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3200 E Camelback Rd Ste 375
Phoenix,AZ 85018
 
 
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Opportunity:Ongoing - Gardening Opportunities with Tiger Mountain Foundation

Date:06/30/2023 - 06/30/2023

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Various Gardening Opportunities!


**Posted on behalf of our partners at Tiger Mountain Foundation**


Join our partners at Tiger Mountain Foundation for a chance to tend gardens and be a part of the food access solutions they are driving in South Phoenix!


When responding, please include what date(s) you are interested in.


Please note, the address listed on this post may not be the location you are going to. A representative from Tiger Mountain Foundation will reach out to coordinate your shift.



Opportunity:Ongoing - Make Affirmation Cards for Free Arts

Date:06/30/2023 - 06/30/2023

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Make Affirmation Cards for Free Arts


Free Arts uses affirmation cards serve as a basis for reflection, promote positive thinking, and allow children in their programs to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. In our longer-term programs, they reinforce the progress that the children have made with mentors and teaching artists during their time together.


Directions:



  • Divide your cardstock into four sections. Each section should be about the size of an index card, or 3”x5,” no bigger than your hand.

  • Write a positive phrase, inspirational quote, or affirming words in the square.

  • Design different looks and/or themes for each one. Be creative! Use many different colors, texts, and design elements. Make sure each one is unique! (Please do not use quotes pertaining to religion, romantic relationships, or material that is inappropriate for children. Your word choice should reflect the developmental level of a wide age range of children.)


Supplies



  • Cardstock or Paper

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Tape or glue

  • Pens, markers, crayons, or pencils

  • Inspirational quotes, positive phrases, affirming words


Package your creations and send to
FREE ARTS


352 E Camelback Rd.


Phoenix, AZ 85012


When you register a list of sample affirmations will appear as the Waiver. Affirmation suggestions are in both English and Spanish.


Please seal any envelopes using a wet sponge or glue stick


Click to learn more about Free Arts


Opportunity:Ongoing - Support Aging Seniors at YMCA (West Valley)

Date:06/30/2023 - 06/30/2023

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Support Aging Seniors at YMCA (West Valley)


We have an incredible opportunity to make a life changing impact for Seniors in your local community! Did you know that according to the Census Bureau, the 65+ population was the fastest growing demographic from 2010-2019, increasing 34.2% nationally and 48.4% in Arizona!? With the population aging rapidly both nationally and locally, so is the need for volunteers like you!


The YMCA Outreach Program for Aging Seniors is a community effort offering FREE support services for seniors and their caregivers in need. Services are provided by wonderful community volunteers. The objective is to meet the needs of the growing senior population here in the Valley, with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.


OPAS started in 2001 in Ahwatukee, and is now expanding in collaboration with Duet and Benevilla to also serve central Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the West Valley. Volunteers have the flexibility to sign up any time or day of the week, and as often as desired, with each service typically lasting up to 1-1.5 hours maximum. The need is ongoing, and we need YOU!


How Can You Help?



  • Provide transportation to and from appointments

  • Grocery shopping and errands with or for clients

  • Friendly connections – spend time with clients in person or via phone

  • Social planning & events

  • Paperwork & Tech Assistance

  • Minor Handyman Assistance


    • and more!



What Are The Requirements to Volunteer?



  • 21 years and older

  • Complete the New Volunteer Orientation

  • Pass a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Records Check if providing transportation

  • Have a Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance, and a Reliable Vehicle. 

  • Have a  heart  to serve seniors!


Where are Volunteers Needed?



  • Ahwatukee (South of the Mountain)

  • Central Phoenix (ex: Chris Town, Midtown, etc..)

  • Scottsdale & Paradise Valley


Opportunity:Ongoing - Support Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Date:06/30/2023 - 06/30/2023

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Support Big Brothers & Big Sisters


Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. We operate in communities all across the United States - urban and rural, Big and Little. Our mentors work with children in the community, in their schools, on military bases, and many places in between.


Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona serves Maricopa and Pinal counties. With 200 youth currently on the waitlist, we’re in need of mentors who will give their time, knowledge, and experiences to help us continue our mission to empower the potential of youth in our community. 

Click the link below to inquire about our programs and find out how you can become a Big


 BBBSAZ VOLUNTEER 


Or please contact Jared Byrd, Director of Community Outreach at  jbyrd@bbbsaz.org 


 


Note: Volunteers must be at least 18 to apply and pass a criminal background check


 


  


Opportunity:Ongoing - Write Notes to Seniors in our Community

Date:06/30/2023 - 06/30/2023

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Write Notes to Seniors


Join us in writing notes to seniors to brighten their day! Social distancing is affecting us all but can be especially hard if you are away from family and friends completely. You can help brighten someone’s day by writing a note, drawing a picture of sending a card and let someone know you are thinking about them. Making a difference can be so simple, yet it can be incredibly impactful! Cards can be sent to United Way’s partners to people experiencing isolation during this time.  For extra care, please  seal your cards using a wet sponge. 


