Once you’ve left your working years behind you and have begun to enjoy your retirement, there are many productive ways to use your free time to make a difference.
Volunteering can be a fantastic way to give something back to your community, and enrich your life.
Read further to learn the different ways that you can contribute to the Tempe community with these volunteer options.
The Tempe Elementary School District needs volunteers to assist the teachers in their daily work with students. You’ll be an extra pair of hands helping teachers to prepare the next generation for the challenges ahead of them.
You’ll also help by:
Serving as a library assistant
Being a field trip helper
Being a room mother/father
Acting as a resource speaker
Participating on site-based committees
Extending the staff's time by copying, making materials or working on any one of a variety of classroom projects.
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital needs volunteers in every part of the hospital. You can help out at the Information Desk, the Surgery Waiting Room, the Emergency Room, and many other areas.
As a Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital volunteer you’ll receive:
Free flu shots
Free Annual TB screening
You will also enjoy the satisfaction of making a real difference in people’s lives.
If you’ve always enjoyed spending time at the library, why not volunteer there? The Tempe Public Library needs volunteers to help out in a variety of important roles.
Be a Computer Aide: help reserve study room time, open the study rooms, and help people use the library computers to send email, print documents or conduct an internet search.
Keep things in order as a Shelving Assistant: help empty the book drops, check-in books and re-shelve books and other materials.
Bring the library to others as a Homebound Delivery Assistant; deliver books to Tempe residents who are physically unable to get to the library.
The Phoenix Zoo is always looking for people to join the Adult Volunteer Program. You just need to pass a background check and be comfortable interacting with visitors as a representative of the Zoo. The Phoenix Zoo asks that you commit to at least 75 volunteer hours annually.
The Tempe Community Action Agency would love to hear from you. There are many opportunities to give back to the Tempe community volunteering here.
The Homeless Shelter program needs people to assist the less fortunate with temporary housing and social services.
Help your fellow senior citizens volunteering for their Senior Programs.
Feed the hungry at the food bank or help produce organic fruits and vegetables in the Community Gardens.
Make the most of your golden years by helping out and enriching the lives of your fellow Tempe, Arizona residents. The end of your working life isn’t the end of new experiences. Enjoy meeting new people and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.
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