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: These 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.

Spring 2019

January 2019

Revitalize the Rose Garden - 1/12/2019

Dates: January 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Mesa Community College Southern & Dobson Campus

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 Mesa Community College is the largest public rose garden in the desert southwest and is the only significant public rose garden. The garden provides a beautiful setting for students and the public to enjoy our nation's national flower- the rose.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed for a large scale pruning event. 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. Rose bushes will be raffled off for participating volunteers to take home. Sign-up to reserve your volunteer slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-revitalize1

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-revitalize1

MLK Jr. Day Parade - 1/21/2019

Dates: January 21, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Downtown Mesa

Event Description: Join the City of Mesa and the East Valley MLK Celebration Committee for the 2019 MLK Jr. Celebration Parade on Monday, January 21, 2019 in downtown Mesa. The community celebration will include marching bands, business supporters, floats, cars, and community members & leaders.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to help with parade contestant check-in, parade staging and de-staging areas, and parade route management.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age, or 16 with a parent signature, or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Volunteers can sign-up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-mlkjr

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/martin-luther-king-jr-parade

Point-in-Time-Homeless Count - 1/22/2019

Dates: January 22, 2019

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: All areas of the City of Mesa

Event Description: Join the City of Mesa for the Point-In-Time Homeless Street and Shelter Count. The 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, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to survey individuals experiencing homelessness in Mesa so they can be provided with programs and services that will best fit their needs. Volunteer to sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-pointintime2

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing-community-development/pitcount

VolunteerFest - Southern & Dobson - 1/30/2019 & 1/31/2019

Dates: January 30 & 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Southern & Dobson Campus - Navajo Room

Event Description: The VolunteerFest is a FREE fair-style recruitment event to engage students to volunteer or complete their service-learning.

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: Dawn Rhodes dawn.rhodes@mesacc.edu 480-461-7763

URL: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

February 2019

VolunteerFest - Red Mountain - 2/06/2019

Dates: February 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: MCC Red Mountain - Saguaro Lobby

Event Description: The VolunteerFest is a FREE fair-style recruitment event to engage students to volunteer or complete their service-learning.

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: Kelley Stewart kelley.stewart@mesacc.edu 480-654-7821

URL: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

Valentine's Day Party Set-Up - 2/07/2019

Dates: February 7, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 247 N. Macdonald - Downtown Mesa

Event Description: Student volunteers are needed to decorate the East Valley Adult Center hall for the Valentine's Day Party for our community and home-bound seniors.

Volunteer Description: Decorating the East Valley Adult Center hall by setting up tables in a diner setting and decorating table with center pieces, putting up decorations in doorways, stage and walls. Set up multiple displays/stations for senior activities and putting together goodie bags, etc.

Contact: Debra Ohlinger debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu 480-461-7689

2019 MCC CTE Strong 2.0 Open House - 2/08/2019

Dates: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: Shifts between 8 - 3pm

Location: Mesa Community College Southern & Dobson Campus Lawn

Event Description: The 2019 Career & Technical Education Open House will expose current MCC students and approximately 600 prospective students from all over the East Valley to MCC’s program and degree opportunities. A business and industry component will be added to allow students to connect programs of study with potential employers and career paths. As an added bonus, the Student Scholarship Fair will occur concurrently with the CTE Strong 2.0 Open House. Students will be given information regarding scholarships, clubs, and leadership opportunities that are on campus.

Volunteer Description: Set up and/or tear down, greeters, tour guides, lunch service, etc.

Contact: Gregorio Ramos (480) 461-6390 gregorio.ramos@mesacc.edu

Valentine's Day Party - 2/09/2019

Dates: February 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: 247 N. Macdonald - Downtown Mesa

Event Description: East Valley Adult Center and Engagement Team have partnered to plan and participate in the Valentine's Day Party for our community and home-bound seniors.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be greeting and socializing with our community and home-bound seniors. Manning multiple stations to include photo booth, goodie bags, party souvenirs, etc

Contact: Debra Ohlinger debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu 480-461-7689

Special Olympics Basketball Skills Day - 2/19/2019

Dates: 2/19/2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: 59 E. Broadway Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210

Event Description: Join Special Olympics Arizona as we host our Special Olympics Basketball Skills Day! Volunteers will be assisting with timing, helping athletes get to their appropriate skills drill, and keeping score for the athletes at their various stations.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be assisting with helping athletes get to their appropriate drill and keeping score for them at their various stations

Contact: Annie Warren annie@specialolympicsarizona.org 602-476-0854

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4dabaa2da4fb6-four5

Dr. Seuss' Birthday - 2/22/2019

Dates: February 22, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm, multiple shifts available throughout the day

Location: Mesa Community College - Southern & Dobson Campus locations - Navajo Room

Event Description: The Center for Community & Civic Engagement will be hosting up to 200 students from local elementary schools (K-2nd grade) on Friday, February 22nd from 8:00am - 2:30pm (including set-up and clean-up) to engage in an annual Dr. Seuss themed literacy effort!

