Browse hundreds of volunteer opportunities online at www.volunteersoaz.org, Volunteer Southern Arizona's website. For personalized assistance or more information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed here, call 881-3300.
Resource specialists: Work one-on-one with people affected by mental illness. Help clients identify their support, education and advocacy needs. Give information and make referrals. Learn how the behavioral health system works and about the rights of consumers, family members and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 and volunteer one four-hour shift a week.
Dog-wash fundraiser: A dog-rescue organization has an opportunity for volunteers to help bathe and groom dogs of all breeds at its biannual dog-wash fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17. Refreshments will be provided to volunteers.
Wellness workshop facilitator: Help others by becoming a small-group workshop facilitator for a chronic-disease self-management program. Volunteer lay leaders and co-facilitators will provide knowledge, lead discussions and brainstorming sessions and guide participants to make action plans that will help them better manage their symptoms and their lives. Bisbee area.
Children's book delivery: Volunteer for a local literacy organization that collects gently used children's books and places them in waiting rooms in social-service agencies serving families in greater Tucson. Volunteers serve about once a month on a flexible schedule. Volunteers must have a vehicle that can fit up to four small boxes of books.