Valley Volunteer Opportunities Abound

The Valley is always a great place to volunteer. This list will keep you active in your community.

Connor Lowe, Columnist

It’s February, nearly March, and spring break is approaching. Time to lay around and play video games for weeks! Or, you know, you could do something productive like community service. It’s a great way to fill up those hours, and afterwards you get this warm feeling of accomplishment. Here are some handy opportunities:

AZ Power Paws’ youth board needs more members! You’ll pet dogs, find fundraising opportunities, pet dogs, run social media accounts, and pet dogs! I cannot stress how much dog there is! Their website is The board holds monthly meetings to recruit new members.

Feed My Starving Children is always looking for volunteers. They pack inexpensive and highly nutritious meal bags for starving people in more than 70 countries worldwide. You turn up for a few hours and walk away knowing you’ve done something good. Remember to bring some cash if you want to donate. Volunteer at

Ryan House, a home providing care for kids with life-threatening conditions, needs help with dinner service! They want to provide a fun dinner for people coming back from grief counselling, and need your help! Their website is, and the minimum age is 15 years old with a signed waiver.

Robinson Ranch advertises itself as an Equine Assisted Learning and Horse Therapy Center. Located in south Phoenix, it provides education and therapy to underprivileged and disabled children by helping them ride and care for horses. It’s completely volunteer-run and needs some help! See

City of Phoenix organizes some upstanding citizens are volunteering to clean up Phoenix neighborhoods! They’ll be cleaning up weeds, mowing, removing dead trees and branches, and picking up trash around the city. You can access their advertisement here

You can find plenty more opportunities at and, so make sure you check them out.