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Volunteer Opportunities

We at the Nampa Recreation Department and the Nampa Recreation Center value our volunteers and view them as a vital part of a successful recreation program.

Thousands of hours of volunteer assistance are given each year through activities such as coaching youth sports programs, helping with community races and triathlons, assisting in the preschool program or the Kids in Action after school program, assisting with special events, and helping with projects in the parks. Many programs and services would not be possible without the assistance of committed volunteers.


Youth T-Ball, Baseball and Softball Coaches
For many, the summer would not be complete without baseball or softball. We need positive individuals willing to volunteer several hours each week to help the children in our community learn the sport of baseball, softball or t-ball. The Nampa Parks and Recreation department baseball and softball program is designed for youth 5 – 14 years old. Practices are held four nights per week initially. After that, games are played two evenings per week. The program lasts for approximately seven weeks.

For information about coaching t-ball, softball or baseball, call (208)468-5858. To download a Volunteer Application click here.

Youth Basketball Coaches
Coaching a youth basketball team can be a very rewarding experience. Volunteer coaches create a positive and fun atmosphere where children can improve their skills and enjoy the benefits of being part of a team. The Nampa Recreation Department youth basketball program is a recreational league designed for boys and girls, 1st – 8th grade. We need volunteer coaches with a positive attitude and a desire to help children in order to make our basketball program a success. Practices are held two evenings each week and games are played on Saturdays. The program lasts for six weeks.

For information about coaching youth basketball call (208)468-5858. To download a Volunteer Application click here.

Outdoor Education and Recreation Volunteers
The Nampa Recreation Department employs an Outdoor Recreation Supervisor who coordinates a variety of outdoor recreation and educational opportunities. However, many of the programs offered would not be possible without the help of volunteers.


The Outdoor Recreation Program has volunteer opportunities with hiking trips, snowshoe adventures, mountain bike rides and rock climbing, to name a few. If you have an outdoor education skill and would like to instruct on a volunteer basis, or for more information on how you can help volunteer in outdoor recreation classes, please contact the Outdoor Recreation Program Supervisor. To download a Volunteer Application click here.

Community Service
The Nampa Recreation Department and Nampa Recreation Center have opportunities for individuals to complete community service requirements. A multitude of maintenance, cleaning, and organization tasks can be undertaken. If you are interested in completing a community service project, or are in need of completing community service hours, please download a Volunteer Application here or call the Nampa Recreation Center at (208) 468-5777 for more information.

Becoming a volunteer for the Nampa Recreation Department or the Nampa Recreation Center offers great personal benefits, including a sense of accomplishment, personal growth, and a sense of ownership in the community.

Volunteers experience personal satisfaction knowing that their efforts are helping to improve the quality of life in the great community of Nampa. Volunteers may also gain valuable knowledge and experience that can assist them in realizing personal, educational or professional goals.

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes; they could be college students, high school students, youth groups, scout groups, social groups, church groups, civic organizations, business groups or individuals, anyone wishing to volunteer their time and talent. Young volunteers are welcome, but must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without being accompanied by an adult.

Coaches for youth sports teams must be a minimum of 16 years old and have positive references available. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/ guardian sign a waiver form before volunteering.

See Volunteer Opportunities below, or contact the Recreation Program Desk (468-5858) for more information regarding volunteer possibilities. We will make every effort to help you choose something that will suit your time requirements and talents.

Special Event Volunteers
The Nampa Recreation Center and the Nampa Recreation Department offer a variety of special events throughout the year. Triathlons, the Harvest Classic Fun Run, the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween activities are a few of the special events offered throughout the year. If you would like to meet new friends, learn new skills, and enrich the lives of your community neighbors, please contact the Nampa Recreation Department at (208) 468-5858. To download a Volunteer Application click here.


Adaptive Programs
The Nampa Recreation Department strives to make our programs and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. At times this requires some additional support or assistance. A volunteer may attend a class with a disabled participant, assist an individual in accessing the facility, coach or run a sports or leisure activity, or help an individual in an adapted sports program. If you are interested in volunteering with any of these programs, or if you would like more information, please contact the Recreation Program Desk at (208)468-5858. To download a Volunteer Application click here.

Education Programs
The Nampa Recreation Center has volunteer opportunities in the preschool program, Kids In Action after school program and the play center. Time requirements and responsibilities vary. Please contact the Recreation Program Desk, (208) 468-5858, for more information.

Senior Center Volunteers
Volunteering at the Senior Center is a great way to reach out and become involved in the community. Senior Center Volunteers are a vital resource and can help provide the primary services that seniors need to live a quality lifestyle. If you enjoy meeting new people, learning new skills, accomplishing projects and assisting behind the scenes with parties and events, the Senior Center welcomes your involvement! To find out more about Senior Center volunteer opportunities call (208) 467-7266.

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