Please read the “Prospective Member Information” below.  Then, click on the button at the bottom of the page to complete the application.

Mission Statement:  Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Voting, Professional Voting, or SPARK membership is available to any individual who shall participate in and support the philanthropic programs and fundraising activities as determined by Boise Chapter; attend chapter meetings have the privilege of voting and holding office, paying dues and assuming financial obligations as voted upon by the chapter.

Philanthropic Programs

  • Operation School Bell® – Elementary provides new clothing, a personal care kit, and a shoe card to school children in need.
  • Operation School Bell – Teen Retail provides a supervised, prepaid shopping experience at a retail store for teenagers in need.
  • Operation School Supplies provides basic classroom supplies to children in need.
  • Project Hearing provides assistance to people with hearing impediments, and scholarships to hearing-impaired students who are pursuing post secondary college or technical training.
  • History in the Bown House provides tours in a restored 1889 house to Boise fourth grade students.
  • Cinderella’s Closet provides formal wear to Ada County high school students for a minimal cleaning charge.
  • Baby Bundles provides layettes to local hospitals for families of newborns in need of assistance.
  • Empowering Youth provides basic household items, nonperishable foods and a handmade quilt to youth in the foster care system that “age out” at 18 years of age.

Membership Obligations

Participation & Financial Requirements:

Voting Members: (typically retired/not working, and available weekdays)

  • Participate in at least two (2) committees per year
  • Work one (1) Thrift Shop shift or (1) Thrift Shop Back Room shift in lieu of working a Thrift Shop shift monthly
  • Attend all regular membership meetings
  • Reach or exceed one hundred (100) annual flexible service hours, and report hours as requested
  • Any deviations from these requirements must be approved by Vice President Membership, in consultation with Vice President Resource Development
  • Pay annual dues of $60

Professional Voting Members: (employed at least 30 hours per week, OR student enrolled in at least 8 credit hours per semester)

  • Participate in one (1) philanthropic program yearly, as chosen for Professional Committee
  • Work one (1) Thrift Shop shift monthly on Saturday
  • Attend Professional membership meetings as scheduled for Professionals (encouraged to attend all other monthly membership meetings)
  • Reach or exceed seventy-five (75) annual flexible service hours, and report hours as requested
  • Pay annual dues of $60

SPARK (Voting) Members: “Sisters Performing Acts of Remarkable Kindness”: (Members fifty (50) years of age or younger.  Upon reaching the age of fifty-five (55), SPARKs are encouraged to request a change in classification.)

  • Participate in one (1) philanthropic program yearly, as chosen for SPARK Committee
  • Serve on offered projects as personal time allows
  • Attend SPARK membership meetings (encouraged to attend all other monthly membership meetings)
  • Reach or exceed fifty (50) annual flexible service hours, and report hours as requested
  • Pay annual dues of $60