Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering

Volunteering

 

Gabriel's Angels, Pet Therapy We are looking for volunteer teams in the local area.  Does your dog have what it takes? Do you enjoy working with kids? A therapy dog can make a positive impact on the lives of children. You and your dog can be a terrific team that makes a difference! Visit: http://www.gabrielsangels.org/ and click on volunteer tab or call 309-531-0875 or bedwards@gabrielsangles.org for local information.

 

Looking for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity in your community? Prescott Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to pack and serve meals, and drivers to deliver meals and smiles to our homebound clients in Prescott Valley. Both are a scheduled one day a week shift for a few hours in the morning and early afternoon. Volunteers will receive a free lunch in our dining hall, and drivers will receive mileage reimbursement. Kitchen volunteers need to have a food handler’s card, and drivers need a level one fingerprint card and criminal background clearance, and Prescott Meals on Wheels assists with that process. The primary mission of Prescott Meals on Wheels is to provide one hot nourishing meal, a few minutes of conversation and a wellness check to our homebound clients in Prescott and Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Michelle Brien, Volunteer Coordinator at 928-445-7630, x 600 or michellepmow@gmail.com. Visit us at www.prescottmealsonwheels.com

 

Are you seeking something useful to do that would help your community and stimulate your brain cells?  Why not consider learning how to write grants on behalf of a nonprofit of your choice?” Nonprofit Grants To You has been providing classes in Yavapai County since 2002 and has graduated over 420 volunteers who have won in excess of $1.4 million for nonprofits of their choice ($3.8 million nationally). Our next 2 session classes are scheduled for October 28/November 4, 2017 and April 7/14, 2018. Class information is posted on grantstoyou.org under Classes. Sign up now while seats are readily available. For more information contact founder Paul Baskin at 928-458-7796.

 

Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corp. The Yavapai Community Public Health Services is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The Medical Reserve Corps is made up of medical and non-medical volunteers that assist in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.  The MRC may also be called upon to assist during the year with routine events such as: Public Health Outreach, Flu & Immunization clinics, Community Events, assisting with projects in the office. Volunteers must pass a background check and complete FEMA emergency management training.  For more information, contact Linda Niles at 928-442-5487 or by email at linda.niles@yavapai.us.

 

NAVAHCS needs DAV drivers. Contact Mary Dillinger at 928-717-7587.

 

Community coaches needed for Yavapai Reentry Project. Are you interested in serving as a volunteer guide or mentor for someone reentering the community after serving in prison? If so, the Yavapai Reentry Project is seeking your help as a Community Coach. Call Ivy Rios at 928-708-0100 or email irios@matforceaz.org.

 

AARP TaxAide is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season in Prescott and Chino Valley. Positions available: Preparers – Free tax law and software training

Facilitators – Training provided to assist taxpayers sort out documents needed to complete their return Greeters – assist taxpayers with completion of the intake paperwork and verify they have Social Security/ITIN verification and photo ID

If interested, Contact Janelle Riedl at taxaide@cableone.net

 

The Lonesome Valley Company of the Quad Cities area is looking for people who want to be part of the over 100 years of proud service of the Arizona Rangers. Our mission is providing law enforcement assistance, supporting youth organizations, and keeping alive the traditions of the Rangers. Members train within the guidelines established by the Arizona Rangers Training Academy. Find out about enlistment requirements by calling Capt. Jerry Prieto, 714-227-8780 or Executive Officer 1st Lt. Dave Kyburz, 928-899-1941.

Hospice Family Care is seeking volunteers to provide companionship to our patients and their families. Can you be a good listener, read to a patient, play cards, a game, watch TV, listen to music, help with special events, or just hold someone’s hand? If you can, then we need you! Our patients love visits from volunteers who want to spend time with them. We have many volunteer opportunities throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Mayer, and surrounding communities. We provide training classes and camaraderie with your fellow volunteers. And we pay mileage. If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to help someone in need, please call Patrick Buckley at 928-541-1740, or email patrick.buckley@hfc-az.com.

The Prescott Police Department's Citizen on Patrol Program is recruiting individuals who wish to join a team of dedicated citizens willing to donate their time to better our community.  Citizens on Patrol assist with traffic control, crime scene security, vacation watches, city code enforcement, radar deployment, school watches and park patrols.  Volunteers will also respond to occasional emergency call outs and volunteer for major city event details. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Arizona driver’s license and have no felony convictions. Applicants must also pass a background investigation and be willing to serve a minimum of four hours per week on patrol duties plus special event detail duties.  Interested citizens should contact Sergeant Casey Cook at 777-1927. Application packages are also available for pickup at the police station located at 222 S. Marina St., Prescott.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is looking for volunteers. Opportunities include greeting customers; helping them find what they need; checking them out, assisting with pricing and putting out merchandise. Find the job that is right for you! Work shifts average 3.5 hours per week. Dependability and cheerful disposition are important. Proceeds are used to support the work of The Society of St. Vincent DePaul, which provides food, clothing, utility and housing assistance to the needy of Prescott. Last year we helped over 6,700 individuals in Prescott. The St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is located at 935 Fair St., across from Fry’s grocery store. Call Tamara Heintz, store manager, at 928-771-9696 for more information.

