Encouraging volunteerism and community service.

2015 Serve Idaho Conference

Hosted by:
Serve Idaho - Governor's Commission on Service & Volunteerism in partnership with Idaho Department of Labor and State Farm

Conference Objectives:

  • Learn best practices, strategies and new ways of doing business from the state's best thinkers and practitioners of service and volunteering
  • Connect with peers, experts and leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors
  • Be inspired by dynamic speakers and stimulating forums, workshops and panel discussions and keynote speakers
  • Make an impact by participating in service projects and engaging with local community

During the two-day conference attendees may choose to attend a presentation from different sessions, led by experts in their fields:

  • Corporate Volunteering - Panel Discussion
  • Crowdsourcing Community Change
  • Civic Engagement
  • Got Impact
  • Idaho @ Play
  • Igniting Change
  • Communication
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Why Reflect at All
  • Life after AmeriCorps
  • Service Project (TBD)
  • Engaging in Youth
  • Engaging Older Adults as Volunteers
  • Volunteer Training - Panel Discussion
  • Resume Writing
  • Get off the Island
  • Service Project (TBD)
  • Avoiding Burnout
  • Tapping Higher Education Resources to Expand Nonprofit Capacity
  • Toolkits for Facilitating Group Volunteer Projects

Celebration Dinner is an additional $25 cost and may be purchased during registration.


Riverside Hotel will be hosting our conference this year and reduced room rates are available for attendees.

They are located at:
2900 W. Chinden Blvd.
Garden City, Idaho 83714.

Making Reservations:

Individuals or groups seeking reservations at The Riverside Hotel may call 208-343-1871 and ask for the group "Serve Idaho".  Reservations must be made by JANUARY 21, 2015 to assure the per-diem rate of $83 Single Occupancy and $98 Double Occupancy.

Service Projects

On Tuesday February 24 & 25, 2015, conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects throughout Boise. For those individuals interested in participating in service projects, you will need to check-in on day one of conference to make your service project selection. Please note that projects fill quickly, so arrive early to select your project.

This year's service projects include:

  • Bring boxed and canned food items to donate to the food drive.
  • Bring travel sized toiletries, mittens for children and books to donate to the Bells for Books program.
  • Plan to donate blood.
  • Prepare to participate in Greenbelt clean up near the Riverside Hotel.
  • Plan to participate in handmade cards for the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Plan to assemble developmental Pre-Kindergarten literacy packets for mothers.

Dates and Times for the Service Projects will be posted to our website upon finalization.

Exhibitor Application

Want to have access to an audience of over 100 national service members, nonprofit leaders, educators, volunteer managers and community members? Consider hosting an exhibit table at the Serve Idaho Conference.

Selection Process and Payment Policy: Booth space is limited and available on a “first come, first served” basis. Application and payment in full is due by Feb. 6, 2015 and is nonrefundable.

Exhibitor Application Form


Presenting Sponsor

Partnership Sponsors

--Corporation for National & Community Service

--Idaho Department of Labor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, February 24

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:45 - 11:15 Session 1
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Session 2
3:00 - 4:30 Session 3
4:30 - 5:30 Networking
5:30 - 7:00 Celebration of Service Dinner

Keynote: Ben Quintana

Join us at our Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, February 25

8:00-9:30 Session 4
9:45-11:15 Session 5
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Session 6
3:00-4:00 Closing


2015 Presenting Sponsor

State Farm


Idaho Department of Labor Corporation for National Service & Community Service Office of the Governor