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.

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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

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

***To sign up please visit: ***

Contact: Michelle Alvis-White 480-644-3705


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 or 480-644-3029.

Contact: Laura Rodriguez 480-644-3029


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

•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: 

Questions? Contact Laura Rodriguez at or 480-644-3029

Contact: Laura Rodriguez 480-644-3029


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 480.634.0006


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:

Contact Information: Dawn Rhodes  480-461-7763


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, 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 480.774.8305


April 2017

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 602.952.7529


May 2017

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