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Volunteer Opportunities

 

(Updated Nov. 2, 2018)

 

Pet Partners of Prescott is adding Volunteer Therapy Dog Teams in the quad-cities. We will guide you through the steps to become a registered therapy dog team.

Are you a teen, senior or in-between? Can you give an hour occasionally or seasonally? There are a variety of places that need an animal’s healing presence. We can help!

For information on how to begin, contact our local team at ppofprescott@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PP.Prescott/.

We are excited to hear from you and have you join our Prescott team!

 

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) are seeking new members and volunteers to help get out the vote this election season and work for local, pro-education candidates. Multiple volunteer options available. Please contact DWPA at info@demwomenofprescottaz.com, or call 928-379-3754.

 

AARP TaxAide is looking for volunteers to assist taxpayers in the quad city area with greeting, facilitating and preparing returns for the 2019 season.

Free training in tax law and navigation of the software are provided by IRS certified instructors at the Gateway Mall location, Suite 374. Federal and state tax law instruction will be held weekly beginning in early October, with each session averaging 4 hours. All materials and instruction will be provided to assure you are certified to do advanced returns. Sessions will be offered to cover more advanced scenarios and will average 4 hours per session. Schedule of forms and schedules training will be made available by email to those who express interest in the subject.

Individuals interested in assisting with the program and scheduling training sessions should contact Janelle Riedl at taxaide@cableone.net.

 

Catholic Charities, 434 W. Gurley St. Prescott, is looking for someone who would like to volunteer for a couple of hours, once or twice a week, during the noon hour providing light clerical help, answering phones and helping direct clients with services. Please call Stephie or JoAnn at 928-778-2531.

 

Earth Angels Farm Sanctuary. We are a small non-profit looking for volunteer fund-raisers. Contact Victoria at 928-215-2444.

 

Prescott Valley Performing Arts and Children’s Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is proud to announce the nearing completion of our new home, The Main Street Theatre located next to the Prescott Valley Event Center. As we are going into a much bigger space we need volunteers to help with all aspects of the theatre, ushers, concessions stand, box office, cleaning, and backstage as well. For the truly brave come to an audition and go onstage. To volunteer or for more information send an email to John Baumann, Volunteer Coordinator: johnb.5@netzero.net.

 

Do you like animals? People? Thrift stores?

NOAH Thrift Store is looking for volunteers. NOAH stands for Neglected, Orphaned, Abused, Helpless animals and its profits go directly to help many small animal rescue groups. You can make a difference to these animals in need.

Volunteer jobs range from cashier to organization and everything in between. Shifts are only 3 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 Julie or Sharon at 928-708-0545.

 

Chino Valley Police Foundation Inc. is a local non-profit, seeking new volunteers to become Board and Associate Board members. We are also looking for someone with experience in applying for grants, donations, helping with newspaper articles and with fundraising events such as our 1st Annual Luau in September.

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 extension 8 for additional information. Visit us on Facebook.

 

SCORE is looking for volunteer men and women with business experience to help new and existing entrepreneurs become more successful.

SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential, one-on-one counseling to small businesses and teach more than 10 low-cost seminars on a variety of business topics.

To become a volunteer, contact SCORE at scoreoffice@scorenaz.org or 928-778-7438. The office is located at 1228 Willow Creek Road, Suite 2, in Prescott.

 

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16 in Prescott is looking for volunteers to help at our thrift store. The store is located at 730 5th St., Prescott, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Opportunities available include sorting, stocking, cleaning, organizing, assisting with book nook and more. All skill levels and abilities can be accommodated. If interested, contact Christine at 928-756-2780, or come by our Resource Center at 726 W. Gurley St., open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Thank you for your support of our veteran community.

 

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation is a local non-profit supporting children in foster care in Yavapai County. The Foundation provides emergency clothing, bedding, school materials and other things the state does not provide for these children in response to requests from CASA’s, foster parents and others. We need volunteers to help us with our events, such as our annual GALA, our Costume for Kids Fun Run coming up in October, our Holiday Gift Drive and our Clothing Card stuffing project, where we stuff envelopes with a letter, a self-addressed thank you card and most importantly, a gift card to purchase clothing. For more information about the Foundation and to be a volunteer or board member see YavapaiCASAforKids.org or call 928-445-0800.

