These are community members who have been trained to visit nursing home residents, and make sure residents' needs are being met and their rights upheld.
Help Us End Poverty with Your Time
Volunteering at Community Action Partnership helps move us closer to ending poverty in our community. We can use your assistance in a variety of programs that target different aspects of poverty. Some of the areas where you can help are:
- Volunteering in the office
- Assisting with a special project
- Helping with site and grounds maintenance
- Volunteering on gardening projects
- Assisting with fundraising events
- Assembling food boxes
- Picking up donations
- Gathering donated crops from the field
- Assisting with food drives
- Making food deliveries to the home
- Donating time with special skills or talents
In addition to volunteers who can work on projects as needed, our agency needs volunteers who can commit considerably more time in assisting others in highly-rewarding but skill-intensive activities. These activities may require previous professional experience or training in a related area as well as specific training provided by Community Action Partnership.
If you are interested in volunteering with our agency, please contact our Human Resources Office at (208) 746-3351 or (800) 326-4843.
Volunteer Ombudsman Program
Volunteer ombudsmen enhance the quality of life for people living in long-term-care facilities in North Central Idaho. After being certified, they visit residents in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility weekly, bringing meaning and relationship to people residing there.
After passing a background check, applicants accepted to the Volunteer Ombudsman Program receive free state-certificated training. The 24-hour classroom training includes: the history of the Ombudsman Program, the aging process, communication, resident rights, complaint investigation, laws governing long-term-care, program procedures and documentation, and referrals. Certified volunteer ombudsmen receive on-going training and networking opportunities during a regular monthly meeting with their local peer group and semi-annual all-team meetings.
For more information and/or an application call the Volunteer Ombudsman Manager at (208) 791-7262.
Opportunities to serve others in the CIRCLES® Initiative could include meal preparation, meal serving, being part of the child care team, transporting people to and from CIRCLES® activities, being part of a team that guides the current and future directions of CIRCLES®, and assisting in identifying and addressing the barriers to living life without the basic services and opportunities all people need.
For information about how you can become part of CIRCLES®, please call Angie Titus at (208) 798-4174.