The opportunities listed here are with organizations outside of the library. For information about volunteering at the library, please visit our volunteer page.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
A variety of positions are available for teens. For example, Donor Ambassadors are the first face of the Red Cross at blood drives. They welcome and register blood donors, manage the donor flow for the day, and provide the canteen services. Other positions include clerical positions supporting the disaster cycle services response program as well as support for the Service to the Armed forces program.
Assistance League of Tucson
Assistance League of Tucson is "recognized as a leading force for hope and positive change." The mission statement of the organization is "volunteers working in the Tucson community to help those in need."
Assistance League of Tucson offers the ASSISTEENS® AUXILARY program. Participation in Assisteens develops personal growth, leadership skills, poise, public speaking skills, and a sense of civic responsibility.
Children's Museum Tucson
Located in the historic Carnegie Library, CMT has 17,000 square feet space with 10 indoor exhibits and a beautiful outdoor courtyard with lots of space for kids to play and imagine. Our exhibits and programs are geared toward kids up to 10 years old.
Teens ages 15 and older can volunteer at the children's museum. They'll interact with visitors, help staff set up crafts and activities, help with camps, special events and museum programs.
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona strives to address the root causes of hunger. They believe that access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food is a basic human right, and that empowered people and their communities thrive.
Volunteers are welcome on Saturday mornings from 7:00am-10:00am at Las Milpitas Community Farm. There are also opportunities for volunteers, ages 16 and older, to help in bagging and distributing food at 3003 S. Country Club from 8:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Volunteers must register beforehand.
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona exists to "make diapers, incontinence supplies, and period products available in times of need through collaborative community relationships." Volunteers serve in a variety of positions.
Volunteer opportunities include diaper bundling, monthly order packing and distributions, and a variety of warehouse tasks. For updated volunteer opportunities and scheduling, download the Golden Volunteer app.
Felicia’s Farm grows naturally, and donates 100% of vegetable and egg production to organizations serving people struggling with food insecurity.
Kids ages 13 and up can volunteer at Felicia's Farm, where they'll be put to work pulling weeds, harvesting, turning compost, planting or whatever needs done that day. Kids younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. All visits MUST be scheduled.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's vision is "a world where everyone has a decent place to call home."
There are many opportunities available for teens - Construction, Marketing, HabiStore, or Volunteer Services.
The Mission of Harmony Hospice is to "provide excellent and compassionate hospice care while creating a community bond through the professional services of our medical staff and volunteers."
Teen volunteer opportunities include Client Support, Administration, and Community Events.
Hermitage Cat Shelter
At the Hermitage, we adhere to the principle of No-Kill in that no cat in our care will ever be euthanized to make room for another, nor will any cat in our care ever be destroyed except in cases of terminal and painful illness.
There are a variety of jobs to do there including working the shelter, socializing and grooming cats, helping with events and more. Teens ages 16 and up can volunteer on their own. Younger teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
More Than a Bed
More Than a Bed's mission is to support foster, kinship, and adoptive families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. Specifically, those practical needs include anything a family might need to care for a child.
Volunteer opportunities include: cleaning donated shoes, sorting clothes, hanging clothing that will be saved for other seasons/holidays, organizing household items in the warehouse, pod attendant, and special events.
Pima County Teen Court
Pima County Teen Court is a diversion program for minors that have been arrested and have admitted guilt to their crime. These teens choose to be sentenced by a jury of their peers instead of going through the juvenile justice court system. All participants are teens, except for the judge.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities include Jury Duty (no training or registration required), Teen Attorney (training offered yearly).
Reid Park Zoo
Zoo Crew volunteers are teen educators who work on Zoo grounds with guests of all ages, helping them create inspiring memories and form connections between wild animals and wild places. Join the Reid Park Zoo Crew!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona
A nonprofit 501(c)(3), provides comfort and support to families and children facing serious illness or injury. The Ronald McDonald House provides a "Home Away from Home" for families who must travel to Tucson for medical care.
Teen Volunteer opportunities include answering telephones, greeting families and visitors, making up rooms so they are ready for new families, organizing kitchens, organizing playroom, storing and organizing donations, assisting with special projects, restocking linens and supplies.
St. Joseph's Hospital / St. Mary's Hospital
Carondelet Health Network's mission is to improve the quality of life of every patient who enters their doors.
Teen Volunteer opportunities include front lobby Information Desk, Surgery ICU Information Desk, Dial-A-Volunteer to escort, deliveries, & wheelchairs after proper training.
Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids is a one-of-a-kind ranch in the city, offering children with and without special medical or developmental needs, the opportunity to serve their community through the joy of animal interaction.
Teen Volunteer opportunities include AM/PM ranch shifts, birthday parties, Little Buckaroos, and traveling events.
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Tu Nidito Children and Family Services exists to create a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief.
Direct Care Volunteers work directly with children, teens, and/or caregivers impacted by serious medical condition or death. In-Direct Care Volunteers work behind the scenes to ensure all programs have the administrative and financial support they need to be successful. In-Direct Volunteer roles vary widely but include: Office Volunteers, Special Events, specialized group projects, and select Internships.