 

If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer your time, Prescott VA Hospital Voluntary Service offers volunteer positions throughout the medical center for anyone 18 years old and above. Please contact Voluntary Service at 928-776-6013 to learn more.

 

Agape House of Prescott has various volunteer positions available in the Prescott area. Agape House supplies a private residence for families without a home. Also, each family has a family mentor to help develop life skills to become independent and self-sufficient. If you would like to help families in crisis and be a part of the solution, call 928-910-1089 or visit agapehouseprescott.org.

 

The James Family Prescott YMCA could not function without the help of dedicated volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include various duties for our Adult Football and Soccer Leagues, Girls & Sports Day and Youth Basketball League. Volunteers in our aquatics, dance, child care and gymnastics programs needed year-round. Contact Rachelle Skvarek at Rachelle.skvarek@prescottymca.org or at 928-445-7221, ext. 213.

 

The Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s (YCSRT) Mounted Unit is looking for experienced equestrians who own a trailer and well-trained horse. Applicants will undergo background checks and attend the Basic Search and Rescue Academy. The Mounted unit holds monthly meetings and/or trainings which include beginner through advanced GPS use, map reading, first aid, wilderness survival, tracking and many other facets of search and rescue. For more information, go online to YCSRT.org or contact Craig Stevens, Mounted Unit manager, at 928-300-2723 or craigstevens224@gmail.com.

 

Are you looking to give back to the community in a positive way? Do you like working in a friendly environment? If so, Stepping Stones Agencies needs you! We will find the best fit for you at any of our Prescott or Prescott Valley locations. We have three thrift stores and the Step One Coffee House, and proceeds from these locations directly support local families affected by domestic violence and other forms of victimization in our shelter and 24/7/365 advocacy services in West Yavapai County. We are currently filling volunteer positions at all our locations, so please do not hesitate to reach us at 928-772-4184. Volunteers sort donations, price merchandise, greet customers, fill out donor receipts, and help customers find that special treasure. For questions or more information, please reach our Volunteer Coordinator, Jesus Gutierrez, at 928-772-4184 jesus@steppingstonesaz.org.    

 

The Mental Health Veterans Advocacy Council seeks new members. Are you conscientious and interested in helping develop a true partnership between veterans with mental health issues, their families, VA Mental Health staff and the community in order to improve the quality of VA mental health services? Membership in the council is open to veterans with mental health concerns, their family members and agencies/organizations servicing such veterans. A once-a-month commitment to attend all meetings is required. Meetings take place at the Prescott VA Medical Center every 3rd Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy Devine at 928-445-4860, ext. 5281, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Prescott Creation Society is in need of a volunteer who is able to create and maintain a website and further the creationist cause. They must be willing to take over the website maintenance. For information, contact David McNabb at 928-771-1218 or Mcnabbprescott@aol.com.

 

The Yavapai County 4-H Youth Development Program is looking for individuals to serve as resource volunteers. Do you have an interest in teaching a group of youth about your area of specialty? We are looking for individuals who have knowledge in forestry, knitting and everything in between. Give us a call at 928-445-6590, ext. 229, to discuss how we can work together to make a difference in the youth of Yavapai County.

 

The Heart Song Center for Grieving Children is seeking volunteers. The Heart Song Center offers a safe, supportive environment for youth and families who are dealing with the grief associated with the death of a loved one. Volunteer training will be provided. Tasks include assisting with group meetings and facilitating activities. Meetings take place once per month. Make a difference in the life of a child and in the ability of their family to begin to heal. Interested persons please call Heart Song at 928-642-2969. The Heart Song Center is sponsored in part by The Good Samaritan Society Prescott Hospice.

 

Margaret T. Morris Center, an Alzheimer’s and dementia care community, is looking for compassionate, patient people to assist staff with activities, one on one visits, bingo or working in the horticultural program. For information, call Billie Trucano, director of life enrichment/volunteers, at 928-445-6633, ext. 115.

 

The Prescott Chamber Orchestra is seeking an extraordinary individual to lead and direct fundraising and development activities for this 501c-3 charitable organization. The orchestra, which has been known for 30-plus years as the Prescott Strings, is expanding its scope of operations to provide the community with live performances of classical music and to foster the development of young musicians through scholarships and experience in performing as soloists and members of the orchestra. A job description is available at www.prescottstrings.com. For more information, call Joe Cotten at 928-636-0229.

 

The Prescott Chamber Orchestra is seeking a well-organized individual to coordinate and direct the work of a corps of volunteers who support the orchestra with a variety of behind-the-scenes activities. Typical examples include assistance with ticket sales and concession operations at the concerts, distribution of advertising pieces publicizing the concerts, assistance with planning and implementing fund raising events and other special functions. A job description is available at www.prescottstrings.com. For more information, call Joe Cotten at 928-636-0226.

