Retiring from work doesn’t mean retiring from life. There are many volunteer opportunities in and around Scottsdale that will provide you with purpose and a chance to help out.
Why not use the knowledge and experience that you’ve gained over the decades to enrich the lives of others?
Honor Health is always in need of volunteers to help patients and staff to serve the Scottsdale area.
Volunteers at Honor Health help the professional staff there in contributing to the care and comfort of patients and their families. You’ll learn new skills working under experienced professionals and get the satisfaction of providing a valuable service to your community.
The Scottsdale Unified School District would be happy to have you! You can help out in classrooms so teachers can spend more time teaching and less time preparing copies and collecting materials.
The school library will appreciate someone to help keep materials in order, tell stories to children and re-shelve books.
Field trips will always need chaperones; you can help keep children safe on school trips.
Fill out an application and pass a background check to help make a difference in children’s lives.
The Scottsdale Public Library would appreciate your help. Be a volunteer "Read to Succeed" tutor and help children read. You’ll be matched with at-risk readers in the first grade. Work with small groups using lesson plans and research-based teaching material so the children can reach their grade level goals in literacy.
The Library requires that you complete two one-hour afternoon sessions per week under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator.
Scottsdale needs volunteers to help out with important services and programs.
Scottsdale Adaptive Services has opportunities volunteer coaching for the Scottsdale Bobcats Adaptive Sports programs:
Track and Field
You’ll work with people experiencing a broad range of disabilities. Keep in mind that you must commit for an entire 8 to 12 week season, once a week practices, and some weekends. Training is provided in disability awareness, and some training will be done online. You will attend 2 all day competitions and partake in an awards banquet!
The Scottsdale Adopt-a-Family program helps families every Thanksgiving and holiday season with a meal. Volunteer to help hand out food and toys to needy families.
Summer in Scottsdale can be brutal, and it’s felt most by the frail and homebound. Volunteer at Scottsdale Beat the Heat and help distribute donated summer goods.
The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center saves native wildlife that has been injured or displaced by construction and new developments. When a rescued animal cannot be released back into the wild, it is kept in their accredited sanctuary.
They can’t accomplish their mission without a battery of dedicated volunteers to help defray the costs of providing veterinary care, food, and enclosures for the rescued wildlife.
These are just some of the great ways to give back to the community and enrich your retirement years. Give it a try!
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