MCC Serves

There are also many service and servant leadership opportunities available for MCC students. These events are great for those who want to get more involved and explore the one-time offerings.

Check back to see more great Service-Learning opportunities! New postings will be updated as we receive them.

Note: This service opportunities are made available by our community partners and are subject to the agencies discretion and availability. Listings here do not guarantee placement.

If you are interested in submitting a one-shot event for this page, please fill out this form.

Summer 2017

June 2017

Magic of Music - 6/16/17

Dates: 6/16/17

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Young budding Broadway Stars take the stage at MCC Magic of Music Theatre. Participants appear at MCC's dazzling Performing Arts Center and end their two week music theatre performance workshop with a rousing Broadway revue.

Volunteer Description: Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues. 

Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 

Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada  marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
Magic of Music - 6/17/17

Dates: 6/16/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Young budding Broadway Stars take the stage at MCC Magic of Music Theatre. Participants appear at MCC's dazzling Performing Arts Center and end their two week music theatre performance workshop with a rousing Broadway revue.

Volunteer Description: Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues. 

Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 

Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada  marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
Junior Achievement Kit Rebuild

Dates: 6/19/17 (Monday) - 6/23/17 (Friday)

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 636 W. Southern Avenue, Tempe AZ

Event Description: We are looking for volunteers to donate 4 hours (8 to 12pm or 1pm to 5pm) to help us rebuild educational kits that will be used by classroom mentors to teach kindergarten through 12th grade students. We are a nonprofit and this rebuild saves us over $25,000 each year!

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are reviewing our used kits for unused, great quality materials to rebuild news kits. Attention to detail is needed because we want our students to receive the GREAT quality educational material in the upcoming school year.

Contact: Vanessa Lang vanessal@jaaz.org 480-219-0219

URL: www.jaaz.org
Food & Clothing Bank Volunteers

Dates: 6/20/17 Tuesday

Time: 8:45 am - 11:30 am

Location: ICM Food & Clothing Bank, 501 S. 9th Ave, Phx 85007

Event Description: Volunteering at ICM can consist of the following tasks; building and handing out food boxes/bags, checking in customers at the front desk, checking out customers from the adult & children’s clothing room, sorting donations, filling toiletries, building child nutrition bags, packing baby bags and providing care for children in the Love Corner.

Volunteer Description: Volunteering time is from 8:30-11:30/12 (our doors open at 9:00a.m. for customers and we give out our last number for service at 11:00)

Contact: Abby Loza abby@icmaz.org 602-254-7450 x4

URL: www.icmaz.org
Form: ICM Individual Volunteer Application.pdf
Magic of Music - 6/28/17

Dates: 6/28/17

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Young budding Broadway Stars take the stage at MCC Magic of Music Theatre. Participants appear at MCC's dazzling Performing Arts Center and end their two week music theatre performance workshop with a rousing Broadway revue.

Volunteer Description: Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues. 

Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 

Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada  marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
Magic of Music - 6/29/17

Dates: 6/29/17

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Young budding Broadway Stars take the stage at MCC Magic of Music Theatre. Participants appear at MCC's dazzling Performing Arts Center and end their two week music theatre performance workshop with a rousing Broadway revue.

Volunteer Description: Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues. 

Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 

Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada  marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
Magic of Music - 6/30/17

Dates: 6/30/17

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Young budding Broadway Stars take the stage at MCC Magic of Music Theatre. Participants appear at MCC's dazzling Performing Arts Center and end their two week music theatre performance workshop with a rousing Broadway revue.

Volunteer Description: Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues. 

Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 

Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada  marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/

July 2017

Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Dates: 7/04/17 Tuesday

Time: 6:00 - 10 pm

Location: Mesa Amphitheater and Mesa Convention Center

Event Description: The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, live music, patriotic displays, a naturalization ceremony, Revolutionary War reenactments, family fun, fireworks and much more! It will be held July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheater and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive.
***To view available shifts or to register please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-celebration2 ***

The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks and much more! More than 50.000 are expected to attend this fun event for people of all ages. It will be held July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive. For more information, log onto www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

If you have any questions please contact Bryan Goodwin, Citywide Volunteer Program Coordinator at 480-644-3705 or bryan.goodwin@mesaaz.gov

***To view available shifts or to register please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-celebration2 ***

Volunteer Description:  Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” held this year on Tuesday, July 4.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including entertainment stages, family fun zone, he Naturalization Ceremony, and more. Shifts are between two and four hours from 4 p.m. to midnight.Volunteers must be 16 years of age or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All volunteers will be given a commemorative t-shirt while supplies last, snacks and plenty of cool drinks during their volunteer shifts. 


