Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering at the Human Rights Education Institute. We welcome you and look forward to working with you to help promote our mission of teaching human rights, diversity, equality and respect for all. We have numerous volunteer opportunities. This is a list of our current volunteer needs.
Please contact our office at 208-292-2359 or send an email to VolunteerCoordinator@hrei.org for specific details.
Ages 18 and Older:
Activity Leaders help at HREI or community events by performing set-up and/or takedown for events, greeting visitors at the events, and assisting visitors with completing an activity or craft prepared for the events.
Community Liaisons are critical in our efforts to raise awareness of human rights issues in our community and inspire transformation. Community Liaisons partner with an elementary school, a high school human rights club or other community organization. These volunteers help bring HREI resources to the club or organization as well as inform HREI on how we can better fill the community’s needs.
Outreach Program Coordinator
Outreach Program Coordinators implement educational programs for elementary level students at various locations and/or provide a community night with family-friendly projects for children of all ages. These volunteers also manage and prepare materials needed for the presentations.
This is a great position for college interns interested in early education programs.
Grant Writers research grants and prepare proposals to obtain grant funding. Since funding for special projects, regular programming and operational expenses is vital, HREI is always in need of volunteers who have grant writing experience.
Social Media Assistant
Social Media Assistants post and share content such as images, text, or videos to social media platforms to inform the community about HREI events or topics of interest. These volunteers help ensure events are publicized and shared in a timely manner through the appropriate media channels.
Greeter and Facility Docent
Greeters and Facility Docents greet our visitors and provide tours of our facility and exhibits. These volunteers are also responsible for general cleaning of the lobby and exhibit areas, as needed.
Fundraisers help with recruiting donations, phoning past donors, and providing administrative support to the leader of a fundraising event or project. These volunteers may prepare materials for a fundraising event and/or provide support during the event. We encourage individuals with extensive community networking experience and experience seeking in-kind donations and sponsorships to volunteer for this position.
Administrative Assistants help with the day-to-day administrative duties in the office, such as answering phones, writing letters and thank-you notes, filing, and copying. Volunteers in this position may use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs to complete office projects.
Resource Assistants help manage and organize resources in the HREI Resource Library. These volunteers also assist with researching and locating new resources such as books, videos, and activities that cover topics of interest to educators and other members of our community.
Collection Assistants help catalog and organize artifacts of cultural and/or historical significance. Collection items are used for HREI exhibitions and education outreach.
Facility and Grounds Maintenance Worker
Maintenance Workers help keep the exhibit rooms, offices, restrooms and immediate outside areas clean and tidy for visitors and staff. Maintenance tasks include cleaning sinks and floors, vacuuming carpets, emptying trash bins, restocking restrooms, and sweeping outside walkways.
Our events page has our latest events for
the public to join. Our events are usually
free or low cost to all that attend.