Volunteer Opportunity: CASS Dental Clinic

Mission:

To provide comprehensive dental care to homeless children, women, and men.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Maintain Facebook and/or Twitter accounts
  • Work in front or back office
  • Volunteer Dentists needed
  • Volunteer Hygienists needed

Geographic Region:

Facebook/Twitter volunteers can be located anywhere with internet access.  In-office volunteers serve at the clinic’s central Phoenix location.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must have their own transportation to and from the clinic. Bilingual is a plus, but not required!

Contact Information:

CASS Dental Clinic for the Homeless

Kris Volcheck, DDS

230 S. 12th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-256-6945, ext. 3019

kvolcheck@cass-az.org

www.cassdentalclinic.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: Save the Family

Save the Family helps children in homeless families by treating the whole family with programs to break the negative cycles of poverty, abuse, and homelessness. We strengthen the Valley’s communities by facilitating the transition of families to financial and emotional self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Examples of some of the volunteer opportunities that may be available include:

  • After-school tutors for elementary students
  • Evening tutors for teens
  • Career center mock interviews
  • GED tutors for adults

Volunteer opportunities are continually being updated. Please refer to the following link for the most current listing of opportunities: http://www.savethefamily.org/STF_volunteer.htm.

Geographic Region Served:

Mesa

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers requirements vary for each opportunity. For a current listing of opportunities available and the requirements please visit http://www.savethefamily.org/STF_volunteer.htm.

Contact Information:

Save the Family

Michelle Alvis

450 W. 4th Place

Mesa, AZ 85201

480-898-0228, ext. 229

michellea@savethefamily.org

www.savethefamily.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: 2010 Tucson Homeless Street Count

The Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless is the lead group organizing the 2010 Homeless Street Count in Tucson.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Volunteers are needed to count homeless people outside shelter on the morning of January 28th, 2010.

Geographic Region:

Tucson Metro area

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be able to walk. Your own transportation is a plus, but not necessary as volunteers without their own car will be placed in a team that can provide transportation.Volunteers must be 18 or older and must work in teams of at least 2. Bilingual language skills are not necessary, but are a definite plus!

Contact Information:

Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless

Laurie Mazerbo, Our Family Services

3830 E. Bellevue

Tucson, AZ 85716

520-323-1708, ext. 243

info@tpch.org

www.tpch.org

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Volunteer Opportunity: Spirit of God Ministries

Spirit of God Ministries are homeless shelters, churches, and programs serving the needy.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Spirit of God Ministries has a homeless shelter which provides meals three times a day, and also opens their gates approximately three times per month for mass feedings.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers are required to have their own transportation, and the city bus comes within one block.
  • Light, medium, and heavy work available.
  • Food handler card is not required, but individuals with a food handlers card are a plus!
  • Volunteers should be 18 and older. Youth looking to volunteer should contact Spirit of God Ministries to inquire about parent/guardian requirements.
  • Bilingual is not necessary, but is a plus!

Areas Served:

Spirit of God Ministries has two locations, serving those living in their homeless shelters and opening their gates three times a month to serve the hungry in the surrounding area. They are located at:

1236 S. 12th Avenue in Phoenix

817 S. 30th Avenue in Phoenix

Contact Information:

Spirit of God Ministries

Glenn Luttrell

P.O. Box 14610

Phoenix, AZ 85063

602-272-3662 or 602-316-7161 (cell)

glennluttrell@aol.com

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Volunteer Opportunity: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Mission:

To Promote the elimination of hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency through education and advocacy.

Vision:

A hunger free Arizona.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Pack, sort, and re-pack food boxes, bulk food, or food from food drives. Volunteers work on assembly line.
  • Help with client services, client intake, loading client boxes and filling client orders.
  • Administrative duties such as filing, data entry, opening mail, and answering phones.

Geographic Regions Served:

Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise, Flagstaff

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are required to have their own transportation to and from the site. Food handlers cards are only required for Kids Cafe volunteers (please contact agency for information on this opportunity). Volunteers age 12 and older are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but minors 16 and older can be unaccompanied if volunteering for school. There is no maximum age; SMFBA’s oldest volunteer is 96! Bilingual is always a plus, but never a requirement.

Contact Information:

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

2831 N. 31st Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Irma Leyendecker, Director of Volunteer Services

602-242-3663

volunteerservices@firstfoodbank.org

www.firstfoodbank.org

Physical Requirements:

Warehouse positions require the ability to stand, lift at least 25 pounds at one time, bend, twist, and use hands and arms for work. Light duty and office positions are available for volunteers who do not meet warehouse requirements.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Neighbors Who Care

Mission:

The comfort of home and the dignity of independence;at Neighbors Who Care, community volunteers help the elderly live at home.