Contact: Bryan Goodwin  bryan.goodwin@mesa‌az.gov 480-644-5035

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 7/21/17

Dates: 7/21/17 Fri

Time: 7:30 - 10 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center

Event Description: A comedy of big business and all it holds dear, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of ambitious J. Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder. Rising from window washer to a high powered executive. He maneuvers being labeled a "company man." backstabbing co-workers and true love.

Volunteer Description:  Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues.

Take tickets at the Performing Arts Centers..

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins.

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance!

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium.

Dress Code: We ask all Ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867 

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 7/22/17

Dates: 7/22/17 Sat

Time: 7:30 - 10 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center

Event Description: A comedy of big business and all it holds dear, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of ambitious J. Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder. Rising from window washer to a high powered executive. He maneuvers being labeled a "company man." backstabbing co-workers and true love.

Volunteer Description:  Ushers should at the PAC by 7 pm.

Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guests as they enter the venues.

Take tickets at the Performing Arts Centers..

Hand out programs.

Answer questions about the facility and events.

Escort patrons to their seats.

Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins.

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance!

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium.

Dress Code: We ask all Ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867 

URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/

Fall 2017

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October

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Dates: 10/27/17 Friday

Time: 11:00 - 4 pm

Location: Tempe Beach Park

Event Description: The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is scheduled for two days in the month of October. The first day will be Friday, October 27th, and the second date will be Saturday, October 28th. The time frame for Friday is 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, while Saturday is 6 am- 12 pm. If the full hours for Friday can't be met, the individual may select a time period between 11 and 4 that will work best for them.

Volunteer Description:  Friday Duties: Event Set Up/Take Down for Friday
Saturday Duties: Registration, Event Set Up/Take Down, Merchandise Store, Hand Out Water, Start/Finish Line

Contact: Coleen McKinstry coleen.mckinstry@cancer.org 602-778-7635

URL: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY17GW?pg=entry&fr_id=84713

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Spring 2017

January 2017

Revitalize the Rose Garden

Dates: 1/14/ 17 Saturday

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: MCC Rose Garden 1833 W Southern Ave

Event Description: Join us at the  MCC Rose Garden as we revitalize and prune the garden for the spring! The MCC Rose Garden, a partnership between Mesa-East Valley Rose Society and the Mesa Community College is the largest public rose garden in the desert southwest and is the only significant public rose garden begun since 1974.  The garden provides a beautiful setting for students and the public to enjoy our nation's national flower-the rose.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are need for a large scale pruning event on Saturday, January, 14th.  Winter pruning will stimulate new growth and promote a spring burst of rose buds.  This is a city-wide volunteer event where hundreds of volunteers are needed! Families, friends, faith-based groups, clubs and service organizations are welcome!  200 rose bushes will be raffled off for participating volunteers to take home at the conclusion of the pruning

When: Saturday, January 14th 2016
•Volunteer check in will begin at 8:30am. 
•Event begins at 9:00am. 
•Anticipated event end time is 11am. 

Where: MCC Rose Garden 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202

Additional Information:
•Volunteers must be 14 or older. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes, long paints and a long sleeved shirt. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and pruners, if available. 

Questions? Please contact Michelle Alvis-White at 480-644-3705 or michelle.alvis@mesaaz.gov

Date: 01/14/2017 (Sat.) 
Time: 8:30am - 11:00am MST 
Location: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202

***To sign up please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-fall ***

Contact: Michelle Alvis-White  michelle.alvis@mesaaz.gov 480-644-3705

URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-fall

MLK Festival

Dates: 1/16/ 17 Monday

Time: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main St

Event Description: Join the City of Mesa for the MLK Festival on Monday, January 16th at the Mesa Art Center, 1 E Main St.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed from 11:30am-1:45pm or 1:30pm-4:00pm to distribute materials, and assist with crafts.

The event will be held outside. Must be 14 or older to volunteer.

