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Alzheimer's Association - Desert Southwest Chapter
Activities and Needs: Assist individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and help 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
Contact: Ms. Cindy Vargo
Minimum age for volunteers: 16 – walks/events; 18 – support groups (background check required)

American Cancer Society
Activities and Needs : National community based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, research, education, advocacy and service.
Organization Address: Arizona Office Permanently Closed
Phone: 800-227-2345 (National); 602-224-0524 (Local)
Contact : Mrs. Lisa Carlborg
Minimum age for volunteers: No age limit (hours 8:30am - 4pm; 40 hr max per month)

American Red Cross - Greater Phoenix 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: 4747 N 22nd St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602.336.6660

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 (Grace - volunteer coordinator)

Minimum age for volunteers: Group volunteer activities - 16 (one-time volunteer); Individual activities (regular volunteer) - 18 and up, fingerprint clearance required.

Abrazo Hospital Student Ambassador Program - Goodyear
Activities and Needs: Summer volunteer program that allows students to give back to the community while they discover if a career in health is in their future. Students must complete one 4 hour shift per week and a total of 40 volunteer hours during the program.
Organization Address: 13677 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 623-561-7232
Minimum age for volunteers: 15

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 for in-office assistance and special events and aquatic & arthritis management instructors.
Organization Address: No known AZ office
Phone: 800-283-7800
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 100 volunteer hours in 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
Email: (for info or applying – include name, address, phone number)
Web: (click on Teen Volunteer Application at the bottom of the page)
Minimum age for volunteers: 14 and a freshman in high school

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
Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Hospice of the Valley
Activities and Needs: Volunteers visit and read with patients, run errands, and offer emotional support. The main goal is to offer companionship to patients and giving breaks to family caregivers.

Organization Address: 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone:  602-530-6900
Web: (click on Teen Volunteer Application)
Minimum age for volunteers: under 18 and still in high school

HonorHealth 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: 480-587-5097
Minimum age for volunteers: 14

HonorHealth Summer Teen Volunteer Program
Activities and Needs: Information desk volunteer, greeting visitors, answering guest questions, supply chain volunteer, delivering important supplies to nursing units, assisting with stocking materials, logging in data on the computer, surgery waiting volunteer, greeting patients arriving for surgery, supporting families in the waiting area, bringing people back into pre-operation, sorting donated food, distributing to families/individuals in need, organizing warehouse.

Contact Volunteer Relations Specialist Melissa Mahon:
Phone: 480-587-5097
Minimum age for volunteers: High School Sophomore

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
Minimum age for volunteers: 14

ValleyWise Comprehensive Health Center- Junior and Adult Volunteer Program
Activities and Needs: Volunteers needed in guest relations, clinic, administration, and to distribute patient reading materials, assist in office and 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
Minimum age for volunteers: 16

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: 602-798-5093 
Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Special Olympics Arizona
Activities and Needs: Various sports competitions countywide for people ages 8 to 80 who are mentally challenged. Need volunteers for Special Events. We have 8 events during the year.
Organization Address: 2455 N Citrus Rd., Bldg 64, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 602-230-1200

Minimum age for volunteers: 13 and younger with an adult, 14 as an individual

Banner Teen 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 – 623-832-5387 
Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Stepping Stones of Hope
Activities and Needs: Assist individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one at day and weekend programs held annually at multiple locations. Support fundraising events with registration tasks, mailings, and committee works.
Organization Address: 4000 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85014
Phone: 602-264-7520 (Ms. Diane Raden)
Minimum age for volunteers: 16 – programs; 18 and older - events (background check required)

Arizona Humane Society
Activities and Needs: Volunteer on a weekly or one-time basis with our pets. This could include anything from laundry and dishes, to making and handing out treats, to socializing animals with walks and playtime, and more. Shifts are available on weekdays and weekends at the Sunnyslope Campus and South Mountain Campus for two hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Organization Address: South Mountain Campus: 1521 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85041

Phone: 602.997.7585 
Minimum age for volunteers: 16


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