ASU Students giving back to the community
These organizations are some of our favorites because they are helpful, accommodating to busy student schedules, and provide lasting connections. Click on the organizations' names to go to their respective web pages.
Feed My Starving Children
- We get to know each resident on a personal level so we can design activities and programming that engage all residents based on their interests. Our resident-centered care captures the essence of each resident and then provides the tools for our community team to personally connect with each resident throughout the day. Combined with our long list of exciting programming, services and amenities, Surpass provides an ideal environment for seniors to be at their best.
Feed My Starving Children
- FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to our incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world. Through volunteering at FMSC, you’ll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in just two hours per packing shift. You’ll experience what it’s like to make a tangible difference today.
- At Keep Nature Wild, we physically pick up one pound of trash for every product sold. Since 2016, we've enlisted tens of thousands of volunteers to help keep this promise and our collective goal is to remove 1,000,000 lbs. of trash by 2023.
- HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time. These animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption, and then they are adopted into loving homes.
- This club helps improve leadership and communication skills in the future generations by volunteering at different Swift Youth Foundation events held at Palomino Elementary, Crockett Elementary, etc. The programs held at the schools consist of Club Swift, Club Swift jr., Swift After School, Swift Saturdays, and Camp Swift. It is a fun and safe space for youth and teens to engage with one another after the academic school days. Youth participate in these programs about once a week to play sports and participate in team building activities. These events are great ways to build ongoing mentor relationships with youth. During the summer, college students will be able to attend Camp Swift in Prescott, AZ for the chance to be a support staff member and mentor the kids in a week long event.
- Refugees Learn English (RLE) encourages refugees to begin studying at their own skill levels and advance according to their own abilities. RLE uses individualized, computer-based programs from Rosetta Stone, Project Light, and other resources. It also uses printed materials originally designed by Frank Laubach, and activities created by RLE volunteers. Abounding Service arranges a personal Encourager (tutor) for each student. Encouragers provide personal relationships, accountability, and assistance.
- Volunteers are critical to the success of Lost Our Home. We wouldn’t be able to care for the thousands of pets who have relied on us over the years if it wasn’t for the time, talent, and incredible support of so many caring people. And to continue our work we are always interested in expanding our volunteer community. No matter what skills or expertise you have, there are many ways to volunteer at Lost Our Home. Some of our activities include Animal Socialization, Indoor Treadmill Program, Offsite Events, Animal Care Assistance, Animal Transport, Off-site Adoption Location Support, Administrative/Clerical Support, Pet Food bank Support, and Marketing & Photography.
- For millennia, people the world over have had a working and love relationship with horses; and though horses are no longer needed in the service of man, the love for these beautiful creatures remains. The recreation and sports associated with horseback riding are not only enjoyable, but have been proven to be therapeutic. Individuals with disabilities are challenged by the activity, and are not only rewarded by it, but realize it as a road to recovery. For them it's a chance for building self-confidence, promoting independence, and providing a sense of normalcy not otherwise available.Whether it's a 7-year-old with Cerebral Palsy, or a 75-year-old victim of stroke, their many stories and successes will touch you. This program improves lives. This program works!
- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have no where else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion.
- As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save lives of people in your local community, and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Discover how rewarding it is to be a volunteer.
- Looking to get involved? Show our patients you care by reading to children in our waiting room, sharing positive energy and smiles as a clinic greeter, or taking on a larger one-time or recurring project with a group of friends or co-workers.
- In 2010, the City of Phoenix adopted the Tree and Shade Master Plan that laid out the vision of a healthier, more livable and prosperous Phoenix through investment in the urban forest. Citizen Foresters advocate for trees by promoting best practices regarding proper tree planting and maintenance techniques, while supporting community efforts to achieve tree and shade canopy goals.
- Serving the Arizona community since 1967, the Arizona Burn Foundation provides survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries. We assist burn survivors and their families from crisis to recovery to a life of thriving, one day at a time. We are also the leader in Arizona in burn prevention advocacy and education. Our Community Smoke Alarm Installation Program and children’s burn prevention education program are having impact across the state.