There are many service and servant leadership opportunities available for MCC students. These virtual service opportunities are great for those who want to give back to their community while serving remote.
Check back often to see more great opportunities as 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 an approved community partner and interested in submitting a virtual service opportunity for this page, please fill out this form.
Alphabetized by Community Partner Name
- A New Leaf
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Make Teal or Purple ribbons for Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence awareness. We pass these out during April and October when we are educating the community on these two issues. Fun project.
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteer would need to purchase or find a donor for the supplies (i.e ribbon, pins to hook to clothing.)
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Sewing cloth masks for clients and essential workers at A New Leaf.
Volunteer Requirements: Acquire materials, sew masks and deliver to donation center near Dobson and Main.
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Making hand-written Veteran's Day cards for our vet's in shelters.
Volunteer Requirements: Kind words of thanks to our homeless veterans.
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info (NEW): Host a holiday giving tree/virtual/social media event and collect new toys like baby dolls, board games, card games, gift cards, tonka trucks, Barbie's, etc for our shelter children at A New Leaf.
Volunteer Requirements: Complete the task above and deliver to Bridget at A New Leaf.
- Adams Elementary
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Volunteers can work with small groups of students online.
Volunteer Requirements: Ability to speak well and understand how to use WebEx or Google Meets.
- Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Virtual study buddy for 6-8th grade!
Volunteer Requirements: This is a great opportunity for people looking to become educators one day!
- Chandler Gilbert Arc
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Assisting staff with numerous projects, crafts, communication, games, learning, and a varied daily structure routine to follow.
Volunteer Requirements: To show up prior to our virtual meeting to be briefed and have a fun energetic level of excitement to share with the rest of us.
- Don't Leave Me.org
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Create social media ads to foster hot car awareness. Develop ways by which to encourage social media participation on our social media platforms. Help us develop civic engagement curricula that teaches civic engagement to middle school kids using dog or pet ownership as the catalyst. Create multi-racial hot car awareness ads. Inviting elected officials in the districts the student lives to submit photos. Invite friends and family to like our social media pages as we expand our brand beyond Arizona.
Volunteer Requirements: Love pets. Appreciates that leaving a dog or child in a hot car is wrong. Thinks outside the box
- GreenLight Solutions Foundation
- Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Students join a GreenLight Student-Led Sustainability Project with 5 students and a mentor. The commitment is 5 hours per week from February through April 2022. This is a great chance for students to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom, build their practical skill set, and gain relevant resume experience- solving real world sustainability challenges with real local businesses. Projects are first come, first serve!
- Shape Up US:
Shape Up US focuses on educating K-6th grade students and parents on nutrition, environmental, and holistic well-being. Students working on the GreenLight project with Shape Up will create a take-home guide for parents and their children on how to live a green lifestyle at home. This guide will be published by Shape Up to distribute to parents across the United States to promote more environmentally conscious homes and families!
Green Living Magazine: Solutioneers will collaborate on event greening for their Earth month event on April 22nd and 23rd. We will place an emphasis on zero waste, and provide outreach to event attendees promoting our sustainability efforts. This project is for students interested in event greening and zero waste solutions.
Mtuli Foundation: Solutioneers will research various eco-friendly alternatives for cooking fires. The goal of the project is to determine feasible alternatives to be provided to the community in Karonga, Malawi, Africa, listing pros and cons, as well as environmental, social, and economic benefits of each proposed solution. This project is for students interested in international development.
Dynamic RE: Solutioneers will interview Arizona utility companies and publish the videos on the Dynamic Youtube channel. The videos will highlight resources and rebates available to property owners across the state and serve as a resource provided to Dynamic clientele. This project is for students interested in sustainability in real estate and energy.
- Shape Up US:
- MCC Arboretum
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: The MCC Arboretum maintains a database and map of the campus trees. The database needs to be updated regularly as trees are removed or added. It also contains scientific information about the tree species, but there is missing information that needs to be researched and input. The map also needs updating and maintenance.
- Mesa United Way
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Volunteers are needed for Mesa United Way's 12 Books Program. Volunteers will be reading with elementary students online twice a week for 30 minutes each, helping students read independently, fostering a love of reading, and supporting their comprehension. Please see the attached flyer for details and sign-up deadlines!