 

Community Cats at The Catty Shack is looking for volunteers to socialize, foster and be available for adoption days for our adoptable kitties. We are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 609 S. Granite St. in Prescott. Come by and look at what we are doing and see if you would like to be involved! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization taking homeless or abandoned cats and kittens from the streets.

 

Yavapai Regional Transit, a growing public transit system is looking for volunteers to become Board Members, Transit Advisory Committee Members or drivers to drive buses between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The program provides public bus service in Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley five days per week. Volunteer drivers’ schedules can be accommodated. Contact our dispatcher at 928-636-3602 or visit yavapairegionaltransit.com.

 

Adult Center of Prescott needs volunteers in order to provide services for their members and the community. Come find a place to serve that is of interest to you! For information, call 928-778-3000, or stop by at 1280 E. Rosser St., Prescott, in the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center.

 

Dog Big Dog Charitable Foundation (501C3) is looking for volunteers to help with community and fundraising events. The Prescott Dog is also looking for volunteers to help with two big events as well as some smaller community events; Dogtoberfest in October; and Woofstock in May. For more information, call 928-445-4811.

 

Prescott Litter Lifters have been cleaning up “Everybody’s Hometown Litter” since 1981. They never run out of work and welcome you to participate. For information, call Nancy at 928-227-2011 or Farrish at 928-899-3631.

 

Blankets 4 Kids needs a person to help on the first Saturday of each month in the collection of comfort items for children. The locations are always at the Goodwill parking areas in Prescott and Prescott Valley and alternate every-other month. The times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location! In addition we could use a driver to pick up donations from our donation bins in the tri-city area. If you would like to work in our warehouse rolling blankets, we could use you there! Call Ron at 928-541-0483.

 

The Town of Prescott Valley is seeking volunteers for the following positions. Hours and days are flexible. Training provided. For more information on volunteer positions or how to apply, call Heidi Dahms Foster at Prescott Valley Volunteer Central, 928-759-3123 or visit www.pvaz.net and click on Jobs/Volunteers.

Volunteers in Policing. The Prescott Valley Police Volunteers in Policing program has openings for patrol officers, records support and officer and victim assistance in the Family Violence Unit.

Neighborhood Good Works Crew. We’re looking for people who would like to help our elderly or community members with disabilities with mowing and minor yard work. We’ll supply the tools!

Facilities Assistant. This volunteer opens, closes and secures the Library Crystal Room before and after meetings and special events on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Library Drive-Up Window. This volunteer or volunteers will man the library drive-up window Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult Literacy. This important program helps adults learn to read, or improve their reading skills.

 

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary needs you! If you love animals, then we have the best and most rewarding volunteer job for you. HPZS is seeking caring and dedicated individuals who want to help our non-profit rescue and education facility. We are seeking volunteers for all departments, such as animal care, docents, facilities/maintenance and gift shop. If interested, contact Becky Salazar at 928-778-4242, ext. 17, come by the zoo and fill out a volunteer application or email bsalazar@heritageparkzoo.org

 

United Way of Yavapai County is looking for conscientious volunteers to help with various office tasks, special events and programs. If you want to be part of something that significantly impacts our communities, call Jacky Blanco at 928-778-6605 or email yavapaiuw@gmail.com We would love to have you on our team!

 

Sharlot Hall Museum seeks tour guides, building docents and other volunteers assisting with events, assisting in research and archival projects, preserving collections, gardens and grounds, and store merchandising at 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Training available; flexible hours. Call 928-445-3122, ext. 18, for details.

 

Fort Whipple Museum encourages volunteers to become docents for visitors and guests, by sharing the history and impact of this cultural center located on the Bob Stump Memorial Veterans Hospital grounds (500 N. Highway. 89). Get involved by becoming a “Living History” interpreter and enjoy docent opportunities Thursday through Saturdays. Training is available. Call 928-445-3122, ext. 18, for details.

 

The Salvation Army of Prescott is seeking dedicated and energetic volunteers to help us in "Doing the Most Good" for our community! Volunteer support is needed in a wide range of areas, including youth programs, Thrift Store, food pantry/soup kitchen and clerical support. Immediate need for after-school and troop programs. Call 928-778-0150 for more information and to share your talents, or register online at volunteer.usawest.org

 

The Food Neighbors Project is seeking people to mobilize their friends and neighbors in alleviating hunger in our community. This involves only four to six hours every two months and is immensely beneficial to local food banks. Contact Bob Painter at 928-443-5069 or go to www.yavapaifoodneighborsproject.org.

 

Come volunteer at N.O.A.H., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit thrift store that benefits animals, from Miss Kitty's cat shelter to equine rescue to the Heritage Park Zoo. N.O.A.H., located a mile from the courthouse, needs volunteers for a three-hour time period once a week. Call N.O.A.H. at 928-708-0545, Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

The mission of Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) is to provide vital services, education and advocacy for those living in poverty, leading to self-sufficiency and a fair and just community for all. To volunteer, contact the volunteer coordinator at staci.robbins@yavapaiccj.org or 928-445-8382, ext. 100.

