Volunteer

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, please e-mail Naomi Miller, our volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@jemfriends.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Details:

  • 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. 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!
  • For questions, please contact Melissa Wood, Life Skills Program Coordinator, at 208-283-5107.

Male Mentors

We provide one-on-one mentoring for each of the youth in our program to allow them to practice establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.  Currently, we are looking for mentors for two boys in our program.  If you have the time to spend one hour a week with a JEMyouth, mentoring may be right for you.  All mentors must complete an application, training, and back ground check and are required to commit to the relationship for one year.  If you are interested in mentoring, please email Executive Director Liberty Thompson at liberty@jemfriends.org for more information.

Aging-Out Awareness Team

March is aging-out awareness month in Idaho.  JEMfriends raises awareness in Boise throughout March by partnering with businesses, organizations and churches. We are hoping to delegate an awareness team of two to help us make concerted effort to be visible in the community during the aging-out awareness season.  The main goal of the team will be to build relationships with local businesses who would like to join us in the awareness efforts by hosting an awareness day at their business. The team will also work together to plan awareness events and fundraisers.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Liberty Thompson at liberty@jemfriends.org.

Details:

  • The team will work together for four weeks (March 4- March 31)
  • Expected Hours: 3 hours a week