Questions? Contact Laura Rodriguez at laura.rodriguez@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-3029.

Contact: Laura Rodriguez laura.rodriguez@mesaaz.gov 480-644-3029

URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-mlkfestival

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Dates: 1/24/17 Tuesday

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Fire Station 201, 360 E 1st St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Event Description: Join the City of Mesa for the Point-in-Time homeless street and shelter count. The Point-in-Time homeless street and shelter count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County and the entire country. In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00am - 12:00pm to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in Mesa so they can be provided programs and services that will best fit their needs.

Volunteer training sessions will be offered prior to the count on the following dates:
•Wednesday, January 18th: 5:30pm - Fire Station 201, 360 E 1st St, Mesa, AZ 85201
•Monday, January 23rd: Phoenix

Project Day

When: Tuesday, January 24th
•Volunteer Orientation will begin at 5:00am
•Point-in-Time homeless street and shelter count will begin at 5:30am

Where:
•Orientation: Fire Station 201, 360 E 1st St, Mesa, AZ 85201
•Project Location: Mesa

Additional Information:
•Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to assigned area.
•Wear comfortable clothing for outside weather and closed toed toes.
•Must be 16 or older to volunteer.
•Volunteers will be put into groups of 3 to 4 people for each project location.

For more information or to sign up follow the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-pointintime 

Questions? Contact Laura Rodriguez at laura.rodriguez@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-3029

Contact: Laura Rodriguez laura.rodriguez@mesaaz.gov 480-644-3029

URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-pointintime

February 2017

Financial Literacy for High School Seniors Fun Activity

Dates: 2/04/17

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Metro Tech High School

Event Description: Volunteers will take control of assigned booths to represent a company to sell a product that is required in order to live on own such as; cable,car,rent,electricity etc.. Student participants will be placed in groups of 5 based on occupations and incomes ( they will be given fake money). Students will be able to understand the value of understanding finances.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will take control of assigned booths to represent a company to sell a product that is required in order to live on own.

Contact Information: Notiosha D'Addabbo ndaddabbo.tci@gmail.com 480.634.0006

URL: https://youtu.be/-u2FjzDKB38 

Community Engagement Expo

Dates: 2/08/17 & 2/09/17

Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Location: MCC Southern & Dobson Campus

Event Description: This is a free recruitment event for MCC community partners to recruit students to complete their service-learning projects and/or find volunteers.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, clean-up, staff check-in/information table, pass out goodies, assist attendees, and other logistics as needed. It is a great opportunity to serve and learn more about the community! You can serve for the whole event or a shift (i.e. 9:00am to 12:00pm). To signup, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

Contact Information: Dawn Rhodes drhodes@mesacc.edu  480-461-7763

URL: tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

March 2017

Great Arizona Beer Festival

Date: 3/11/17

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Phoenix Civic Space Park 

Event Description: The Great Arizona Beer Festival, presented by the Sun Sounds Foundation and in benefit of Sun Sounds of Arizona, will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Phoenix Civic Space Park in Phoenix, Arizona. This annual craft beer tasting event will showcase local craft brews across Arizona. In addition to brewers providing samples of their finest brewing achievements, there will be music, food, various activities and vendor displays.

All proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a reading and information service that broadcasts the reading of printed material to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. Listeners have access to programming 24/7/365 via specially tuned radios, streaming at Sunsounds.org, Sun Dial II, a special telephone programming system, podcasts and an iblink application.

Volunteer Duties: There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available from set-up, front gate, beer pourers, to breakdown, ETC. NOTE: We have several positions that do not require pouring liquor.

Volunteers are not allowed to drink before or during the event. There are shifts on Friday for set-up the day ahead, Saturday morning shifts and non-alcohol related shifts during the event. We adhere strictly to Arizona Liquor Licensing laws. We encourage company logo wear if you are coming as a group. We have set up individual and group sign-up on Eventbrite: 2017 Great Arizona Beer Festival (GAZBF) - VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION.

Shifts and physical requirements vary based on work group. i.e some positions may require sitting, standing, lifting and/or driving a cart. Snacks and water are provided. 

