The City of Tempe is looking for school groups (junior high, high school, and college), service organizations, and corporate groups, as well as individuals, interested in one-time service projects. Please see "One-time Activities" for a current list of upcoming events and activities.
Puttin On the Kids Carnival at Escalante Center, July 24, 3-5:30p or 5:30-8:30p (40 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteers needed to assist with setting up games, carnival activities and cleaning up at the end of the evening.
Back to School Celebration at Escalante Center, July 29, 2-4:30p or 4-6:30p (30 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteers are needed to help set up booths, serve ice cream and assist with a raffle. Event is for school-aged children and their parents.
Tardeada at Tempe Public Library, October 5, shifts vary-noon to 8p (40 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteers needed to assist with arts and crafts booths, inflatables, informational booths and clean-up.
Pumpkin Carving at the Escalante Center, October 15, 3-6:30p (10 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteers needed to assist the youth with pumpkin carving activities. Set-up and clean-up included.
Halloween Adventure at Escalante Center, October 24, 2-6p or 5:30-9p (40 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteer duties will include setting up booths, food, games, ticket taking and clean-up.
Halloween Carnival at Kiwanis Park, October 25, 4:30p-9:30p (40 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteer duties include helping at bounce houses, train ride, ticket booth, inflatable slide and stage. A full evening of Halloween fun!!
Winter Wonderland at Escalante Center, December 12, 2-4:30p or 4:30-6p (40 volunteers)--OPEN
Volunteers needed to assist with wintry, fun activities for youth. Set-up and clean-up included.
YEAR-ROUND ON-GOING GROUP PROJECTS
Project such as the following can generally be scheduled anytime during the year if there is a current need. Call the listed contact person to make arrangements.
Parks and Trail Maintenance (10 to 30 volunteers) (When available)
Help pick up trash; plant trees; remove non-native plants; clean/paint parks equipment; repair, stabilize and build new trails in Tempe parks and preserve areas, as needed (no projects during June/July/August)
Contact: Bobbi Lloyd at 480-350-8352 or see environmental projects.
Library Shelf and Book Cleaning (up to 15 volunteers)
Dust and wash library shelves and books while maintaining books in proper order.
Contact: Jodie Garth at 480-350-5190.
If you are willing to make a longer-term commitment, check out the Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Path programs.
Or call the City of Tempe Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.