Help Us Help Others by Volunteering
Support your community. Open your heart. Lend your talents.
Make a difference. Donate your time. Share your compassion.
Are you a people person?
Volunteer with us; let your outgoing, friendly disposition shine.
Are you a seasonal resident?
Volunteer with us; we welcome help anytime of the year.
Do you have a desire to help others and give back to your community?
Volunteer with us; share your compassion and help your community.
Not sure how you can help?
With many different volunteer opportunities you are sure to find your perfect fit.
We Need YOU
The work of the Interagency Council could not be conducted without the assistance of community volunteers. Each service area consists of volunteers who advocate, organize events and participate both directly and indirectly with service delivery. Currently, there are over 200 volunteers.
What Can I Do to Help?
With over 30 services provided by the Interagency Council, we offer many different ways to help. There’s something for everyone and every interest. If you don’t see what you want or need further information, please call us at (928) 453-5800. We would love to learn about your volunteering desires and find the right fit for you.
Currently here are some of the volunteer opportunities available:
Serve on an Advisory Board
These volunteer opportunities involve planning, fundraising and community awareness to support direct services in our communities.
There are multiple advisory boards organized to support the services provided to the community. The two primary purposes include resource development or fundraising and community outreach/awareness of services available. Advisory Boards work closely with the management of each service area. At minimum, Advisory Board volunteers meet monthly for a one-hour with other advisory board members. There may be additional committees in which volunteers are needed.
Advisory Board opportunities include:
- Advocacy Services: If you have an interest in making sure crisis, educational, domestic violence and financial services are available for members of our communities experiencing a personal or familial crisis, this is the board for you.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters: If you are interested in giving youth the opportunity for success as they face the challenges of adolescence with the support of a mentor, than this is the board for you. This is a county wide service and there are Advisory Boards in the Bullhead, Kingman and Lake Havasu City communities.
- Food Bank Services: If you have an interest in helping the hungry through raising funds and/or obtaining food donations, assisting staff with the ever changing procedural requirements, this is the board for you.
- Healthy Families: If you have an interest in helping families with newborns as they embark on their parental journey, than this is the board for you.
- Sally’s Place: If you have an interest in supporting women and children needing shelter from a domestic violence situation, this is the board for you.
- Youth Services: If you are interested in facilitating support groups and/or organizing youth activities, this is the board for you.
More Volunteer Opportunities
These opportunities involve direct support to members of our communities.
- Chin-Up (CARING for Havasuvians In Need – United Project):Work at home cutting coupons, sorting coupons, stamping coupons, collecting coupons and dropping off the coupons at Interagency. Help hang coupons at the following grocery stores: Food City and Smiths’. This requires one hour at the store in the early morning.
- Community Food Bank: Assist with the distribution of food to clients or stock food on weekly basis.
- Crisis Advocacy Team: Work on a team and respond to crisis calls; this team may go to the victim’s home with an officer. This requires a volunteer to be on call. Schedules are put together a month in advance. Training required and provided. Length of volunteer time is determined by the volunteer.
- Reception:Assist with reception area phones and applications.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters:Become a mentor and spend one-to-one time with a child/youth to help promote healthy growth and development resulting is a successful transition to young adulthood. Mentors are paired with the same child for a specified length of time. Time commitment varies.
- Student Assistance Program: Work on a team in the schools facilitating positive peer interaction in a support group setting for youth. Training required and provided. This requires one hour a week for six weeks.
- Adopt A Family: Assist in the implementation of the Adopt-A-Family Program, (October- December) organization and distribution.
- Literacy Council: Assist others with reading, writing, and math skills.
What’s my next step? How Do I Volunteer?
We look forward to you joining our team!