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1/10/2010 2:32:00 PM
Volunteering Opportunities
The Daily Courier

The Red Cross Reserve-a-Ride program needs van drivers one day a week to provide rides for the elderly and disabled who have no reliable means of transportation. Training is provided. Call 776-1015.

The Yavapai Humane Society is looking for animal lovers who would like 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. Call 445-2666, ext.14, if interested.

The Prescott Area Women's Shelter (PAWS) needs PAWS advocates to work at the shelter from 5 to 8 p.m. most nights of the week. These volunteers help staff by supervising and socializing with shelter guests. Also, the Penny's Purses project at PAWS is looking for volunteers to help bead purses with shelter guests. If interested, contact Erika Stone at 778-5933 or contact her at

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is seeking a dedicated and driven individual who wants to help the nonprofit rescue and education facility. They are seeking a volunteer to help in the maintenance department. Job duties will include cleaning, landscaping and light construction. For further information or to volunteer, call Becky Salazar at 778-4242, ext. 17, or e-mail

The Prescott POPS Symphony seeks energetic, vibrant volunteers to serve on its all-volunteer board of directors and to help in a variety of areas supporting this popular civic musical group. If you are interested, call Dianne Kuzminski at 778-5536.

Prescott Art Docents share the love of art with children and adults of our community by providing art programs for elementary school children and community programs for adults. They are a nonprofit, volunteer organization. Training for new members is provided. No art experience is necessary - but the desire to have fun and make new friends is required. For information, call Linda at 776-7784 or visit

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, phone lines and marketing. Anyone interested may call 778-2924.

The local Red Cross office is looking for disaster and office 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. Office volunteers are needed to help answer phones, register people for CPR classes and organize recruitment events. To learn more or complete an application, visit and click on "Volunteer."

Grants To You, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is seeking a skilled marketing person to lead the way in creating and implementing a national program that will attract student volunteers to take our online grant research and writing class and to establish new chapters throughout the U.S. The chapters of Grants To You have graduated more than 600 volunteers who have helped in winning $1.1 million for nonprofit organizations selected by the volunteer graduates of our program. Visit or call Paul at 776-7976.

The Prescott Valley Police Department is seeking people for its Prescott Valley Police Volunteer Program. Duties include Citizen Patrols daytime and nighttime, animal control, criminal investigations, evidence assistant, records and special events. Applications are available at the Prescott Valley Police Department Records window. People with questions about the program may contact Sgt. Mark Postula at 772-5144 or e-mail You can find more volunteer opportunities with the Prescott Valley Police Department on their Web site at

Prescott Valley's Good Works Crew needs volunteers to help those citizens physically unable to maintain their properties because of age, disability or circumstance. To volunteer for this service, arrange for a volunteer packet or for placement on the waiting list for this service, call Al Sengstock at 759-3063.

Sharlot Hall Museum needs volunteers who can help in a variety of interesting, educational and fun activities such as being tour guides or docents, helping out at Sharlot's Timeless Treasures gift store, helping at special events and festivals, maintaining the museum's showplace gardens, participating in Blue Rose Theater productions, or getting involved with the museum's extensive collections. For more information, contact Austin Bacak at, or call 445-3122, ext. 18.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is looking for energetic teens who would like to volunteer for its ZooTeen program. The program is open to ages 13-17. Contact education coordinator Shannon Gansz at 778-4242, ext. 18, or stop by the sanctuary gift shop.

Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking volunteers to transport elderly, disabled and homebound adults to and from medical appointments from Prescott Valley to Cordes Junction. Call 775-6145 for more information about the next informational orientation.

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection (VIP) program is accepting applications from men and women ages 18 and over. No experience is necessary and all training is provided. For more information, contact Dennyse at YCSO volunteer services: 777-7265

People Who Care is seeking volunteers to help people who are no longer able to drive remain living independently in their homes in Prescott and Chino Valley, especially people to help with essential transportation and grocery shopping. People Who Care now also has a satellite office in Yarnell assisting the Weaver Mountain communities. Call 445-2480 or e-mail for information.

Prescott Valley Food Bank Temple is seeking the help of a grant writer. For information, call Henry at 775-2394.

