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Want to get involved with Giraffe Laugh? We have many opportunities to learn more, volunteer, and contribute to our cause.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kylie Delarosa at

All volunteers working with children for more than one hour per week must have a Boise City Child Care Worker license, a volunteer interest application, and a background check, along with Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification. Click the button below to learn how to get started.

How Can You Get Involved?

Little Shoes Big Dreams Tours

Attend a Little Shoes Big Dreams tour to learn about the three areas of Giraffe Laugh’s work: ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

We recommend attending a tour as one of the first things people can do when they want to get involved. Tours are available virtually or in person!

Virtual tours last about 30 minutes. In person tours last about an hour.

Sign up for a virtual tour using the link below or sign up for an in-person tour by contacting Cassandra at


This is the most important volunteer role you can take on. Help spread the word about the work Giraffe Laugh is doing. So simple! Bring ten people you know to a Little Shoes Big Dreams Tour. We have 30 minute virtual tours held bi-monthly.

Board Member

Our board is made up of a diverse group of community leaders. Board members coordinate and enhance our mission to ensure school readiness, empower families, and build strong futures. Contact for more information.

Committee Member

Do you have business acumen in a certain field and want to help? Join one of our committees:

  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Visibility
  • Sustainability

Most of these committees meet monthly and some meet less. Contact for more information.

Rocking Grandmas (**Not just for grandmas!)

Teachers often need extra hands to rock infants. This opportunity is available at all centers. Boise City Childcare license is required. Click the button below to learn more about applying for your Boise City Child Care license. 

Food Bank Pickup and Delivery

Help us fill the food pantries at each of our centers. Volunteers go to the Idaho Food Bank warehouse twice per month to pick up food and deliver to our centers.


  • Provide a vehicle to transport food a Giraffe Laugh location or locations.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and move around accordingly.

Contact or for more information.

Administrative Assistant

This volunteer helps our development and management staff with every day, administrative tasks at the main office, along with helping to plan and execute events.

Contact for more information.

Center Helpers

Classroom helpers assist teachers with a variety of activities, such as reading to children, setting nap time routines, field trips and more. Childcare license required. Donation helpers sort incoming donations and delivering items where they are needed.

Contact for more information.

Life Baskets

Help a Giraffe Laugh family or staff member in need by donating a basket full of everyday items such as toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotions, washcloths, etc.

Contact or for more information.

Seasonal Opportunities

Yard Care

We often need volunteers to pull weeds, sweep sidewalks, mow a small amount of grass and rake leaves or shovel snow depending on the season.

Contact for more information.

Adopt a Family for Christmas

This program pairs donors with families who need help during the holiday season. The holidays can be stressful for low-income families wondering if they will be able to provide for their children. Family adoptions can be done by groups, offices or families. The donor brings items from the family’s wish list to us, and we distribute them to grateful families.

Contact or for more information.

Holiday Food Baskets

You can help us provide holiday meals to families who are unable to afford them. Donors sign up to provide a number of items (ex: hams, turkeys, green beans, stuffing, etc.) and can even help assemble baskets.

Contact or for more information.

Event Volunteer

Giraffe Laugh has several events throughout the year. Volunteers help with setting up and taking down decorations and event items, greeting guests, collecting donations, and more.

Contact for more information.

Parent Opportunities

Parent Advisory Committee

We welcome parents to join a committee where your child attends. Committee members are a guiding force for the center. Meetings are held every other month.

Please contact your child’s center director for more information.

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 170 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full-time programs that serve children 0-5 years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children 3.5-5 years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.