Contact: Carol Maffuccio cmaffuccio@sunsounds.org 480.774.8305

URL: www.sunsounds.org

Mesa United Way CAP Panel 1

Date: 3/14/17 - 3/23/2017

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Mesa United Way

Event Description: You can participate in this event to help decide where money raised by Mesa United Way is spent in FY 2017-18! Some details about Mesa United Way and the Community Allocation Process (CAP):

The mission of Mesa United Way is to fight hunger, to fight homelessness, and to improve lives; to collaborate with businesses, non-profit agencies, religious organizations, and government institutions to address needs that arise in the community. At the center of Mesa United Way’s mission is its Community Allocation Program (CAP). CAP is the avenue by which financial support is extended to multiple agencies throughout the community. Mesa’s protective umbrella of human services involves the cooperation and collaboration of all providers. It is through the combined efforts of these partnering agencies that Mesa United Way’s mission is fulfilled. 

CAP volunteers who participate in one of the four panels will evaluate agencies’ requests for funding on behalf of the community needs, listen to agency presentations, and ask questions to gather important information. As a volunteer, you share your thoughts and opinions and by the use of your evaluations, provide input to our Board of Directors about the allocation of Community Chest funds.

Your insight, information-collecting skills and consideration are key units to the success of this process. 

Volunteer Duties: You will be expected to attend four meetings (three hours each) over the course of two weeks. You will listen and watch presentations by agencies who are requesting funding from Mesa United Way. After viewing the presentations, you will be expected to use our online portal to assign values to the agencies so that Mesa United Way can decide how to distribute funds.

Contact: Harmony Nelson harmony.nelson@mesaunitedway.org 480-834-2119

URL: www.mesaunitedway.org

Mesa United Way CAP Panel 2

Date: 3/21/17 - 3/30/2017

Time: 11:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Mesa United Way

Event Description: You can participate in this event to help decide where money raised by Mesa United Way is spent in FY 2017-18! Some details about Mesa United Way and the Community Allocation Process (CAP):

The mission of Mesa United Way is to fight hunger, to fight homelessness, and to improve lives; to collaborate with businesses, non-profit agencies, religious organizations, and government institutions to address needs that arise in the community. At the center of Mesa United Way’s mission is its Community Allocation Program (CAP). CAP is the avenue by which financial support is extended to multiple agencies throughout the community. Mesa’s protective umbrella of human services involves the cooperation and collaboration of all providers. It is through the combined efforts of these partnering agencies that Mesa United Way’s mission is fulfilled. 

CAP volunteers who participate in one of the four panels will evaluate agencies’ requests for funding on behalf of the community needs, listen to agency presentations, and ask questions to gather important information. As a volunteer, you share your thoughts and opinions and by the use of your evaluations, provide input to our Board of Directors about the allocation of Community Chest funds.

Your insight, information-collecting skills and consideration are key units to the success of this process. 

Volunteer Duties: You will be expected to attend four meetings (three hours each) over the course of two weeks. You will listen and watch presentations by agencies who are requesting funding from Mesa United Way. After viewing the presentations, you will be expected to use our online portal to assign values to the agencies so that Mesa United Way can decide how to distribute funds.

Contact: Harmony Nelson harmony.nelson@mesaunitedway.org 480-834-2119

URL: www.mesaunitedway.org

Real Money, Real World!!!

Date: 3/25/17 

Time: 7:45am - 12:00 pm

Location: Westwood High School - Mesa

Event Description: Saturday, March 25 2017 , Legacy's hosting a financial literacy simulation experience for our students. It's based on "Real Money, Real World's" curriculum and students will be visiting multiple booths ("stores") that represent a monthly expense adults encounter. Students will, for example visit multiple "stores" and be required to spend on housing, clothing, food, transportation, day care (where applicable), etc. It'll be a fun, energetic and engaging day.


We'd love to have you join us from 8am-12pm. Please let us know if you're available and if not, if you know others who may be. We're a National Service Agency and National Service Hours are available for this day.

Please confirm your group or individual information. Lunch will be provided.

These two event locations are at Westwood Highschool on Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa. 

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers to work as "Sales People." We'll be preparing your stations, supplies, pitches and more! You'll simply need to pitch your products to small cohorts of students.

Contact: Notiosha D'Addabbo ndaddabbo.tci@gmail.com 4806340006

URL: https://youtu.be/-u2FjzDKB38

Phoenix Color Run

Date: 3/25/17 

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Rawhide Western Town, Chandler, AZ

Event Description: Rettsyndrome.org is partnering with the Color Run on March 25th. We are searching for 50-75 volunteers to assist with various activities. For every volunteer provided, the Color Run will donate $40 per person back to Rettsyndrome.org. 

