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.

Fall 2016

August 2016

Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy

Dates: 8/30/16 & 8/31/16

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1375 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix Az, 85040

Event Description: Please add event description and details here
‘Geek Squad Academy’ is a camp especially designed for the young tech-lover in your life. ’Junior Agents’ will use the latest technology to program software, design and build robots, produce digital music and explore opportunities to create and innovate. This program is 100% FREE to participants, due to a partnership between Best Buy and The Salvation Army. Daily lunch will be provided to participants.
AGES:10-18 

Volunteer Descriptions: Please add volunteer description and details here.  We are need of approximately 15 volunteers. This time can be broken up into 2 or 3 hour shifts, but a constant 15 volunteers during the entire time for both days must be maintained. As an incentive for those volunteers staying the entire time, daily lunch will be provided. 

Contact: Joyce Terry joyce.terry@usw.salvationarmy.org 602-425-5026

September 2016

Community Engagement Expo - Southern & Dobson

Dates: 9/6 & 9/7

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Southern & Dobson Campus, Kirk Student Center, Navajo Room

Event Description: Thank you for your willingness to volunteer at the Community Engagement Expo! Volunteers are what make the event successful. The Community Engagement Expo is a FREE fair-style recruitment event is your chance to engage students to volunteer or complete their service-learning.

Volunteer Description: Please select the shift(s) you can assist on this link: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

Volunteer functions: staff welcome/information table, assist agency representative, set-up, clean-up, distribute items, take photos, etc. Please dress appropriately. If you have a blue department shirt or MCC shirt, please wear it. We suggest comfortable shoes as there may be a lot of walking.

Volunteers, please check-in at the information table at the entrance of the event
*Volunteers needed before and after for set-up/clean-up

Again, we thank you for your willingness to help out. Many hands make light work!

9/11 Memorial Healing Field

Dates: 9/9/2016 - 9/12/2016

Times: 6 am - 6 pm 

Location: Tempe Beach Park

Event Description: 
Set Up ~ Friday morning 9/9 at 6:00am.
Memorial Service ~ Sunday morning 9/11 at 5:46am.
Candlelight Vigil ~ Sunday evening 9/11 at 7:00pm.
Stand Down ~ Monday morning 9/12 at 6:00am.

Volunteer Description: Set up flags, clean and shine soldiers boots for display at flags. Place teddy bears and memorial gifts at flags, and stand down flags on Monday, Sept. 12.
Varying volunteer duties are available.

Contact Information: Mark Poisson mpoisson@firstam.com 602-402-7928

Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/j4jjjm5

Flyer: Sept 11 Healing Field flier.pdf

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Dates: 9/9/2016

Times: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Mesa, AZ

Event Description: Join The City of Mesa as we honor the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance by painting the building of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) on Friday, September 9th from 7:00am to approximately 12:00pm. Our military personnel sacrifice so much for us and this is one of the many ways we can show our appreciation!

Volunteer Description: Please wear comfortable clothes that can get paint on them and close-toed shoes. All painting materials will be provided. 

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-september

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

Community Engagement Expo - Red Mountain

Dates: 9/13

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Red Mountain Campus Saguaro Bldg., Lobby

Event Description: Thank you for your willingness to volunteer at the Community Engagement Expo! Volunteers are what make the event successful. The Community Engagement Expo is a FREE fair-style recruitment event is your chance to engage students to volunteer or complete their service-learning.

Volunteer Description: Please select the shift(s) you can assist on this link: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

Volunteer functions: staff welcome/information table, assist agency representative, set-up, clean-up, distribute items, take photos, etc. Please dress appropriately. If you have a blue department shirt or MCC shirt, please wear it. We suggest comfortable shoes as there may be a lot of walking.

Volunteers, please check-in at the information table at the entrance of the event
*Volunteers needed before and after for set-up/clean-up

Again, we thank you for your willingness to help out. Many hands make light work!

Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/MCCExpoVolunteer

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

Community Day of Engagement at Goodwill

Dates: 9/18/16 - 9/24/16

Time: 9 am -  5 pm

Location: Phoenix and surrounding area

Event Description: Community Day of Engagement is a time for you to give back to your community through Goodwill’s mission of fighting unemployment in Arizona. Do you want to give back as a team building activity? Do you have a group or club looking to give back to the community? Are you an individual with a special skill set willing to support your community in career assessments, resumes, interviewing skills and knowledge of today’s employment challenges?
Volunteer today to make a difference tomorrow. A wide variety of group and individual volunteer opportunities
are available with each one leaving a positive impact on the people in your community.

