JEMfriends’ volunteers serve in many different capacities to keep our program going.  Some are mentors, some give our youth opportunities to intern, others teach life skills classes, many help accomplish awareness events, and still others help in the office.  The opportunities are quite varied, and we strive to place each volunteer in the area of service that best fits them.

If you are considering volunteering for JEMfriends, we first want to thank you.  We would like to get to know you and to get you involved.  The first step you need to take is to fill out the volunteer form below, indicating areas of volunteering you have interest in.

Once your application has been received, you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator.  Those interested in mentoring will be e-mailed the full Mentor Application, and those interested in an internship position will be e-mailed the Intern Application.

Click here for our Volunteer Application Form.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail Naomi Miller, our volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@jemfriends.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

JEMfriends Resident Advisor

We are searching for both male and female RAs.
Expected volunteer hours: 10 hours/week.

The RA staff position is a live-in position. (With weekends/vacations off upon requests:))

RA Expectations:
– A genuine heart to love our youth who have aged-out of foster care, with a desire to build a relationship with each of them.
-Run a monthly in home, house meeting with youth.
-Plan/attend monthly activity with youth (sponsored by JEMfriends)
-Attend monthly Staff Meeting.
-Rotate house chores weekly.
-Room cost: $100 rental fee, and 10% utilities. (Usually between $20-$30. Wifi included)

Qualifications for RA Staff position with JEMfriends:
-Able to sign JEMfriends statement of Faith.
-21yrs or older
-has lived on your own before or experience in dorm/roommates
-works a PT/FT job

Interested in a Resident Advisor Position email Liberty Barrett at liberty@jemfriends.org


Volunteer Coordinator
Expected volunteer hours 6 hours/week.

Volunteer Coordinator Expectations:
-Maintain a database of current and past volunteers with their applications, interests, volunteer hours, etc
– Maintain regular contact with volunteers including expressions of appreciation.
– Interview and train new volunteers.
– Assign volunteers to help with projects and events.
– Recruit volunteers and mentors.
– Plan JEMfriends Yearly Volunteer Thank you Dinner.

Qualifications for Volunteer Staff position with JEMfriends:
-Able to sign JEMfriends statement of Faith.
-A desire to build relationships
-Grateful attitude

Interested in a Volunteer Coordinator Position email Naomi Miller at volunteer@jemfriends.org


Serving on JEMfriends Program and Youth Services Committee
Expected volunteer hours: 5 hours/month.
Our Programs and Youth services committee work together to provide for the needs of our homes and youth. We would like a year commitment to meet once a month with the committee! The time expectation is 5 hours a month including 1 hours of committee meetings.

Interested in a Serving on our Program Committee email Naomi Miller at volunteer@jemfriends.org


Provide dinner for Youth at Life Skills Class.
Life Skills Classes for our youth occur 2x every month, first and third Thursday evenings.
If you like to cook this is a great opportunity for you.
-Dinners should be prepared for 10 Adults.
-All Dinners will need to be dropped off at 6:50 pm to the JEMfriends’ Office:
1111 S. Orchard Street Ste. 106 Boise Idaho 83705
-Don’t have time to prepare a meal? You can purchase a $50 gift card to a local grocery store, pizza place or sandwich restaurant! 

Interested in providing a meal contact Melissa Wood, Life Skills Program coordinator at 208-283-5107 or email volunteer@jemfriends.org