Tons of fun and you get a free T shirt!

Volunteer Duties: Duties include: assisting with check in, passing out water along course, throwing color at runners as they pass by, and clean up crew. 

For more details: https://www.rettsyndrome.org/appeals/colorrunlanding--phoenix

Contact: Jackie Piscatelli 978-500-2495

URL: https://www.rettsyndrome.org/appeals/colorrunlanding--phoenix

Flyer: Phoenix CR 2017 Flyer.pdf

Closer Than Ever, Musical - Evening

Date: 3/31-4/8/17 - 5 evening performances

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: The musical is a song cycle that features a variety of topics from unrequited love, mid - life crisis and ageing. The revue has garnered acclaim and has won an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Volunteer Duties: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

April 2017

2017 Good Deeds Day

Date & Time: 4/01/17

Location: Mesa Community College - Southern & Dobson Campus

Event Description: Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

The Engagement Center will be participating in this year’s Good Deeds Day by providing volunteers for The Inter-Tribal Student Organization of Mesa Community College’s Spring POWWOW. 

The contemporary Powwow is a link to the past that helps maintain Native Heritage. The Pow Wow is a spiritual legacy which should be treated with respect and honor. 

It is a time for Indian families to be together with other family members and friends. It is a time of sharing, of laughter and tears, of learning, and of caring. It is a time when Indians reflect on their traditions. It is a time to honor the past and celebrate the future.

Volunteer Description: There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available from set-up, concessions, vendor assistance, drawings, parking assistance, trash/recycle pickup, and take down, etc.
There are shifts from 6:00 am Saturday morning (setup) to 11:00 pm Saturday evening (tear down). Volunteers may arrive at any time. Those volunteering for 5 or more hours may be eligible for a free t-shirt.

Contact: Shelbie Cline shelbie.cline@mesacc.edu 

URL: https://goo.gl/forms/sB5WD0tjkUBdNIiX2

Closer Than Ever, Musical - Evening

Date: 3/31-4/8/17 - 5 evening performances

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: The musical is a song cycle that features a variety of topics from unrequited love, mid - life crisis and ageing. The revue has garnered acclaim and has won an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Volunteer Duties: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Closer Than Ever, Musical - Matinee

Date: 4/8/17 - Matinee Performance

Time: 2:00 - 4 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: The musical is a song cycle that features a variety of topics from unrequited love, mid - life crisis and ageing. The revue has garnered acclaim and has won an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Volunteer Duties: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Mesa United Way CAP Panel 3

Date: 4/04/17 -4/13/2017

Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Mesa United Way

Event Description: You can participate in this event to help decide where money raised by Mesa United Way is spent in FY 2017-18! Some details about Mesa United Way and the Community Allocation Process (CAP):

The mission of Mesa United Way is to fight hunger, to fight homelessness, and to improve lives; to collaborate with businesses, non-profit agencies, religious organizations, and government institutions to address needs that arise in the community. At the center of Mesa United Way’s mission is its Community Allocation Program (CAP). CAP is the avenue by which financial support is extended to multiple agencies throughout the community. Mesa’s protective umbrella of human services involves the cooperation and collaboration of all providers. It is through the combined efforts of these partnering agencies that Mesa United Way’s mission is fulfilled. 

CAP volunteers who participate in one of the four panels will evaluate agencies’ requests for funding on behalf of the community needs, listen to agency presentations, and ask questions to gather important information. As a volunteer, you share your thoughts and opinions and by the use of your evaluations, provide input to our Board of Directors about the allocation of Community Chest funds.

Your insight, information-collecting skills and consideration are key units to the success of this process. 

Volunteer Duties: You will be expected to attend four meetings (three hours each) over the course of two weeks. You will listen and watch presentations by agencies who are requesting funding from Mesa United Way. After viewing the presentations, you will be expected to use our online portal to assign values to the agencies so that Mesa United Way can decide how to distribute funds.

