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Now through December 31:

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Volunteer

The Jesse Tree of Idaho welcomes your interest in volunteering! Our team of dedicated volunteers is crucial to the success of our mission. We are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas. For more information, call 841-1558 or 947-0577.

Intake Workers: Intake workers are needed to explain agency criteria to callers and walk-ins during intake hours, complete phone screenings and assist clients in filling out applications for rental assistance. Intake hours are Monday-Thursday 11-2 pm at our Boise office.  Additionally, Jesse Tree is seeking volunteers once a week, every Friday, to assist clients in our Nampa office. There is an increased demand for rental assistance during the winter and summer months, at which time more volunteers may be needed. Each day, we have two to three volunteers assisting clients.

Follow-up Worker: This person is needed once per month; you pick the day. This volunteer will call prior program participants and ask a set of questions regarding The Jesse Tree's services. The volunteer will also ask if the participant is still housed. This information is used to improve agency services and as a measurement tool for funding sources.

Fundraising Volunteer: Volunteer fundraisers are needed to coordinate marketing, collect donations for a silent auction, manage ticket sales, and be available at fundraising events as needed.

Office Help: A volunteer is needed to assist agency staff with mailing newsletters, donation letters and basic office work.

Housing Inspector: A housing inspection is required by Housing and Urban Development before funds are released. A volunteer inspector is needed to assist the main inspector during times of increased demand and to cover when the main inspector is on vacation. Must be very flexible and able to schedule inspections with clients during times they request. Training will be provided. Home inspectors are needed in Canyon County. Please call Rachel Lara if you can fill this need at 208-841-1558.

Bilingual Speaker: A volunteer who speaks Spanish and English is needed to assist Jesse Tree staff with updating documents and to assist staff with translation services on an "as-needed" basis.

Grant Writer: A person with advanced knowledge of federal grants and guidelines is needed to assist staff members with grant writing.

Holiday Meals: Members of the church community are needed to adopt designated families between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a great opportunity for kids participating in youth groups. The services provided depend on the family's individual situation and needs. In years past, agency volunteers have provided groceries and taken children Christmas shopping and to lunch. Private donations are collected and deposited into our mercy account to cover the costs.

To inquire further about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Rachel Lara at 208-841-1558 or Gabriel Iacoboni at 208-947-0577

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