• Community service is a very important part of many scholarship applications. Here is a list of possible volunteer opportunites. Try finding a place where you know you will feel good about helping others or where you will get skills for your future career. Mostly, find a place where you know you will enjoy yourself!!


    Animal Care and Control – take care of homeless pets

    (602) 506-8133



    Arizona Humane Society-help homeless animals (must be 16)



    Desert Botanical Garden – work in the garden, greet people



    Ronald McDonald House – clean, organize, play with brothers and sisters of sick children

    (602)  264-2654

    501 E. Roanoke


    St. Joseph’s Hospital- translate, transport patients, office duties

    (602) 406-3020


    St. Mary’s Food Bank – organize food, make food boxes for families in need

    (602) 352-3640

    2831 N. 31st Ave


    Boys and Girls Club

    1-800-854-CLUB (call to find the location nearest to you)


    Phoenix Public Library-shelve books, assist library staff

    Contact the volunteer coordinator at (602) 262-4636


    Hands On-various volunteering opportunities

    www.handsonphoenix.org or 602-973-2212


    Community Information and Referral-use website to find other volunteer




    Arizona Science Center

    Chai Five


    Other ideas: Join clubs like Interact, FBLA, Environmental Club, and Helping Hands.  Contact elementary or middle schools nearby.