 

The Yavapai County Republican Committee is seeking new members to become Precinct Committeemen. Are you a registered Republican and live in Yavapai County? Do you enjoy being involved with candidates and attending forums? There is no cost involved to become a PC nor do you need any previous experience. PC meetings are held once every three months at the Rowle Simmons Adult Center in Prescott. Applicants merely fill in a form available through the YCRC Headquarters, 112B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ  86303, or call for assistance at 928-776-4500, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit yavgop.org.

 

Grants to You (GTU) is a 15-year-old nonprofit started in Yavapai County to provide training to volunteers who want to support a nonprofit of their choice. Since 2002, 1,200 graduates of the GTU program have won in excess of $4 million dollars in grant awards for various nonprofits.

GTU is seeking board members to support its ongoing operations and its growth. The board positions include vice president/president elect, strategic planner, funds development/grant awards and marketing/social media. These positions are voting members of the board. In addition, all board members will provide assistance and guidance in meeting GTU’s new goal, to expand its chapters beyond the three in Ventura County, California, Saratoga County, New York, and Yavapai County.

Please contact Shirley or Paul Baskin at 928-458-7796 or at info@granttoyou.org.

 

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.

 

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Air Group is in need of volunteer pilots who have their own planes. The pilots will assist with search-and-rescue flights and other missions of the Sheriff’s Office. To get involved, see the website www.ycsag.org or send an email to mail@ycsag.org or danhberry@gmail.com.

 

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 ccjdirector@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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 or contact Will Larson, volunteer coordinator, at 626-215-8733. PCA is also looking for ushers for Mainstage and Stage Too! productions.

 

Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection seeks volunteers to join the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force Patrol. Patrol members are armed and drive YCSO vehicles. All training, including defensive tactics and firearms, is provided. Visit the website www.ycvip.org or call Homer at 928-533-0344.

Quad Cities Food Recovery Project is in need of volunteers who want to eliminate food insecurity locally and reduce food waste by participating in Cornucopia Community Advocates’ food recovery project. The program is establishing linkages between farmers, grocery stores, restaurants and others to supply food to food-insecure individuals and families through local emergency providers. To help, contact the project coordinator, 928-592-7929, or visit: www.cornucopiaca.org.

 

Gabriel’s Angels, pet therapy is in need of local volunteer teams. If you and your dog enjoy being with children, you could make a positive impact in their lives. For more information, see the website gabrielsangels.org and click on the volunteer tab or call 309-531-0875.or email bedwards@gabrielsangels.org.

 

Prescott Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to pack and serve meals, as well as volunteer drivers to deliver meals and smiles to homebound clients in Prescott Valley.

During volunteers’ scheduled, one-day-a week shift, for a few hours in the morning and early afternoon, they receive a free lunch in our dining hall, and drivers receive mileage reimbursement. Kitchen volunteers must have a food handler’s card, and drivers need a level-one fingerprint card and criminal background clearance. Prescott Meals on Wheels assists with the background clearance process.

Our mission is to provide the homebound in Prescott and Prescott Valley with one hot, nourishing meal daily along with a few minutes of conversation and a wellness check. For more information, contact Michelle Brien, volunteer coordinator, 928-445-7630, ext. 600, or michellepmow@gmail.com or visit the website www.prescottmealsonwheels.com

 

Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corp. The county’s Community Public Health Services is seeking volunteers — whether with and without a medical background to assist in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. The Corp is called upon to assist during the year with various events, such as 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 Linda Niles, 928-442-5487 or send to linda.niles@yavapai.us.

 

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System needs volunteer drivers. Contact Mary Dillinger, 928-717-7587.

 

Yavapai Reentry Project needs community coaches to mentor those who are reentering the community after serving in prison. Call Ivy Rios, 928-708-0100, or email irios@matforceaz.org.