Hacienda de los Milagros (Home of Miracles), a nonprofit animal sanctuary, needs volunteers to learn to be tour guides, work on special events and learn the basics of caring for our burros and horses. This may include grooming, helping in the cleaning of stalls and grounds, and learning how to take care of the water tanks. If experienced, we need volunteers to feed the equines. Please call 636-8888.

The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, has volunteer opportunities available in the Nature Store for those interested in working in the bookstore 3 to 4 hours a week. The center is also looking for volunteers to distribute program brochures and fliers throughout the quad-city communities a couple of times a month. For information, call Gwyneth Mies at 776-9550 or visit

God's Refuge Inc., a homeless mission for senior citizens, is looking for volunteers to help with disabled veterans who are homebound and need help with cleaning, etc. For information, call the Rev. Larry at 772-3020.

Trauma Intervention Programs of Arizona Inc. (TIP) works in cooperation with local emergency service providers, including hospitals, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and districts to support crime victims, family members after a death, survivors of a suicide, children left alone after a death or injury of their parents, disoriented persons, or any situation where emergency responders feel there is a need. For more information about volunteering, visit or call Sue at 445-4655.

Prescott Valley Old Town preserves and promotes the past for future generations. The organization is raising money to build the Old Town Park and needs more people to help with the mission to preserve and promote the historic district of Prescott Valley. Meetings are at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Pony Espresso. For more information, call 420-4373 or e-mail

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 Mary Kay at 778-7654. CPC is located at 1124 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

The Phippen Museum is looking for volunteers who love Western art and meeting new people. Phippen volunteers help in every area of the museum from greeting visitors to helping install exhibits. If interested, contact volunteer coordinator James Ward at 778-1385 or e-mail

City of Prescott Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers for ranger positions. Individuals who enjoy hiking and biking and value an environmentally clean park and trails system can join the team to become the "eyes and ears" of the city. Rangers will work with park staff, the police department and fire department on park, safety and first aid training. Call 777-1588.

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

Catholic Charities need volunteers to help in providing a diverse range of social services that strengthen families, protect and nurture children, and support people in crisis of all ages and faiths. There are several regular and event-based volunteer opportunities available within the organization including the medical loan closet, administrative support and community services. Contact Haley Hyatt at 778-2531, ext. 54079.

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is appreciated. For information, call 1-877-985-9212, e-mail or visit

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is seeking a caring, dedicated, driven individual who wants to help the nonprofit rescue and education facility raise money by managing and directing the grant-writing projects to continue the goal of "Conservation through Education." Call Becky at 778-4242, ext. 17, or e-mail

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Arizona at 105 E. Gurley St., is looking for volunteers. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information, contact Mallory Jackson at 443-9474 or

Northland Cares is in need of volunteers to answer phones, and help in the front office and with special events Monday through Thursday. We are also in need of a volunteer to do general cleaning for one hour once a week. Call Nancy Birck, volunteer coordinator, at 776-4612, ext.15

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 Monday through Saturday are available. No experience is necessary. Come by N.O.A.H., 603 S. Granite St., and sign up, or call 708-0545 for more information.

Stepping Stones is looking for a Director of Gratitude. The ideal candidate will be energetic, have an outgoing personality, have basic computer skills and be willing to put his or her creativity to work. The Director of Gratitude will be responsible for all acknowledgement opportunities for Stepping Stones, including community partners, donors, staff and volunteers. The time commitment is approximately eight hours a week. Contact Mayra at 772-4184 or send your resume to 772-3944 or

Step One Community Center is looking for two friendly individuals to serve as hosts or hostesses. The ideal candidates will be highly energetic, enjoy working with the public, have basic computer skills, and excellent phone skills. For more information, contact Mayra at 772-4184 or send your resume to 772-3944 or

Stepping Stones is looking for a volunteer to work with families trying to get back on their feet. The Transitional Housing Advocate will work with families in the Stepping Stones Agencies Transitional Housing program on case management and service planning. No experience in social services is necessary; all training will be provided. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with people, be detail-oriented, and have excellent writing skills. The time commitment is approximately four hours a week. Please contact Mayra at 772-4184 or send your resume to 772-3944 or

Feed the Hungry is an organization that provides service to feed those in need every Saturday at the Salvation Army dining room on South Montezuma Street. Anyone interested in preparing and serving a meal on one or more Saturdays may call Cindy Campbell at 445-4351 or Sue Malarkey at 445-2023.

