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Every day, United Way of North Idaho's dynamic team of volunteers and professionals work to make our communities one of promise and opportunity for all who live here. UWNI’s impact starts with leadership and our unique ability to bring businesses, government institutions, nonprofits and communities together in ways no one else can – because creating lasting changes takes all of us working together.

Join us.

You can engage and mobilize your community by:

  • Donating to the United Way of North Idaho Community Care Fund to address the highest-priority needs in the areas of education, health and financial independence
  • Allowing us to connect you with the perfect volunteer opportunity for you
  • Becoming a local advocate for an issue that you’re passionate about
  • With your help, we will lead the way to collaborative, innovative and sustainable solutions in education, financial independence and health. Are you interested in a leadership position with United Way of North Idaho? If you are of a collaborative mindset and eager to seek out long term solutions for our community, click here to learn how.


Join Our Team

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. The VISTA Project provides AmeriCorps VISTA members to be placed at one of ten project sites throughout the state. The focus is on building successful programs for youth. As the project sponsor, UWNI has the opportunity to have a VISTA Leader to help manage the project. VISTA Leaders must have served one year with AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps to be eligible. See VISTA links below for more information.


Volunteer Leadership

Board of Directors. The United Way of North Idaho Board of Directors recruits and selects individuals based on specific requirements. If you are interested in serving on the UWNI Board of Directors, we encourage you to reach out to a current board member.

Resource Development Committee. Help UWNI grow vital resources needed to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of ALICE families in North Idaho. Fundraising is done through workplace campaigns, individual project fundraising, grant writing, sponsorship, and events.

Community Impact Councils. Since 1957, our Community Impact Councils have helped the community understand unmet needs and evaluate funding requests. For more than 60 years our Impact Councils are still at the heart of our understanding and focus of the work we do. There are three impact councils: Education, Financial Stability, and Health.

If you are interested in volunteering on our Resource Development Committee or Community Impact Council, please let us know. Thanks!


Volunteer Opportunities

READY! for Kindergarten volunteers.Help parents succeed in their role as a child's first teacher! Volunteers will prepare classrooms, greet families, distribute workshop materials, and support workshop facilitators in approximately 2-hour increments.

READY! programs are typically held three times per school year in partnership with the Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and Lakeland School Districts. Due to the unknown circumstances to the opening of schools, we are uncertain what these classes will look like for the 2020-2021 school year. In the meantime, please follow our Early Childhood Education Facebook page for great resources and activities to help prepare your little ones for school.

AmeriCorps VISTA Members. Through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), UWNI is a project sponsor hosting VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members at ten nonprofit sites throughout the state in our “Better Futures for Idaho Youth” project. As a VISTA, you will work to build the capacity of an organization to serve children and young adults. If you are up to the challenge, a VISTA year is an excellent way to accrue valuable job experience while giving back to the community. VISTA members serve one-year, full-time terms and receive a living allowance of $21,623 per year, as well as available health, education and childcare benefits. See the VISTA positions available here, or contact Mark Tucker at 208.667.8112 or by email. For more information on serving through AmeriCorps, click here.



Opportunity For All. United Way of North Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all applicants, employees and volunteers regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or status as a veteran. Decisions are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and business needs. We strongly encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.