A Few Best Places in Tucson to Volunteer

Dacey Cervantes, Senior Spot Light Editor

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Do you ever want to help out around Tucson? Do you ever just want to do something nice for others? Why not be a volunteer? Don’t know where to volunteer in Tucson, well here are some ideas:

Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona does the most to help people access food no matter if it’s meals for school kids or produce for families. There are both long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities to help them out. Long-term volunteers help people check in their food markets, can work at farmers’ markets, and can work in an administration office. However, to be a long-term administrator, you must go through orientation, while short-term volunteers help by packing food boxes or package produce for families. They can also help plate meals and volunteer at the Las Milpitas community farm.

Pima County Public Library

Are you a book lover? Do you support everything a local library does? If so, you should volunteer at the Pima County Public Library. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to help in many ways! You can help stock and sort shelves, delivering books to the shelters and the homebound on the Bookbike or Books on Wheels program, helpings kids learn how to read, helping the seed Library sort through seeds that have been donated, or helping with the summer reading program. You only have to be 14 years of age or older to volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson

Whether you have construction skills or not, you can still help Habitat for Humanity Tucson build homes. Individuals and groups can volunteer to help build homes, construction staff will show you how and what needs to be done. You can volunteer from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. You will have to go through an orientation before working on the site. Teenagers volunteering must be 16 years of age and have parent permission.