 

The “Copper State” Detachment 906 of the Marine Corps League meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the VFW Post 10227, 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley. Social Hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. The group participates in VA Volunteer Services, Young Marines and Toys for Tots, and provide Color Guard for parades; flag posting for patriotic events; and Honor Guard at veteran services. Visit www.copperstate906mcl.org for information.

 

Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center, located at 7200 2nd St., Prescott Valley, needs volunteers to teach in the performing arts field and in all phases of theater and live music. Call Jody Drake at 928-899-5472.

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona is looking for retired teachers and others to assist youths ages 6-18 with their reading and homework in the afternoon at the Prescott and Prescott Valley sites. We can also use help with special events and activities. Call 928-776-8686 or 928-287-1377.

 

The Area Agency on Aging/Northern Arizona Council of Governments is seeking Ombudsman Volunteers. Long-Term Care Ombudsmen exist to protect human and civil rights of residents in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. We provide advocacy, actions and answers on aging. If you are interested in learning and becoming a certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman who can advocate for these residents, we will train you! Become part of a very meaningful volunteering team. Becoming a Long-Term Care Ombudsman will require a background clearance (Level 1 DPS Clearance Card), a computer and reliable transportation. For more information, call Margo Williams, staff Ombudsman, at 928-776-7871. Outside the greater Prescott area? Call toll-free, 877-521-3500.

 

Yavapai Regional Medical Center – Prescott and Prescott Valley campuses have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for you to consider. Openings include patient services, waiting room hosts, clerical positions, gift shop clerks, snack cart and more. Call us today to experience the health benefits of volunteering. Prescott campus: 928-771-5678, Prescott Valley campus: 928-442-8678.

 

The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center needs volunteers! Are you interested in sharing your time and unique abilities with adults in our community who face physical and cognitive challenges? The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center is currently looking for volunteers to help enrich the lives of participants in our adult day service program! Volunteers can help in a variety of ways – leading games, assisting with activities, men’s hobbies, clerical help, assisting with horticultural therapy, kitchen help, cleaning and organizing, answering telephones in the afternoon, sharing stories, leading classes and much more! Any and all help is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, contact Patricia Roberts, activity director of the SJRC in Prescott Valley at 928-775-3563, ext. 216.

 

Yavapai Food Bank needs volunteers able to drive to pick up food, do routine office work or help stock shelves and distribute food. Call Lynn at 928-775-5255.

 

People Who Care assists individuals in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley by helping with rides to healthcare appointments, grocery shopping and much more. Volunteers help people who can no longer drive remain independent in their own homes. For further information, call 928-445-2480. Volunteers do make a big difference. Our “Neighbors” are so very appreciative of their volunteers. Please consider coming to an orientation so you too can feel the wonderful circle of “Making a Difference.”

 

Women's Shelter in Prescott seeking volunteers who want to love and encourage women. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: (1) evening advocates (5-8 p.m.). You would interact with the women and oversee them doing their chores. (2) overnight advocate (8 p.m. to 8 a.m., with a stipend); (3) office volunteers for the morning from 9 a.m. to noon to answer phones, receive donations and miscellaneous duties. We provide training for all volunteer positions. Call Kathy at 928-778-5933.

 

The Foster Care Review Board is seeking volunteer board members in the Cottonwood area to oversee the progress of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. No experience is required. Upon completing a background check, volunteers are appointed to a five-member board by the Juvenile Court for a three-year term. Call Carissa at 602-452-3400, toll-free at 866-320-1959, or visit www.azfcrb.org

 

Dewey-Humboldt Museum needs volunteers for events. For information, call Doris at 928-632-5521.

 

The Highlands Center for Natural History is seeking volunteers to help children and adults discover the wonders of nature. Other opportunities available include writing, event planning, videography, administrative support, committee leadership, gardening and maintenance. For information, call 928-776-9550 or visit HighlandsCenter.org for information and an application.

 

Every day, senior adults help increase joy and meaning in the lives of other older adults. How can you do this? By serving as a Senior Peer Volunteer. You can lift adults up when they feel down, help them decrease loneliness, or assist them in creating purpose in their lives. If you want to make this kind of impact in an older adult's life, call the Senior Peer Volunteer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic at 928-445-5211, ext. 2601.

 

The Prescott Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers to help with theater and visual art exhibits. Visit www.pca-az.net and select the volunteer tab or, call Jon Meyer at 928-541-0209. PCA is also looking for men who can sing. Call Mary Ann Dutton at 928-776-8992.

 

Yavapai Toy Makers needs more toy makers. We have grown to donating wood toys to some 22 hospitals, clinics and shelters from Flagstaff to Phoenix. The toys go to "children who are ill through no fault of their own and to kids in crises." If you have a home wood shop and a computer and would like to be part of a fun group this it the project. No pressure, no quotas, just fun and enjoy 40 guys who make up the team. Call Perry at 928-458-9280.

 

The Arizona Pioneers' Home Foundation is looking for people who would like to participate in fundraising events, which include a fall rummage sale, Christmas bazaar and spring rummage sale. Call Virginia at 928-445-3216 or Beth at 928-445-7135.

