Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity: The Collaboration for a New Century

Mission:

To cultivate leadership and social sector partnerships to improve key quality-of-life indicators and raise Arizona’s national status.

Vision:

To see business, faith, philanthropy and government leaders working together to ensure that individuals and families in vulnerable communities have healthy, independent lives.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

The Collaboration for a New Century recruits volunteers interested in sharing their expertise with a partner “Blue Ribbon” non-profit agency to help improve and expand the agency’s services. The type of service or program can vary based on the agency’s need, but examples include help with strategic planning, process improvements, marketing, staff and Board development, technology and finances. Most volunteers work for 9 months.

Geographic Region:

Maricopa County

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and provide their own transportation.

Contact Information:

The Collaboration for a New Century

5750 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85012

480-664-6377

www.thecollab.org

Steve Capobres

scapobres@cox.net

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Volunteer Opportunity: New Horizons Independent Living Center

Mission:

To provide services and advocacy which empower and enable people with disabilities to self-determine the goals and activities of their lives in home, family, community, and workplace.

Vision:

New Horizons Independent Living Center’s vision is to self-empower people with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of society.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Board of Directors member
  • Develop or organize events for fund raising
  • Coordinate volunteer services
  • Office help
  • Yard maintenance
  • Handyman services
  • Coordinate the medical equipment program
  • Act as an ambassador in the community

Geographic Region:

Prescott Valley

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation and must be at least 18 years old. Bilingual volunteers are sometimes needed.

Contact Information:

New Horizons Independent Living Center

8085 E. Manley Dr.

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

928-772-1266

www.newhorizonsilc.org

Deborah Henderson

dhenderson@newhorizonsilc.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: Our Neighbor’s Pantry

Mission:

People of faith helping people in need.

Vision:

To be a regional food distributor.

Volunteer Opportunities Avaiable:

Our Neighbor’s Pantry is looking for volunteers to pick up food, pack food, and distribute food boxes.

Geographic Region:

Safford, AZ

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must provide their own transportation and have the ability to lift 10 pounds.

Contact Information:

Our Neighbor’s Pantry

Sherry Brady

1020 S. 10th Ave.

Safford, AZ 85546

928-428-4311

sherrywingitbrady@vtc.net

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Volunteer Opportunity: United Way of Northern Arizona VITA

Mission:

To improve lives by mobilizing communities to make lasting changes in community conditions.

Vision:

We work to build a community in which each person: is a positive influence on others, chooses to contribute to the community in a manner reflective of their culture, becomes the person they want to be.

Volunteer Opportunity Available:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers include:

  • Tax Assistor: prepare taxes for families making less than $50,000 a year, utilizing training provided by the IRS
  • Screener: Greet clients, help explain process, review tax documents

Geographic Areas Served:

Flagstaff, Page, Williams, Leupp, Show Low, Holbrook, St. Johns

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be familiar with computers and have the ability to work with a wide range of people. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from VITA sites and should be 16 or older. Bilingual or multilingual volunteers are needed, particularly those fluent in Spanish.

Contact Information:

United Way of Northern Arizona

Clover Collard

1515 E. Cedar Ave., Suite D-1

Flagstaff, AZ 86004

928-773-9813

vita@nazunitedway.org

www.nazunitedway.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: Phoenix Rescue Mission

Mission:

To Rescue Lives, To Change Lives, To Serve Lives, To Save Lives

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • meal/prep service
  • seasonal giving and events
  • drives for needed items
  • direct relational ministry

Geographic Areas Served:

south/central Phoenix

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers may be required to lift upwards of 20 pounds. Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation, and some kitchen prep volunteers may need to provide their own Food Handler’s Card. Volunteers must be 16 or older to serve in the kitchen, 8 or older to work in the warehouse. Spanish speaking volunteers are always needed.

Contact Information:

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Marlena Padron

3532 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 9

Phoenix, AZ 85016

602-272-4663

mpadron@phoenixrescuemission.org

www.phoenixrescuemission.org

Shelter Location:

1801 S. 35th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85009

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Volunteer Opportunity: Sojourner Center

Mission:

To overcome the impact of domestic violence one life at a time.

Vision:

To expand domestic violence shelter and transitional housing in our community so no victim is ever forced to retrun to a violent home.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

There are several opportunities available throughout the agency, working with the facility, staff, women and children to work toward our mission. Please contact Beth (see below) for more details.

Geographic Areas Served:

Phoenix and Maricopa County

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are required to have fingerprint clearance which they must pay for. Volunteers wishing to work in the kitchen are required to provide their own Food Handler’s Card. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and bilingual or multilingual (including American Sign Language) abilities are always needed!

Contact Information:

Sojourner Center

Beth Rodriguez

P.O. Box 20156

Phoenix, AZ 85036

602-258-0331, ext. 227

brodriguez@sojournercenter.org

www.sojournercenter.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: A New Leaf

Mission:

Helping Families…Changing Lives.

Vision:

A New Leaf is a caring community that provides quality service as a catalyst for positive change and growth in the lives of the individuals and families seeking help.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Tutoring
  • Serving meals
  • Sorting clothes
  • Clerical

Geographic Regions:

Mesa and Glendale

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation. Volunteers working with children are required to have a fingerprint clearance card, which the agency does not pay for. However, if a volunteers stays with A New Leaf for at least one year, they will be reimbursed the fingerprinting clearance costs. The minimum age for volunteers is 18, but minors may volunteer if supervised by a parent or other adult. Bilingual/multilingual volunteers sometimes needed, but this is not a required skill.

Contact Information:

A New Leaf

Heidi Anderson

868 E. University Drive

Mesa, AZ 85203

480-649-3167

handerson@turnanewleaf.org

www.TurnaNewLeaf.org

 

 

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