The Arizona Pioneers Foundation is looking for people who would like to participate in fundraising events such as rummage sales, bazaars and book sales. If you are interested, contact Virginia at 445-3216 or Janet at 778-1743.

The Smoki Museum needs volunteers who are intrigued by Prescott's ancient past, and enjoy history, art, artifacts and archaeology, greeting the public, telling stories to children, guiding tours and working in our gift shop. For information, call 445-1230. The museum is located at 147 N. Arizona St.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers. There are openings on the construction sites for skilled and unskilled workers. There are also openings at the ReStore to help clean and stock the donated items. We also need people to help with resource development and various other committees. Orientation/safety trainings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Call Gail Martin at 445-8003, ext. 14, for more information.

Good Samaritan Society - Prescott Hospice volunteers touch the lives of many community members by sharing their time, compassion and expertise. They are gifted with a generosity of spirit that allows them to open their hearts to those in pain: the terminally ill, their families and all those who grieve the loss of someone special in their lives. Help us help those in need. Call 778-5655 to register.

The Highlands Center for Natural History is seeking volunteers to help in staffing its James Learning Center on Walker Road. We are looking for an outgoing person to help our director of membership and operations with our public relations program in publicizing all Highlands Center events in the media. Writing skills, organizational abilities and computer knowledge are needed. Work can be done from home or at the Highlands Center. The Highlands Center is also looking for a volunteer to serve as its membership and special events coordinator, who will plan community outreach and special events and develop strategies for membership retention and increase of membership. Highlands Hosts act as official Visitor Center/Nature Store greeters and office assistants. The center is looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers willing to learn how to ring up sales in the store, participate in programs and have some computer skills or be willing to learn. Be available four hours a week on weekdays and/or Saturdays and help the office by answering phones and other office tasks. Please call Sue Craycraft at 776-9550 for more information.

The Center for Adult Days Services, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is a licensed day center offering activities and recreation, nutritious meals, musical programs and social services for adults dealing with strokes, Alzheimer's, memory loss, confusion or head injuries and in need of socialization and health monitoring. Volunteers are needed to help in many areas including help with arts and crafts classes, musical and other entertainment, educational presentations, etc. The center, at 826 Sunset Ave., Prescott, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call Laura Hughes at 445-6384 for more information.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to work in our kitchen serving breakfast, putting together sack lunches and/or packing food boxes. To volunteer, please call Gina or Bob at 778-0150.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to sort items for our thrift store. To volunteer, please call Lisa or Beth at 717-4448.

The Prescott POPS Symphony is seeking volunteers to support its grants committee. The committee will be responsible for determining which grant opportunities are best for the POPS and how the money from grants will be spent so that grantors' requirements are strictly adhered to and POPS goals are achieved. For more information, call Barbara Gilliss at 717-0680.

Hacienda de los Milagros (Home of Miracles), an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity lifetime animal sanctuary, is looking for volunteers to join the board of directors. Interested parties should love animals, have good community connections and be willing to help find new donors. For information, call Wynne at 636-5348.

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. A free orientation class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Step One meeting room, 3343 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley. The class is eight weeks long but modular in format, so interested parties can begin at any time. For further information, please call 632-0111.

Hospice Family Care is recruiting volunteers for all of Yavapai County. Hospice exists to provide dignified and compassionate care to persons and their families experiencing a life-limiting illness. Shopping, respite, reading to the patient, holding a hand or listening are some of the ways in which a volunteer can care for the patients. A commitment of a two-hour visit each week in homecare or scheduled time in the in-patient unit at the Crossings is asked for. Training and mileage for visits is provided. For information, call Ann Herrington at 541-1740.

Elks Opera House needs volunteers to help at performances and/or to train volunteers. Volunteers need no experience. We need people to help at the concession stand, to learn the sound system, the lighting system, ticket office, prop building, prop painting, stage management, stage crew, and costume design/sewing. Call Charlotte at 778-7153, e-mail If you are a performer, call to sign up to be informed of upcoming auditions.

United Animal Friends (UAF) needs volunteers to retrieve messages from the UAF phone line. Messages are picked up from voice mail and then forwarded to members who can answer requests and inquiries. Additional transporters to drive dogs and cats to vet appointments and adoption events are also needed. Crates will be provided. To volunteer, call 778-2924.

Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206 is seeking volunteers to help and train in the areas of emergency services, aerospace education or cadet programs. CAP conducts air and ground search and rescues, provides disaster relief support for local state and national agencies, provides aerospace education to members, schools and the community, and conducts a cadet program for young men and women ages 12-21 that features college scholarships in several disciplines and an international air cadet exchange program. Senior members meet at 6 p.m. the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane, Prescott. For more information, call 778-7362 or 830-9418.

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 or call Lloyd Halgunseth at 717-2706.

Rainbow Acres, a faith-based, assisted-living facility located in Camp Verde, Ariz., is actively seeking volunteers to work in a new program for an adult population who are developmentally disabled. The right candidates will have a desire to work with very special "Ranchers" and be available for a minimum of three hours weekly. For more information, call Dee Whitt at 928-567-5231, ext. 1045.

The Circle L Ranch located in Prescott Valley needs volunteers to help with their dog and horse rescue mission. Volunteers are especially needed on weekends to help brush dogs, train dogs, do dog laundry, dog walking, adoption events, water the horses, help feed and clean paddocks, and general cleaning. Experienced animal handlers would be valuable as would foster care families for puppies. For information, call the ranch at 772-6746, cell 273-7005 or e-mail

Birthline needs volunteers to keep the facility open and answer the phone. The facility is located at 808 Hillside, Prescott. The shifts are two hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Please contact Donna Bennett at 445-7903 or Pat Collins at 778-5787 to volunteer or for more information. Any mother needing help for a pregnancy crisis situation or anyone wishing to donate an item may call 778-5683 or come to 808 Hillside, Prescott.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Quad Unit has openings for volunteers. If you enjoy helping people, like a challenge, want to learn new skills, and are willing and committed to respond when called out day or night in sun or rain, then call Art Klein at 717-9350.

The Prescott Valley Historical Society welcomes anyone interested in helping to 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 759-5524 and leave a message.

The Lucky Club Animal Rescue Group is looking for volunteers who love dogs! We need people who can foster doges in their homes, people who can transport doges to veterinary appointments and adoption events and people to help show dogs at weekend adoption events. The Lucky Club pays for veterinary bills and any medical care costs. Information: call 778-5507 or 1-800-364-9454.

Good Samaritan Society-Prescott Hospice seeks volunteers to make a difference in the newly licensed nonprofit hospice program. Volunteer training takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday afternoons at 1065 Ruth St. in the Oakley/Ritter Building. Volunteers are used in defined roles of choice to support ancillary, administrative and/or patient care services. Training is ongoing. For more information, call Mary Lavington at 778-5655.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is looking for an individual to take on the volunteer role of Zoo Teen Coordinator to mentor 13- to 15-year-olds. Training will be provided. Must be able to work weekends. For more information, call Nina Bricko, education coordinator, at 778-4242 ext. 18, or stop by the HPZS gift -shop for an application.

Horses With H.E.A.R.T. (Hands-on Equine Assisted Riding Therapy) provides therapeutic riding for people of all ages 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 533-9178.

Miss Kitty's Cat House, a no-kill cat rescue, needs volunteers to care for the cats and kittens at the house in Prescott and also needs temporary foster homes for cats and kittens. If you would like information or would like to volunteer, please call 445-5411.

Senior Peer Program has volunteer opportunities for tri-city men and women over age 55. Through a professional training and educational plan, volunteers are prepared to support other older adults in achieving and maintaining a healthy emotional life. To learn more about how you can make a difference in another elder's life, call 445-5211, ext 2671 or 2672.

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection (VIPs), a non-profit 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 771-3281, or the VIP recruiter, Richard Vencill at 443-0607.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center needs a volunteer in the Family Resource Center's First Steps Program. After training, the volunteer will make visits to new moms requesting parenting education and one-on-one support in the privacy of the parent's own home. Bilingual as well as just English speaking volunteers needed. For information, call Bonnie Mari at 771-5651.

Meadow Park Care Center has volunteer opportunities for people who are at least 18 years of age and are looking for opportunities. Volunteer positions include interacting with residents during periods of arts, crafts, games, music, reading and reminiscing. For more information, call Annie at 778-9667.

