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Volunteers — The Senior Companion Program at the CSI Office on Aging needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to assist homebound seniors by providing friendly visits, transportation or other assistance as needed. Senior Companions make positive impacts by helping to improve the mental and emotional status of their clients. Senior Companions receive a stipend per hour of service (to income eligible seniors) and can work between 15 to 40 hours a week. They receive reimbursement for mileage, and training on age-related problems. Information: D’andre, 208-736-2122, or toll free, 800-574-8656.

Volunteers — Interlink Volunteer Caregivers, a nonprofit organization, provides volunteers for elderly, disabled and chronically ill people to assist with non-medical routine tasks so they can remain independent. Volunteers are needed in all eight counties of Magic Valley to help with transportation, light housekeeping and simple home repairs. Volunteers are especially needed for transportation in the Wendell and Gooding area. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage monthly and covered with excess auto liability insurance. Commitment is flexible with no minimum hours required. Information: Edie, 208-733-6333 or

Volunteers — Community volunteers are needed to become CASA volunteer advocates to represent the best interest of abused children during the court process. Volunteer candidates must pass a background check and receive training and continued support as they speak up and make the difference in the lives of abused children. The program covers all eight counties in south-central Idaho. Information: Tahna Barton, 208-735-1177.

Volunteers — Encompass Hospice’s work can be supported by volunteers in many ways. Patients need loving and compassionate volunteers to provide companionship, caregiver respite, light housekeeping, shopping, yardwork, or to be there. If you are a veteran who needs to make a connection of shared experiences that only a Veteran to Veteran can share, we need you. Bring your touching hands and hearts to share a smile, hold hands, listen to a story and laugh with Encompass Hospice patients. Information: Cindy, 208-733-8600 or

Drivers — The Twin Falls Senior Center needs drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Twin Falls Monday through Friday. The routes take an hour or less to complete. Commitment is based on your availability. Volunteers must be 18 years of age with their own reliable vehicle, must have a good driving record, and have proof of liability insurance, and a background check. Drivers receive 53.5 cents a mile fuel reimbursement. Information: 208-734-5084.

Volunteers — Pomerelle Place Senior Living in Burley is looking for volunteers who want to have fun making new friends and bringing happiness to others. Volunteers can play bingo, games and cards with the residents, complete crafts, cook, or help paint fingernails for the ladies. Information: Carla Thompson at Pomerelle Place, 208-677-8212.

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Volunteers — Twin Falls Senior Center is looking for volunteers to teach basic computer classes to senior citizens. Classes are for one hour twice a week for a two-week period, and the times are flexible based upon your schedule. The center provides the class agenda and instruction manuals. Information: 208-734-5084 or stop by the senior center at 530 Shoshone St. W. in Twin Falls.

Volunteers — St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center has opened some new areas to volunteer. The new Cuddler and Patient Comfort programs need volunteers immediately. St. Luke’s has several other volunteer positions with opportunities to serve others and meet new people. By being a volunteer at St. Luke’s Magic Valley, you are also a part of the auxiliary. For an application packet or information: Kim Patterson, 208-814-0861.

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