ASU Students giving back to the community
These organizations are some of our favorite 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.
- "At Homestead Hospice, we need people like you to donate time, energy and experience in a variety of areas, including community outreach, social events within the community and direct patient contact. Together, we will be able to assist patients and families living with terminal illness. Homestead volunteers often express their feelings of joy and inspiration as they make a difference in the lives of the patients and families they help."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- In 1985, WHEAT founded its Clothes Silo, a major program serving a vital need in our community by providing that “something extra” for women who are looking to be gainfully employed. The services provided by WHEAT’s Clothes Silo help economically disadvantaged women acquire jobs, succeed in the workplace, build careers and achieve the ultimate goal of an improved quality of life for their children and families. Our programs, services and dedicated volunteers and staff provide job-appropriate attire, mentoring and management training empowering the women toward economic self-sufficiency.
- Purpose: To accelerate the social and economic advancement of the Arizona community as a whole, through the integration of Latino adults via a unique, ultra-rapid training in the English language, civics, American social and professional codes of conduct, and technology.
- 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.
- Many people in the world are facing hardships in life and feel completely unacknowledged. We all need to feel heard, understood, and reassured, and Listen.One can help do just that. Listen.One connects caring and compassionate listeners with those who need to be heard. We believe that a simple meeting for a comforting and non-judgmental talk can help make a positive impact and even change lives for the better. By connecting experiences, cultures, and generations, we hope to make the world a better place one introduction at a time.
- FSL is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide home and community-based services and develop energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all.
- 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.
- Believing in their dignity and potential, COAR supports locally resettled refugees in their efforts to rebuild positive, self-sufficient lives. COAR mobilizes community networks and resources to help refugees adjust to their new surroundings and promote their future success.