 

The Sunshine Stitchers group is looking for volunteers to crochet, knit, quilt and sew. We donate to local organizations and meet twice a month on Mondays from 12:45 to 3 p.m. in Prescott. For information, call Lynne at 928-778-7748.

 

Boys to Men Mentoring Network is looking for men to be mentors to teenage boys. For information, call Charles at 928-499-0522 or visit www.boystomenaz.org.

 

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers who want to positively impact the lives of children in our community. YBBBS needs volunteers to work in the office, plan agency events and help with graphic design/photography projects. YBBBS also needs mentors to become Big Brothers, Big Sisters and family matches. YBBBS has over a hundred children waiting and a large percentage of our waiting youth are boys. Couples and family matches can also take on a child and statistically these types of matches last the longest as the support from a partner or family helps the match flourish. Matching at-risk children in our community with a positive role model can drastically increase the child's ability to make better choices in the classroom, amongst peers, the pursuit of higher education, as well as staying out of jail and prison and away from drugs and alcohol. Please call 928-778-5135 or sign up at www.azbigs.org.

 

The Chino Valley Animal Shelter needs volunteers to walk dogs in Memory Park and to play with them in the exercise yard. Volunteers are also needed on weekends to transport and show adoptable dogs at off-site locations, and to work at events to raise funds for veterinary care and other animal-related needs. To schedule a short orientation, call Danielle or Launi at 928-636-4223, ext. 7.

 

Animal Disaster Services (ADS) is seeking volunteers to create and maintain an emergency shelter for animals during disasters when evacuations are required. Call Becky Salazar at 928-445-3347 or email beckysalazar@cableone.net.

 

The Yavapai County Search & Rescue Team (YCSRT) is looking for volunteers to serve as drivers and observers in the 4x4 Unit. A 4X4 vehicle is not needed to serve an observer. Volunteers are also wanted to serve in the Quad, Search Dog, Backcountry, Mounted and Communication Units. If you like helping people and learning new skills and can commit to responding any time of the day to help those in need, go to Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team (ycsrt.org) website and click on contact us. A representative will contact you shortly.

 

Judian Society needs volunteers to help with the gift store in downtown Prescott; collect items for Sr. Peter’s Closet; and/or help with spiritual development projects and “Women in Crisis” programs. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the community, call 928-778-2725.

 

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection program is looking for individuals interested in joining the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force Patrol Group. Patrol Group members are armed and drive YCSO patrol vehicles. All training, including defensive tactics and firearms, is provided. Visit www.ycvip.org or call Tom at 928-379-3035.

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona is looking for volunteers to work with youths from 6 to 18 years of age after school and during the summer. Do you have a special hobby or interest and would like to share or teach to kids? We have club sites in Prescott and Prescott Valley. If your specialty is in the arts, sports, fitness, health, life skills or leadership, call 928-776-8686 or 928-237-1377.

 

The Elks Opera House Guild needs docent volunteers to work in the beautifully restored historic theater. The Elks Opera House is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for tours and ticket purchases. Call Maxine at 928-778-5236 or email mvdillahunty@cableone.net.

 

Find out how you can broaden your life experiences by becoming a Smoki Museum Volunteer. Museum is located at 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott. For information, call 928-445-1230 or visit smokimuseum.org.

 

Life Connections, a pro-life Christian pregnancy center offering support and resources to women facing an unplanned pregnancy, needs volunteers passionate about serving with love and understanding. The organization gives free pregnancy tests, offers education in the area of sexual responsibility and provides referrals to doctors' offices and community resources. The center is located at 7875 E. Florentine, Suite C, Prescott Valley. Contact Diane or Donna at 928-227-3130.

 

Prescott Art Docents have shared their love of art with children and adults since 1971 by offering classroom and art presentations. Docent training is provided, so it is not necessary to have artistic skills or a background in art history or teaching. Continuing education is offered through our Monday morning program series, held during the school year and open to the public. For more information visit "our history" at Prescottartdocents.net for more information and to contact us.

 

The Arizona Pioneers Home Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that assists residents of the home by helping to provide needed amenities and repairs; such as new televisions and necessary repairs to the donated community bus, used for outings and excursions. The group is also in need of monetary donations and items for its spring and fall rummage sales.If you are interested in joining the monthly meeting, call Virginia at 928-445-3216 or Beth at 928-445-7135.

 

Prescott Valley Food Bank, 9360 Manzanita Circle, needs volunteers from noon to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. For information, call 928-772-4490.

 

The Highlands Center for Natural History is seeking volunteers to serve as Highlands Hosts in our Benson Family Nature Store for 3-4 hours per week. Host duties include operating the Point of Sale computer cash register, keeping the store neat and stocked. Additionally, Hosts greet visitors to the Highlands Center, explain our mission, our LEED gold certified green building structure, membership and volunteer opportunities and community programs. Some administrative work possible, need phone skills, willingness to take visitors on short tours of the facilities. Must have basic computer skills, and enjoy meeting and talking with the public. Other volunteer positions available; check highlandscenter.org. Call 928-776-9550 for more information and to RSVP your attendance.

