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Help Others By Donating Your Time

Becoming a Volunteer at Unlimited Potential is simple:

  • Complete an Application Form and email, fax or mail it to Unlimited Potential.
  • UP reserves the right to do background checks on volunteer staff in the interest of the security of participants. Background checks are performed at no cost to you.
  • Interview with a UP staff member.
  • Selecting a volunteer placement/position.

For more information, please call Veronica at 602-243-7376 or email us at info@upaz.org

Para más información favor de comunicarse con Veronica al 602-243-7376 o mande un email a info@upaz.org

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Volunteer Expectations

DEPENDABILITY: The ability to depend on a volunteer is an essential expectation. Participants and staff look forward to the volunteer’s commitment to report at an expected time and to complete the volunteer assignment thoroughly and enthusiastically.

PROFESSIONALISM: The volunteer is a role model for children and their parents in dress, manner and behavior. Working in a team environment cooperatively with others and demonstrating a willingness to learn are integral parts of professionalism.

CONFIDENTIALITY: The volunteer must respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Program participants should not be discussed outside the program and school environment.

COMMUNICATION: The volunteer should provide feedback and asking questions is appreciated.

Current Volunteer Needs


If you would like to help with our annual events and program activities, please call UP to find out the particular date well ahead of time:

  • OCTOBER: Intercession activities for school-age children
  • NOVEMBER: Support Unlimited Potential's Thanksgiving celebration with UP students and their families. Assist with set up, serving food, and clean-up.
  • DECEMBER: Holiday and Caroling party
  • FEBRUARY: Clean up and project day
  • HIKES (ongoing): To lead nature hikes
  • APRIL: Family Picnic & Game Activities
  • MAY: End-of-Year Celebration

Download Here
Volunteer Application and Información de Voluntariado

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

COLLEGE MENTOR
Description
Task: Mentoring former participants who are attending classes at South Community College
Goals: Provide one-on-one support to women who have attended UP’s literacy/English classes and enrolled in classes at South Mountain College
Activities: Help individuals register and sign up for appropriate classes (as recommended by UP staff); call and, if necessary, meet with the mentee every 2-3 weeks to help mentor their work, discuss problems, and/or provide encouragement; provide support and inspiration to the mentee; commit yourself to a one year relationship with the student
Time Frame: One school year (2 semesters), meeting once or twice a month
Location: South Mountain College, or Unlimited Potential at 6520 S Central, Phoenix, or the student’s house (as agreed between student and mentor)
Qualifications: Knowledge of community college procedures; interest and patience to helping individuals with limited educational background; helping students develop study skills; homework monitoring
Benefits: Empowering low-literate individuals with your mental resources; sharing your educational background; applying your knowledge and communication skills; changing someone's life by instilling confidence; gaining insight into issues other communities face


STUDY COACH
Description
Goals: Provide additional support in learning the English language to women with little previous education
Responsibilities: Commit to at least one day of the week (between 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., except Fridays) to teach English literacy one-on-one, or in a small group, as instructed by UP staff;encourage, support and inspire students in a positive and personal manner; communicate to the staff in advance if you cannot mentor on a specific day
Time Frame: One month to one school year
Location: Unlimited Potential at 6520 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Qualifications: Advanced knowledge of the English language; experience in teaching English as a second language preferred but not required; positive attitude and compassion about teaching our women participants
Benefits: Help empower individuals and provide them with educational opportunities; improve skills such as communication; satisfaction from helping another; an insight into issues facing people in other communities


CHILDREN'S ASSISTANT
Description
Responsibilities: Commit to at least one day of the week (between 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., except Fridays) to assist the children’s teachers in various activities; support a creative, encouraging, and responsible environment; play, sing, read and be creative with children
Time Frame: One month to one school year
Location: Unlimited Potential at 6520 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Qualifications: Love working with children; be a positive role model; commit to one day a week or to special events
Benefits: Help to inspire and educate the children at UP; improve skills such as communication; satisfaction from helping another; gain insight into issues facing people in other communities

For more information on any of the ongoing volunteer opportunities please call Veronica at (602) 243-7376 or email her at info@upaz.org




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