Vision:

The elderly are able to live at home for as long as feasilble with pride, dignity and independence.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Volunteers may choose to volunteer in any service offered to a NWC client:

Business Assistance, Caregiver Relief, Dinner Delivery, Friendly Visiting, Minor Repairs, Office/Clerical, Reassurance Calling, Shopping/Errands, Transportation, Special Projects, Committees

Geographic Regions Served:

Sun Lakes communities and south Chandler primarily, although transportation to doctors’ offices may be needed valley-wide.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Own car and ability to drive clients valley-wide in some cases
  • Fingerprint clearance (paid for by NWC and done on-site at New Volunteer Orientation)
  • Must be 18 years of age minimum; some special projects allow volunteers under 18 with adult supervision
  • Bilingual/multilingual (including American Sign Language) a plus, but not necessary

Contact Information:

Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

10450 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 113

Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

480-895-7133

nwcvolmgr@aol.com

www.neighborswhocare.com

Deb Ralston, Volunteer Outreach Manager

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Volunteer Opportunity: One Small Step

Mission:

One Small Step has been collecting new and good used socks since 2001 from individuals, clubs, thrift stores, and groups that hold sock drives for us. We sanitize and repackage them for distribution to people in need through clothing banks, shelters, schools, and other social agencies. To date, we have provided more than 135,000 pairs of socks to people who are very, very grateful to have that need met.

The clothing bank (Clothes Cabin) is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 to 3.  

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Hold sock drives in their neighborhood, at their place of work, or among friends in clubs or churches they belong to.
  • Process the socks on Wed. mornings, 9 to noon, in Chandler/Gilbert area
  • Sort, steam, bag, or hang clothing for Clothes Cabin
  • Conduct clothing drives (where we would specify current needs)
  • Publicize the activities and do fund-raising for the operations
  • Donate needed supplies: socks, new underwear, detergent, bleach, postage, colored paper
  • Donate funds for purchase of new socks

Contact Information:

1368 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 110

Chandler, AZ

480-892-3931

www.onesmallsteponline.org

One Small Step is a 501(c)3 and a Qualified Charitable Organization for purposes of the Arizona Tax Credit.

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Looking for More Volunteer Opportunities?

We invite you to check out AARP’s Create the Good website. It’s full of toolkits and volunteer opportunities to help you get started!

Create the Good

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Volunteer Opportunity: Maggie’s Place

Mission:

Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. We challenge each other to strive toward personal growth, to welcome the gift of every person that enters our door, and to promote positive social change. In this way, we celebrate and provide for the next generation.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Maggie’s Place is always on the look-out for volunteers to assist with sorting donations, cleaning and organizing, performing minor home repairs, preparing a meal, babysitting, and providing house coverage (answering phones, etc.). In addition, Maggie’s Place accepts one-time and special project volunteers for activities such as hosting a baby shower, yard work, painting, etc. Please contact the house you’re interested in volunteering at for more information.

Volunteer Requirements:

Requirements vary depending on the volunteer’s interests. Please visit the Maggie’s Place website for details.

Contact Information:

Maggie’s Place

P.O. Box 1102

Phoenix, AZ 85001

http://www.maggiesplace.org

Please call Emily at 602-257-4648 for the Magdalene House (Phoenix)

Please call Kristin at 480-491-0446 for the Elizabeth house (Tempe)

Please call Maria at 623-842-1000 for the Michael House (Glendale)

 Thank you so much for your interest!

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Group Volunteer Opportunity: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Mission

To deliver food and quality services to food banks and to foster relationships in support of our commitment to eliminate hunger.

Vision

A hunger-free Arizona.

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Cannery Volunteers

Bring your group of 10 – 40 willing volunteers for hands-on fun and a great service to families in need! You can repackage pasta, beans, and other dry foods from bulk bins into family size packages for food bank distribution. You may soon be known as the Bean Baggers or Pasta Packers!

Spots are available for groups on weekdays or Saturday – daytime – for just two hours. AAFB accepts both regulary-scheduled and occasional volunteer groups.  The Mesa Cannery has offered its facility for the benefit of food banks. The most important ingredient in the process is YOU!

Location

Mesa Cannery

235 S El Dorado Circle

(Loop 101 and Broadway)

Mesa, AZ

Contact

Kathy or Bob McNelly

480-839-4694 -or- 480-695-3552

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