 

Good Samaritan Society – Hospice, a nonprofit organization, needs volunteers as part of the team to assist with patients and families. The volunteers are formally trained in a 15-hour comprehensive program so that they can provide respite for caregivers and enhance the end-of-life support for patients. Call Mike Mahn at 928-778-5655 for more information.

 

Prescott Area Shelter Services needs volunteers for overnight advocates from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This volunteer position offers a stipend of $60 a night. If interested in this position, contact Katee Norris at 928-778-5933 or k.norris@prescottshelters.org.

 

The Phippen Museum currently seeks individuals who love Western Art, meeting new people and enjoy working in a museum. Phippen Museum volunteers help in almost every area of the museum from greeting visitors to helping in the office. If interested, contact the volunteer coordinator, Brenda Smith, at 928-778-1385 or email Phippen@phippenartmuseum.org.

 

The Bob Stump VA Medical Center currently seeks volunteers to assist veteran patients in the hospice unit. This unique position requires a compassionate individual willing to make a difference during the veteran’s final hours. Volunteer’s schedules may vary, but they’ll be happy to know they’re making a difference at a time when it’s needed most. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Hanson, Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator, at 928-445-4860, ext. 7514.

 

United Animal Friends (UAF) is looking for volunteers to change the lives of local cats and dogs. UAF needs foster homes, helpers at adoption events and a variety of animal-related volunteer opportunities. Interested animal lovers should contact UAF, 928-778-2924 or visit www.unitedanimalfriends.org.

 

Yavapai County Jeep Posse is dedicated to serving the needs of the citizens of Yavapai County. Working under the direction of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, the Posse provides the 4X4 mobile units required for search and rescue, fire evacuation and other natural disasters. We also provide a Command and Communication Vehicle to assist the YCSO missions. We are looking for motivated and dedicated volunteers to assist the Posse in fulfilling its mission. The Posse provides all necessary training demanded by this life-saving work. A four-wheel drive vehicle is ‘NOT’ required. Visit our website at (ycjp.org) to view our history, video and mission statement. Call Recruiter Rob Ratner at 602-551-6804 or write to ycjeepposse@gmail.com for more information.

 

Yavapai Humane Society Thrift Shop, 1601 Iron Springs Road in Prescott, needs volunteers with experience in electronics. General help is also needed in a variety of areas such as cashiers, sorting and cleaning. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Donation drop off hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For information, call the store at 928-445-5668. Yavapaihumanesociety.org

 

Catholic Charities has openings for VITA volunteers. These volunteers assist low- and middle-income people file their state and federal taxes. Training is provided. For information, call 928-778-2531.

 

Prescott Area Celtic Society (PACS) promotes the preservation and education of Scottish and Celtic culture. They also put on the Highland Games at Watson Lake in Prescott every year. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call Andy Hamilton 928-710-3630 for additional information and location.

 

Prescott Media Center is looking for creative individuals who are interested in volunteering. We are looking for volunteers for production work, editing, marketing and fundraising. If interested, please contact Rob Milligan, executive director, at 928-445-0909.

Search and Rescue Quad Unit has volunteer opportunities for those who want to learn new skills, assist the community or help those lost or injured. If you own a quad/ATV, UTV or RZR, call Paul at 928-775-3298.

New Hope Ranch, a horse rescue, rehabilitation and relocation organization in Chino Valley, is looking for volunteers to help with grooming, cleaning of water troughs and stalls, groundskeeping and general maintenance that may include painting of animal pens and repairs of corrals. Call 928-636-2230.

 

Prescott National Forest is looking for volunteers to work in the forest. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Bruce Maurer at 928-443-8230.

 

Project Linus is a national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers. We are looking for quilters, knitters and crocheters to make new handmade blankets and afghans to be distributed to children and young adults in our area. Donations of fabric (cotton, flannel and fleece) and yarn are always needed. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month. Call Julie at 928-759-2760 for more information.

 

The Prescott Fine Arts Gallery has volunteer opportunities helping curate shows, assisting the gift shop manager and hosting at the gallery. Training will be provided. Call Maria Lynam at 928-443-8854.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter is looking for volunteers to support our programs and services. Call 928-771-9257 for more information.

 

Miss Kitty’s Cat House Adoption Center is looking for dedicated volunteers who love cats. You can be a foster home and provide that extra one-on-one attention so many cats and kittens need to find their permanent homes. If you want to enjoy a variety of cats, you could join our team of house crew volunteers to help care for resident cats and kittens. Or perhaps you have another skill that would help Miss Kitty’s to provide homes for our feline friends. So if you are ready to lend a helping paw, call 928-445-5411.

 

Senior Peer Program has volunteer opportunities for men and women over age 55. Volunteers are trained to support other older adults in achieving and maintaining a healthy emotional life. To learn more, call 928-445-5211, ext. 2601 or 2672.

 

Horses With H.E.A.R.T. (Hands-on Equine Assisted Riding Therapy) provides therapeutic riding for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. We are always looking for volunteers to help with riding lessons, horse care and committee work. For more information, call 928-533-9178.

