Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom/School Volunteers

Volunteers assist in Boise Schools in a variety of ways. You may be able to offer your assistance in the Library, tutoring, mentoring, playground support, lend a hand in the copy room, enrichment projects; each school has their own rewarding opportunities.

Please contact your desired school directly. If you need help locating a school, please view our School Directory.
Volunteer Applicants must review the following Boise School District Policies:

Sexual Harassment Policy No. 3232
Visitor Identification Policy No. 3311
Boise Schools Volunteers Service Programs Policy No. 4220
Employee or Public Smoking Policy No. 5232
Drug Free Workplace Policy No. 5231


An easy way to help a Boise School District teacher with direct donations for supplies, field trips, or anything they need in their classroom! Donations are tax deductible. Visit: www.boiseschoolsfoundation.com

School Supplies

The Boise School Education Foundation is collecting school supplies for students in need. This nonprofit organization works with teachers, counselors and staff around the district and can help put supplies in the right hands. If you'd like to make a financial contribution or donate supplies, contact the Boise Public Schools Foundation 854.4065.

S.A.F.E. Fund

This fund offers small grants to families in need who do not qualify for other assistance. Many times these funds keep a families utilities turned on, medication purchased, food/clothing items. Last year the S.A.F.E. Fund gave more than $40,000 to families in our district. Families are identified through school counselors and funding is provided through the Education Foundation. For more information, please visit the Foundation website.

Operation Wish Book

This nonprofit organization has been operating in the Boise Valley for 20 years. Founded by retired teachers, Operation Wish Book places new books in the hands of children who do not own books. The campaign runs through the fall and books are distributed through the Salvation Army. Books may be dropped off at any local school. Donations will also be accepted through the Boise Public Schools Foundation. For volunteering opportunities during this event, please contact Juno Van Ocker.

Community Education

Do you have a skill, talent, hobby or interest you would like to share with the community?

Community Education wants YOU! We are always searching for new volunteer instructors to join our wonderful team of volunteers. Diversity is the key to meeting the community's needs, so we are always open to fresh ideas for new and interesting courses. If you are interested in teaching Community Education classes, please visit the Community Education website or call 208-854-4047.