Volunteer Organizations: Education & Libraries

AARP Smart Driver Program

Contact Information

Telephone: 480-883-8750
Email: jwhartley754@centurylink.net
Website: http://aarp.org/volunteernow/

Keep Drivers Safe in Your Community!

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Amado-Sahuarita Adult Learning Program

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-204-6222
Email: asalp9@gmail.com
Website: http://www.asalp.org/how-to-become-a-tutor.html

The Amado-Sahuarita Adult Learning Program works with the underserved adult population of southern Pima County

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Child-Parent Centers

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-882-0100 x77319
Email: ddurazo@childparentcenters.org
Website: http://www.childparentcenters.org/

Share what subject you’d be interested in tutoring and your hours of availability. From there we’ll get you started in making a difference in an adult learner’s life.

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Continental Elementary School District #39

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-4581 x7400
Email: slathen@csd39.org
Website: http://continentalesd.org/

Continental School has an amazing group of over 200 dedicated volunteers who help in all aspects of the educational community.

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Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-289-3940
Email: inspired@VisitCanoa.com
Website: http://www.FriendsofCanoa.org/

Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation is ramping up their “VISIT CANOA” projects for the upcoming tourist season with a focus on adventure and entertainment. Volunteers are needed for these four projects:

Cache to Coin in Canoa

…a high tech treasure hunting game (think geocaching) that leads participants to sites of interest which may contain a chance to win one of a hundred copper coins, prizes, and more. Volunteers needed: youth and adults all ages to help create cache containers, identify, place and maintain cache sites, business liaison, social media postings, and adventure seekers.

The History of Life on the Baca Float Ranch

…a local cult movie and speaker event, in partnership with the Rio Rico Historical Society and made possible by the AZ Humanities. Volunteers needed: Attend two pre-planning meetings *Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Rio Rico Community Center, *Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort. Our main event day at the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort will consist of two showings *Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm & 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Friends of Pima-Green Valley Library, Inc.

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-2253
Email: kswhighorch@yahoo.com
Website: http://gvlibraryfriends.org/

The Friends of the Green Valley Library is an active non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which runs a used bookstore inside the library seven days a week.

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Historic Canoa Ranch

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-724-5220
Email: Valarie.samoy@pima.gov
Website: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?pageId=1507

Historic Hacienda de la Canoa is classified as an historic landmark. We offer tours of the ranch on Tuesdays and Saturdays. We also offer addition environmental education programs such as bird walks and star gazing.

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Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-594-5295
Email: deborah.bossmann@pima.gov
Website: http://www.library.pima.gov/faq/support-the-library-faq/

The Pima County Public Library enriches lives and builds community through opportunities to learn, know, interact, and grow.
If you love the library and have a little free time, we have some great volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers can submit an application form in the library. Once the application is reviewed, our volunteer coordinator will contact you regarding training and scheduling.

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-318-8726
Email: jrankin@noao.edu
Website: https://www.noao.edu/kpno/

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located atop a 6,875-foot Sky Island mountain on the Tohono O’odham Nation, 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The National Observatory is a complex of 25 optical and 2 radio telescopes managed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Literacy Connects

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-882-8006
Email: jdennes@literacyconnects.org
Website: http://www.literacyconnects.org/

Volunteer Opportunities

We really need your help!
 
Explore our extensive range of programs that serve children and adults through literacy and the arts. Literacy creates solutions to many of society’s most persistent problems. From reducing unemployment and poverty to increasing economic growth and opportunity, literacy is key to a better future for all of us.

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Los Ninos Del Valle Preschool & Child Care Center

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-648-1905
Email: barbarasalazar@laposadagv.com
Website: http://casagv.org/

Volunteer opportunities are available to people who enjoy spending time with children ages 2-5 in a learning environment.

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Make Way for Books

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-398-6451
Email: Ally@makewayforbooks.org
Website: http://makewayforbooks.org/

Make Way for Books provides books to under-resourced sites and offers early literacy workshops for educators and parents. Today, MWFB has provided services to nearly 300 preschools and childcare centers. Each year, MWFB serves more than 30,000 children and families and 700 educators.

