Encouraging volunteerism and community service.


Idaho@Play is a state wide initiative which brings AmeriCorps members and community volunteers together to promote play as a way to combat childhood obesity. 

2015 Idaho@Play Scheduled Events
In southwestern Idaho, AmeriCorps members will host two free outdoor activities - an Afternoon of Play and a trip to Zoo Boise

  • Tuesday, June 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Afternoon of Play, Whitney Community Center, 1609 S. Owyhee St., Boise, ID  83705
  • Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trip to the Zoo Boise for disabled veterans at 355 Julia Davis Drive followed by a barbecue in Ann Morrison Park.

More than 10 additional events are scheduled statewide and include:

June 1, Moscow, Evening Event, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Center.

June 3, Hayden, School End of Year Field Day & Fun Run, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hayden Meadows Elementary.

June 5, Blackfoot, Community Fishing Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jensen Grove Park.

June 6, Lewiston, Game Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lewis-Clark State College.

June 6, Moscow, Resource Fair and Family activities, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute.

June 8, Pocatello, Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. OK Ward Park.

June 17, Jerome, Veterans Fishing Day, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blue Lakes Trout Farm.

2014 Idaho@Play Highlights
Click here to read about our 2014 Idaho@Play projects View photos of the 2014 Idaho@Play projects

Idaho@Play 2014 recruited 140 volunteers that provided nearly 1500 hours volunteer service, impacting  10,074 Idaho residents.

2013 Idaho@Play Highlights
2013 projects included:

Statewide, over 150 volunteers were recruited to help with Idaho@Play projects, and more than 1,700 people were served by these projects!

2012 Idaho@Play Highlights

Click here to read about our 2012 projects.
View photos of the 2012 Idaho@Play projects.
Click here to view map of projects.

Idaho@Play Video Highlights

Sherman@Play an Idaho@Play project comes in 3rd place - Thank you!
GREAT NEWS!  The Sherman Elementary Playground will receive a $25,000 grant to make a difference in Nampa Community. Sherman Playground is one of 40 organizations to win a State Farm Cause An Effect grant.  

After three weeks and more than 1.2 million votes, State Farm® will present Sherman Elementary with a $25,000 grant to improve Nampa community. Sherman Playground was one of 3,000 Cause submissions State Farm received through Cause An Effect, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that relies on non-profit organizations to create solutions to community issues identified by Facebook users.

KBOI's Do More Monday promotes Idaho@Play Projects 

Thank you Partners!

Our projects would not have been successful without the help of community partners, sponsors and many donations!  Please help us support and thank:

Ada County Highway District
American Legion Post #7
Bannock Youth Foundation
Bi-Lo Food
Bingham Memorial Hospital
Blackfoot Community Center
Blackfoot Police & Fire Departments
Blue Lakes Fish Farm
City of Blackfoot
City of Pocatello

City of Sandpoint
Dentistry for Kids
E.A.A. Chapter 328
Fearborn Engineering
Gritman Medical Center Foundation
Idaho State University
Julie Armstrong
Kesler's Market
Michael Prickard Orthodontics 
Modern Woodman
Moscow Food Co-Op
Neighborhood Housing Services
New Day Products & Resources
Palouse Discovery Science Center
Pocatello Pet Lodge
Pocatello Railroad Credit Union
Portneuk Medical Center
Pullman Firefighters Union
Reel Theatre
Stinker Stores
Tri-State Distributors
University of Idaho Service Learning Center
University of Idaho Student Recreation
Veterans Home - Boise & Pocatello
Walla Walla Community College
Westmark Credit Union
Zoo Boise