Volunteer opportunities abound in the East Valley this time of year as numerous organizations are grateful for any offer of assistance. Volunteering is a chance to show commitment and pride in our community, connect with others and celebrate the season though service.
Note: Some of the opportunities may be affected by COVID-19, please visit individual websites directly for the need.
East Valley Service Opportunities
The city has a volunteer-recruitment website packed with ideas to help build a better Mesa. Join theMesa Fire and Medical Department Volunteer Connector Program, which provides assistance before and after a 911 call, help at the Mesa Family Advocacy Center or lend a hand at the neighborhood outreach center. : https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/1927de80-881a-4c5c-ab9c-79ce376d17f7
Sunshine Acres provides a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life. Help is needed with landscaping, painting, tutoring or helping out in the Donation Store. Visit: http://sunshineacres.org/volunteer-2/
Kids and adults of all ages hand-pack nutritious meals specifically designed to reverse malnutrition. Volunteering occurs at the Mesa Fiesta Power Center, 1345 S. Alma School Rd. in Mesa. Visit: volunteer
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups ranging from direct care with the children in the shelters to supporting their prevention programs. Volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operations of Child Crisis Arizona. Their statistics show that more than 1,300 volunteers provide nearly 14,000 hours of service, equaling an estimated value of nearly $326,682. Visit: http://childcrisisaz.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/
Are you an expert at installing car seats? Child-proofing your home or apartment? Want to learn proper safety techniques? The Gilbert Fire Department needs you to help keep local children safe. They’re looking for people to be car seat technicians, home safety evaluators and training facilitators. Or, you can join the Community Emergency Response team or Fire Corp Volunteer Program. Visit: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/volunteer
Coach a youth sports team, serve meals, call out BINGO or help promote sustainability and conservation. It’s up to you. Visit: http://www.queencreek.org/departments/parks-recreation/volunteer-4387
Their mission is to meet the basic human needs of the communities of Queen Creek and San Tan Valley while promoting self-sufficiency. Their needs range from assistance with grant writing to roadside cleanup to writing and mailing holiday cards. Visit: http://www.pandevidaaz.org/
This group supports the Town of Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre (HPEC) and promotes the rural heritage of Queen Creek. Visit: http://www.friendsofhorseshoepark.org/
The City of Chandler has a myriad of possibilities to give back, including volunteering at the Chandler Center for the Arts, assisting in a library, helping with neighborhood programs or becoming a member of the Crisis Response Team. Visit: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=185
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