Volunteer to Paint the Town


Team Registration is Now Closed

Email paintthetown@nwboise.org to get notified when 2017 registration is open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to paint the entire house in 1 day?

No - we recommend that you split up the project into multiple visits.  Paint The Town™ volunteer teams are responsible for the following:

    • Preparing the house for paint (removing dust, loose paint and debris)
    • Applying primer to bare wood spots & caulk for appearance and energy conservation
    • Painting the house exterior

Once you receive your paint and supplies at the Kickoff Event/Distribution, you can start prepping and painting at any time.  Be sure to communicate with your assigned homeowner so they know when to expect you.  You will have 3 weeks to work – we ask that projects are complete by Paint The Town™ Day.

Why is there a $100 team registration fee and what if my group is unable to pay it?

The registration fee was implemented a few years ago to help cover the increasing costs of paint, supplies and program operations.  We continue to see a great need for this program, and with your help, we can continue this program and serve more homeowners than last year.

Teams who are unable to front the registration fee can raise the money through our Buy A Bucket program.  Please contact us at 258-6222 for alternate registration.

Why should I buy (or sell) buckets of paint?

Many low-income, senior and disabled homeowners cannot physically manage or afford routine maintenance on their homes.  They need Paint The Town™ to maintain their independent living status and keep their homes and neighborhoods well-maintained.  Since 1983, over 88,000 volunteers have revitalized 3,259 homes.  Due to increased costs of paint, supplies, and program operations, we need YOUR help to make sure that Paint The Town™ continues for years to come!

ALSO- as an added bonus and thank you for your support, each bucket you buy or sell gets you into a great prize drawing! www.buyabucket.org

How do I win the great prizes?

Each bucket you buy or sell gets you 1 raffle ticket into the drawing.  Please view the contest rules.

I don't have a team to join. Can I still participate?

Yes! We are looking for individuals to join our DREAM TEAM, which supports prepping of homes in the month of May.

We also invite individuals to participate in the Kickoff Event, and we need some volunteers to help behind the scenes.

If you can volunteer as an individual, please contact us at 258-6222 or paintthetown@nwboise.org.

When will we have our assignments and the supplies?

Assignments will be sent to team captains early May.  Paint supply pick up will be at the Paint The Town™ Kickoff Event!

Paint The Town T-shirts and Hats!

2017 Gear:

Buy A Bucket - Team Competition

The team who raises the most money to support Paint The Town wins a team party!

Plus, each person that buys or sells a bucket gets entered into a drawing for prizes - more details for 2018 coming soon!