Volunteering not only helps others but helps the person doing the volunteering. It boosts self-esteem, expands your connections, makes you feel good, contributes to a longer life, gives purpose and combats stress. That is a win-win-win.
EIRMC is committed to the care and improvement of human life. We believe that volunteers are a vital part of meeting this commitment. Please apply today or contact our Volunteer Manager if you have additional questions at (208) 529-6201.
We ask each volunteer to commit to 100 hours per year which makes it easy to fit volunteer work into a busy schedule.
Adult volunteers drive the shuttle, escort patients, cuddle babies, tend to those waiting for loved ones, and visit with patients and visitors. We also have non-denominational chaplains who help people with their spiritual needs. Last but not least, we have our Intermountain Therapy Animal Teams who bring their dogs in to brighten someone’s day. If you feel you and your dog would be a good fit for this, please visit Intermountain Therapy Animals.
Youth can begin volunteering at 14 years old. They do many of the things adult volunteers do. A few areas are restricted to those 18 or older, such as driving the shuttle, and helping in the NICU and ER. We have shifts available for after school and on weekends that work with busy teen schedules.
Note: Because of the 100-hour commitment, we do not recommend that volunteering at EIRMC be done as a senior project.
Can’t commit to a 100 hours but still want to help?
There are many ways you can improve the lives of others. The EIRMC Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that assists patients in many ways. You can join this group and do a lot of good. They also take contributions, both monetary and material.
Looking for other ways to help? Please check out this list of ideas.