Volunteer Opportunities

Editor’s Note – To be included in this listing, please call 928-445-3333, ext. 2033.

(Current as of 10/17/2022)

  • The AARP Taxaide Program located at the Gateway Mall and Chino Valley Library is looking for volunteers for the upcoming tax filing season. Positions available are greeter, facilitator and preparer. Greeter volunteers hand out interview material and answer the phone throughout the day. No tax law certification is required. Facilitator volunteers sort tax documents and interview clients prior to sending them to a preparer. No tax law certification is required. Preparers complete the return online with information provided by the client. Preparer training is provided free by an IRS certified instructor. Training will be held and consist of one tax law specific item each month through December with encouragement to attend at least one session monthly. In addition to tax law training, there will be training on use of the software and lab times will be available weekly. Full week of training and certification will be held. Interested individuals can register as a Tax-aide volunteer at www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaidevolunteer. Once signed up, the local volunteer coordinator will be notified and will contact you with additional information about the program. Local contact for information is Janelle Riedl at [email protected] or by calling 928-925-4209.

  • 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.

  • Alliance of Therapy Dogs bring joy and smiles to our community by sharing our registered therapy dogs in nursing homes, hospice, juvenile detention, schools and beyond! If your dog is one year or older, accepts love from strangers, and is well-disciplined, consider testing your furry friend. Contact Jan Monroe at [email protected] to discuss and visit www.therapydogs.com for details. There is no fee for testing.

  • Animal Disaster Services (ADS) is seeking volunteers to create and maintain an emergency shelter for animals during disasters when evacuations are required. Call Lisa Bird at 928-273-3831 or email [email protected]

  • Arizona Pioneers’ Home Foundation has available volunteer opportunities today!!! Our mission is to support the residents by holding fall/spring rummage and jewelry sales twice a year, as well as a December holiday bazaar. These sales raise money to provide for residents’ needs. For example: new TVs, provide for special lunches, outings and much more! Contact our volunteer coordinator to see how you can enhance the lives of the residents. Call Barbara at 928-759-0800

  • Assisteo Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide our growing number of patients with companionship and socialization, as well as to provide respite time for family and personal caregivers. Our service area includes Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Lakes, and other communities within the region. Volunteers play an important role and act as an integral part of our interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, social work, chaplain/bereavement coordinator, and nurse aides. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have an automobile. Call Patrick, volunteer coordinator, at 928-503-2064.

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona is looking for volunteers to work with youths from 6 to 18 years old 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 volunteer online at bgccaz.org.

  • Catholic Community Services-Pio Decimo is partnering with the IRS to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for free tax preparation to low- to moderate-income families in the Prescott community. Volunteering can be exciting, educational and enjoyable, with no previous experience required! Free training and flexible hours with various volunteer duty opportunities available. To join the VITA team, please contact Jonetta Trued at 520-416-4754 or email [email protected]

  • The Chino Valley Animal Shelter, run through the CVPD, 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. If interested, stop by the shelter for an application. Background checks are required for all applicants. For questions or more information, call 928-636-4223, ext. 7.

  • Chino Valley Police Foundation Inc. is a local nonprofit, seeking volunteers to become Board and Associate Board members. We also are looking for someone with experience in applying for grants, donations, helping with newspaper articles and with fundraising events. If you are a community minded person and are interested in helping or supporting this new 501(c)3 organization, please call Chino Valley Police Department at 928-636-4223, ext. 8, for additional information. Visit us on Facebook.

  • Coalition for Compassion and Justice provides vital services, education and advocacy for those living in poverty to help them achieve self-sufficiency. To volunteer, see the website yavapaiccj.org or email [email protected]

  • Community Cats at The Catty Shack is looking for volunteers to socialize and foster cats and kittens and be available to assist on adoption days. To learn more, come by to visit between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 627 S. Granite St., Prescott. The Catty Shack is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, taking homeless or abandoned cats and kittens off the streets.

  • 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.

  • The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) invite you to become a member. DWPA hosts monthly luncheons featuring speakers from across Arizona, discussing timely issues such as healthcare, education and community involvement. Newsletters, emails, presentations and social gatherings inform and engage members. DWPA provides scholarships, organizes petition drives and interacts with elected officials. Membership is $25 a year. Visit dwpaaz.org for details and membership.

  • Good Samaritan Society, Prescott Hospice. Imagine facing the end of many of the things you have known and loved. Imagine being afraid and not knowing what to do to hang on to the people or the memories you love before they disappear. Imagine your loved one or your friends being unable to help because they, too, are feeling confused. Imagine someone you have never known stepping forward and offering help, maybe to bring a warm cup of coffee, give direction to a quiet place to sit, introduce you to care providers who will give you individual attention or offer you a handmade quilt. For more information about participating in this rewarding volunteer opportunity, call 928-778-5655.

