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February 3, 2015

Hello Wildcats!
Welcome back for
another great semester!
As you get back into
the swing of things, it
is our hope that you
find time to volunteer
in the U of A and
Tucson communities
alike. In the spirit of
Valentine’s Day this
month, find time to
spread some love to
those who are in need.
Also be sure to check
out our new section for
posting about
In service,
Your VolunteerUA Team

Alternative Break Trip : New Orleans
This past January, 14 UA students traveled to Louisiana to gain
a better understanding of social issues facing the New Orleans
community. Students worked in a soup kitchen, a middle school,  
a horse ranch, and a senior center. Students also met with many
community members, and had free time to explore the city and
partake in its many vibrant traditions.

"My alternative breaks
trip was an invaluable, enriching experience. I
was able to help others while making many new
life-long friends. This trip helped me to learn
more about social justice than I ever could
have in a classroom."
UA student Elena Gold '15:

2015 Cheer and Basketball League is Underway!!

VolunteerUA has been working on making a positive impact
with the community through the annual cheer and
basketball league. This league is free for all children aged
7-13 and is an entirely student run program. For the next
couple weeks student volunteers and children in the
community will be enjoying Saturday basketball games and
cheerleaders supporting on the sidelines!

Register on just add your zip code
and find volunteer opportunities near you! If you have any questions,
Email us at!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
1. Up With People

2. Walk MS
3. Love Of Reading Week
4.Youth Bridges

1. Up With People
Do you want to travel the world?
Make a difference on a global scale?
Learn invaluable leadership skills?
Inspire youth? Network
internationally? Earn college
credits? Perform for thousands?
Join Us!
Up with People is returning to
Tucson in March of 2015 – that’s
100 students from 20 countries!
They travel internationally,
volunteer, live with host families,
perform & more! DON'T MISS OUT:
The Up with People Advance Team
will be on the U of A Mall from
10am-2pm on February 11th,
28th, and March 3rd sharing
experiences and giving more
information of the visit to Tucson!
Contact Natalia Serna for more

2. Walk MS: Tucson

3. Love of Reading Week

Walk MS is our rallying point, a
time and a place for us to stand
together and to be together -- to
help raise critical funds that
support cutting edge research,
drive change through advocacy,
facilitate professional education
and provide programs and services
to help people with MS move their
lives forward.

Love Of Reading Week celebrates
the joy and importance of reading.

Help make our Tucson walk a
success by volunteering a few
hours.Saturday, February 28th at
Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way,
Tucson AZ 85716

read, and how important you have

For more information about what
volunteer jobs are available, please
contact: Crystal Blickfeldt at

Looking for volunteers to read to
Kindergarten- 5th grade classes.
One hour increments of time, or if
you can commit to more, that’s
great! Bring your favorite book (s)
if you would like! Please discuss
with the children why you love to
found reading to be in your job,
life, etc.
Monday, Feb. 9th 9am-1pm
Tuesday, Feb 10th 9am-2pm
Wednesday, Feb 11th 9am-1pm
Thursday, Feb 12th 9am-10:30am
Location: 2945 N. Tucson blvd.
Cragin Elementary, Tucson, AZ 85716
For more information:

4. Youth Bridges Mentoring is a mentoring
program under Pima Prevention Partnership, a local nonprofit in the Tucson community whose mission is to build
partnerships with young people, families, and their
communities to improve their quality of life. By
mentoring, you will have the opportunity to make the
difference in the life of a youth and go on a variety of fun
outings with the youth that will increase their self-esteem
and give  them the additional support of an adult role
For students who are interested in a career working in
criminal justice, the public sector, and the non-profit
sector, this is an excellent opportunity to work directly
with youth and understand the challenging obstacles that
the youth population is currently experiencing in the
Tucson community.

Youth Bridges is always looking for motivated mentors
who are interested in changing the life of a young
person. Becoming a mentor is simple: fill out an
application, schedule an interview with one of our mentor
coordinators, and attend a one-day training.
For more information and to get started on the road to
becoming a mentor, please contact:
Brennan Kartchner or
Chris Boyd at

Internship Opportunities

Interest in the non-profit field to assist with
Social Media for the Lupus Foundation of
Southern Arizona (
Position Summary:
Assist with the management of LFSA online/
social media including Facebook and Twitter.
Assist with monitoring and reporting on
performance of website, online advertising,
event Campaigns and data entry as we are
automating our systems.
Your volunteer work will help the Foundation to
continue to move forward in its effort to
Educate, provide support and referrals to a
wider base of population.
If you qualify and want to put your talents to use
for the Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona,
please contact, Yvette Pliett, Office Assistant at
520-548-8370 or email the Foundation at Please include Yvette PliettVolunteer, in the subject line of your email. I
would like your name, phone number, email
address, schedule and hours you are available.
Thank you!

The Arizona Chapter of the American
Parkinson Disease Association is dedicated to
making a positive difference in the lives of
Arizonans with Parkinson’s disease and their
families by promoting “Power Over Parkinson’s
TM” through education, services, and support.
The Chapter also seeks to raise awareness of
Parkinson’s disease and the issues that are
important to the Parkinson’s community.
The American Parkinson Disease Association is
looking for three dedicated interns:
• Program Funding and Evaluation
• Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
• Support Group Expansion Facilitator

Preferred Skills They Would Like you to Have:
Highly Organized,Good Team Player, Emotional
intelligence, Strong relationship and
interpersonal skills, Out of the box thinker,
Attention to detail, Interest in project planning
and implementation, Strong communication
If you would like full position descriptions or
have questions about the internships, to contact
Sarah Jones at 

Community Living Services Planning Intern

Easter Seals Blake Foundation reaches over 18,000
individuals and their families annually throughout
Southern Arizona, providing infants, children,
adults, and families with a broad continuum of
services including early intervention and family
support & preservation, child care and training,
therapeutic, vocational and independent living
training, behavioral health and community
residential services. We are the largest social
services non-profit employer in Southern Arizona.

Easter Seals Blake Foundation is seeking a motivated
and proactive individual who enjoys working within a
team, lives for challenges, loves to problem-solve and
putting puzzles together, open to "working outside the
box" to search for answers; can take an assessment and
go with it, has some experience with project
development, and understands the role of data informing
decisions and actions.  It is important that the candidate
have good writing and planning skills.
For more information contact JC Rivers at (520)
327-1529 extension 202

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