Fall Volunteer Program for Students
Applications for spring accepted starting Sunday, December 1!
The City of Tempe has volunteer opportunities throughout the school year that provide students with the opportunity to get involved in their community through positive and productive volunteer experiences. The program places students in City facilities and programs such as the Tempe Public Library. Opportunities are available for students in the sixth grade up through high school, and even college. Programs with a set weekly schedule require completion of an application and interview. Questions? Call the Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.
Opportunities are as follows:
Library Youth Volunteer Corps--Volunteers in sixth through 12th grades work on shift of 1.5 to 2 hours per week from mid-September to mid-December in the children's library where they assist with shelving library materials, preparing materials for story times, straightening play areas, stocking computer carrels and assisting the librarians as needed.
Library Shelving Assistants--Volunteers in sixth through 12th grades work one shift of 1.5 to 2 hours per week from mid-September to mid-December in the library's Shelf Maintenance area where they empty book drops, scan and sort books and reshelve library materials.
Special Events and Activites--Volunteer help is needed with small one-time activities and events throughout the fall. You can find a complete list at One-Time Activities.
Escalante Center After-School Program--Volunteers who are at least 16 years of age and a high school junior or above can assist with this informal after-school program. Volunteers interact with elementary and high school age students and serve as models of appropriate behavior, provide positive reinforcement, help staff lead activities and help as needed.
Volunteers assist the instructors of children's classes held at the Edna Vihel Activity Building. Call the volunteer office for a list of spring classes seeking help.