Yavapai Humane Society has volunteer opportunities for dog walking, cat care-taking and helping with events in the community. We are also in need of temporary foster homes for dogs and cats. If interested, call 445-, ext. 14.

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a non-profit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men and women with an interest to help in the areas of Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs. Senior members and pilots meet the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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 778-7362 or 443-8854 for more information.

Horses With H.E.A.R.T. located in Dewey-Humboldt, is a therapeutic riding school for riders with special needs. This program is seeking volunteers that can help take care of horses with feeding, mucking, grooming and turnouts. If you can help with the a.m. or p.m. feedings and also help on Saturdays, contact Ethel at 759-3149 or 600-5828.

People Who Care volunteers help people in Prescott and Chino Valley who are not able to drive maintain their sense of independence and remain in their own homes. Volunteers have the opportunity to help on a one-on-one basis with transportation to essential appointments (medical, social service, etc.) or to help with grocery shopping. To learn more about volunteering with People Who Care, call 445-2480 in Prescott and speak with Nancy or Fritzi and in Chino Valley call 636-3295 and speak with Barbara. Information meetings for new volunteers are held monthly.

The Phippen Museum has volunteer positions for outgoing, people-oriented people who love western art and have a little free time to spare. Volunteer opportunities range from answering phones to hanging exhibits. For more information, please call James at 778-1385.

Prescott Meals-on-Wheels needs two or three drivers and a few more helpers for the new thrift store. For information, call 445-7630.

Victim Services for the Yavapai County Attorney's Office is looking for volunteers to serve as victim advocates. Qualifications include good listening and people skills and a desire to help people in need. Must pass a criminal background check and be willing to complete required training. Services are needed in the Verde Valley and Prescott areas. For more information, or to obtain a volunteer application, contact Doug Wood in Yavapai County Victim Services Division at 777-7104.

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 the Extension Building C on the Prescott Rodeo grounds. For information, call Frank or Carrie Deak at 830-2883 or 830-2882 or e-mail Visit our website at

The Adult Center of Prescott is looking for volunteers for Macintosh and PC computer instructors, Pinochle facilitator, event ticket takers, concessions, sound-man, Web master and marketing. For information, call Dena at 778-3000 or e-mail

Feed the Hungry of Prescott, a nonprofit organization that uses the kitchen at the Salvation Army to allow groups, churches and individuals to serve a meal every Saturday at 2 p.m., is current looking for new board members. The board of directors meets once a month on the second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room at the Salvation Army. Contact Sue Malarkey at 445-2023 with any questions.

American Cancer Society Resource Center needs volunteers at the Northern Arizona Tumor Institute, 1100 Gail Gardner Way, Prescott. Information: Deborah at 442-3153.

The Visual Arts Committee of Prescott Fine Arts Association has volunteer opportunities in helping with curating art shows, hosting the gallery, helping the gift shop manager, providing refreshments at gallery openings, helping hang/set up gallery shows, greeting patrons and more. Ongoing training and learning opportunities will be provided. If interested, call Deb Thurston at 848-0303 to learn more.

Prescott Chapter of National Oregon-Style Right-to-Die Movement is seeking a volunteer chapter leader. Responsibilities include organizing chapter meetings, building membership, lobbying, public speaking, attending state board meetings and related matters. You must have e-mail, organizational experience, PR and leadership skills, willing to give 10 hours a week and passionate commitment to the right of terminally ill, mentally competent adults to exercise a choice to hasten their death with prescription medication. Send a summary of your background to

The Arizona Pioneers Home Foundation is looking for people who are interested in enhancing resident's lives by providing new ideas and hands-on involvement to raise money for new equipment, help pay for activities, 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 Dawn Knight at 445-4471 or Virginia Bristow at 445-3216.

Open Space Alliance of Central Yavapai County needs a marketing expert who would like to help preserve open space and the community's quality of life. Call Tom Pettit at 708-0695 to discuss details.

Open Space Alliance of Central Yavapai County needs someone with website design skills to upgrade its website to recruit new members and offer people the ability to make online contributions. Call Tom Pettit at 708-0695 to discuss details.

The New Life Pregnancy Center of Prescott Valley, located at 7598 E. Palo Verde St., Suite B, needs volunteers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Volunteers are asked to donate at least two hours a day, one day a week. For more information, please contact the center at 759-8520. The center is also available to any mother needing help.