Volunteer Description: Retail volunteers will assist the Retail Sales Associates in maintaining the sales floor by colorizing, sizing, organizing, cleaning and pulling merchandise. They will also assist in customer service, fitting room assistance, bagging items at the register and collecting shopping carts. 

Career Center volunteers will assist the Career Advisors with job seekers in the center. They will give a tour of the career center and advise job seekers of up coming events and assist job seekers on the computers.

Contact: Rae Herrera raeanne.herrera@goodwillaz.org 602-535-4102

URL: volunteer.goodwillaz.org

Goodwill Liability Waiver: Volunteer Group Waiver of Liability FINAL 0716.pdf

Future Educators Conference

Dates: 9/23/16

Time: 8 am -  2:45 pm

Location: Mesa Community College, Southern & Dobson Campus

Event Description: The FEC is a unique, one day professional conference designed for MCCCD education majors. The 2016 AEF™ Arizona Teacher of the Year and and the four 2016 AEF™ Teacher Ambassador for Excellence, college faculty, administrators, and other school and community members present 50 minute breakout sessions designed to appeal to future educators interested in teaching at all levels in P12 schools. Additionally, attendees will participate in a lunchtime dialog alongside invited personnel from surrounding K12 districts, state policy makers, and representatives from key organizations.

Volunteer Description: There will be different responsibilities distributed among the volunteers/ambassadors. 
Ambassadors might:
-Guide attendees to their desired session/classroom
-Check presenters/classrooms to make sure they have adequate supplies 
-Set up table cloths and centerpieces in the dining area
-Operate a registration table 
-Guide people from the parking lot to their desired destination 
-Setup/takedown signs 
-Be able to adapt to a new responsibility if the need arises

Contact: Royce Wilson Royce.wilson@mesacc.edu 4807072521

October 2016

Chandler Scout Jamboree

Dates: 10/08/16

Time: 8 AM - 12 PM

Location: Veteran's Oasis Park in Chandler, AZ

Event Description: OCTOBER 8, 2016 | 8 a.m.-noon
Ages 6-15 • Fee is per participant, leaders are free.
The City of Chandler will be hosting the annual scout and
community jamboree at Veterans Oasis Park. This half day event
is designed for boy scout, cub scout, girl scouts, home school
groups, and anyone that has an interest in learning new skills and
meeting new people. Skill stations and activities will be run by
local scout groups.
We encourage everyone to join in a day of outdoor fun!
If you or your troop would like to share a skill/activity with others,
please contact Dexter Belling at dexter.belling@chandleraz.gov.
Feel free to call with any questions, 480-782-2895.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will need to arrive 30min early for instructions and sick around to clean up their area after the event. Volunteers may be asked to run an activity, game, craft, hike, or assist in other areas of the event. There is room at this event for you to share your specific skill with others if you wish to do so. Please contact Dexter Belling no later than September 21 for volunteer opportunities at this event.

Contact: Dexter Belling dexter.belling@chandleraz.gov 480-782-2895

Flyer: Scout Jamboree_OnePg.pdf

Pittie Palooza

Dates: 10/15/16

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Metro Center Mall, North Phoenix

Event Description: This is our annual pit pull awareness and adoption event. We will be handing out spay/neuter vouchers and giving affordable vaccinations, as well. There will be about 5 different groups with pit bulls for adoption and lots of fun things going on. This is an indoor event, one day only.

Volunteer Description: We need a group of about 5-6 volunteers to help with setting up, cleaning up and tearing down. This is one day only, but all day. Volunteers would be moving partitions and chairs, possibly hanging banners, helping with crowd control, helping with cleaning up (mopping, trash, etc) and answering questions from the public. Direction will be provided.

Contact: Debra Wood-LaFave woodlafaved@mail.maricopa.gov 602-689-6043

Paul's Car Wash for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Dates: 10/17/16 - 10/21/2016

Time: 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: Desert Ridge Marketplace

Event Description: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona 
Paul’s Car Wash. Paul Horton, Chief Meteorologist of KPHO CBS 5's Evening News, will broadcast live from Desert Ridge Marketplace from Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st. Each day Paul will wash hundreds of cars with help from surrounding businesses and agency volunteers. All proceeds from this event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will help wash cars as they come through with Paul Horton. 
Each time slot is four hours long.
We ask that volunteers where clothes they do not mind get wet or have soap on them. 
We also ask volunteers to not wear any revealing clothing as you may be on air with CBS News. 
Volunteers are fed during their four hour shift

Contact Information: Taylor Ralston tralston@bbbsaz.org 602-393-4129

Corner Store Country Run for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Dates: 10/22/16