 

The Lonesome Valley Company of the Quad Cities is looking for people who want to be part of the more than 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. To learn more about enlistment requirements, call Capt. Jerry Prieto, 714-227-8780 or Executive Officer Lt. John Dixon at 928-899-9813.

 

Hospice Family Care is seeking volunteers to provide companionship to patients and their families. Can you be a good listener, read to a patient, play cards, a board game, watch TV, listen to music, help with special events, or just hold someone’s hand? 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. Volunteers receive training, camaraderie with fellow volunteers and paid mileage. If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to help someone in need, call Patrick Buckley, 928-541-1740, or email patrick.buckley@hfc-az.com.

 

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System needs volunteer drivers. Contact Mary Dillinger, 928-717-7587.

 

Hospice Family Care is seeking volunteers to provide companionship to patients and their families. Volunteers are needed to listen and to read to patients, play cards, board games, watch TV, listen to music, help with special events, or just hold someone’s hand. Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Mayer, and surrounding communities. Volunteers receive training, camaraderie with fellow volunteers and are paid mileage. If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to help someone in need, call Patrick Buckley, 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 the 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 assist with city event details. 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. To learn more, contact Sgt. Casey Cook, 928-777-1927. Application packages are available for pickup at the police station, 222 S. Marina St., Prescott.

 

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

 

Agape House of Prescott has various volunteer positions available assisting families who are homeless. Volunteers are also needed to help these individuals develop life skills that can led to self-sufficiency. To help families in crisis and become a part of the solution, call 928-910-1089 or see the website agapehouseprescott.org.

 

The James Family Prescott YMCA is in need of volunteers for adult football and soccer leagues, girls & sports day and the youth basketball league. Volunteers in aquatics, dance, childcare and gymnastics programs are also needed. Contact Rachelle Skvarek at Rachelle.skvarek@prescottymca.org or at 928-445-7221, ext. 213.

 

The Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Mounted Unit needs 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, see the website YCSRT.org or contact Craig Stevens, Mounted Unit manager, at 928-300-2723 or craigstevens224@gmail.com.

 

The Mental Health Veterans Advocacy Council seeks conscientious volunteers who are interested in helping develop a partnership between veterans who have 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. A once-a-month commitment to attend meetings is required. Meetings take place at the Prescott VA Medical Center — 500 AZ-89, in Prescott — from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every third Wednesday. For more information, call Nancy Devine, 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. The volunteer must be willing to take over the website maintenance. For more information, contact David McNabb, 928-771-1218, or Mcnabbprescott@aol.com.

 

The Yavapai County 4-H Youth Development Program is looking for volunteers with an interest in teaching a group of youth about an area of specialty. Those with a knowledge of forestry, knitting and everything in between are urged to apply; call 928-445-6590, ext. 229,to discuss how to make a positive difference for the youth of Yavapai County.

 

The Heart Song Center for Grieving Children seeks volunteers. The Center offers a safe, supportive environment for youth and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Volunteer training will be provided. Tasks volunteers undertake include assisting with group meetings and facilitating activities. Meetings take place once per month. Volunteers make a difference in the life of a child and in the ability of their family to begin to heal after loss. Interested persons can call 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.

 

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, 609 S. Granite St., Prescott. The Catty Shack is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, taking homeless or abandoned cats and kittens off 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.

 

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 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 Becky Salazar, 928-778-4242, ext. 17, or email bsalazar@heritageparkzoo.org or come by the zoo — 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott — and fill out a volunteer application.

 

United Way of Yavapai County seeks conscientious volunteers to help with office tasks, special events and programs. To join the team, call Jacky Blanco, 928-778-6605, or send email to yavapaiuw@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Fort Whipple Museum encourages volunteers to become docents, sharing the history of this cultural center, located on the Bob Stump Memorial Veterans Hospital grounds — 500 N. Highway 89. Or become a living history interpreter. Volunteers are needed Thursdays through Saturdays. Training is available. For more information, call 928-445-3122, ext. 18.

 

The Salvation Army of Prescott is seeking dedicated and energetic volunteers in a wide range of areas, including youth programs, the thrift store, food pantry/soup kitchen and clerical support 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 to help alleviate hunger in this community. Volunteers contribute four to six hours every two months to help local food banks. Contact Bob Painter at 928-443-5069 or go to www.yavapaifoodneighborsproject.org.

