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 — 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 — 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drivers — The Mini-Cassia Disabled American Veterans Chapter is looking for volunteers to drive the DAV van to take veterans to medical appointments in Twin Falls and Boise. Volunteers do not have to be veterans to drive. Volunteers are required to have a driver’s license, proof of insurance, a background check, and pass a physical. Information: Veterans Service Office, 208-678-3599.
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@example.com.
Drivers — The Twin Falls Senior Center is celebrating National Meals on Wheels Month in March. The 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 car, and have proof of liability insurance and a background check. Drivers receive 53.5 cents a mile fuel reimbursement. Information: 208-734-5084.
Volunteers — The Twin Falls Senior Center needs dining room attendants from 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, to help with dining room set-up, beverage service, clearing tables and general cleanup. Volunteers must be able to stand for an extended period. Information: Helen, 208-734-5084.
Volunteers — The West End Senior Center in Buhl is looking for an individual to volunteer in the thrift store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Thrift store proceeds help to fund the home-delivered meal program. Information: 208-543-4577.
Volunteers — The Burley Senior Junction, 2421 Overland Ave., delivers meals every week to the elderly and homebound in the community as part of the Meals on Wheels program. The senior center is in need of volunteers to help with cooking, dishwashing, prep work and cleanup for a few hours each day. Information: Kay King, 1-208-878-8646, or Forrest Stephens, 1-208-431-3526.