The next available training opportunity for volunteer Crisis Line/Intervention and Support Group facilitators is September 10-11, 2010. Please complete the Communication Skills & Volunteer Facilitator Training Registration to enroll.
The work of the Interagency Council could not be conducted without the
assistance of community volunteers. Each department consists of volunteers who
advocate, organize events and participate both directly and indirectly with service
delivery. Currently, there are over 200 volunteers for the 26 programs provided by the
Interagency Council. Applications are accepted during regular business hours from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at the Interagency Council. If you are interested in learning more about the
volunteer opportunities you are encouraged to call the Interagency Council at (928) 453-
5800 or toll fee at (888) 453-5802 or stop by the agency to pick up a volunteer
1 . Complete an application (click here to download application) indicating your
area of interest
2 . Return it to the Interagency Council at 1940 Mesquite Avenue.
3 . Agency staff will contact you regarding your areas of interest.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (0-5 YEARS OLD)- Child and Family Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Child and Family Resources Advisory Board to assist in the
sustainability of programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: work with children 2 hours at time, once or twice a week while adults
are in class or group. It’s best if the children see the same face as often as possible.
CHILDREN’S FOOD PROGRAM: Assist in preparing food bags to be distributed to families with
children 0-5 years old. Volunteer time is flexible.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS
- Domestic Violence Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Domestic Violence Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability
of domestic violence programs. The two primary purposes include resource development
and community outreach.
COURT ADVOCATE: This person is trained to advocate in the court for the victims of domestic
violence. Training is required and provided. Volunteer can expect a commitment of 2-3
hours a week.
CRISIS INTERVENTION 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 call time and a beeper that is worn on
call. Training required and provided. Time varies.
CRISIS LINE: Take a crisis call from your home telephone via an answering service. Callers do
not know your name or phone number. Training required and provided. Volunteer time
specified by you.
SALLY’S PLACE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER: Assist with answering telephone calls
and being a companion to victims of domestic violence. Volunteer time is flexible.
FINANCIAL RESOURCE PROGRAMS- Financial Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Financial Resources Advisory Board to assist in the
sustainability of assistance programs. The two primary purposes include resource
development and community outreach.
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
Volunteer 2 hours a week. Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays.
DIRECT SERVICES RECEPTION: Assist with reception area phones and applications. This requires
one day a week for four hours.
YOUTH PROGRAMS (5-17 YEAR OLDS)- Youth Resources Department
ADVISORY BOARD: Serve on the Youth Resources Advisory Board to assist in the sustainability
of youth programs. The two primary purposes include resource development and
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
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 eight weeks.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIIES- Administration
ADOPT A FAMILY: Assist in the implementation of the Adopt-A-Family Program. (October-
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Serve as a volunteer overseeing the operations of the Interagency
HANDY MAN: Individual will help with painting, change light bulbs, etc. Time not specified.
RESPITE ADULT DAY CARE: Assist with daily activities and crafts by interacting with clients who
have dementia or Alzheimer’s. Volunteer from 8am to 2pm Monday-Friday