Sandpoint Community  Resource Center

Bridging the gap between people in need and those who serve

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 (208) 920-1840

Bonner County Volunteer Network

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.

Need a Volunteer?

Want to Volunteer?

Why Volunteer Idaho Panhandle?



  • Register at to find current and future volunteer opportunities
  • Attend monthly in person Volunteer Orientations to meet organizations looking for volunteers
  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 208-255-4025 for personal guidance
  • Check out our facebook page at



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VolunteerUnited IS Working in Idaho!



  • 87,450 agency views have occurred since the day we launched, which is an increase of 35,000 views since the beginning of 2017!


  • 29,611 volunteer opportunities have been viewed between January 1, 2017 and June 29, 2017. There have been 66,675 views since the launch, which means half the number of total views have been in just the last six months!


  • Since January 2017, 176 new opportunities added to the site, and anticipate a whole lot more in the next few months with the Idaho Volunteers effort.


  • VolunteerUnited has launched two new resource portals on the site, one for volunteers and another for agencies. These portals are designed to guide users who might need extra support when using the site, and they capture important details about how to maximize the site. Also added are three volunteer management webinars for people looking to broaden their volunteer engagement skills.


  • Updated filter menus the volunteers use to search for opportunities have been made.


Live trainings are coming up in the next several months, and the calendar can be viewed on the site here. Please feel free to share with your networks and encourage folks to attend.




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In an emergency, natural disaster, or public health incident, volunteers with the right training are invaluable. Volunteers are needed all across Idaho.

Medical Reserve Corps

Upcoming VIP Events


Volunteer Idaho Panhandle Orientation:  Volunteers Find Your Perfect Match!

Organizations will be present to share their needs with you to help you decide which opportunity is right for you!  We will meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month!


Tuesday, May 29th,   12:00-1:00 PM

Tuesday, June 26th,  12:00-1:00 PM

Tuesday, July 24th,   12:00-1:00 PM


Sandpoint Community Resource Center at Columbia Plaza Building, 231 N. Third Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room Webinar:  "How to Register and Create an Effective Volunteer Post". Check the VolunteerUnited site for details.


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)

Volunteer Idaho Panhandle (VIP)

Sandpoint Community Resource Center

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