routes to school committee (new!).

The Post Falls Food Bank provides relief from poverty and humger to those in need through a united community effort.

Volunteer opportunities include: checking guests in and/or out of market, assisting guests with shopping, packaging product, stocking shelves, weighing food product.

The Post Falls Senior Center provides physical, emotional, and economic support to maintain independence of seniors and the opportunity to interact with the community.

Volunteer opportunities include: Meals on wheels drivers, janitorial, lunch servers, class instructors, and thrift store associates.

Safe Passage helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including children. Offering safe shelter, counseling, courty advocacy, and more.

Volunteer opportunities include: intake, hospital, shelter, and court advocates. High school volunteers for Green Dot programs.

The Senior Companion Program maches volunteers 55 and older wth homebound community members that need support to remain independent.

Volunteer opportunities include: Involvement in the senior companion program. Must be 55 or older. Activities include friendly visiting, escort transportation, shopping assistance, advocacy, and paperwork. Tax free hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement included!

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) offers various recreation programs for youth and adults who have challenges participating in other programs because of a learning disability, sensory impairment, mental, emotional, or physical handicaps.

Volunteer opportunities include: event assistance and decoration, organization, activity assistance

St. Vincent de Paul specializes in serving the homeless and those at-risk of homelessness through a plethora of programs including legal assistance, community meals, rent and utility assistance, group homes, and general case management.

Volunteer opportunities include: People to help cook and serve dinner in the communtiy meal kitchen, childcare volunteers for parenting classes.



"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

- Mahatma Ghandi



If your business or group would like to participate in a one-time group project, we can help coordinate a Volunteer Team Building experience that is just right for YOU!

Contact United Way of North Idaho
(208) 667-8112