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Alzheimer's Association-Desert Southwest Chapter

  • Activities and Needs: Assist individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and to advance research leading to a world without Alzheimer's. Need Helpline volunteers, community education volunteers (attend community events and health fairs), help with mailings, clerical and office, data entry, pre-event, special events and committee work.
  • Organization Address: 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • Phone: 602-528-0545
  • FAX: 602-528-0546
  • Web: www.alzdsw.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 16

American Cancer Society

  • Activities and Needs : National community based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, research, education, advocacy and service.
  • Organization Address: 4550 East Bell Road 126, Phoenix, AZ 85032
  • Phone: 602.224.0524
  • FAX: 602.381.3096
  • Web : www.cancer.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers : 16 or 12 w/adult

American Red Cross-Grand Canyon Chapter

  • Activities and Needs: Assist families who lost their homes to fires, help families communicate with relatives in the military, transporting the elderly, low-income or disabled as well as educational programs. Need volunteers for all areas, including call centers.
  • Organization Address: 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix 85015-6660
  • Phone: 602-347-6522
  • FAX: 602-336-5781
  • E-mail: volunteer@arizonaredcross.org Web: www.arizonaredcross.org Minimum age for volunteers: 16 and up 

Arizona Recreation Center for Handicapped

  • Activities and Needs: Drop-in activities/classes for people with special needs
  • Organization Address: 1550 W. Colter, Phoenix, AZ 85015
  • Phone: 602-230-2226
  • FAX: 602-230-0308
  • Web: www.archaz.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 15 and up

Arrowhead Hospital

  • Activities and Needs: Opportunities for working in virtually all areas of the hospital from delivering mail to patient care.
  • Organization Address: 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 85308-7101
  • Phone: 623-561-7232
  • FAX: 623-561-7273
  • Date: May-August
  • E-mail: arrowheadvolunteers@abrazohealth.com
  • Web: www.arrowheadhospital.com
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14 or in high school
  • *Arrowhead Hospital asks for a 6-month commitment 

Arthritis Foundation

  • Activities and Needs: Public education, disease management programs, exercise (water & land based) programs, health fairs, special event fundraisers (golf tournaments, galas, etc.) Need volunteers, also, for in-office assistance and special events and aquatic & arthritis management instructors.
  • Organization Address: 1221 E. Osborn, Ste. 201, Phoenix 85014
  • Phone: 602-264-7679
  • FAX: 602-264-0563
  • Web: www.arthritis.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

  • Activities and Needs: Our volunteers provide comfort and caring, and assist our hospital staff in providing a positive experience for our patients. We have opportunities for teens and adults in both clinical and non-clinical settings, with a commitment of at least six months of service and a minimum of four hours a week.
  • Organization Address: 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306
  • Phone: (602) 865-5760
  • Web: www.bannerhealth.com/Giving+Back/Become+a+Volunteer/_Volunteer.htm
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

  • Activities and Needs: Provides the community with the knowledge, resources and collective strength necessary for individuals to live long and well with HIV. Organization Address: 1144 E. McDowell Rd., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • Phone: 602-307-5330 x2219
  • E-mail: volunteer@swhiv.org Web: www.swhiv.org Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

  • Activities and Needs: Education, support, research & advocacy for people affected by seizure disorders. Volunteers for all categories including summer camp/puppet shows. Organization Address: 240 W. Thomas Rd, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • Phone: 602-406-3581
  • FAX: 602-406-6147
  • Web: www.epilepsyfoundation.org/arizona
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Glendale Fire Department

  • Activities and Needs: Assist community in various areas. Classes/training included. Cadets will not be involved in active firefighting. EMT certification preferred.
  • Organization Address: 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 350, Glendale, AZ 85301
  • Phone: (623) 930-2297
  • Web: www.ci.glendale.az.us/fire/
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 18

Hospice of the Valley

  • Activities and Needs: Opportunity to help with patient’s quality of life Program: Teens in Nursing (thru Gateway Community College) Organization Address: 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 Phone: 602-636-6336 Fax: 602-636-5375
  • Web: www.hov.org (follow the link to teen volunteer section)
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14 or in a CNA program at high school

