Help Us End Poverty with Your Time
Volunteering at Community Action Partnership helps us increase stability and equip people to exit poverty in our community. We can use 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/minor repair
- Volunteering on gardening projects
- Organizing or assisting with food drives
- Assembling food boxes
- Picking up donations
- 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.
Senior Medicare Patrol
The Idaho Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program helps prevent, detect and report health care fraud. The program relies on volunteers in local communities to provide education and one-to-one counseling to help people protect their identity and identify other types of Medicare fraud:
- Double-billing and overcharging
- Unnecessary or inappropriate services
Additionally, there are education opportunities (Scam Jams) for consumers and the public to learn about other types of fraud:
- Mail and telemarketing scams
- Financial exploitation and identity theft
- Computer and solicitation scams
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.
If you are interested in volunteering with our agency, please contact our Human Resources Office at 208.746.3351 or 800.326.4843.