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 our Volunteer Application Form by clicking the button below and 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.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Natalie Williams, our Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@jemfriends.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Car Repair Support

We have a youth at our guys’ house who needs some repairs on his car, an Audi A4.  JEMfriends has provided the parts, but we are looking for volunteers to help with the manual repair work.  If you are mechanically inclined and are interested in helping (or have specialty tools), please contact Natalie Williams at volunteer@jemfriends.org.  We will be planning a scheduled time to meet and work on this project in the near future!

Painting Party

On Saturday, February 22, we will be painting the interior of our guys’ home.  Camcor painting company is generously donating painting equipment, and we just need volunteers to come and make it possible!  If you want to be a part of this fun day, please email volunteer@jemfriends.org.  We’re excited to see you there!

April Fundraising Committee

We are still looking for some volunteers who would be excited to join a fundraising team for the month of April!  This committee will be interacting with businesses and the community on behalf of JEMfriends and putting their brainstorming abilities to the test to come up with some awesome fundraising plans.  If you have not volunteered with JEMfriends before or are looking for new and different ways to get involved, please let us know! Please reach out to Natalie Williams at volunteer@jemfriends.org to find out more information.

Fundraiser and Awareness at Applebee’s

  • April 4, 8am-10am
  • Applebees in the Boise Town Square
  • JEMfriends staff and volunteers will be serving a full pancake breakfast hosted by Applebees!  Come and support youth aging out of foster care and hear from our JEMyouth!  To purchase tickets, please contact Liberty Thompson at liberty@jemfriends.org.

Life Skills Class Dinners

We facilitate Life Skills Classes for our youth two times a month, on first and third Thursday evenings.  We provide dinner for the youth at these classes, and we would welcome help to accomplish this responsibility.  If you love to cook, this is a great opportunity for you to be a blessing to our youth.


  • Dinners should be prepared for 10 Adults.
  • All Dinners will need to be dropped off at 5:50 pm to the JEMfriends’ Office:
    1111 S. Orchard Street Ste. 101 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!
  • For questions, please contact Melissa Wood, Life Skills Program Coordinator, at 208-283-5107.