Volunteering releases endorphins. The mind can only think of one thing at a time. This can go a long way to reduce pain or other forms of suffering, There is a deeper aspect. There are two kinds of volunteer experiences. Please chose which one you wish to have.
1) You can choose to volunteer in a predictable, organized job where one show up and just does what one is told. Highly valuable for people under stress who just want to help, without having to think or decide.
2) You can choose to volunteer in a climate that is unpredictable to develop your skills in resiliency, teamwork and ability to handle challenges under stressful situations. Excellent to develop teamwork, relationship and problem solving skills. Great for training leadership candidates.
Every Thursday morning from 11am - 1pm, is a opportunity to meet our agency, and help with processing our donations in Central Phoenix. United Way's Project Connect, Arizona Veteran's Stand Down are all service activities we need volunteer help to deliver services.
We attend numerous fun events where we share disaster, safety and health information for pets (and humans) and tell people of our agency's services where one can volunteer and have fun at the event!
Coming Major Service and Volunteer Projects:
We aid people in crisis, who would not ask for help for themselves, but will for their beloved pets, to get aid for their pets, and for themselves through our partnerships , to help their long term recovery.
We help build community through pets!
To be able to close our agency, because pet's needs are met!
When the Arizona Central Region Citizen's Corp dissolved their 501(c)3 status in 2015, we saw a gap that needed to be filled. Most Citizen's Corps, have a focus on having Professional Responders/Rescuers and high energy, healthy citizens involved.
We refer people who wish to get involved with high energy to CERT, MRC and other FEMA response groups to those located in their city but ~
68% of families have at least one pet!
(Thank you Wag Magazine, for this fact survey by the APPA National Pet Owners!)
What about the Grandmother with Alzheimers, with her cat,~the one thing that keeps her grounded and connected, or the young boy with Autism with his doggie that keeps him calm but isn't a service dog? What about seniors, families who care for ill or injured at home, functionally disabled (27% in Arizona are functionally disabled, up from 25% the previous year) Parents with very young children and more, with pets/service dogs?
Our focus is education on evacuation and the other decisions within the first hours of disaster response, and to build relationships with local community:~churches, schools, small businesses who dont even know they are required by OSHA law (1910.35-38) to have these plans in place and practiced!
There is a need cash donations for this work now! It is up to you.
Will you help them, be their HERO?
Please pass a empty bowl around your business, group, friends or post our needs for cash, item donations, or volunteer effort on your social media feeds please?
Member, Arizona Leadership Council at the Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits
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For Homeless/Near Homeless > United Ways Project Connect 8am-3pm -Be a part of your Community, whether volunteering or because of a need. Project Connects, Hopefest and Arizona Veterans Stand Downs, are conducted in the SAME way, a Disaster Recovery Center is by FEMA! A Great opportunity to find out if you are up to the rigors of working as a disaster volunteer!
> Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Salvation Army 17420 N. Ave of the Arts, Surprise AZ 85378
> Thursday, Sept 7. 2017 at Sun Valley Community Church
6101 S. River Drive, Tempe, AZ 85833
Emergency/disaster information for your pets here!
We are so excited to have the Arizona Avian Alliance, join us, as a part of our 501c3. Finches to parakeets to parrots and more. Now we help people with their beloved feather friends in crisis!
Office hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm
Text or Call: 602-909-7153
Be sure to call first, to make sure our partner agencies, currently have pet food.
>If you have run out of pet food, learn which human food is safe for your pet, click here or download a pdf copy below:
Learn about Us~
Please call us at 602/909-7153 to let us know of your donation effort for our social media and a "How-to" to help organize the pet food/item drive!
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For Veterans around Arizona - arizonastanddown.org eventscalendar Watch our work with Veteran's below!
We look for volunteers who feel passion for building community, who know that through beloved pets, we touch broken hearts, below are our group service activities!
The events on the calendar are opportunities to help with little training.
> Show Low Veteran"s Resource Fair August 12
> Cochise County Veteran's Resource Fair August 18
> Yavapai County Stand Down September 22
Business & Community Support,
You gave $766,988 of Pet Food/Items for 11 Counties in Arizona~
Thank You from them!