|From the Heart
"From the Heart" upcoming opportunities are updated on a regular basis. Please check our website often, as projects are updated when they become available.
Andre House: Soup line - Sat. - Thurs. -3:15 p.m - 7:30 p.
# needed: Up to 10 maximum (including leaders/chaperones... must be at least 14)
Work includes all aspects of serving the nightly meal to the poor and homeless... meal prep, serving and clean-up. Meals served daily except on Fridays.
-Location: Southwest side of downtown Phoenix near 7th Ave. and Van Buren. The specific details for volunteering (address, parking, dress code, etc) are sent to the volunteer in a confirmation email once a date is agreed to.
-Must send email to request a date to: Teresa Hipp: email or call 602-255-0508 ext. 302. Best to email
- No deadline to reserve, but on first come... first serve basis
Andre House: Clothing/Donations - - Days: Some Saturdays (Email Teresa Hipp to confirm date)
-# needed: Up to 20
- Volunteers sort through the donations and determine what should be kept or passed along to another organization.
-1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
-Must be at least 12 to work here
-Please email a request to volunteer to: Teresa Hipp: email or call 602-255-0508 ext. 302. Best to email.
- This would be great to coordinate with your entire team or club.
Arabian Library After-School Activity Host/Homework Helper/Tutor -- We are looking for reliable, upper classmen as volunteers to help run lively after-school activities including gaming, movies, homework help, and tutoring. Self-starters with strong leadership qualities are highly desirable. This is a unique, fun opportunity for older students to model positive, mature behavior for younger kids, mostly middle schoolers. Volunteers will typically work in teams of one or two, 1 day per week from 3PM-5PM on a regular basis. WE NEED A MINIMUM OF ONE WEEK NOTICE FOR LAST MINUTE REQUESTS. Please contact: Jennifer Kiesl email for more information and the volunteer application form.
NDP Liaison, Kelly Kindorf, email
MAGGIE'S PLACE: Daily: Monday - Sat. 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Students will be doing a variety of tasks that need to be done around the house. This could be anything from doing chores to making welcome signs and thank you cards. Casual, but modest clothing that you don't mind getting dirty is recommended. 1- 5 students. Chaperones not required. Please RSVP to: Terry Benton at email@example.com until Oct. 10th. After October 10th please RSVP: Ranie Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAGGIE'S PLACE: "Work Saturday" (MOST 1st Saturday's of the MONTH). 10 - 15 students are needed to deep clean the Magdalene House at 1419 E. Garfield St., Phoenix 85006 to help make it beautiful and functional for the moms and staff. Casual, but modest clothing that you don't mind getting dirty is recommended. Chaperones not required. You must RSVP to Ranie Cahill at email@example.com. Sign up is a must.
Phoenix Rescue Mission: Family Fun Saturday (9:00-11:30 am) – no age restriction. Organize “stations” that allow the families to spend time together. Ex: board games, sports, crafts… Located at 338 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, 85009. Contact Amanda Grove: email or 602-688-6225.
Sack Meal Preparation/Toiletry Pack Assembly – prepare sack meals and/or toiletry packs for the Hope Coach on site or in your own groups, age 10 minimum. They also have a 1 hour educational piece called Jump into Action that teaches youth about homelessness and how they can be part of the solution. Contact: Gail Engstrom, (602) 346-3383, email.
You must schedule all hours in advance for all opportunities! Contact: Gail Engstrom, Church Relations Coordinator (602)-346-3383 or email , NDP Liaison, Kelly Kindorf - email
SARRC is looking for teen peer mentors ages 13-18 to work with teens with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a pre-vocational, community-based program, Autism CommunityWorks. The various programs are designed to help adolescents and young adults with ASDs determine how their interests and abilities can be applied in the work place as they also learn the necessary life skills that enhance their ability to live and work more independently. The program also provides participants with ASDs opportunities to develop their social skills and the peer mentors the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their peers with disabilities. In addition to the potential benefits from participating in the same training activities as participants with ASD, peer mentors are provided opportunities to develop a better understanding of and friendships with individuals with ASD, while developing leadership skills and further preparing for employment and/or college. There are also scholarship opportunities for those individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills through diligent service and commitment to raising awareness about autism spectrum disorders. If you would like to volunteer with SARRC, please contact Erica Skepnek, Psy.D., SARRC Autism CommunityWorks Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (602) 218-8179.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul - Any evening
Serve Dinner for the homeless at Society of St. Vincent De Paul 420 W. Watkins Rd. Need to be there by 5:00 pm for dining room set up. No sandals - wear tennis shoes. Usually finish by 7:00 pm or so depending on how many people come in to eat. Contact Marisa Martinez at 602-261-6863 and let her know you are a student at NDP. Please contact two days in advance of when you want to work
Please contact Terri Benton to sign up: email or 480-540-3766
Foundation for the Blind Children
April 4, 5, 11, 2013
Location: A farm within the city limits of Phoenix
Time: 9:00AM ‘till Noon
Visiting an actual working small Farm is a treat for all ages, the kids have a ball and so do the adults!! If you remember visiting grandma and grandpa on the farm when you were a child or, if you’re a city slicker, just to be able to get out and have fun on a farm as an adult insures you’ll have a great time with this event.
