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.

Fill out this contact form to get started!

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.

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. Updated info will be available fall 2020.

The Thanksgiving Food Box Project is just around the corner. This is our largest seasonal event and can take as many as 600 volunteers! Check back fall 2020 for updated info. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer
call (208) 559-2294.

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
Do you have a bicycle sitting in your garage collecting dust? That bike could be key transportation for someone looking to rebuild their life after prison.

Free up space while changing a life! Donate bikes at any of our thrift stores, details at

Bikes do not have to be perfect, we'll take care of flat tires and tune-ups.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The second Back2Work cohort has begun! After learning valuable lessons from our first cohort in November, we are continuing this program. Now, a much larger group of students are embarking on a two week classroom training that will be followed by internships in trade industries.

This program opens doors to living wage careers and escaping systemic poverty!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Eating Well: We have been making some big changes at our food pantries to emphasize nutrition. A healthy diet with proper macronutrients is critical for a healthy lifestyle. This is just one new way we are evolving to serve our neighbors in need. 6 On Your Side - Idaho's Madeline White visited our pantry to learn more about our nutrition focus. Watch that story to learn more:
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