Contact: Harmony Nelson harmony.nelson@mesaunitedway.org 480-834-2119

URL: www.mesaunitedway.org

Spring Dance Concert

Date: 4/20-4/21/17

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Of Mice and Men - Evening Performance

Date: 4/21/2017 - 4/28/2017

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Theatre

Event Description: Of Mice and Men examines the strong bond of a pair of itinerant field workers during the Great Depression who pursue the lofty and unattainable American Dream of settling down on their own ranch. The relationship between slight, but smart George Milton and his giant, but child-like companion, Lennie Small is tested to the breaking point when he develops an infatuation with the owner’s daughter-in-law and ultimately leads to tragedy. This 1937 novella was adapted for both stage and screen by Steinbeck, appearing on the American Library Association’s Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century while most frequently included in curriculum and revered as an american classic. Contains Adult Language/Topics.

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Of Mice and Men - Matinee

Date: 4/22/2017

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: MCC Theatre

Event Description: Of Mice and Men examines the strong bond of a pair of itinerant field workers during the Great Depression who pursue the lofty and unattainable American Dream of settling down on their own ranch. The relationship between slight, but smart George Milton and his giant, but child-like companion, Lennie Small is tested to the breaking point when he develops an infatuation with the owner’s daughter-in-law and ultimately leads to tragedy. This 1937 novella was adapted for both stage and screen by Steinbeck, appearing on the American Library Association’s Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century while most frequently included in curriculum and revered as an american classic. Contains Adult Language/Topics.

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Market on the Move

Date & Time: 4/22/17 

Location: Southern & Dobson - Football Field Parking Lot area

Event Description: Market on the Move is every 4th Saturday of the Month at Mesa Community College.  Come donate $10. and get 2 boxes (or 60 lbs) of produce!

Volunteer Description: We need help with set up and distribution of our produce.

Contact: Nedd Anderson nedd.anderson@mesacc.edu 602.309.0017 or Leigh Ann Counseller leigh.counseller@mesacc.edu 480-461-7390

URL: https://goo.gl/forms/ls9yQjfDqhiakO4x2

Relay for Life of Greater Mesa

Date & Time: 4/22/17 at 1 p.m.  to 4/23/17 at 6 a.m.

Location: Skyline High School

Event Description: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community. Each year, more than 4 million Relay For Life participants around the world rally communities to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to fight back.

Volunteer Description: Form a team and walk with us, help at registration, put out luminaria bags on the track, set up, take down.

Contact: Rachel Stern Rachel.Stern@cancer.org 602.952.7529

URL: www.relayforlife.org/greatermesaaz

Mesa United Way CAP Panel 4

Date: 4/24/17 - 5/03/2017

Time: 11:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Mesa United Way

Event Description: You can participate in this event to help decide where money raised by Mesa United Way is spent in FY 2017-18! Some details about Mesa United Way and the Community Allocation Process (CAP):

The mission of Mesa United Way is to fight hunger, to fight homelessness, and to improve lives; to collaborate with businesses, non-profit agencies, religious organizations, and government institutions to address needs that arise in the community. At the center of Mesa United Way’s mission is its Community Allocation Program (CAP). CAP is the avenue by which financial support is extended to multiple agencies throughout the community. Mesa’s protective umbrella of human services involves the cooperation and collaboration of all providers. It is through the combined efforts of these partnering agencies that Mesa United Way’s mission is fulfilled. 

CAP volunteers who participate in one of the four panels will evaluate agencies’ requests for funding on behalf of the community needs, listen to agency presentations, and ask questions to gather important information. As a volunteer, you share your thoughts and opinions and by the use of your evaluations, provide input to our Board of Directors about the allocation of Community Chest funds.

Your insight, information-collecting skills and consideration are key units to the success of this process. 

Volunteer Duties: You will be expected to attend four meetings (three hours each) over the course of two weeks. You will listen and watch presentations by agencies who are requesting funding from Mesa United Way. After viewing the presentations, you will be expected to use our online portal to assign values to the agencies so that Mesa United Way can decide how to distribute funds.

Contact: Harmony Nelson harmony.nelson@mesaunitedway.org 480-834-2119

URL: www.mesaunitedway.org

Concert, Community Band, and Orchestra

Date: 4/25/2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: The Instrumental Music program includes a full program of classes and ensembles for the Music Major and for the public at large who wish to participate in community ensembles.

