Volunteering is a popular theme as we transition into the holiday season. As we go into the season of thankfulness and giving, we realize that there are ways we can give to others. BCHA looked for the best ways to give back to the local community here in north Idaho. With the weather turning cold there are plenty of options when it comes to indoor activities. In light of this, why not choose something that gives back to the community!? Here are some ways for you to volunteer locally in the coming months. We did our best to get the correct contact info!

East Bonner County library

Our local library is always looking for volunteers!  One way you can help out by assisting with re-shelving books. Additionally, if you are looking for a long term commitment, consider tutoring in math, reading or English as a second language. Open to all ages and learning levels. Bonner Library is open for taking volunteers all year around.

Bonner Community Food Bank

You can help out the Bonner Food Bank by donating non-perishables or arranging a food drive for your business, school or church. Bonner bank not only accepts food items, but they are also looking for deodorant, baby wipes and diapers. They have a list of needs on their website.

Community Action Partnership

In addition to the library, CAP is also looking for volunteers locally. Is an organization that is working to end poverty. CAP has a list of volunteer opportunities listed on their website!  They could use people helping out in the office or assisting with local projects. In particular, they would love some long-term volunteers willing to see a project through to completion.

Selkirk Fire Department

Additionally the fire department is looking for volunteers. They are looking for either long term volunteers to be firefighters or for people interested in community service projects like food drives or holiday fundraising.

Community Cancer services

The Community Cancer Services started in 2002; according to their website they now offer a variety of services! CCS is looking for volunteers. Particularly they are looking for people to drive patents to their doctors’ appointments. Inquire more by calling or checking out their website.

BGH Community Hospice Volunteers

Equally important, at our local Bonner General Hospital there are volunteer opportunities. Call to inquire about ways you can volunteer this season!

In conclusion, there are many ways to volunteer locally! The key is just to find the right place for you.

Do you still want to see whats out there? Search https://www.volunteermatch.org for even more local ways to volunteer in your local community.

Also, see contact info below for volunteer opportunities.

East Bonner County Library District

1407 Cedar St.

Sandpoint, ID 83864

(208) 263-6930



Bonner Community Food Bank

1707 Culvers Dr., Sandpoint, ID 83864

(208) 263-3663




Community Action Partnership

1506 Baldy Mountain Rd

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

(208) 255-2910



Selkirk Fire Department

1123 Lake St.


Phone: (208) 263-3502



Community Cancer Services

1205 Highway 2

Ste 101B


Phone: (208) 255-2301



Bonner General Health Volunteer Council

520 N. Third Avenue