  • Good Samaritan Society Willow Wind Assisted Living, a nonprofit organization at 3191 Aster Drive, Prescott, is looking for compassionate and caring volunteers to assist the activity director with activities for our senior residents. Call Becky at 928-443-9999, ext. 39916, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday for information and guidelines for becoming a volunteer.

  • Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew learning and Tribute Center located at the Gateway Mall, 3250 Gateway Blvd., Prescott, is seeking volunteer docents to answer questions about displays and sell merchandise that helps sustain the nonprofit center. Docents are needed Fridays 2 to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. The shift periods are typically three hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can sign up in advance or last minute and work as often as fits your schedule. It's not a huge commitment but very rewarding. The Tribute and Learning Center honors the 19 Hotshots by telling their story, displaying and housing artifacts/memorabilia and educating visitors. Admission is free. Contact Gina Kessel at [email protected]

  • Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary seeks volunteers who love animals and want to help out at this nonprofit animal-rescue and education facility. Volunteers are needed in all departments, including animal care, docents, facilities/maintenance and gift shop. For more information, contact Dyann Kruse, 928-778-4242, ext. 17, email [email protected] or come by the zoo — 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott — and fill out a volunteer application.

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

  • 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.

  • IRS Certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Community Services, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file services at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., third-floor Crystal Room, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Appointments are required. Call 928-460-9895.

  • The Mental Health Veterans Advocacy Council seeks new members who are conscientious and interested in helping develop a partnership between veterans with mental health issues, their families, VA Mental Health staff and the community, 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. Volunteers commit to a once-a-month meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at the Prescott VA Medical Center. For more information, contact Nancy Devine, 928-445-4860, ext. 5281, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Miss Kitty’s Cat House needs you. If you can give a couple of hours a week (or a month) to feeding and caring for rescued cats, they can always use a few more hands at the house, a ride to the vet, a smiling face at a fundraiser or one more word-of-mouth advertiser for our adorable, adoptable cats. If you are up for having a good time as you help a good cause, visit misskittyscathouse.com or call 928-445-5411.

  • NOAH Thrift Store is looking for volunteers. Do you like animals? People? Thrift stores? NOAH stands for Neglected, Orphaned, Abused, Helpless animals. Volunteer jobs range from cashier to organization and everything in between. Shifts are only three hours each, but we can always use extra help with any hours you have available. Please explore volunteer opportunities by visiting us at 603 S. Granite St. or calling a manager at 928-708-0545.

  • The Northern Arizona University, Center for Service and Volunteerism is seeking volunteers for the AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion (SCP) and Foster Grandparent (FGP) Programs in Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, Dewey/Humboldt and Mayer areas to pair volunteers 55 and older with educational sites serving children and homebound seniors. Those interested in volunteering need to be able to dedicate at least 10 hours a week. Volunteers who are income eligible receive paid training, along with a tax-free stipend of $3 per hour, reimbursement for mileage, supplemental insurance coverage and additional benefits while volunteering. For information, call 866-856-3017 or 928-713-4114.

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

  • People Who Care assists individuals in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley by helping with rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping and much more. Volunteers help people who can no longer drive remain independent in their own homes. Informational orientation on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Call Peggy at 928-445-2480 for more information. 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.”

  • 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 [email protected]

  • Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) is seeking volunteers who want to love and encourage women. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: (1) evening advocates (5 to 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 9am to noon to answer phones, receive donations and miscellaneous duties. (4) Meal Provider: Drop off a prepared meal for 20 people on an assigned day. We provide training for all volunteer positions. Contact Katee at 928-778-5933 or [email protected]

  • Prescott Art Docents have shared their love of art with children and adults since 1971 by offering art presentations in a variety of community settings. We offer insightful art sharing opportunities with our Monday Morning program series, held during the school year and open to the public. For more information visit prescottartdocents.net or email us at [email protected]

  • Prescott Center for the Arts needs volunteers to help with its theater and visual art exhibits. See the website www.pca-az.net and select the volunteer tab under engage, or contact Andre Lewis, volunteer coordinator, at 928-445-3286, option 1. PCA is also looking for ushers for Cabaret and Studio productions too!

  • The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified volunteers to work at the Visitors Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. Volunteers work 9 to 1 or 1 to 5 (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 Visitors Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. or call 928-445-2000, ext. 122.

  • The Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank has served the "food Insecure" since 1973. Our volunteers are our biggest strength and asset. They keep our operation open and running 6 days a week, serving hundreds of people weekly. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, you can visit our website at www.prescottcommuniycupboard.com and click on the volunteer tab. There is a form you can download that describes the various volunteer opportunities we offer. You can email the completed form to us at [email protected] or drop it off at the Cupboard at 777 W. Hillside Ave. and the corner or Miller Valley Road. Forms are also available at the Cupboard. You can also leave us a message for a call back at 928-277-0092.