You can address your cards to our partners below:



  • Native American Connections


    • Attn: PJ Jasso

    • 4520 N Central Ave Ste 600, Phoenix, AZ 85012




  • Beatitudes Campus


    • Attn: DiDi Cruz

    • 1610 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021




  • Justa Center


    • Attn: Rudy Soliz

    • 1001 W Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007




  • Aster Aging Inc. 


    • Attn: Carol Dopudja Program Operations Director

    • 45 W University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201



Opportunity:Peralta Elementary Career Day Event

Date:05/18/2023 09:00 AM - 05/18/2023 02:00 PM

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Career Day at Peralta Elementary


**Posted on behalf of our partners in the Cartwright Elementary School District**


A wonderful opportunity get involved in a fun day for kids coming up in May! Peralta Elementary School located in the West Valley, will be hosting a special Career Day event on May 18th, and is seeking volunteers to give 15 min. presentations about their job & career path to students from grades K-6th. 


The event will be held on Thursday May 18th with a day full of activities. There will be availability to speak for 15 min. both in the morning or in the afternoon



  • AM presentations between 9am-11am

  • PM presentations between 12:30pm-2pm


*The goal of the participants will be to talk about their job/career path in a way that can be informative, fun, and engaging for kids. There is the ability to make their presentation interactive with objects/props if needed, and computer output and Power Point capability will be available for use


Please Sign-up if interested! VSUW will connect you directly to the organizing staff member from Peralta Elementary School 


 


 


Opportunity:"Take a Teacher to Lunch" Event with Million Dollar Teacher Project

Date:05/17/2023 10:45 AM - 05/17/2023 02:45 PM

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Setup and Decorate "Take a Teacher to Lunch" Event


**Posted on behalf of our partners at Million Dollar Teacher Project**


Support our partners at Million Dollar Teacher Project with their "Take a Teacher to Lunch" event on May 17th, 2023.


The mission of this event is to make teachers feel seen, appreciated, and celebrated!


Volunteers are needed to help setup and decorate before the lunch, as well as assist with post-event tear down and cleanup. 


Join us at Madrid Neighborhood School in the Verizon Lab.


Opportunity:"Take a Teacher to Lunch" Event with Million Dollar Teacher Project

Date:05/05/2023 10:45 AM - 05/05/2023 02:45 PM

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Setup and Decorate "Take a Teacher to Lunch" Event 


**Posted on behalf of our partners at Million Dollar Teacher Project**


Support our partners at Million Dollar Teacher Project with their "Take a Teacher to Lunch" event on May 5th, 2023.


The mission of this event is to make teachers feel seen, appreciated, and celebrated!


Volunteers are needed to help setup and decorate before the lunch, as well as assist with post-event tear down and cleanup. 


Join us at Pima Traditional School Building 200 Room 206.


Opportunity:School Readiness Kit Assembly

Date:05/03/2023 09:30 AM - 05/03/2023 11:30 AM

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


School Readiness Kits


**All shifts for this opportunity are currently full! Please feel free to check back if spots open up, and in the meantime, please check out our other opportunites!**


Did you know that 90% of a child's brain development happens in the first five years of life? Help us supply the tools families need to prepare their children for a lifetime of learning with this School Readiness Kit Assembly!


Opportunity:2023 Maricopa County StandDown

Date:04/27/2023 10:00 AM - 04/28/2023 05:00 PM

Agency:Valley of the Sun United Way


Maricopa County Veteran's StandDown


Volunteer to support 2023 Maricopa County StandDown. This event allows veterans and their families who are experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness to get and stay connected to supportive services. Services include: health screenings, clothing donations, benefits assistance, ID replacement, legal assistance, pet care, and more. 


Volunteers are needed to assist with event setup, guest check-in, event support, guest support, and event breakdown. The Human Services Campus and Valley of the Sun United Way are teaming up to recruit volunteers to help make this an impactful experience for our veterans! This event is indoor/outdoor. Volunteers must be 18+ to sign up. 


Shifts available (subject to change)


April 27th, 10:00am-2:00pm - Setup. Assist with setting up event infrastructure including tents, tables, signs, chairs. This shift occurs the day prior to the event. 


April 28th, 6:30am-10:30am - AM Shift. Assist with final preparations, guest check-in, and beginning hours of the event. Ideal for returning volunteers who are experienced with STAND DOWN.


April 28th, 9:00am-1:00pm - MID Shift.


April 28th, 12:00pm-4:00pm - PM Shift.


April 28th, 3:00pm-5:00pm - Breakdown Shift.


April 28th, 8:00am-4:00pm - FULL DAY Shift.