Become a Volunteer

All individual volunteers must be at least 16 and complete the volunteer process.

Step 1: Attend an orientation

All orientations are held at 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201. There is no need to register, just show up. Our next orientation is Thursday, September 14 from 6-7 p.m.

Step 2: Complete an application

You can pick up a volunteer application during normal business hours at 817 N Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201. Return your completed application to the same location.

Step 3: Participate in an interview

After all the paperwork is received, we’ll coordinate an in-person interview to get to know you better and determine your area of interest.

Step 4: Attend any training

Once we determine which program you’ll be helping with, we’ll arrange any necessary training.


Emergency Children’s Shelter Volunteer

Volunteers in the Emergency Children’s Shelters spend time playing with the kids and assisting staff with day-to-day tasks. They are able to provide one-on-one attention to children in need.

One- year commitment required, volunteering one shift per week. Shifts are 2-3 hours long, 7 days a week. Level one fingerprint clearance card required.

Special Activities Volunteers

Special Activities Volunteers provide programming for the children in our Emergency Children’s Shelters. Programming can include, but is not limited to: art, dance, science and music. One-year commitment required, volunteering one shift per month. Shift length, day and time depends on program. Level one fingerprint card required.

Early Education Services Volunteer

Volunteers in Early Education spend time assisting Early Education teachers with classroom activities. They may lead smaller groups of children in classroom projects.

One-year commitment required, volunteering one shift per week. Shifts are 3-5 hours long, Monday through Friday. Level one fingerprint card and TB test required.

Program Support Volunteer

Other programs utilize volunteers, including assisting with childcare, event support, clerical support, scrap booking and other opportunities as they arise. Attend an orientation for more information about these opportunities.