 

The Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) is looking for animal lovers to make a difference in the lives of companion animals. Needed are foster parents, dog-walkers, cat caretakers, special event and fundraising assistance and help in the new thrift store. Please call 928-445-2666 or visit www.yavapaihumane.org.

 

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified volunteers to work at the Visitors Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. Volunteers work one or two four-hour shifts per week assisting tourists, fellow and citizens and chamber members in a pleasant, informal environment. Qualifications include a friendly, outgoing personality, good general knowledge of Prescott and the surrounding communities, genuine interest in helping others, good computer skills and ability to navigate the internet, good communication skills, both in person and on the phone, willingness to learn new skills and adaptability. Volunteers should be proud of their town and ready to show it off. To apply, send a letter of inquiry to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1147, Prescott, AZ 86302, Attn: Robert Coombs or call 928-445-2000, ext. 122.

 

City of Prescott Recreation Services Department is recruiting volunteers to lead hikes on Saturday mornings, preferably mid-morning. Hikers will pre-register via the City’s tourism website, which will be utilized by many businesses in the hospitality industry. Hike leaders can choose the hike location. More information is available at 928-777-1558.

 

United Animal Friends (UAF) has a variety of opportunities for volunteers. Foster parents are needed for homeless cats and dogs. Other volunteers are needed at weekly adoption events and to provide transportation to adoption sites, vet appointments, etc. Help is also needed with fundraising, answering phones and marketing. Call 928-778-2924.

 

The Victim Services Division of the Yavapai County Attorney's Office is looking for volunteers to serve as victim advocates and provide support to victims of crime. Volunteers provide victims' rights information, victim input to judges, and courtroom advocacy, as well as some clerical assistance within the Victim Services division. A comprehensive training program is provided. Qualifications include good listening, communication, people skills and a desire to help people in need. A criminal background/fingerprint check is required. For more information or to obtain a volunteer application, contact Stacy at 928-777-7956; Stacy.Hobbs@yavapai.us.

 

The local Red Cross office is looking for disaster and outreach volunteers. Red Cross disaster volunteers help meet the immediate emergency needs of disaster victims such as locating a safe place to sleep, food and emotional support. Outreach volunteers are needed to help lead safety activities for children, participate in fire prevention campaigns and organize recruitment events. To learn more or complete an application, visit www.redcross.org/az/flagstaff and click on "Volunteer.”

 

The Prescott Valley Police Department is seeking people for its Prescott Valley Police volunteer program. Duties include citizen patrols day and night, animal control, criminal investigations, evidence assistance, records and special events. Applications are available at the PVPD records window. People with questions about the program may call 928-772-5144. You can find more volunteer opportunities with the PVPD at www.prescottvalleypolice.net.

 

N.O.A.H., a nonprofit thrift store that supports local animal organizations, needs volunteers. Morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) shifts Mondays through Saturdays are available. No experience is necessary. Come by N.O.A.H., 603 S. Granite St., and to sign up, or call 928-708-0545 for more information.

 

The Highlands Center has volunteer opportunities in its Habitat Garden Program at Coyote Springs School in Prescott Valley, Territorial School in Chino Valley, Granville Elementary School in Prescott Valley, Mountain View Elementary in Prescott Valley, Lake Valley Elementary in Prescott Valley, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley, Abia Judd Elementary School in Prescott and Lincoln Elementary in Prescott. Volunteer tasks include handling instructional materials, refocusing children as they explore plants and insects in the garden, guiding children as they draw in nature journals and sharing your interest and wonder about nature. Time commitment is 12 days during the nine-month school year, three hours per day. Call 928-776-9550.

 

Hospice of the Pines needs volunteers who would make home visits, do office jobs or help with deliveries. The time commitment is one or two hours every one or two weeks. Interested parties can begin at any time. For further information, please call 928-632-0111.

 

Community Pregnancy Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities, including front desk assistance, sorting clothes in the baby store or being trained to be a mentor/peer counselor. For more information or to apply, call Ellen Swanson at 928-778-7654. CPC is located at 1124 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

 

Volunteer positions are available in Granite Gate Senior Living Community’s activity department. Call Barbara at 928-771-8200 for additional information.

 

The Arizona Pioneers Home Foundation is looking for people who are interested in enhancing residents’ lives by providing new ideas and hands-on involvement to raise money for new equipment, help pay for activities, and décor, and help with rummage sales, book sales, the Christmas bazaar, music events, etc. The foundation also needs participants for a speakers’ bureau. Further information is available by calling Beth Moser at 928-445-7135 or Virginia Bristow at 928-445-3216.

 

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity has a need for volunteers at the ReStore on Commerce Drive. If you enjoy thrift stores, you may enjoy working in one. We need men and women who work well as a team and would like to contribute to a worthwhile cause. You determine your hours. Most volunteers work 3 to 4 hours a week. An hour-long orientation for new volunteers is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m., where you will have the opportunity to fill out the necessary paper work. Call Gail Martin at 928-445-8003, ext. 14, for further information.

