Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEERING!

Every person is important and every person can do something good.  Think about what you are passionate about.  What do you see yourself doing in your future plans?  The answers to these questions will help you find a volunteer cause. 

How often have we said we don't have time to help out, but then go home and sit on the sofa for hours texting or watching tv?  Everyone has time to volunteer.  Just a couple hours a week or month can help make a difference to someone somewhere. 

Scholarships and colleges prefer students who are willing to give some of their time to help out in the community.  Below are just a few places that are always looking for volunteers. 

ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY

  • Age 16 and up
  • Have compassion for homeless animals
  • Be committed to work together to create a brighter future for animals
  • Be consistent and reliable in helping care for animals
  • Must be willing to volunteer 8 hours a month for 6 months

Sunnyslope Facility - 9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix                                                                                                  Nina Mason Pullium Campus - 1521 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix

PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • Ages 12 - 17
  • Previous experience helpful but not required
  • Be able to volunteer for 5 weeks

HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY

Hospice of the Valley offers a volunteer program especially designed for high school students.  Teens are given the opportunity to offer friendship and support to patients and their families.  Call 602-636-6336 for information about the Teen Volunteer Program.

  • Register by October
  • Attend orientation
  • Earn two college credits through Maricopa Community Colleges by completing orientation program.
  • Learn about healthcare and social service career while attending high school
  • Five $500 scholarships will be awarded to active teen volunteers who are seniors in high school and have completed 50 hours of service. 

PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Phoenix Children's Hospital offers two types of volunteering; in house and community volunteers. 

  • In house volunteers are asked to agree to complete 100 hours total, 2-4 hours per week at the hospital.  For the safety and well being of the patients, health and background screenings will be done for in-house volunteers. In-house volunteers must be 16 - 18 years of age and will need parental permission. 
  • Community Volunteers is an equally important opportunity in the hospital, but does not require the time commitment or health & background screening.  You can help out in the community with:
    • Special Events
    • Complete volunteer projects at home

 

FRIENDLY HOUSE

For nearly 90 years Friendly House has been providing not only education, training and support services for thousands of children and families, but also hope.  You can be part of that hope with your time.  You can read to preschool children or help collect items for silent auctions.  No matter how you help, you'll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community. 

 
You can also visit VolunteerMatch to help connect with the best
organization/business suited for you.