Boise River Volunteers CONTACT: Chris Crawford WEBSITE: riverhelpers.com The Boise River is one of the jewels of the city, and the Boise River Volunteers have taken it upon themselves to make sure the river stays clean during the busy summer season by ďŹ‚oating down and picking up trash (and occasionally helping a fellow boater). Anyone interested in joining the effort can contact the group via its website and click on the contact link.
Foothills Learning Center CONTACT: Kristin Lundstrom WEBSITE: cityofboise.org/bee/foothills PHONE: 208-493-2535 The Foothills Nature Center is all about getting people back in touch with nature. Volunteers are needed with every aspect of the centerâ€™s programming, including helping with special educational events on the second Saturday of each month and teaching programs and camps. Thereâ€™s even some physical work, like working in the native garden. Log on to the website to download a volunteer application.
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material is sold to the public to raise money for the group. Unlike the construction site, the Re Store offers air conditioning and indoor plumbing, and volunteers can drive delivery trucks, stock shelves and help with customer service.
Idaho Botanical Garden CONTACT: Karen Christeson, email@example.com WEBSITE: idahobotanicalgarden.org PHONE: 208-343-8649
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The garden is always in need of a little extra help, whether itâ€™s to run one of the many events or to take care of the plants. Event volunteers staff the numerous concerts that ďŹ ll the garden with music all summer long, including the Botanical Garden series on Thursday evenings and the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series. While volunteers get to catch the concerts for free, they are expected to work. Duties include selling and checking tickets, clean up, crowd monitoring and information. The garden also works with volunteer docents who lead visitors on tours of the 15 acres of gardens. For those who want to get their hands dirty and learn something in the process, the garden volunteer program offers the chance to work with staff gardeners doing everything from planting to maintaining the garden. Volunteers must start by ďŹ lling out an application, which is used to match interest and schedules to jobs. Applications are available at the garden ofďŹ ce.
CONTACT: Construction, Sarah Waltman; Habitat Re Store, Jeff Phelps or Alison Beck Haas WEBSITE: hfhboise.org PHONE: Construction, 208-331-2916, Ext. 315 (Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.); Re Store, 208-375-5256 (Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Habitat for Humanity is busy keeping roofs over peoplesâ€™ headsâ€”literally. Opportunities to help with construction will be limited this summer, with only one home in the works, but Habitat staff always need help at the Re Store, where donated construction WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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