St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho is a volunteer organization. Each year we serve tens of thousands of people in need through the efforts of hundreds of committed volunteers just like you. We have many different opportunities to fit your interests and abilities. Every opportunity contributes to our mission of preventing homelessness.

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The 2019 Christmas Toy Store still needs more volunteers! If you believe every child should be able to celebrate Christmas, please consider volunteering! We have a variety of roles both in Ada and Canyon Counties. Click here to volunteer for the Christmas Toy Store.

The Thanksgiving Food Box Project is just around the corner. This is our largest seasonal event and can take as many as 600 volunteers! We need your help November 23-26. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer
call (208) 559-2294.

Our six thrift stores need the help of volunteers! These are social enterprises that directly aid clients and fund our many programs. We have a variety of volunteer jobs and we can accommodate groups of any size. We have great needs in the areas of merchandising, processing, and repairs.

With five pantries covering the majority of Southwest Idaho, there is always need for committed volunteers to keep the food flowing to those whom need it most. There are many roles that volunteers can assist with, including both warehousing and client facing opportunities. Food insecurity is a major issue in Idaho. Are you willing to help?

Home Visitors, also known as Vincentians, are at the core of our mission. These volunteers go in pairs directly to the homes of our neighbors in need. There, these volunteers help most often with rent, utilities, clothing, and furniture as well as providing information on all of our other services. This is a more long-term volunteer role.

We have many more volunteer opportunities. All of the programs on our website need volunteers. Please describe what you are interested in on the contact form. We often can customize an opportunity to your unique interests and skills. We welcome volunteer groups. If you have special skills or specialties, please let us know!



St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Happy Thanksgiving from St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho!

We are especially thankful for everyone who helped make our annual Thanksgiving Food Box Project a success!

13,000 People will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner this year thanks to your help.

This would have been impossible without
2,000 + Families who Donated Thanksgiving Food Boxes
650 + Volunteers who helped out
and assistance from
Boise State Men's Basketball, Boise GreenBike, T-Mobile Meridian Call Center Simplot Foods - USA, Guho Corp Expo Idaho, Boise Cascade, Southwest Trailer Sales, Icon Credit Union, Les Schwab Tire Centers, St. Ignatius Catholic School, All-American Publishing, All Saints Episcopal Church Boise Community of Christ, Boise Branch Holy Apostles Church Episcopal Church of The Holy Nativity Immanuel Lutheran Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meridian United Methodist Church Our Lady of The Rosary Church Red Rock Christian Church Risen Christ Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Boise, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, St Mark's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church (Boise, Idaho), Vibra Hospital of Boise, Whitney United Methodist Church
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Project is underway! From the generous donations of local businesses, organizations, churches, and families $125,000 in food has arrived at Expo Idaho. Today and tomorrow, that food will go directly to families in need so that everyone can celebrate thanksgiving!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
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Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile. When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com .5% of your purchase will go back to help us! You will not pay any extra. You just need to make sure you use the Smile.amazon.com site and select St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho.

We created a 90 second video walking you through how to set this up and why it matters! When you are buying gifts this Christmas, you can use this to help us help others! Direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0504886
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