Yavapai Big Brothers-Big Sisters is seeking men to serve as mentors to more than 400 waiting boys in the tri-cities. Interested parties may call Stacey Nichols, Customer Relations Specialist, at 775-5336.

Big Brothers-Big Sisters in the tri-cities is seeking a volunteer to write a weekly column. The activity would involve contacting currently matched Bigs and Littles, getting their stories, taking a few digital pictures and then submitting that package to The Daily Courier each week. For further information, please contact Susan Stewart-Rickelman at 775-5336.

Granite Mountain Home Care and Hospice is currently accepting applications for hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide companionship visits with patients, brief respite for family caregivers or assist in the office if desired. A commitment of two or more hours per week is required. A four-session training will begin soon. For information, call Sarah Crews at 445-2522 ext. 207.

Department of Veterans Affairs is asking youth 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 776-6013.

Parenting Arizona needs volunteer childcare workers for a couple of hours a week. Monetary compensation is available. For further information, call 776-9409.

The Center Adult Day Services in Prescott needs a volunteer (or couple) to work one half-day a week to keep its small patio garden neat and clean. Small raised beds and flowerpots make it easy to manage. Call Pam Catlin at 445-6384 for further information.

Disable American Veterans is looking for volunteer drivers. If interested or for more information, call Rueben at 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 Monday through Friday. Help at the front desk, answer phones, greet clients and help with children. Please call 775-0669.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to work in the thrift store and soup kitchen. People may call 778-0150 to volunteer.

Northern Arizona Vision and Hearing Loss Center needs volunteers for a variety of jobs. Help vision impaired with ceramics; help coordinate special events. Information: Doris or Carol, 778-0055.

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 teach more than 10 free seminars on a variety of business topics in Prescott. Those interested in becoming a counselor should contact Northern Arizona SCORE at or (928) 778-7438 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 1228 Willow Creek Road, Suite 2, in Prescott.

Volunteer at Parenting Arizona needs volunteers to help parents and teens in strengthening their family relationships. Training provided. Information: 776-9409.

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

New Horizons Independent Living Center is looking for volunteers to help with answering phones, classes and support groups, fund raising, scheduling and driving for its transportation program, and much more. For further information, call Deborah at 772-1266.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program 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 778-2531 ext. 3414.

Volunteer Center of Yavapai County has a complete list of volunteer opportunities. For more information or to sign up for its monthly newsletter via e-mail, call 778-6605 or e-mail

Yavapai County Jeep Posse, a search and rescue unit reporting to the sheriff's office, is looking for volunteers. Openings are available in all areas. A 4 x 4 vehicle is not required. In addition to search and rescue operations, the posse conducts forest fire evacuations and floodwater evacuations for the sheriff's office. Further information is available by calling Richard Vencil at 1-928-858-4371.

AARP needs volunteers for the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants will receive initial training and participate in annual or semiannual instructor workshops to maintain and enhance their skills. Instructors are required to teach a minimum of three classes each year. The schedule can be very flexible. Volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses. For further information, call 1-888-227-7669 or e-mail

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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2012
Article comment by: Joanne Tomasi

the spot...A Child's Museum a 501c3 non-profit sponsored by the Children's Museum Alliance, Inc., currently an ALL Volunteer organization, is looking for volunteers to assist in the many facets of implementing this growing Prescott area museum.  Currently located in Gateway Mall west end, The Alliance is dedicated to presenting quality hands-on STEM (science, technology,engineering,math) exhibits and activities for adults and children of all ages that support inquiry and enhance interest and understanding through a discovery based exploration environment.  We have opportunities for floor staff, curriculum creating, exhibit building, secretarial, committee support, legal, accounting, community networking, gift shop and follow up.  Please visit our website: or call 928-713-9796 for further information.  

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011
Article comment by: JILL NELSON

The PRESCOTT AREA CELTIC SOCIETY is a non-profit organization for the preservation and education of Celtic culture. Our main annual event is The PRESCOTT HIGHLAND GAMES, held every May at Watson Lake. We have a fun group of volunteers! Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to attend our meetings held on the third Monday of each month at 5:00pm at Celtic Crossings Pub at Gateway Mall. For additional information, please contact Jill Nelson at (928) 443-1422.

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