Volunter Today!

Blue Book House delivery volunteers make monthly deliveries of gently-used books to social services agencies, health clinics, and non-profit organizations participating in the Blue Book House Project. The Blue Book House Project makes books available for families to look at while waiting for services and then take books home to keep.

Storytime Volunteers visit preschools and childcare centers weekly to share books, songs, and puppets with toddlers and preschool-age children in whole and small group settings. Volunteer today.

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One on One Mentoring/Mentoring Tucson’s Kids

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-260-1428
Email: mentoringtucsonskids@gmail.com
Website: http://mentorkidstucson.com/

One on One Mentoring has been matching caring adults with at-risk youth for over 16 years. We are a community-based organization working to be a positive influence to kids facing tough life challenges through one-to-one relationships. Mentoring Tucson’s Kids has been matching caring adults with at-risk youth since 1997. We are a faith-based organization working to be a positive influence to kids facing tough life challenges through one-to-one relationships.

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Osher Life Long Learning Institute

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-300-4135
Email: loisconnell_OLLI@yahoo.com
Website: http://ce.arizona.edu/olli

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Arizona is a non-profit organization created to meet the needs of individuals 50 years of age and older who have a love of learning and wish to pursue it with other like-minded individuals.

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Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation (SEEF)

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-232-3748
Email: jspooner.seef@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/sahuarita.net/seef/home

The Sahuarita Unified School District Educational Enrichment Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 2003 with the mission of enriching the educational opportunities in the Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) and throughout the community. The Foundation works closely with SUSD administration to enhance the programs and offerings available to students in the district and promote educational excellence.

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Sahuarita Pima County Public Library

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-594-5495
Email: tenecia.phillips@pima.gov
Website: http://librarytechnology.org/libraries/library.pl?id=48101

The Pima County Public Library enriches lives and builds community through opportunities to learn, know, interact and grow. If you love the library and have a little free time, we have some fun and interesting volunteer opportunities waiting for you. Please contact us for information.

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Sahuarita Unified Public Schools

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-3502 x1413
Email: jfarmer@sahuarita.net
Website: http://www.susd30.us/

Sahuarita Unified School District provides the highest quality education for all students to reach their maximum potential by using all resources available to the district and by providing a safe environment conducive to learning. Please contact us for more information about our volunteer opportunities.

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San Miguel High School

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-294-6403 x1421
Email: sitterh@sanmiguelhigh.org
Website: http://sanmiguelhigh.org/

San Miguel High School is a private Catholic and Lasallian college and career prep school located on the south side of Tucson. We are a member of the Cristo Rey Network, a thriving association of 26 high schools that utilize an innovative work-study program to provide affordable, Catholic education to more than 8,100 students nationwide.

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Santa Cruz Valley International Pro Rodeo

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-775-2668
Email: events@greenvalleysahuarita.com
Website: http://www.scviprodeo.com/

You don’t have to be a rodeo competitor or professional business owner to become involved. You can join one of our 30 committees and help create the Inaugural Santa Cruz Valley International Pro Rodeo.

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Titan Missile Museum 

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-7736
Email: ymorris@titanmissilemuseum.org
Website: http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/index.php?pg=1

The Titan Missile Museum is the only public accessible Titan II missile site. The museum offers guided tours of the underground missile site, as well as a simulated launch. Also included is an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. The Titan Missile Museum showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union and provides a vivid education about the history of nuclear conflict-a history of keeping the peace. At the Titan Missile Museum (1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, Arizona) visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.

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Tucson Festival of Books

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-399-4410
Email: gvjudith@cox.net
Website: https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?action=form&form=volunteer

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds from the Festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs.

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Tumacàcori National Historical Park

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-377-5063
Email: anita_badertscher@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/tuma/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

More than just adobe, plaster, and wood, these ruins evoke tales of life and land transformed by cultures meeting and mixing. Father Kino’s 1691 landmark visit to an Oodham village when he established Mission Tumacacori was just one event among many.

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