Age-friendly Volunteer Initiative

City Hall Connectors at Phoenix City Hall

T​he city of Phoenix is engaging and empowering the 50+ community through civic engagement, employment, and social participation in a variety of activities throughout the city. The city is actively working towards becoming an age friendly city through the World Health Organization and American Association of Retired Persons’ (AARP) Network of Age Friendly Communities. 

Volunteer Phoenix provides a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the city for those seeking to become more civically engaged. 

For general inquires, please contact the Volunteer Phoenix office at (602)495-0313 or

​Art Ambassadors

Phoenix Convention Center logo

The Phoenix Convention Center utilizes volunteers as Arts Ambassadors.  The Ambassadors serve as the ushers at Symphony Hall and the Orpheum Theatre. Ushers play the part of hosts and are the most visible reflection of service during events.  They are relied upon to be courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to the clients and patrons of our venues.  In this manner, volunteer ushers are in the position to positively impact the experience of our patrons thereby benefiting the arts groups that utilize our facilities.  If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, you’ll fit right in!


Orpheum Theatre- 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Symphony Hall- 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Information:

Patty Dunlap

(602) 495-7139

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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The VITA program prepares tax returns for free for low-income-to-moderate income individuals and families. Volunteers receive FREE training in how to prepare a basic tax return. Tax preparation sites are located throughout the city of Phoenix with various dates and times of operation. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within the VITA program:  tax preparers, greeters, site coordinators, instructors, and interpreters.

Location: Multiple

Contact Information:

Sanida Starr

(602) 262-4948

AARP Reading Tutor

AARP Experience Corps logo

Are you passionate about reading? The City of Phoenix, in partnership with AARP Experience Corps and Experience Matters, is recruiting volunteers 50 and above to support a tutoring program designed to improve literacy skills for Phoenix elementary school students. Opportunities are available at nine Phoenix school districts. If you love reading and inspiring our youth - this opportunity is for you!

Location: Multiple

Contact Information:

Yvonne Pastor

(602) 256-4388.

The Gallery @ City Hall

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Volunteers at the Gallery @ City Hall serve as both hosts and educators, welcoming visitors and enriching their gallery experience. Volunteers may be called upon to provide directions, information and friendly assistance about other public art and visitor experiences located in downtown Phoenix. This opportunity requires a bi-weekly commitment. 

Location:  200 Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Information:

Mary Muesegades

(602) 495-0185

​Pueblo Grande Museum

Museum entrance

The Pueblo Grande Museum is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of prehistory, history, and ethnology of inhabitants of the Southwest, and promoting a greater understanding of the diversity of cultures past and present. Volunteers at the Pueblo Grande Museum can serve as educators, front desk ambassadors, gift shop attendants, and tour guides. 

Location: 4619 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ  85034

Contact Information:

John Bello

(602) 495-0901

​City Hall Connectors

City Hall entrance

Would you like to be at the center of the action at Phoenix City Hall?  Do you enjoy helping people find the services they need?  The city's Public Works Department is seeking energetic, positive, customer-service oriented volunteers to welcome and assist guests at the main information desk on the first floor of Phoenix City Hall. Service hours are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  You can choose a 3- or 6-hour shift commitment.

Location: 200 Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Information:

Kathleen Hofmann

(602) 534-2519

Sky Harbor Navigator

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Sky Harbor Navigators are a group of friendly volunteers whose mission is to make our guests’ experience at Sky Harbor Airport faster, easier and more enjoyable. Navigator volunteers serve all over the Airport by providing directions, information and friendly assistance. They also serve as a welcoming presence to over 100,000 passengers each day. Volunteers are asked to commit to one, four-hour shift per week.

Location: 3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Contact Information:

Rachel Brannan

(602) 683-3805

Hands On Greater Phoenix

Hands On Greater Phoenix logo

HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a local nonprofit who has been operating in the Valley for 25 years with the mission of putting volunteers to work where they are needed most.  HandsOn Greater Phoenix offers a calendar of 60+ diverse, high-impact, one-time community service projects each month. To see a full list of volunteer opportunities, use the volunteer opportunities search at and refine the search criteria by selecting 'Seniors/RSVP' in the 'Appropriate For' box.

Location: Multiple

Contact Information:

Steve Woodhams

(602) 973-2212

​Keep Phoenix Beautiful

Keep Phoenix Beautiful logo

Keep Phoenix Beautiful is for ALL generations and our volunteer opportunities cover a wide variety of project tasks.  From gardening to monitoring recycling containers at a special event to meeting and greeting residents at a recycling festival to picking up trash at a local park, we love the passion, engagement and wisdom of experienced adults!  If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, chock full or purpose, just let us know.  We’ll have job that will fit your interest!

Location: Multiple

Contact Information:

Cindy Moss

(602) 262-4820

Keep Phoenix Beautiful Website

​Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Library program is seeking Chapter volunteers and Warehouse Volunteers for various positions. Chapter volunteers are needed at 16 library branches to sort through donations of used media for condition and scan books for online listings. Warehouse volunteers are needed to receive and process new donations, scan and list books online, sort and shelf books, and prepare books for delivery.

Location: Multiple

Contact Information:

Alysa Edwards 

(602) 534-5208

Water Coloring at Palo Verde

Water color kit

This Palo Verde Branch volunteer opportunity is for one or more hosts to lead adults in water coloring activities for our Thursday Morning Water Coloring program. Volunteer(s) will facilitate a fun, relaxed time for adults. This opportunity is specific to Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. only.

Location: 4402 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031

Contact Information:

Alma Puebla

(602) 495-7894

Court Connectors

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Would you like to be at the center of the action at Phoenix Municipal Court?  Do you enjoy helping people find the services they need?  The city's Public Works Department is seeking energetic, positive, customer-service oriented volunteers to welcome and assist guests at the Court Information Booth on the first floor of the Municipal Court. Service hours are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  You can choose a 2- or 4-hour shift commitment.

Location: 300 Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Information:

Darlene Young

(602) 262-1608

Sky Harbor Navigator Buddies

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Airports around the world are deploying teams of furry friends and their handlers to help de-stress passengers during travel. The Navigator Buddies, dogs and their owners, volunteer a minimum of 2.25 hours per week at the airport. They walk the terminals offering opportunities for passengers to pet and enjoy some quality time with man’s best friend. Dogs must be in good standing with a qualified pet therapy organization. 

Location: 3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Contact Information:

Rachel Brannan

(602) 683-3805