Time: 6:30 am - 11:30 pm

Location: Rawhide Western Town Chandler, Arizona

Event Description: Corner Store Country Run is a 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. located at Rawhide Western Town Chandler, Arizona.
The Country Run is a 5K fun run brought to you by Corner Store that will bring out your inner cowpoke or cowgirl. Participants are encouraged to wear over-the-top country attire and gallop, trot or do-si-do their way across that finish line. Along the way, runners will encounter farm-themed zones with hay bales, tractor tires and giant inflatable pigs and cows. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stick around for a family-friendly country fair with free sponsor swag, carnival games, live music, food and a beer garden. Chip timing is available for those who wish to compete, and prizes will be awarded for the fastest runners in each class.

100 percent of proceeds will benefit charitable causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the world’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network making meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the globe. Additional funds will be donated to local children’s charities in each city.

Volunteer Description: Help hand out re-refreshments at race check points to runners
help with set up of the actual course 
help with clean up of the course
may help with registration 

Volunteers are allowed to participate in the country fair which happens after the race with no entry fee

Contact: Taylor Ralston tralston@bbbsaz.org 602-393-4129

November 2016

 Lost & Found Sale and Silent Auction

Dates: 11/30/16

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Location: MCC Southern & Dobson Campus

Event Description: Thank you for your willingness to help with Mesa Community College's annual Lost & Found Sale and Silent Auction. The proceeds go to support the Making a Difference Grants, which are given to students to support their service-learning/service projects.

Wednesday, November 30th
9:00am to 3:00pm
Library, LB145
Southern & Dobson Campus

Volunteer Description: To signup, please complete this form: tinyurl.com/lostandfoundsale

Help is needed the day before for setup. Volunteers who help setup are the only ones who get to preview the items. No items can be purchased until the sale starts.

Duties may include: Setup, organization. watching sale and auction items, assisting the cashier, making sure the room is picked up and everything is correctly labeled, and cleanup. This is the best event ever and the volunteers have a great time!

Please promote this event to your family, friends, and classmates.

If you have general questions about the event, contact the Center for Community & Civic Engagement at 480-461-7393.

If you have questions about being a volunteer, contact Dawn at drhodes@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7763

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

URL: tinyurl.com/lostandfoundsale

December 2016

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June 2016

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 6/07/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 6/14/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 6/21/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 6/21/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 6/28/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

July 2016

Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Dates: 7/4/16 (Monday)

Time: Shifts are between two and four hours from 4:00pm to midnight

Location: Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between First Street and University Drive.

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

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 10:30 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 Michelle Alvis-White, Citywide Volunteer Program Coordinator at 480-644-3705 ormichelle.alvis@mesaaz.gov

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

Volunteer Duties:Volunteers are needed for the 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” held this year on Monday, July 4.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean up, entertainment stages, the VIP area and more. 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: Michelle Alvis-White at (480) 644-3705 or michelle.alvis@mesaaz.gov.

Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449afa829a0fc1-celebration

Feed My Starving Children

Dates: 7/5/16

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE Worldwide

Feed My Starving Children volunteer events have a team-building environment where people of all backgrounds come together for a common cause: packing life-saving meals for hungry, malnourished, and starving children. These meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world, truly offering hope to the hungry and building generations of health children.

Contact: Kirmi Patel kirmi.patel@mesacc.edu

URL: https://www.fmsc.org/

Flyer: Fullpagesize (1).pdf

Big Fish - Musical Theater

Big Fish!Click to see larger image. Dates: 7/15/16 - 7/22/16

Time: 6:45pm

Event Description/Volunteer Experience:

Musical Theatre Event.

The story is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film Big Fish written by August and directed by Tim Burton.

Big Fish revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman and his adult son Will, who look for what is behind his father's stories.

This show will be at the MCC Performing Arts Center. The performances start at 7:30 pm and volunteer call time is 6:45 pm.

Volunteer Experience:

Volunteer Usher/Ticket Taker Duties

The primary function of ushers/ticket taker is to help maintain the safety of the guest at the MCC Theatre/MCC PAC. They also provide a high level of customer service. Duties of volunteers in this position include:

  • Greet and direct the public inside the facility.

  • Take tickets at the Performing Art Center .

  • Hand out programs.

  • Answer questions about the facility and events.

  • Escort patrons to their seats.

  • Help at the end of the performance to pick up programs and tickets from the auditiorum.

Dress code:

Please wear black slacks, closed toed shoes and white shirt.

*When you are done with volunteer duties before the show starts you get to see the performance for free.*

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

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