Volunteers — Interlink Volunteer Caregivers, a nonprofit organization, provides volunteers for elderly, disabled and chronically ill people to assist with non-medical routine tasks so they can remain independent. Volunteers are needed in all eight counties of Magic Valley to help with transportation, light housekeeping and simple home repairs. Volunteers are especially needed for transportation in the Wendell and Gooding area. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage monthly and covered with excess auto liability insurance. Commitment is flexible with no minimum hours required. Information: Edie, 208-733-6333 or email ivcofmv@gmail.com.

Volunteers — The Foster Grandparent Program at the College of Southern Idaho’s Office on Aging needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to help shape children’s tomorrow to succeed. Foster grandparents become encouraging mentors to children and develop caring and positive relationships with students, schools and teachers. Volunteers can work between 15 to 40 hours a week and will receive a stipend per hour of service (to income eligible seniors) and reimbursement for mileage. Information: 208-736-2122 or toll free, 800-574-8656.

Volunteers — The Senior Companion Program at the CSI Office on Aging needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to assist homebound seniors by providing friendly visits, transportation or other assistance as needed. Senior companions make positive impacts by helping to improve the mental and emotional status of their clients. Senior Companions receive a stipend per hour of service (to income eligible seniors) and can work between 15 to 40 hours a week. They receive reimbursement for mileage, and training on age-related problems. Information: 208-736-2122, or toll free, 800-574-8656.

Volunteers — Encompass Hospice’s work can be supported by volunteers in many ways. Patients need loving and compassionate volunteers to provide companionship, caregiver respite, light housekeeping, shopping, yardwork, or to be there. If you are a veteran who needs to make a connection of shared experiences that only a Veteran to Veteran can share, we need you. Share a smile, hold hands, listen to a story and laugh with Encompass Hospice patients. Information: Cindy, 208-733-8600 or ckeithley@ehhi.com.

Volunteers — Hospice Visions Inc. is looking for volunteers to spend an hour or two a week visiting and sharing time with patients and their families. Volunteers are also needed to help with crafts and activities with patients at assisted living centers. Information: Nora Wells at Hospice Visions, 208-735-0121 or nwells@hospicevisions.org.

Volunteers — Hospice Visions Inc is looking for men and women to serve as Veteran-to-Veteran volunteers for veteran patients. All ages of veterans from all branches of service are welcome to join Hospice Visions’ volunteer forces as part of the “We Honor Veterans” program. Information: Nora Wells, volunteer coordinator at Hospice Visions, 208-735-0121 or nwells@hospicevisions.org.

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Drivers — The Twin Falls Senior Center needs drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Twin Falls Monday through Friday. The routes take an hour or less to complete. Commitment is based on your availability. Volunteers must be 18 years of age with their own reliable vehicle, must have a good driving record, and have proof of liability insurance, and a background check. Drivers receive 53.5 cents a mile fuel reimbursement. Information: 208-734-5084.

Volunteers — St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center has openings for the Front Information Desk, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is an opportunity to observe the workings of the hospital and help others. Several other volunteer positions are also available to serve others and meet new people. By being a volunteer at St. Luke’s Magic Valley, you are also a part of the auxiliary. For information or an application packet: Kim Patterson, 208-814-0861.

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