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Of Mice and Men - Matinee

Date: 4/29/2017

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: MCC Theatre

Event Description: Of Mice and Men examines the strong bond of a pair of itinerant field workers during the Great Depression who pursue the lofty and unattainable American Dream of settling down on their own ranch. The relationship between slight, but smart George Milton and his giant, but child-like companion, Lennie Small is tested to the breaking point when he develops an infatuation with the owner’s daughter-in-law and ultimately leads to tragedy. This 1937 novella was adapted for both stage and screen by Steinbeck, appearing on the American Library Association’s Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century while most frequently included in curriculum and revered as an american classic. Contains Adult Language/Topics.

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

May 2017

A Choral Concert

Date: 5/01/2017

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: Featuring vocal groups directed by Dr. Craig Peterson and Joey Johnston classes. Featuring music for choir and percussion including Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst and Stephen Paulus' "Poemas de Amor"

Volunteer Description:  Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

MPJE Jazz Concert

Date: 5/02/2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: Jazz Big Band Lovers! 

Artistic Director & Keyboards - Nick Manson

Bass - Chad Cole

Drums - Robby Carrillo

Saxes/Woodwinds - Hughie Lovelady, Wen Wu, Bryon Ruth, Mary Petrich, Paul Brewer

Trombones - Matt Lennex, John Wise, Sean McDaniel, Jeff Martin

Trumpets - Dave Coolidge, James Kass, Rod Larkins, Ray Nelson

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

Jazz Ensemble

Date: 5/03/2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona. The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts. It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country. The band showed continued success throughout the late-90s and 2000s under the direction of Fred Forney and Barb Catlin. Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in its new Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

A Choral Concert

Date: 5/04/2017

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Event Description: Featuring vocal groups directed by Dr. Craig Peterson and Joey Johnston classes 

Featuring music for choir and percussion including Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst and Stephen Paulus' "Poemas de Amor"

Volunteer Description: 
 Greet and direct the public inside the facility. We are the first impression of guest as they enter the venues. 

 Take tickets at the Theatre, Performing Art Center or Studio entrances.

 Hand out programs.

 Answer questions about the facility and events.

 Escort patrons to their seats.

 Requires the ability to stand till the performance begins. 

Once the performance begins when you have completed your volunteer jobs you get to see the performance! 

At the end of the night we ask that our volunteers help us pick up tickets and programs that are left in the auditorium. 


Dress Code: We ask all ushers to wear slacks, a nice button up or polo shirt and closed toed shoes.

Contact: Marisa Estrada marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu 480-461-7867

URL: www.mesacc.edu/arts

2017 AIA State UNIFIED Track and Field Tournament

Date: 5/05/2017 - 5/07/2017

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: MCC Track and Field - 1833 W. Southern Ave.  Mesa, AZ 85202

Event Description: Supported through a partnership between the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ), AIA Unified Track and Field was established to foster inclusion, camaraderie, and the development of meaningful relationships between students with and without intellectual disabilities as high school athletes, teammates, and training partners. We are in need of approximately 10 volunteers to help with the 2017 AIA State Unified Track and Field Tournament on Friday, May 5th at MCC.

Volunteer Description: 
Volunteer Duties include:
- Team Registration / Check-In
- Athlete Staging (for events)
- Awards

Contact: Laura Duncan Laura@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org 602-324-5666

URL: http://aiaonline.org/files/15775/2016-17-fact-sheet-aia-unified-team-track-and-field.pdf

Desert Challenge Games

Date: 5/10/17 - 5/14/17

Time: 6:00 am - 9:30 pm

Location: ASU Joe Selleh Track

Event Description:  The Desert Challenge Games are a multi-sport competition for individuals ages 7 through adulthood with a physical, visual or intellectual disability. The 2017 event will be part of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix and is the only Athletics Grand Prix event taking place in the United States. The Games run May 10-14th and the events offered include Track, Field, Archery, Swimming, and Airgun. We need volunteers for all the events throughout the 4 day span! Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aadaf2ba57-20173 to sign up to volunteer for one or more available slots!

Volunteer Duties:  We need the highest number of volunteers for Track and Field. Duties include helping with admissions, security, strapping field chairs, raking pits. etc. Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aadaf2ba57-20173 for more information and to see available positions.

Contact:  Angela Shields   azdsintern@gmail.com 4808356273

URL:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aadaf2ba57-20173

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