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Did you know that Post 143 is run entirely by volunteers?

 

Volunteering once doesn't mean we'll pressure you to give more time than you have to give!

We  are always looking for new volunteers.  Please consider helping your fellow veterans.  

 

You don't have to be a member to offer your help. We have a number of volunteers who have no other connection to the post other than a desire to help. We happily welcome them all to join our family of volunteers!

 

Our Post is the largest in the state, and is run entirely by volunteers.   The size of our Post and the activities we offer can only be continued with volunteers.    

Below are some of the skills & talents we need. Please look this over with a creative mind and consider what you can do to help our Post. We’ll match you with the task that best fits your skills and availability. We will always respect your time constraints. 

1. Rise and Shine!

Come be a part of the most energetic kitchen crew you ever saw in action on Sunday morning! They will greet you with smiling faces and feed you delicious food! Breakfast preparation begins at 6 AM, and clean up ends around noon. Jump in and join the fun by volunteering a few hours when you can!

2. Every Event at the Post needs volunteers.  We serve Burgers on Fridays.  Each month has at least one activity that needs volunteers:

January - Oratorical Scholarship Contest

March - American Legion Birthday Celebration and Awards Banquet

April - Election of New Officers (will you serve as an Officer of the Post?)

May - Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery

June - Boys State and Girls State (in Boise);  Flag Retirement Ceremony

July - Fourth of July Celebration and Post Falls Days

August - Summer picnic

October - Halloween party

November -Veterans Day; Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner for our Community

December - Children's Christmas Party

 

3. Volunteer Coordinator

This should be someone who is detail oriented, a people person, and well organized. Once the volunteer system is set up, the Coordinator should only have to spend a few hours per month keeping things flowing smoothly. This is a very important position as we have people who want to help at the Post. Note: This could be a shared position - a legionnaire and an auxiliary member? Husband & wife? This could be committee co-chairmanship. 
This position involves:
  1. Determining the volunteer needs with input from officers and others at the post
  2. Create the sign up/reminder sheets at the volunteer website. This is very quick and easy to do and takes care of everything for you from sign up to reminders.
  3. Keeping a record of volunteers, what they did, and how much time they spent, so they can be recognized for their efforts. Again, easily done with the volunteer website. This is also helpful for future event planning.
If you feel you have the skills and want to see our Post grow, be the leader and commit to this very important position, please call the Post at (208) 773-9054. 

Remember, the words “Never Volunteer”? Please don't let that apply since you left the military!

Want to know some specifics that need to be done?  Go to the Nitty-Gritty page...