Here is the schedule:
April 4th: Preschool Students from both the Central campus and the West Valley campus will visit the farm.
April 5th: Elementary Education Students will attend.
April 11th: Preschool Students from the East Valley campus will visit the farm.
We will need 20 volunteers on each of the three days to assist the students as they explore a real working farm. They are allowed to interact with various animals including goats, chickens, rabbits, and sheep. They also get to explore a vegetable and fruit garden and even plant a seedling to take with them. Please let me know which of these three dates would work best for you.
If interested...please contact Mercer Gatto 602-678-5804 or email@example.com
HEAL Fairytale Tea
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N Scottsdale Rd
Need volunteers to help sell tickets during the Tea.....
Please contact Colleen Katz if interested
Happily Ever After League Day at the Park
Saturday, April 20th
Set up 10:00 through 3:00 tear down
Help with setting up area for picnic, help watch kids, take them on the train and to playground, help serve families food, set up and run games
Need 20 kids...please no "no shows". We will depend on you.
Will email meeting place at the park.
NDP shirts( any ), shorts ok, closed toed shoes
Please contact Colleen Katz if interested
GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K
Recruit volunteers – SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Kiwanis Park 6111 South All-America Way, South Soccer Fields,
Tempe , AZ
Come out and join Girls on the Run serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties for a fun-filled 5k! The event is open to the public- men, women and children and participants of all levels will be participating along with hundreds of girls graduating from the Girls on the Run program
Volunteer Duties Include:
Work registration, distribute giveaways, sell raffle tickets, distribute medals, check in Running Buddies, work water station, and distribute drinks and snacks. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and snacks.
Support Girls on the Run:
By participating in the Girls on the Run 5k you will help empower girls! 100% of the race proceeds go directly to Girls on the Run® serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Thank you!
Event Day Shift on 4/27: 6:00 - 10:30 a.m. (could be finished earlier)
Event Clean Up Shift on 4/27: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Julie Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Julie with program-specific inquiries including how to start a program at your site, how to get your daughter involved, details for coaching, details on our Running Buddy or Team Adelaide volunteer opportunities and/or if you have program feedback.
AZ Magic Camp
June 10-14, 2013
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Theme this year is “Swinging Safari.”
The camp is located at Christ Church in Fountain Hills.
Please go to the web site for application and volunteer forms.
If interested please sign up asap as the spots to work the camp fill very quickly. Once you sign up you must be available for the entire week of the camp.
- Miracle League of Arizona (working with special needs or disability needs youth to assist in sports programs).
- One game a week for 8-9 weeks.
- GCU Back-to-school drive
- Founded in 1967, Back to School Clothing Drive (www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com) is Arizona's oldest and largest provider of new school outfits, uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies to children in need. Through its 188-member schools, the organization helps more than 25,000 K-6 grade students annually through its three signature programs: the New Clothes, New Beginnings Distribution; Student Attire For Education (SAFE) Matching Grant and Retail Social Enterprise; and, Stitches of Love sewing group. The organization operates on an annual budget of approximately $1.3 million, three employees, a 14-member board of directors, and more than 2,500 volunteers.
- Mission: To provide new school outfits and uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies to children in need.
We had Breakfast with St. Nick last Sunday and had over 385 people attend. Every year, I have between 15 and 20 Notre Dame students help us with this family event. The kids that help us are always so polite, enthusiastic and willing to go out of their way to make sure the kids have fun, everyone eats, crafts are made, tables are cleaned, smiles happen for Santa, pictures are taken, the kitchen is cleaned, the garbage is all taken out, etc. etc. etc. I can see that Reverence, Respect and Responsibility are not only taught and expected at Notre Dame, but each student exemplifies each of these as well. Thank you for having your students give back to their parishes.
I have attached a picture of all of the NDP helpers with Santa.
Director of Stewardship
Our Lady of Joy
P.O. Box 1359
Carefree AZ. 85377
Javen Benton at St. Vincent De Paul
Hunter Bross and Coleman Fleitz at Andre House
Kyle Benton at Ronald McDonald House
1st Annual Turkey Trot
The first annual Turkey Trot was held on November 18, 2010. The project was sponsored by the PE Department (Coach Gianni) and the Theology Department (Mrs. Gjerstad) The students brought in non-perishable and canned food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Read their thank you note here.
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