Arizona Opportunities

These opportunities are for US official Intel retirees only.

Updated 10/3/2017

For additional information about your local Intel community activities and possible retiree volunteer opportunities go to the Arizona website

NEW: INTEL SKILLS BASED VOLUNTEERING – professional skills put to use in the community! If you are looking for opportunities to learn new skills or exercise your already-established professional skills to help the community, look into the ISBV program.  ISBV (Intel Skills-Based Volunteering) is a volunteer program that puts your skilled talents to work in the community to solve problems that local non-profits, schools, and other organizations are facing. If you are interested, please email Theresa Gama at to see what projects may match your skills and put them to work so you can make a difference!

PC PEN PALS WANTED PC Pals is an email based mentoring / pen pal program for local students between 4th to 12th grades. Signing up requires a commitment of only 1 to 2 emails a week to your paired student that you can compose and send any time of the day or night! Additionally, we will also be organizing quarterly trips to the schools quarterly for (non-mandatory) face to face events with the students to meet our PC Pals in person. Interested volunteers can contact Jodi Thomas to start the process of becoming a PC Pal.

MENTORS NEEDED: Inspire children in Phoenix by volunteering as a mentor this fall (9/21, 9/28, 10/3, 10/19, 11/2). Two non-profits, Iridescent and Aguila Youth, have teamed up with Intel’s She Will Connect program to bring Curiosity Machine to three schools in the West Valley and offer students and their families the opportunity to learn how to apply the engineering design by building hands on activities. Contact to sign up for a training in mid-September!

The Desert Botanical Garden is looking for people interested in sharing information with our visitors about the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. If you enjoy working with people and love the desert go to the Garden website, and fill out the Volunteer Application form. New volunteer trainings will be held in October, November, January and February. For more information, contact Nancy White at or 480-481-8197.

The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department is currently seeking volunteers interested in becoming scribes for our Child Safety Seat Clinics program. Scribes assist the firefighters on Saturday mornings by providing clerical services at child safety seat clinics. Anyone interested in volunteering would need to review the opportunity description and submit a completed volunteer application via email to Debbie Simpkins.

Build Raspberry Pi Computers with kids in foster care–  Join with Arizonans for Children in building Raspberry Pi Computers with local children in foster care. This pilot program (called Arizonans for Children “Pi-oneers”) aims to provide school age children with coding and programming skills and the opportunity to earn their very own computer. Volunteers will assist with building the computers alongside the students. Volunteers should have some background regarding Raspberry Pi, Python programming, and/or JavaScript as these will all be used in the weekend work sessions. The sessions will be held Sept 23rd, and 30th from 11am-1:30pm. Volunteer for each session or one session, arriving no later than 11:15am as the students will start arriving at 11:30am. Arizonans for Children is located at 1112 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. If you are interested in joining, please contact to confirm.

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

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

Ongoing opportunities:

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 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 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:
Intel Contact:  Cheryl Bristow –

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 –
Intel Contact – Mary Alyce Grube –

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