Sandpoint Community  Resource Center

Bridging the gap between people in need and those who serve

Call for Help

(208) 920-1840

Why Volunteer Idaho Panhandle?

Sandpoint Community Resource Center (SCRC) continues to bridge the gap between those in need and those who serve and recognizes how valuable a role volunteers can play in organizations' and non profits' ability to meet those needs. Volunteer Idaho Panhandle (VIP) is about having one central place where volunteers can go to get connected with volunteer opportunities. This can be done either face to face or through our free web tool We believe that if we can make it easier for individuals and groups to find their perfect volunteer match that the untapped reservoir of talent and energy in our community can be unleashed. Check out the easy ways to connect below.



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  • Register your need at to attract the perfect volunteer
  • Present your opportunities at monthly Volunteer Orientations
  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 208-255-4025 for personal guidance
  • Post your opportunity on our facebook page at ttps://
  • Add to your website.


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Volunteering in Idaho


In 2014*...


- 35.8% of residents volunteered, ranking Idaho #2 in volunteerism in 50 states and in D.C.


- We recorded 41.6 volunteer hours per capita


- 51 million hours of service were recorded


- $1.3 billion of salary and wages were contributed


- 54% of Idahoans donated $25 or more to charity


Thank you to our amazing volunteers for all you do!

*Data courtesy of the National and Community Service (

Upcoming VIP Events


Volunteer Idaho Panhandle Orientation:  Volunteers Find Your Perfect Match!

Wednesday, June 14th 12:00 - 1:00 PM

SCRC, 231 N. Third Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room Webinar:  How to register and create an effective volunteer post



Friday, June 30th 9 AM.  Call Elise to attend 208-255-4025



Saturday, July 29th - Farmer's Market.  Come taste our sweets and learn about VIP!



Thursday, September 14th - Day of Caring.   Organizations mobilizing employees to serve our community.  More information to follow.

Participating Organizations

VIP Success Story


Do you have a heart for helping the community, but don't have a lot of time?  Do you want to teach your children how to give back?  Need flexible volunteer opportunities?  Natalie Larson, longtime Sandpoint resident and busy working mother, created Bonner County Volunteer Network (BCVN), with these considerations in mind.


BCVN schedules community service projects one Saturday every month.  Like a flash mob, the events are posted on its Facebook page, and anyone can show up to help.  The events are family friendly, require no training, no special skills, and there is no paperwork to fill out.  Making it so easy  gives those who normally don't volunteer, the opportunity to do so.


Recent projects have included removing the linoleum at the Panhandle Animal Shelter, cleaning up the Bay Trail, and helping out at Creations.  May's service project will be at Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue.  Volunteers will help the rescue operation get ready for the fawns by cleaning out the pens and fixing up the stalls.


If you're interested and can help, check out the Facebook page:


Bonner County Volunteer Network


Facebook Page Link(s)

Sandpoint Community Resource Center

231 N. Third Ave, STE 101 Sandpoint ID 83864 (208) 920-1840   |   ©SCRC   |