  • Prescott Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol Program is recruiting individuals who wish to join a team of dedicated citizens willing to donate their time to better the community. Citizens on Patrol assist with traffic control, crime-scene security, vacation-property watches, city code enforcement, radar deployment, school watches and park patrols. Volunteers also respond to occasional emergency call outs and assist with city events. Applicants must be 21 or older with a valid Arizona driver’s license and have no felony convictions. Applicants must pass a background investigation and be willing to serve four or more hours per week. Contact Sgt. Kathleen Ostrander, 928-910-2302 or [email protected]

  • Prescott VA Hospital Voluntary Service has openings for positions throughout the medical center for anyone 18 and older. To learn more, call 928-776-6013.

  • The Town of Prescott Valley is seeking volunteers for the following positions. Hours and days are flexible. Training provided: 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 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Library Drive-Up Window. This volunteer or volunteers will man the library drive-up window Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult Literacy. This important program helps adults learn to read, or improve their reading skills. For more information on volunteer positions or how to apply, call Stephanie Andrews at 928-759-5519 or go online at www.prescottvalley-az.gov and click on Volunteer Opportunities.

  • 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 acrylic yarn are always needed. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month. Call Ellen at 928-925-5280 or email [email protected] for more information.

  • 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.”

  • ATTN HORSE ENTHUSIASTS – Our Prescott rescue is in need of working, dedicated, caring, volunteers who are able to muck, sweep and feed our horses. Training is available on Sundays and Tuesday morning. After training, shifts are from 8 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5 p.m. daily. Please text 570-660-5591 with your questions and interests.

  • The Salvation Army Prescott Corps is seeking a volunteer to act as a receptionist in the Social Services office. Work would involve answering phones, greeting people coming in the door, handling requests for assistance and helping with referrals for additional services. Basic computer and phone skills are required. If interested call Steve at 928-778-0150 or visit him at our main office at 237 S. Montezuma St., Prescott.

  • Stepping Stones Agencies has available volunteer opportunities today! Our mission is to provide 24/7/365 advocacy and shelter services to local families affected by domestic violence and other forms of victimization in West Yavapai County. Current volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday supporting our thrift store including departments like clothing and jewelry. Contact Kristen, our Volunteer Coordinator to see how you can get involved — call 928-772-4184 or visit www.steppingstonesaz.org.

  • Sunshine Stitchers is looking for volunteers to knit, crochet or sew items for donation to YRMC, WIC (Women, Infants and children), Headstart and the VA. We meet once a month. For more information, call Lynne at 928-778-7748.

  • 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? 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, in the afternoon, sharing stories, leading classes and much more! If you are interested, contact Kerrie, activity director of the SJRC in Prescott Valley at 928-775-3563, ext. 216.

  • 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. Visit www.unitedanimalfriends.org or call 928-778-2924.

  • 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.

  • 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. Technician class and higher licensees are eligible to join. For additional information, visit www.k7yca.org or call Bud Semon, 928-899-7400.

  • Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps. The county’s Community Public Health Services is seeking volunteers — whether with or without a medical background — to assist in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. The Corps are called upon to assist during the year with various events, such as wildfires, clinics for public-health outreach and immunizations, as well as assisting in the office. Volunteers must pass a background check and complete FEMA emergency management training. For more information, contact MaryAnn Deminsky, 928-442-5968 or email [email protected]

  • The Yavapai County Republican Committee is seeking new members to become Precinct Committeemen (PC). Are you a registered Republican and live in Yavapai County? Do you enjoy being involved with candidates, engaging with voters and attending political forums? You need no previous political experience. County PC meetings are held once every three months at the Adult Center in Prescott. Those interested need only to agree to fulfill the PC responsibilities and complete an application available through the YCRC Headquarters, 112B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303, or call for assistance at 928-776-4500, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit yavgop.org.

  • 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. For more information and to volunteer, call 928-775-0669.

  • Yavapai Food Bank needs volunteers able to assist in food pick-ups, do routine office work or help stock shelves and distribute food. Call Yavapai Food Bank at 928-775-5255.

  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center – Prescott and Prescott Valley campuses: Join us to experience the rewards of service. We have a wide variety of positions and shifts for you to choose from such as courtesy cart drivers, reception hosts, general patient care area support and more. Call today to explore our program. Prescott Campus, 928-771-5678 and Prescott Valley campus, 928-442-8678.

  • Yavapai Reentry Project needs community coaches to mentor those who are re-entering the community from incarceration. Call 928-708-0100, or email [email protected]