Volunteer Opportunities


The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking youth representation on City Boards, Commissions and Committees.  Service on these boards gives students an unprecedented opportunity to learn about city government, special projects, and community needs, AND it also looks great on a college application!  This year, student representatives or alternates are needed on the following committees:  Childcare Commission, CDA TV Committee, Parking Commission, Urban Forestry Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission, Library Board, and Arts Commission. Student Representatives serve a one-year term which runs from October 1, through September 30.

Students must be between the ages of 14 and 18, and be a high school student attending school within the boundaries of School District 271. 

Submit an application and letter of recommendation by September 22, 2023, to Attn:  Sherrie Badertscher at sherrie@cdaid.orgCLICK HERE for an application.  


You can make a difference in your community by getting involved in one of the city's boards, committees, or commissions.  Your participation is valuable and important!

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities in the City of Coeur d'Alene, please contact Sherrie Badertscher, Executive Assistant, Municipal Services Department, sherrie@cdaid.org.

To receive consideration, please submit a Professional Data Sheet along with a letter of recommendation and additional documentation outlining qualifications by email, hard copy delivery, or mail to: Sherrie Badertscher, Executive Assistant, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83814. PHONE: (208) 666-5754. EMAIL: mailto:sherrie@cdaid.org

CLICK HERE to download a PROFESSIONAL DATA SHEET (application).


Arts Commission

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a member for the Arts Commission to fill one vacancy. The Commission consists of thirteen (13) members who receive no salary.  Members of the Commission are appointment by the Mayor and Council and serve for a three-year term.  The Arts Commission is the standing committee charged by the City Council to oversee the Public Art Program.  The Arts Commission seeks partnerships, provides education, and develops policies and goals for the selection, placement and maintenance of works of art acquired through the Public Art Program and other public/private partnerships. 

Applications will be accepted until vacancy is filled.  Applications are accepted by email, U.S. Mail, or may be hand delivered to City Hall. 

Childcare Commission

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a member for the Childcare Commission to fill one vacancy. The Commission consists of nine (9) members who receive no salary.  Members of the Commission are appointment by the Mayor and Council and serve for a four-year term. The current vacancy is for a representative from the North Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or a city resident who has been or is currently a consumer of childcare within the city limits. The duties and responsibilities of the Commission are to: Make recommendations to the City Council for licensing criteria that promote the safety and health needs of both home care providers and facility providers; Incorporate recommendations that fall within City and State guidelines; Determine selection criteria for providers that wish to apply for the Mayors’ Excellence in Quality Childcare Award; Receive public comments and hold meetings, on issues arising from implementation and enforcement of licensing criteria; Distribute educational and items of public interest regarding childcare via the city website.

NOTE:  The application period has closed and applications are being reviewed at this time.   

Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a member for the Historic Preservation Commission to fill one vacancy. Commission appointments are for three-year terms.  However, because this appointment is filling a vacancy for a term that was only partially completed, the commission appointment would end November 19, 2024.

Qualifications:  All members of the Commission shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in history or Historic Preservation.  The Commission should include a member or members who have professional training or experience in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, urban planning, archaeology, engineering, conservation, landscape architecture, law, or other historic preservation-related disciplines (click here for a list of requirements).

NOTE:  The application period has closed and applications are being reviewed at this time. 

CDATV Committee:

Members of the committee are appointed by the Mayor and Council and serve for a 3-year term. The committee consists of nine (9) members.  The duties and responsibilities of the board are to stimulate and encourage, throughout the city and surrounding area, the televising of information concerning local government and public education.  Make surveys as may be deemed advisable of public and private institutions engaged within the city in enhancing the programs aired on CDATV, and to make recommendations concerning appropriate methods to encourage participation in, and appreciation of, the programs aired to meet the legitimate needs of persons in the city of Coeur d'Alene.  Encourage public interest in the value of the City's local television channel and to expand the City's televising resource.  Provide oversight for the City government information/public education television channel.  Comply with all City policies, procedures, and regulations.  Hear appeals from any person who has been affected by a decision or order of the City or its designees in the enforcement and administration of the Coeur d'Alene television channel.

Parking Commission:

Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor and Council and serve for a 3-year term.  The commission consists of ten (10) members who receive no salary. The duties and responsibilities of the commission are to analyze parking needs throughout the City, educate the public on the availability, value, and location of parking, serve as the public's forum to address parking issues and concerns, ensure parking is managed in a manner that is user friendly, visually attractive, and maintains the value of this asset, address issues that arise regarding enforcement of Parking Ordinances and address appeals of Parking Ordinance tickets, keep the Council informed regarding parking issues and to make recommendations to the Council on maintaining and/or improving parking, and prepare policies and procedures, with the advice of the City Administrator, to regulate monthly parking permits. 

The current commission opening requires the applicant to be a North Idaho College representative.  



Volunteer your group or organization for Storm Drain Stenciling.  Click here for more information.

For community volunteer opportunities, please click on the following links:

United Way of North Idaho 

Panhandle Parks Foundation Make a difference in your community! Contact Tracy Meyers at panhandleparks@gmail.com or call (208) 446-4813

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 769-2231
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
710 Mullan Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

For Permits and Licenses, contact Kelley Setters at KSETTERS@cdaid.org or (208) 769-2229.