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Nonprofit Organizations / Volunteer Opportunities

All of these organizations in the Phoenix area are worthwhile endeavors. They are always in need of dedicated volunteers in addition to funding sources to keep the organizations vital. If you can't volunteer your time, every one of these organizations will also accept your monetary donations. Arizona is where we live. Let's make sure that the people who need help can get it.
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Volunteer in Phoenix - Find Volunteer Positions in Phoenix
If you are looking for a job, or even if you aren't, volunteering can help your resume while you assist some worthwhile causes in the Phoenix area.

Volunteer on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Find out where to volunteer on Thanksgiving and at Christmas in the Phoenix area.

- Submit a Nonprofit Profile
If you would like your Arizona nonprofit organization profiles on About.com Phoenix, here is where you start.See submissions

100 Club of Arizona
Read a profile of 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Alzheimer's Association
They "provide leadership to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research, while enhancing care and support services for individuals and their families."

American Birding Association
Has a variety of projects in which people can become involved to protect birds in our environment.

American Healing Arts Foundation
Read a profile of American Healing Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

American Heart Association
The Desert Mountain Affiliate covers Arizona to help people fight heart disease and stroke.

American Liver Foundation
Dedicated to educating the public about liver disease and helping those affected by liver disease.

American Red Cross
Includes disaster services and family emergency services.

Angels for Athletes
Provides sports grants for kids ranging from 6-17 years old and equipment to sports grant recipients in order for them to play sports.

Arizona Basset Hound Rescue
Read a profile of Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library
Two hours once a week could make you a member of  a three person team needed to record a book.

Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures
Promotes cultural and educational and social events in Arizona which recognize the historical and current influence and relationships Arizona has with peoples of Germanic heritage.

Arizona Consortium for the Arts
Read a profile of Arizona Consortium for the Arts, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the voice and influence of businesses united to promote a more sustainable, environmentally sound economy and green public policy.

Arizona Humane Society
The Arizona Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization.

Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association
Read a profile of Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association (AZOOMA), a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble
A flexible ensemble model for innovation in the performance of classical music in Arizona through the presentation of expert-level collaborative performances.

Arizona Self Help
Arizona Self Help is a free and easy way for you to prescreen for programs that are available in AZ to help you and your family.

Arizona Women's Golf Association
The AWGA promotes, preserves and enhances the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf among women in Arizona.

Association of Arizona Food Banks
Provides emergency food to the growing number of Arizona's hungry citizens. Icludes food banks in Central Phoenix, North Phoenix, Mesa and Surprise (northwest).

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
Dedicated to providing information, tools, resources, and support to improve the lives of children and adults on the spectrum and families impacted by autism.

Bazaar Experience
Read a profile of Bazaar Experience, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

BEAN Phoenix
Read a profile of BEAN Phoenix, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Best Buddies Arizona
Read a profile of Best Buddies Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
There are different programs, but the most utilized is the one where an adult 'big' is matched with a young 'little' that needs another adult influence in their lives.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Inspires and enables youth in our community, especially those faced with difficult and challenging circumstances, to realize their individual potential while learning responsible citizenship.

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley
After-school and summer activities in the areas of recreation, education, peer leadership, substance abuse prevention, physical fitness and performing arts.

Carolyn Eynon Singers
Read a profile of Carolyn Eynon Singers, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Central Arizona Better Business Bureau
Use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central Arizona to check on local vendors, and to find out how to file a complaint against a local company.

Central Community Theatre
Read a profile of Central Community Theatre, a nonprofit Organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Channel 8
Volunteers help with membership campaigns, assist with the KAET Polls and conduct studio tours.

Child Crisis Center East Valley, Inc.
Provides temporary shelter in a nurturing environment for children whose well-being is in jeopardy.

Children's Action Alliance
A non-profit, nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona's children and families. 

Christmas Angel Tree
Find a Christmas Salvation Army Christmas Angel tree at one of our local malls after Thanksgiving. This program allows people to buy holiday gifts for needy children.

City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale has a list of volunteer opportunites for different time availabilities, ages, interests, and locations.

Community Information and Referral
Read a profile of Community Information and Referral, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Community Information and Referral Tour
You can take a behind-the-scenes tour of Community Information and Referral. Community Information and Referral is a nonprofit organization located in central Phoenix.

Desert Botanical Garden
The Garden’s Docents provide tours, demonstrations, and more. After graduating from training, Docents commit to work one day per week during October through mid-May.

Driving Forward Foundation
Provides free resources to the blind and visually impaired. We specialize in helping those with low vision to return to driving through use of special bi-optic glasses.

Dysart Community Center
Read a profile of Dysart Community Center, a nonprofit organization in El Mirage, Arizona.

ecademie High School
Read a profile of ecademie High School, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Encore University
Encore University offers more than 60 classes for the 50 and older crowd, and presents lectures, field trips and travel opportunities.

Encore University
Fee based classes, programs and field trips for people ages 50 and up on the campus of Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley.

Entrepreneurial Mothers Association
Read a profile of Entrepreneurial Mothers Association, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
Read a profile of Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix. Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, a Nonprofit Organization in Phoenix

Foundation for Blind Children
The school, switchboard, media center and technology center can use your help.

Free Arts of Arizona
Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark the creative spirit of abused, homeless and at-risk children and their families. This organization needs supplies as well as people to volunteer, and they need not be artists.