 

Yavapai County Ares/Races, a volunteer amateur radio organization working with the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management to provide emergency communications, is in need of public service-minded amateur radio operators who would like to serve their communities. Technician class and higher licensees are eligible to join. For additional information, visit www.k7yca.org or call Bud Semon at 928-899-7400.

 

The Circle L Ranch in Prescott Valley is looking for volunteers who want to help dogs become adoptable. Circle L runs an in-house rehabilitation program overseen by a professional dog behaviorist. As a volunteer, you will learn about dog behaviors and acquire the tools to train these dogs for life in an adoptive home. Whatever level of experience you have, this is your opportunity to learn and make a difference. If you are interested in learning more, please call Connie at 928-237-9532. Visit www.circleL.org to learn more about Circle L and the PIP training program.

 

The Prescott Valley Historical Society welcomes anyone interested in helping preserve the heritage of the area by participating in its monthly meetings and other activities of the society. Volunteers are needed to staff exhibit tables at special events and to help in the office and archives located in the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Please call the office at 928-759-5524 and leave a message.

 

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection (VIPs), a nonprofit organization, which operates under the direction of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, is looking for volunteers in administration and armed patrol. Previous law enforcement experience is not required; all training is provided free of charge. Males and females are urged to apply. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at Call 928-771-3281 or VIP recruiter Richard Vencill at 928-443-0607.

 

Meadow Park Care Center has volunteer opportunities for people at least 18 years of age. Volunteer positions include interacting with residents during periods of arts, crafts, games, music, reading and reminiscing. For more information, call Ashley at 928-778-9777.

 

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men, women and youth with an interest to help and train in the areas of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and pilots meet the first, second and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane. Cadets meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at the airport. Call 928-415-1506, 928-445-3745 or 928-443-8854 for more information.

 

Pioneer Park Equestrian Center Association seeks volunteers to help with various fundraising events, mailings and publicity. General meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at Extension Building C on the Prescott Rodeo grounds. For information, call Frank or Carrie Deak at 928-830-2883 or 928-830-2882 or e-mail Fdeak@DeakTeam.com. Visit our website at www.PPECA.org.

 

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System needs volunteers – men, women and young people – every day. Information, 928-776-6013.

 

Granite Mountain Home Care and Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to our hospice. Your visits brighten their days and offer much needed relief to their family caregivers. We also have some office work including sending out bereavement letters and cards. Training is flexible and some can be completed at home. For information, call Kelly at 928-445-2522.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs is asking youths in the tri-city area to donate their time and talents to helping veterans. For information, about volunteer opportunities, contact the Voluntary Services office at the Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 928-776-6013.

 

Disabled American Veterans is looking for volunteer drivers. If interested or for more information, call Ruebe Oscarn at 928-776-6064, between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

 

Yavapai Family Advocacy Center needs volunteers. Pick one or more three- to four-hour shifts Mondays through Fridays. Help at the front desk, answer phones, greet clients and help with children. Please call 928-775-0669.

 

SCORE, a group of volunteer counselors to small businesses in Yavapai County, is seeking men and women with business experience to help new and existing entrepreneurs become more successful. SCORE volunteers not only provide free, confidential, one-on-one counseling to new and existing small businesses, but also and teach more than 10 low-cost seminars on a variety of business topics in Prescott. Those interested in becoming a counselor should contact Northern Arizona SCORE at scoreoffice@scorenaz.org or 928-778-7438 from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. The office is located at 1228 Willow Creek Road, Suite 2, in Prescott.

 

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center needs your help. Take our mentoring courses and become a mentor where your knowledge and experience could be of help to another. Your skill and ability to overcome challenges such as brain injury, stroke, MS and various other disabilities can and will help others see the light at the end of their tunnel. Come and join our three day training class at New Horizons DEC and become a mentor. Call Mary at 772-1266 for more information.

 

North Star Youth Partnership needs volunteers to help with special events, educational training, after-school programs, life skills classes, mentoring, coaching, office duties, writing/editing, and much more. For further information, contact Diane DeLong at 928-708-7214.

 

The Prescott Fine Arts Gallery has volunteer opportunities for curating shows, assisting the gift shop manager and hosting at the gallery. Call Mary Ann Sorrell 928-759-8869.

 

Prescott Churches Online needs volunteers to help churches write up their spiritual growth opportunities into a free listing at www.GracePathways.org. Email gracepathways@gmail.com or call 928-499-8306.

 

Prescott Area Tennis Association, a local nonprofit, is seeking part-time tennis volunteers to assist with tennis clinics. We offer low-cost instruction to elementary-age children in the greater Prescott area. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, enjoy working with children, and have a positive attitude, we can use your help. Call Dawn Beal at 928-710-0734.

 

Prescott Area Celtic Society promotes the preservation and education of Scottish and Celtic culture. The group needs volunteers to help with the Highland Games that take place at Watson Lake in Prescott every year. Call Gary or Roslyn at 928-237-1113.

 

Volunteer Center of Yavapai County has a complete list of volunteer opportunities. For more information or to sign up for its monthly newsletter via email, call 928-778-6605 or email yavapaiuw@gmail.com.