 

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, seeks volunteers. Located a mile from Prescott’s courthouse plaza, N.O.A.H. needs volunteers who can commit to a three-hour period each week. To get involved, call 928-708-0545, Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

The Area Agency on Aging/Northern Arizona Council of Governments is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for their Ombudsman program. If you are a good listener, enjoy working through issues that contribute to a senior’s quality of life, who is a resident at a State licensed long term care facility, the Ombudsman program is for you! Ombudsmen were created under the Federal Older Americans Act. Ombudsmen often are the first to recognize clues of abuse, neglect and exploitation. As a result, they work closely with a wide variety of community partners ranging from social service agencies to Adult Protective Services. Volunteer Ombudsmen make unannounced visitations to long term care facilities, document their activities and write up case notes. It is one of the most meaningful volunteer opportunities available. We will train and certify you as a credentialed State of Arizona Long Term Care Ombudsman. Reliable transportation and some computer skills are required. The schedule for volunteering is flexible around your availability. Due to the confidential and investigative nature of this volunteer work, Ombudsmen require a background and DPS Fingerprint Clearance check. Information on the Ombudsman Program can be obtained by calling 1-877-521-3500 or by e-mail at aaadir@nacog.org. You can learn more about NACOG and the Area Agency on Aging by also going to their website www.nacog.org/aging.

 

Yavapai Regional Medical Center – Prescott and Prescott Valley campuses have opportunities for you to make an impact on our total healing environment. Current needs include: escorts, various reception areas, Gift Shop clerks, and general stocking in patient care areas. The Prescott campus also is looking for Courtesy Cart drivers and Snack Cart assistants. We have a wide variety of positions and shifts for you to choose from – call today to experience the joys of service. 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 Kerrie Petersen, 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.

 

Did you know that social isolation has a negative effect on both mental and physical health? Did you know that having at least one meaningful connection with another person can help improve someone’s overall well-being and bring joy into their life? You can make this type of positive impact in a lonely senior’s life as a Senior Peer Volunteer by visiting them an hour once a week. If you would like to make a beautiful difference in someone’s life, please call. We would love to hear from you! Mileage paid.

928-445-5211, ext. 2601

 

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 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.

 

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 Thursdays. 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.

 

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 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.

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. Volunteers determine their hours, and most work 3 to 4 hours each week. An hourlong orientation for new volunteers is held at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Men and women who work well as a team and would like to contribute to a worthwhile cause should call Gail Martin, 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. Technician class and higher licensees are eligible to join. For additional information, visit www.k7yca.org or call Bud Semon, 928-899-7400.

 

Circle L Ranch in Prescott Valley is in need of volunteers who want to help dogs become adoptable. Circle L runs an in-house rehabilitation program overseen by a professional dog behaviorist. Volunteers learn about dog behaviors and acquire the tools to train dogs for life in an adoptive home. To learn more, call Connie, 928-237-9532 or see the website www.circleL.org.

 

The Prescott Valley Historical Society welcomes anyone interested in helping preserve the heritage of the area by participating in the Society’s monthly meetings and other activities. 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. For more information, call 928-759-5524 and leave a message.

 

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206 — a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization — is seeking men, women and youth help and to train in 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, Prescott. Cadets meet at 6 p.m. every Thursday on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building. For more information, call 928-415-1506, 928-445-3745 or 928-443-8854.

 

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

 

Granite Mountain Home Care and Hospice is in need of volunteers to provide companionship to those who are ill and to offer much-needed relief to family caregivers. Volunteers are also needed for office work, including sending out bereavement letters and cards. Training is flexible and some can be completed at home. For information, call Kelly, 928-445-2522.

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks youth in the tri-city area to donate their time and talents to helping veterans. For more information, contact the Voluntary Services office at the Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 928-776-6013.

 

Disabled American Veterans is in need of volunteer drivers. For more information, call Ruebe Oscarn, 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. For more information and to volunteer, call 928-775-0669.

 

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 928-772-1266 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.