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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: Catholic Charities Project HOPE

Mission:

Affirming human dignity and developing just and caring communities for vulnerable children, families at risk, and people in crisis.

Vision:

Project HOPE (Help Out of Poverty ForEver) is a new initiative from Catholic Charities to combat poverty in Central and Northern Arizona.  Project HOPE assists motivated individuals to realize their goals and to leave behind a life of uncertainty for a life of security, stability, and satisfaction.  The program consists of 4 sessions of financial literacy classes, 14 sessions of Getting Ahead classes, followed by acceptance into a Circle of Support, whose members accompany the individual as he/she develops then pursues his/her Dream Plan.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Project HOPE has volunteer opportunities for trainers to teach a series of financial education classes to adults, teens, and children; trainers to teach a series of 14  “Getting Ahead” classes based on Dr. Ruby Pane’s ideas ; “Circles of Support” mentors to our participants based on their individual needs; childcare volunteers; and volunteers to help prepare and cater meals  for our weekly classes. 

Geographic Region:

Flagstaff

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must provide their own transportation.
  • Volunteers assisting with childcare and teaching classes for teens and children are required to have fingerprint clearance, which Catholic Charities will pay for.
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older.
  • Bilingual/multilingual volunteers always needed!

Contact Information:

Catholic Charities Project HOPE

Deborah McMurtrey, Volunteer Coordinator

460 N. Switzer Canyon Drive, Suite 400

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

928-774-9125, ext. 53117

dmcmurtrey@cc-az.org

 

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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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