Become a Volunteer

All individual volunteers must be at least 18 years old 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 orientations are:

  • Tuesday, June 26th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 8th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

All orientations start promptly at the times listed above. If you are planning on attending an orientation, please be sure to arrive on time or slightly early to avoid missing important information!

Step 2: Complete an application

Volunteer application packets and instructions will be made available to prospective volunteers on the night of orientation!

If you are unable to attend our volunteer orientation please reach out to Beth Price, Volunteer and Internships Coordinator, at 480-834-9424 or and she will be happy to assist you.

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 and TB test 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.