Friends of the Phoenix Public Library
Read a profile of Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Future for KIDS
At-risk youth education through mentorship and sports and fitness programs. The mission involves providing programs and camps that focus on Academics, Athletics and Ethics.

Gilbert Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association
Volunteers support and assist the Gilbert Police Department at crime prevention fairs, Crisis Support Team, Citizens on Patrol and in the internal police departments.

Goodwill of Central Arizona
Read a profile of Goodwill of Central Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Harvest Goods
The mission of the Open Door program is to provide community and financial stability to ex-prisoners re-entering society through education, training, development and employment opportunities.

HelpMyResume.org
Read a profile of HelpMyResume.org, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

HomeBase Youth Services
Outreach and transitional living to homeless and runaway youth, with a safe environment to learn essential life skills that will lead to healthy, independent living. The ultimate goal is to end homelessness among youth.

Jane Austen Society of North America
Dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.

LUNGevity Foundation
Read a profile of LUNGevity Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lura Turner Homes, Inc.
Four locations in the Central Phoenix area.  Residential facilities for the developmentally disabled.

M.U.S.I.C. Foundation of Arizona
Educating kids through music, providing lessons and instruments, providing the career and music clinics.

Make A Difference
Make a Difference is a non-profit organization that creates positive change in Greater Phoenix by mobilizing volunteers, developing future leaders, and initiating dialogue regarding vital community issues.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Fulfills the wishes of children of Central and Southern Arizona under the age of 18 with life threatening illnesses.

Maricopa County Animal Control
Has various projects where people can become involved, including a foster program.

Melonhead Foundation
"Our purpose is to support the needs of children with cancer and their families who are seeking alternative methods of healing. These methods include any and all natural medicines and treatments, provided through a variety of facilities."

Mesa Encore Theatre
Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) is a non-profit organization that brings the fun and excitement of live theatre to the community

Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture
Read a profile of Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Millia Promotional Services
A local nonprofit organized to help develop artistic talents of at risk youth and adults.

Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary
Read a profile of Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Read a profile of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Phoenix, Arizona.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Read a profile of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nearly Naked Theatre
Nearly Naked Theatre is a nonprofit organization doing business in the Greater Phoenix area. Read an interview of Nearly Naked Theatre.

Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Your Guide can help you find one, start one, raise money for one, get a grant for one .

Nonviolent Communication Arizona
The model for nonviolent communication is a four step process designed to allow communication based in observation, feelings and needs, rather than evaluation, criticism, judgment or blame. They accept donations and assist with local programs.

Oasis Adoption Services
Read a profile of Oasis Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Organization for Nonprofit Executives - ONE
Offers peer support, education, practical information, networking, recognition and professional growth opportunities.

Ortiz Family Foundation
Learn more about The Ortiz Family Foundation, headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. The Ortiz Family Foundation was started by Major League pitcher Russ Ortiz.

Phoenix Guide Dog Raisers
Read a profile of Phoenix Guide Dog Raisers, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix Theatre
Read a profile of Phoenix Theatre, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Planned Parenthood Arizona
Read a profile of Planned Parenthood Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ryan House
Read a profile of Ryan House, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Scottsdale Musical Arts
Read a profile of Scottsdale Musical Arts, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

SJN - Scottsdale Job Network
SJN - Scottsdale Job Network is a nonprofit organization doing business in the Greater Phoenix area. I posed ten questions to a representative of SJN - Scottsdale Job Network in an effort to familiarize Phoenix area residents with the organization.

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Read a profile of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

St. Joseph the Worker
St. Joseph the Worker is a nonprofit organization doing business in the Greater Phoenix area.

St. Vincent de Paul
Operates thirteen special programs designed to lift those in need. Provides food, clothing and shelter for the homeless.

Sun Sounds of Arizona
Read a profile of Sun Sounds of Arizona, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Through Each Others Eyes
Promotes international understanding via the medium of photography. TEOE has sponsored more than 19 international photographic exchanges in the last 15 years.

Treasures 4 Teachers
A unique store for teachers, and a place of support and inspiration for those in our community who have dedicated their lives to educating children.

Tri-Scottsdale Foundation
Read a profile of Tri-Scottsdale Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tumbleweed Center For Youth Development
Tumbleweed serves homeless, runaway, and at risk youth in Phoenix, Arizona. They provide shelter, counseling, outreach, job development, and more to youths ages nine up to age twenty-two.

Valley of the Sun YMCA Mentoring Program
YMCA programs teach the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility to continue a tradition of emphasis upon youth, health and wellness, and meeting needs in the community.

Valley Permaculture Alliance
Read a profile of Valley Permaculture Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona.

Villa de Paz Recreation Association
Operates a 24/7 salt water pool in the recreational facility in the west valley. Open to the public for memberships.

Volunteering For Young Kids
Here are some ideas for volunteer activities in the Phoenix area for younger children.

Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona
Organizes outdoor volunteer work projects in cooperation with public and private agencies designed to preserve, protect, and maintain our state's valuable natural resources.

WellCare Foundation
WellCare Foundation is an organization in Phoenix who helps single mothers who are not getting state aid find free healthcare for themselves and their children.

WHEAT - World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training
Read a profile of WHEAT, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona. WHEAT is an acronym for World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training.

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