United Way

POCATELLO — Kind Community is in need of volunteers for its fifth annual event on Monday. You can sign up to volunteer at http://kindcom.org/volunteer-sign-up/.

The Red Cross and the Pocatello Fire Department are looking for volunteers to install free smoke alarms in high-risk communities in the Pocatello area on Saturday. To sign up for this opportunity, please contact Rusty Devereaux at rusty.devereaux@redcross.org.

Idaho State University is seeking volunteers to help with the 2019 Haunted Science Laboratory. Volunteers are needed to help set up the exhibits, staff the exhibits during field trips from local schools and community and help clean and pack up when they are done for the year. Volunteers are welcome to commit to as little as an hour or two on just one day, but all volunteers would be required to attend one of two training sessions held between Oct. 16-20. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Steve Shropshire at (208) 282-2212.

The Friendship Club is a nonprofit recovery-based organization that needs three volunteers each day of the week in four-hour shifts: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers will staff the lobby and snack shop. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Lisa Johnston at (208) 241-5895 or clubfriendship18@yahoo.com.

NeighborWorks Pocatello owns and operates the Spirit of Hope House, which is a 10-bed transitional home for gentlemen with distinctive needs, including those needing to get back on their feet after leaving the correctional system. Spirit of Hope House is in need of some personal items for the tenants. This includes laundry soap, shampoo, razors/shaving cream and toilet tissue. If you would like to donate any of these items to assist the tenants staying there, you can drop them off at the NeighborWorks Pocatello Office at 206 N. Arthur.

Pocatello Free Clinic is in need of a volunteer to update and help maintain their website. Please contact Kath Olsen at olsekath@isu.edu for more information.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a specially trained volunteer from the community who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child that is or could be placed into foster care. The CASA helps ensure that the child’s right to a safe, permanent home is acted upon in a sensitive and expedient manner and that progress is being made to achieve permanency for the child. CASA acts as the “eyes and the ears of the court.” Appointed by the judge, the CASA does his/her own independent investigation of the facts of the case and reports the facts, along with his/her recommendations, to the court. The CASA stands as the representative for the child during all court proceedings. For more information, contact Lesli Schei at (208) 232-2272 or visit their website at casa6id.org.

Wendi Ames, Kevin Bailey, Molly Olson and Felice Otero staff the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. To request or offer in-kind donations, send an e-mail to molly@unitedwaysei.org or call (208) 232-1389.