Volunteer Description: We need volunteers to help decorate the room (Feb 19 - Feb 21) and run the show (Feb 22). Volunteers will help lead the children to stations, work fun stations like "paper airplanes", and can even be a costume characters or a character guide. 

Contact: Christin Franco christin.franco@mesacc.edu 480-461-7459

URL:  https://tinyurl.com/DrSeuss2019

March 2019

Top Girls MCC Theater Help - 3/01/2019 - 3/09/2019

Dates: 3/1/2019 - 3/9/2019

Time: 7:30 pm - 10 pm (March 1, 2, 7, 8) and 2pm (March 2 & 9)

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Top Girls
MCC Theatre
March 1, 2,7, 8 at 7:30 pm and March 2 & 9 at 2 pm 
Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspective on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become figuratively speaking, a male oppressor, and coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull - witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's. 

Rating equivalent to PG 13

Volunteer Description: Duties of volunteers in this position include:

 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.
 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 event, 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

Special Olympics State Basketball - 3/01/2019 - 3/02/2019

Dates: 3/1/2019 & 3/2/2019

Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Sun Devil Fitness Complex at ASU Tempe

Event Description: Join Special Olympics Arizona for our annual State Basketball Tournament. We will be needing scorekeepers to assist with the run of the day and the courts as teams from around the state come together to compete for the state title!

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be assisting with scorekeeping and flow of the games. No prior knowledge about basketball is necessary
Shifts are from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 12:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Contact: Annie Warren annie@specialolympicsarizona.org 602-476-0854

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4dabaa2da4fb6-state1

African American Student Symposium - 3/28/19

Dates: 3/28/19

Time: 9:00 - 1:30 pm

Location: MCC Southern & Dobson Campus Navajo Room

Event Description: Mesa Community College and Tempe Union High School District are partnering to collectively support college access and completion opportunities among African American youth attending Tempe Union High School District schools. The African American Student Symposium aims to inspire approximately 200 student attendees (9th -12th grade) through celebrations of community and African American successes. The event is unique in that it is student lead through high school student advisory committees and MCC's BSU.

Volunteer Description: Student volunteers will be assisting in guiding visiting students to various workshops around campus, greeting students as they arrive on buses, as well as assisting with room setup/ take down.

Contact: Alfred Chavez alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu 480-461-6230

Seussical - 3/29/2019 - 4/6/2019

Dates: 3/29/2019 - 4/6/2019

Time: 7:30 pm (March 29, March 30, April 1, April 6) or 7:00 pm (April 4, April 5)

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Seussical 

MCC Performing Arts Center

March 29 & 30, April 1 & 6 at 6:30 pm , April 4 & 5 at 6 pm, 

General Public - $18.00, Staff/Alumni/Military - $15.00, Student/Senior (55+) - $12.00-

Tickets are available online, by phone 480-461-7172 or at the Box Office 

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Volunteer Description: Duties of volunteers in this position include:

Duties of volunteers in this position include:
*Volunteers please check in at the Box Office for the performances. 
*Volunteers that are working at 7:30 pm shows, seating begins at 7 pm. Please be there by 6:30 pm. 
*Volunteers that are working 7 pm performances, seating begins at 6:30 pm. Please be there by 6 pm


 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.
 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 event, 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

Free Animal Vaccination Clinic - 3/31/19

Dates: 3/31/2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: City of Mesa Volunteer Office

Event Description: The City of Mesa Animal Control Department in partnership with Fix-Adopt-Save are looking for volunteers to assist with a free animal vaccination clinic to be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The event will provide free vaccinations to animals for Mesa residents.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to assist with event line management, directing toward parking, animal clean-up duties, and other duties as assigned.