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. All volunteers are required to have or obtain an IVP fingerprint clearance card (paid for by Mesa United Way), submit the Mesa Public Schools volunteer application, and attend a 1-hour training via Zoom.
- Nick and Kelly Children's Virtual Heart Camp
Event Location: Home
Start Date: 7/14/2021 End Date: 7/16/2021
Event Frequency: morning or afternoon
Start Time: varies | End Time: varies. (maximum of one hour)
Event Description/Details: We are hosting a virtual camp for our immune compromised heart kids. Virtual camp dates are July 14, 15, and 16. There will be 2-3 activities in the morning, afternoon, and evening, each lasting a maximum of one hour.
Volunteer Description/Details: Volunteer(s) needed to lead a live Zoom art activity. We are looking for an air dry clay project, board and brush, or tie dye. Camper ages at this time range from four under the age of 10 and the others range in ages of 10-16.
Name: Cathy Korkosz
Phone Number: 480-980-0317
- Resurrection Street Ministry/ Faith In Motion
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Looking for individuals that have enhanced computer skills to set up a data base of seniors that can be contacted monthly by text or email to remind them of upcoming food hand outside. Need to be able to speak both English and Spanish on the phone to seniors that can't be notified by text or email each month to remind them of upcoming food handouts.
Volunteer Requirements: Better than average computer skills, self starter, capable of seeing things through to completion. Good phone skills, cheery disposition, English and Spanish language skills, self starter, able to stay on task.
- Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Creating in-kind donation buckets/bags for hygiene items. A bucket/bag might include: full-size shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, deodorant, body wash & lotion.
Volunteer Requirements: Gather the hygiene items, organize, put them together and drop off at our Donation Center.
- Southland Hospice
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Volunteers are needed to become "pen pals" to seniors otherwise living in isolation due to COVID - 19. Send cards, letters of encouragement, or just a note introducing yourself to start a pen pal conversation. Please note, due to the declining condition of our patients in hospice, you may not get a response back from them, but your encouragement will be very much appreciated and remembered. Letters can be mailed to Barbara Hopkins, 4527 N. 16th Street, Phoenix 85016 OR scanned to email@example.com.
Volunteer Requirements: None
- Special Olympics Arizona
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Virtual Unified Classroom. Volunteers will host a 30-45 class lesson for a class that includes individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers will be asked to dedicate at least 8 hours a month and complete trainings.
- St. Vincent de Paul
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: St. Vincent de Paul’s Help from Home program offers opportunities to contribute to your community from anywhere, anytime. It’s all about spreading compassion and dignity to everyone in the community. Projects range from making cards for our guests, writing letters, assembling outreach kits, and many others. Your projects will impact the lives of those experiencing homelessness, working to improve their health, improve their skills to get a job, educate their kids, and so much more.
Volunteer Requirements: Please sign up on our website at www.stvincentdepaul.net/get-involved/help-from-home. You will then receive our current Help from Home Guide full of creative, fun ways to engage in volunteering from home.
Name: Morgan Dircks
Phone Number: 602-622-1670
- Tempe Community Action Agency
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: TCAA is committed to supporting those in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19 and those who may be impacted by unforeseen economic conditions. Help us show how much we care by writing a note of kindness and encouragement. The encouragement card should include your message and first name only.
Volunteers will write letters and/or notes to the clients on a one-time basis, without client follow-up.
These letters/notes will be written to support a topic provided by TCAA. There is no limit to the number of participating volunteers. TCAA will distribute the notes to our clients who would benefit from additional encouragement from people who care.
Topics could include:
- Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, etc.
- Inspirational Quotes, Self-Help, etc.
- Notes of encouragement or congratulations are needed in both English and Spanish.
Volunteer Requirements: Notes must be inspirational and not include political or personal views. Notes should be sent to Deb Bacorn at TCAA.
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Assemble a Shoebox Garden. Provide a small container with soil, seeds, small pot and notes of cheer. TCAA will deliver to the clients who are home bound and those with limited mobility.
Volunteer Requirements: No requirements
Virtual Service Opportunity & Info: Story Time is a service that connects seniors with volunteers for virtual story hours, via a conference call. This story hour would be done weekly, or on a one-time basis. Book titles and poetry could be provided by TCAA’s Community Engagement Supervisor.
Volunteer Requirements: A minimum of 2 weeks is needed prior to the workshop to coordinate attendees