Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities to Help Children in Foster Care

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Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities in Arizona

Would you love to help us create the best birthday ever for a child in foster care, ensure this same child has access to clothes, shoes and other basic necessities, or even help potential foster families get what they need to get licensed?

We currently have new volunteer opportunities in Arizona available Monday – Friday 9:00 am –5:00 pm. Please complete our volunteer application and a staff member will be in touch to help you join an orientation session and complete a background check.

Individual Volunteering

Individual volunteers play a huge role in our day to day operations and are essential to our mission of bringing hope to children in foster care. Opportunities for individual volunteers include, but are not limited to: sorting incoming donations, filling birthday requests, assisting foster families, thanking our donors, and helping out in our warehouse.

How do I become a volunteer?
Just three easy steps!
1. Submit your application via the online portal, and a staff member will contact you within 3 business days to follow up.
2. Next, watch for an email to sign up for our monthly volunteer orientation. A $25.00 volunteer fee is due the day of orientation. This fee covers the background check and your AHH t-shirt. You will receive your t-shirt at the time of orientation.
3. After orientation is complete and your background check has been processed you will be given access to our volunteer portal to begin your volunteer experience with foster care.

Group Volunteering

We are thrilled to offer a variety of group experiences for those who want to volunteer with us in Arizona. AHH offers group volunteer opportunities for groups of 5 -20 people seeking to make a difference and have an impact in the lives of children in foster care!

  • We offer volunteer experiences available both on and off site. Group volunteer activities may include things like sorting incoming clothing donations or decorating birthday cards. 
  • All volunteer groups must be part of an affiliated organization (Companies, Religious Organizations, Clubs, etc.). Large family groups will be required to go through the standard registration process.
  • Contact our development team at volunteer@azhelpinghands.org to schedule your group experience today!

Court Ordered Community Service in Arizona

Court Ordered Community Service in Arizona

  • Court ordered community service in Arizona is only available in the warehouse for people at least 16 years of age and older.
  • You are responsible for the completion of any forms or documents requested by the court.

By submitting an application, you certify that you have not been convicted nor have any presently pending criminal charges for any offense listed below:

  • Any offense against minors as defined by state law
  • A misdemeanor or felony offense as defined by state law that is classified:
  • Sexual assault
  • Indecency with a minor or adult
  • Assault of a minor or adult
  • Injury to a minor or adult
  • Abandoning or endangering a minor
  • Sexual performance with a minor or adult
  • Possession or promotion of child pornography
  • Enticing a minor
  • Bigamy
  • Incest
  • Drug-related offenses
  • Family violence
  • A prior criminal history of an offense against minors

For questions about our volunteer opportunities in Arizona please contact volunteer@azhelpinghands.org.

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FAQ’s

We would love for you to join the Arizona Helping Hands volunteer family! The requirements to become an AHH volunteer include:

  • You must be at least 14 years or older in order to volunteer to support kids in foster care. Although we require a minimum age of 14 to volunteer at Arizona Helping Hands, we also have several ways in which your youth can help. Contact our development team at volunteer@azhelpinghands.org for more information.
  • Felony convictions of any kind, or misdemeanors related to drugs, theft, or violence, preclude involvement in our volunteer program.

We have several options for you to earn volunteer hours while you Bring Hope to Children in Foster Care!

  • Sign up to be a volunteer and join us on a recurring basis.
  • Contact our development team at volunteer@azhelpinghands.org to complete projects at home to earn volunteer hours.
  • Volunteer with a group, such as Companies, Religious Organizations, Clubs, and Schools to get hours for volunteering.

Being a former foster parent myself, I am aware of some of the needs that families and children have. Volunteering here fulfills a personal desire for me, and that is to contribute to an organization whose goals focus on helping others. AHH does this consistently and without hesitation…I am honored to be a small part of a great group of people.

Dan D. — Volunteer