John C. Lincoln Hospital - Deer Valley

  • Activities and Needs: Need volunteers for Public info. desk., gift shops, crisis companions, extended care center, children's community health services, adult day care center, thrift shop, clerical support, nursing units, patient hospitality and many more.
  • Organization Address: 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85027
  • Phone: 623-879-5765
  • FAX: 623-879-5242
  • Web: www.jcl.com (follow the tab to volunteer applications)
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14

March of Dimes, Arizona Chapter

  • Activities and Needs: March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against pre- maturity, birth defects and low birth weight. Volunteer needs range from serving on committees for major fundraisers to lending a helping hand with various office projects, such as mailings and database updates. We work with your schedule.
  • Organization Address: 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 610 Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • Phone: 602-266-9933
  • FAX: 602-266-9793
  • Web: www.marchofdimes.com
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14

Maricopa Integrated Health System

  • Program: Junior Volunteer
  • Activities and Needs: Volunteers needed in guest relations, clinic, administration, and to distribute patient reading materials, assist in office & work with children/newborns, plus more. You can work in 12 Family Health Centers, from Mesa to Avondale.
  • Organization Address: 2601 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85008
  • Phone: 602-344-5348
  • FAX: 602-344-1417
  • E-mail: volunteers@mihs.org
  • Web: www.mihs.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 16 

Maryvale Hospital Medical Center

  • Activities and Needs: Volunteers are the Ambassadors of Giving and one of our greatest resources. They donate their time and skills in various areas throughout our community of care.
  • Organization Address: 5102 W. Campbell, Phoenix AZ 85031
  • Phone: 623-848-5227
  • FAX: 623-848-5576
  • E-mail: online application
  • Web: www.maryvalehospital.com
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14

Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix

  • Activities and Needs: Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who must travel to Phoenix for medical treatment for their children. House volunteers work 3-hour shifts helping to maintain the House and grounds. (Dinner program: Group activity (10 people or less) where you prepare & serve dinners for families. Community Service (10 people or less) deep clean rooms.
  • Organization Address: 501 East Roanoke, Phoenix AZ 85004
  • Phone: 602-633-2030
  • Web: www.rmhcphoenix.com
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Special Olympics Arizona

  • Activities and Needs: Various sports competitions countywide for people ages 8-80 who have mental retardation. Need volunteers for Special Events. We have 8 events during the year.
  • Organization Address: 1850 N. Central Ave. STE 900 Phoenix, AZ
  • Phone: 602-230-0075
  • Web: www.specialolympicsarizona.org
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 13

St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Program: Junior Volunteer Program
  • Activities and Needs: Explore careers in healthcare; provide services in same-day surgery, transport, IT, Biomedical Engineering, business office just to name a few. Organization Address: 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • Phone: 602-406-3020
  • Web: www.stjosephs-phx.org/Who_We_Are/188539
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14 prior to May 1,  2013

Banner Volunteer Services (Boswell Hosp.)

  • Activities and Needs: A wide variety of opportunities related to health and medicine. We have 250 volunteer assignments. We place volunteers in assignments of interest to them and meet their physical considerations.
  • Organization Address: 10401 West Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351
  • Phone: Boswell – (623) 876-5387
  • FAX: 623-876-5756
  • Web: www.bannerhealth.com
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 14
  • *Applications accepted beginning in March for the summer opportunities.

United Blood Services

  • Activities and Needs: Donor center and mobile hosts/hostesses, hospital services, drivers, assist on blood drives, make phone calls to previous donors, assist on ASU campus blood drives, clerical, and mailings.
  • Organization Address: 6220 E. Oak St., Scottsdale
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1867
  • Phone: 877-827-4376
  • FAX: 480-675-5499
  • E-mail: pr@bloodsystems.org
  • Web: http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/
  • Minimum age for volunteers: 12 with parental supervision

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