For additional information about your local Intel community activities and possible retiree volunteer opportunities go to the Arizona website
NEW: Operation Back to School in Chandler is looking for some help for their annual Operation Back to School Drive. The different opportunities are listed here and interested volunteers can sign up directly though the site.
NEW: 2017 Shopping Spree– help a Boys and Girls Club child pick out school clothes. The Boys and Girls Clubs provides a stipend per child for the kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs for new school clothes. Volunteers will assist the kids in picking out pants, tops, undies, shoes, etc. The event will occur at the Kohl’s Desert Ridge located at 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 on Friday July 28th and July 29thfrom 7am-10am each day. Each child receives a $100 Kohl’s gift card and the store adds their “friends and family” promotion which allows for an additional 20% purchasing power and no sales tax is applied making the overall value to the member of $120. The parents provide a list of what the member needs such as specific school uniforms, their sizes, etc. Interested volunteers should RSVP with Barbara Stricker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands On Greater Phoenix – Enrich the lives of 3rd-6th grade students by becoming a positive role model. Mentors are being sought for the 2017-18 school year and are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours per week and one full academic year. No prior teaching experience is required, and training is provided to all members. They are particularly looking for mentors interested in engaging with STEM opportunities. To learn more or register, sign up at http://www.handsonphoenix.org/yec
YMCA Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors (YOPAS) is a community effort offering FREE support services for the seniors of Ahwatukee and their caregivers. Services are provided by community volunteers – the generous neighbors of Ahwatukee. YOPAS objective is to meet the needs of the growing senior population in Ahwatukee, with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes. If you have some time to spare and are looking to help your community and volunteer they would love to have you join them. To complete the volunteer application, visit https://valleyymca.org/opas/.
Chief Science Officers (CSOs) are 6th through 12th grade students who are elected by their peers to serve as the voice for their schools in the community. These CSOs identify and organize STEM opportunities such as speakers, field trips, activities, and events for their peers. They also serve as the point of contact for STEM-related organizations to meaningfully connect with their schools. To help them achieve their goals as STEM leaders, 350 CSOs will be trained this summer in leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills at one of two training institutes in July and September. This year, Grand Canyon University will be hosting our Summer Institute between July 18th and July 21st for 250 middle and high school CSOs. Volunteers can register at https://chiefscienceofficers.nationbuilder.com/summer-volunteer.
Desert Botanical Gardens Seeking Guest Guides and Docents
Guest Guides provide visitors with a friendly face and enhance their experience by providing trail guidance, map orientation and daily schedule information and special interest areas locations and docents share desert knowledge with visitors and transform the visitor experience into one of discovery and meaning. Docents provide themed, guided tours and staff Discovery Stations in the Garden. If interested in lending a hand, fill out the online volunteer application here.
Interested in helping others learn basic computer skills?
Intel will be providing train the trainer classes in the New Year for volunteers interested in helping community non-profits (such as New Adventures in Learning, the Chandler Public Library, Goodwill, and Freshstart) provide basic technology literacy education for adults with little or no experience with computers. The curriculum covers an introduction to computers and operating systems, an introduction to internet browsing and email, and introductions to word processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia. If you would like to volunteer please contact Theresa.l.Niemeyer@intel.com for more information.
Crockett Elementary School’s Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Room with the Balz School District is located at Crockett Elementary School at 501 N 36th St in Phoenix and is looking for some help with inventory and organization of their Family Resource Center. The space stocks school uniforms, school supplies, food and toiletries for those children needing help in within the school district. Volunteer will need a background check performed, but hours and dates for volunteering are very flexible and interested individuals can contact Arlene Palm at email@example.com or by phone at 602-971-4934.
Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.
Throughout JA’s sequential and integrated kindergarten through grade 12 programs, students use information, apply basic skills, think critically, and solve complex problems to prepare them for life as adults. We do this via In Classroom programs, JA Biztown, and JA Finance Park.
To locate a specific school or program in need of volunteers please check out Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Volunteer Match Page or sign up to volunteer now at: http://www.jaaz.org/volunteer/
Intel Contact: Cheryl Bristow – firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking Book Library Recording Studio
Be part of a recording studio team! The Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library produces audio books for all Arizona residents who have a visual or physical disability that prevents the use of conventional print materials. Volunteer opportunities include recording local books and magazines in our studio, editing audio books, and assisting with outreach. A recorded audition is required for those wishing to become readers. Volunteers work closely with staff for initial training and are then able to work independently. Weekday and evening hours available.
Intel Involved volunteer hours are to be reported to the “Arizona Friends of Talking Books,” Organization #22896.
Arizona Talking Book Library – http://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/volunteer
Intel Contact – Mary Alyce Grube – email@example.com