Contact: Shannon Gross shannon.gross@mesaaz.gov 480-216-2786

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-free

 

April 2019

Seussical - 3/29/2019 - 4/6/2019

Dates: 3/29/2019 - 4/6/2019

Time: 7:30 pm (March 29, March 30, April 1, April 6) or 7:00 pm (April 4, April 5)

Location: MCC Performing Arts Center

Event Description: Seussical 

MCC Performing Arts Center

March 29 & 30, April 1 & 6 at 6:30 pm , April 4 & 5 at 6 pm, 

General Public - $18.00, Staff/Alumni/Military - $15.00, Student/Senior (55+) - $12.00-

Tickets are available online, by phone 480-461-7172 or at the Box Office 

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Volunteer Description: Duties of volunteers in this position include:

Duties of volunteers in this position include:
*Volunteers please check in at the Box Office for the performances. 
*Volunteers that are working at 7:30 pm shows, seating begins at 7 pm. Please be there by 6:30 pm. 
*Volunteers that are working 7 pm performances, seating begins at 6:30 pm. Please be there by 6 pm


 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.
 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 event, 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

Smoke Alarm Safety Walk - 4/06/2019

Dates: 4/6/2019

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 44 E 5th St Mesa, AZ 85201

Event Description: Volunteers are needed to complete smoke alarm safety walks of the homes in the historic Washington/Escobedo neighborhood. Older homes are at risk for fire hazards and safety walks help test smoke alarms and provide residents with safety information.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to conduct smoke alarm tests and provide safety information. Volunteers will be required to walk. Volunteer work will be conducted indoors and outdoors. Closed toed shoes must be worn. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-smoke

Celebrate Mesa - 4/13/2019

Dates: 4/13/2019

Time: 6:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - 526 E. Main St., Mesa

Event Description: Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more!

Volunteer Description: On Saturday, April 13th we are supporting City of Mesa's Celebrate Mesa event. Volunteers are needed for 3 shifts:

6:00am to 10:00am - setup
10:00am to 2:00pm - event staff
1:30pm to 3:30pm - cleanup

Location - Pioneer Park - 526 E. Main St.

Outdoors Event - dress appropriately, use sunscreen and sun protection (i.e. hats) as desired, and drink plenty of water

Bonus - Volunteers get a shirt (while supplies last)

Questions? Debra Ohlinger, 480-461-7689, debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu

Contact: Debra Ohlinger debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu 480-461-7689

URL: https://forms.gle/8UroqtqFZ2cyXSK99

Flyer: Celebrate Mesa.pdf

MCC Senior Preview Day - 4/18/19

Dates: 4/18/19

Time: 9:30 - 1:00 pm

Location: MCC Southern & Dobson Campus Navajo Room

Event Description: Mesa Community College will host a Senior Preview Day that aims to inspire approximately 200 prospective student attendees to enroll at MC. 

Volunteer Description: Student volunteers will be assisting in guiding visiting students to various workshops around campus, greeting students as they arrive on buses, as well as assisting with room setup/ take down.

Contact: Alfred Chavez alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu 480-461-6230

Flyer: 2019 TUHSD Senior Preview Day Flyer.pdf

 
Noises Off - 4/19/19 - 4/27/19

Dates: 4/19/19 - 4/27/19

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Location: MCC Theater

Event Description: April 19, 20, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm and April 20 & 27 at 2 pm. 
For 7:30 pm performances, seating will begin at 7 pm. Volunteers check in is from 6:30 pm -6:45 pm at the Box Office. 
For 2 pm performances, seating begins at 1:30 pm. Volunteers check in is at 1 pm -1:15 pm and at the Box Office. 
Called "the funniest farce ever written," Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

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/events

Love Your Neighborhood Resident Yard Clean-Up - 4/20/19

Dates: 4/20/19

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: 558 W Pepper Pl

Event Description: Volunteers are needed to assist with the disposal of debris from a home who is part of our Love Your Neighborhood program. Love Your Neighborhood is dedicated to assisting Mesa's neighborhoods in being clean, safe, diverse, and economically vibrant places to live. The goal of Love Your Neighborhood is for residents and business leaders to be engaged, informed, and take pride in their properties and their community.

Volunteer Description: Volunteer work will include disposing of marked debris in both the front and back yards into provided roll-off containers and basic landscape clean-up. All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Work will be performed outdoors. Please dress for the weather and apply sunscreen. Closed toed shoes must be work. Water will be provided.

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-love1

May 2019

TBD

Summer 2019

June 2019

July 2019

TBD
2019 Arizona Celebration of Freedom Event - 7/4/19

Dates: 7/4/19

Time: 4:00 - 10:30 pm

Location: Mesa Convention Center

Event Description: Volunteers are needed for the 2019 Arizona Celebration of Freedom. The event 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.
All volunteers will be given a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last), snacks, and plenty of cool drinks during their volunteer shifts. As in previous years, all volunteers will have a chance to win gift cards, goodies, or a grand prize!

Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including entertainment stages, family fun zones, splash zones, information booths, event entry, and more. Volunteer must be 16 years of age or 14 if accompanied by a parent of guardian.

Contact: Bethany Freeland bethany.freeland@mesaaz.gov 480-644-5432

URL: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-2019