Local Nonprofits Seek Summertime Volunteers

It can be difficult for many of Arizona's nonprofits to find volunteers during the summer when population numbers plummet. A couple of Local First Arizona members are looking for some eager volunteers that can help out and have a huge impact in their community. Please see below for information on volunteering with New Pathways for Youth and St. Mary's Food Bank: LFAZ - Mentor and youth hugging

Local First Arizona member New Pathways for Youth, formerly Phoenix Youth at Risk, is a mentoring organization for youth who need support in various areas of their lives. They have an immediate need for caring adult volunteers to mentor youth on academic and personal development.  When you serve as a mentor, you enrich your own life as much as the child's life.  Sign up for a Volunteer Introduction and learn about their programs and community, what it takes to get involved, and how you can transform the life of a child.

Mentors help youth write new chapters in their lives.  They provide caring supportive relationships that make a difference in their communities.  New Pathways for Youth will give you all the training you need to be a mentor so sign up today! For more information, please contact Christina Abu-Judom, Volunteer Manager, at 602.258.1012 or [email protected]. Click here for more information.

HungerStudy-WebTileLocal First Arizona member St. Mary's Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help collect client information for the Hunger in America 2014 Study. Shifts are two to five hours at locations around the valley and includes facilitating an online questionnaire. Since 1993, the Feeding America network has conducted extensive research every four years into the nature of food assistance services provided to people in need in the United States through the Hunger in America series.

The updated approach for Hunger in America 2014 will provide the most authoritative, comprehensive, and statistically valid demographic profiles of the people seeking food assistance to date. As a result, the network will be able to supply unique and in-depth findings on the scope of food banking response to the hunger problem in America, the circumstances of those who seek our services, and the state of charitable food agencies that provide assistance through the Feeding America network. This study is an important step toward our goal of ending hunger in Arizona, by helping us tell the story of hunger in our community. If you are interested in helping on this project, please contact Jennifer Gonzales at [email protected] or 602.343.3134. Click here for more information.