St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho is a volunteer organization. Each year we serve tens of thousands of people in need through the efforts of hundreds of committed volunteers just like you.
We have many different opportunities to fit your interests and abilities. Every opportunity contributes to our mission of preventing homelessness.
Below you will find the volunteer sign-up for each of our St. Vincent de Paul Programs. Please select and register for the volunteer opportunities you would like to get involved with! We welcome you to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul!
Before you begin volunteering, we ask that you review the paperwork below to best understand our policies and procedures. Please review each document. You will be prompted to acknowledge you have read and understood the following documents upon registration through Signup.com
We have included an Emergency Contact form that can be printed off and filled out prior to service, OR you can fill it out at your service site.
Volunteer Standards Handbook
Release of Consent
Volunteer Contact Information
St. Vincent de Paul has many group volunteer opportunities! If you are looking to get involved with a group of 10+ people, please contact Johnny Hiller, the Community Engagement Coordinator at (208) 593-2325 or [email protected]
Our thrift stores are social enterprises providing revenues and items to neighbors in need. We operate six stores across the Treasure Valley, providing gently used items for our community.
– State Street: 6464 W State St, Boise, ID 83714
– Broadway: 2160 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706
– Broadway Furniture: 2110 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706
– Meridian: 213 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642
– Caldwell: 3719 E, Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, ID 83605
– Collecting Donations
– Sorting Donations
– Tagging Items
– Helping with Floor Displays
– Assisting with various tasks
Volunteering at our food pantry is a great way to serve neighbors in need.
Wednesdays, and Thursdays | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
– Assist with unboxing food and stocking shelves (inside).
Tuesdays and Fridays | 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
First-time volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:45 for training.
– Pack grocery bags
– Load groceries into carts (inside)
– Intake information from clients (outside)
– Load cars with groceries (outside).
Where to Park:
Please park across the street from the pantry, on Gourley St., or behind the Whitney Methodist Church. If parking on Gourley St., you may park in the dirt parking spaces (not the giant dirt parking lot), or on the side of the street. Please be sure not to block any of the resident’s driveways if you do park on the street.
When you arrive:
Please ask for Brandon, our Overland Food Pantry Manager. He will direct you to the volunteer sign-in sheet and provide you with a tour of the building and let you know where to begin.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for your desire to help us prevent homelessness in the Treasure Valley!
Mobile Food Pantry
The St. Vincent de Paul Mobile Pantry Program hopes to combat homelessness by delivering nutritious food assistance to those who may have difficulty attending local pantries and meal sites such as senior citizens, refugees, and immigrant populations.
Mobile Pantry volunteers to help register clients, package and distribute food at low-income housing across Boise, Idaho. Below is a comprehensive list of all tasks volunteers assist with.
– Help set up tables, canopies, for distribution
– Register clients at distributions and possibly pre-distribution registration events
– Help portion and bag fresh produce and other food items on the truck making each box/bag fair and equitable
– Load shopping carts with food boxes/bags
– Sanitize tables and carts after every use
– Help with client resource flyers, inserting into food boxes/bags
– Break down tables, canopies, and load trucks at the end of the distribution
If you are currently looking for volunteer opportunities to fulfill Court-Ordered Community Service requirements, we welcome you to volunteer at one of our Thrift Store Locations! Please Click Here for Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
I have questions about volunteering, who should I contact?
Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone (208) 593-2325 | Email [email protected]
What should I wear to volunteer?
Volunteers are required to wear appropriate casual attire appropriate for a work environment. A t-shirt, jeans, and baseball caps are all acceptable. We ask that you refrain from wearing anything that could be considered offensive in a work environment. Close-toed shoes are required (sneakers are ideal). If you have hair long enough to pull back, we ask that you have it pulled back. Dressing in layers is ideal, as you may be working both inside and outside, depending on the task. Sometimes volunteers work in the back of the store processing donations where the doors are open, we ask that you keep this in mind when dressing to volunteer at one of our thrift stores.
I signed up for a volunteer opportunity, I need to cancel or reschedule. What do I need to do?
No problem! Log into SignUp.com, scroll down to “My Invitations: Upcoming Invitations,” select the volunteer opportunity you would like to cancel or reschedule, next click “My Spots,” there you will find a drop-down menu that allows you to select “Edit, Swap, or Remove.”