Volunteer

Dates are already set for 2017 and StandDown events are taking place all over our state!  

Check below for all current volunteer opportunities available for all AVSA StandDown events. 

PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of the Maricopa County StandDown, which is coordinated by AVSA/AZCEH, all annual StandDown events are coordinated and maintained by local leaders and veterans organizations in Cochise County, Coconino County, Gila County, Graham/Greenlee Counties, La Paz County, Mohave County, Pima County, Pinal County, Yavapai County, and Yuma County. While AVSA provides financial and technical assistance to these locations, all logistics, including volunteer management, is coordinated by local leaders and veterans organizations. 

Additionally, if you know of a StandDown event not listed here, or in our StandDown Events Calendar, please email us so we may reach out to them. 

Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 1

    MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN
    REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEERS
    (THURSDAY ONLY)

    There are TWO ways to volunteer at the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown.

    1) GUEST GUIDES
    Over 2,000 volunteers are needed to serve as Guest Guides. If you would like to serve as a Guest Guide, which means working directly with veterans one-on-one to help them navigate the 70+ service providers, please CLICK HERE to register with our volunteer coordination partner, Valley of the Sun United Way. (PLEASE NOTE: The greatest need for volunteers is the morning of Thursday, February 9th.)

    2) REGISTRATION TABLE
    Up to 100 volunteers are needed to assist as Registration Table Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the Registration Table, which means greeting and processing registration for homeless and at-risk veterans by completing registration forms for those veterans attending the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown, please COMPLETE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION HERE for Friday, February 10th.

    (Please note, if you'd like to volunteer at the registration table for BOTH DAYS of the event, you must register for each separately. To register for Friday, February 10th, please CLICK HERE.)

    ______________________________

    ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION
    TABLE VOLUNTEER INFO:

    ALL REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND ONE (1) MANDATORY TRAINING CLASS!
    Please see below for upcoming trainings near you

    Additionally, because the process is continually being updated to provide better service to our veterans, training is required for ALL volunteers, regardless of past volunteer engagement. 

    Saturday, February 4th - 8:00-10:00AM
    Monday, February 6th - 4:00-6:00PM

    Carl Hayden VA Hospital  

    650 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Classes located in Basement

    Enter south side of the building by the flagpole

     

    Wednesday, February 1st - 5:00-7:00PM
    Saturday, February 4th - 12:00-2:00PM

     

    Bass Pro Shop

    1133 N. Dobson Road in Mesa, AZ 85201

    Classes located upstairs in Fine Gun Room

     

    VOLUNTEER FAQs:

    • Volunteers must be 18 years or older. 
    • We encourage all volunteers to bring their lunch and snacks so all food on-site may be reserved for veterans seeking services.
      Access to refrigerators and/or microwaves is limited, so we ask that you please plan accordingly.
    • Please dress in layers to be comfortable as the Coliseum arena has concrete floors and tends to be cold.
    • Please leave all valuables at home. There is no place to secure personal items such as purses or backpacks. 
    • Parking passes for this event will be emailed to all registrants at a later date.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kim Johnson by calling 480-262-0241 or emailing her at kimberjohnson@live.com

    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 6:30 AM
    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1826 W. McDowell Road
    • 44

    MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN
    VA EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION

    Please register here if you are a VA employee providing VA Services in either Medical, Dental or Social Work.

    PLEASE NOTE: A passcode is required to register. If you have not received one or have misplaced it, please contact David Donaldson or Jeff Willgale at the CRRC.
    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 11 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    2017 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN

    Thursday, February 9th
    & Friday, February 10th

    Veterans Memorial Coliseum 
    at the Arizona State Fairgrounds
    1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    ___________________________

    ATTENDEES:

    StandDown events are open
    to ALL Veterans in the local area
    who are in need of the following resources:

    VA benefits assistance; medical & mental health services; housing assistance; Maricopa County/city municipal courts; MVD-ID's & driver licenses; social security information; substance abuse counseling & referrals; DES employment & benefits assistance; legal aid assistance; meals, clothing, showers, haircuts, dental & vision; sleeping areas for men, women, and families; storage for personal items; and pet care (all domestic animals welcome).

    PLEASE NOTE: Transportation to and from the Maricopa County StandDown will not be provided. Please plan accordingly and make appropriate arrangements if assistance is required. We also encourage you to keep in mind that the Veterans Memorial Coliseum is approximately 1/4 mile from the fairgrounds entrance, so please be aware when making transportation arrangements. The closest light rail station is Central/McDowell and is 1.5 miles away along bus route 17. Additionally, the closest bus routes are 17 & 19; please visit Valley Metro for more information and trip planning.

    _____________________

    VOLUNTEERS:

    There are TWO ways to volunteer at the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown. 

    1) GUEST GUIDES
    Over 2,000 Guest Guide volunteers are needed for the two-day event. If you would like to serve as a Guest Guide working directly with veterans one-on-one to help them navigate the 70+ service providers, please CLICK HERE to register with our volunteer coordination partner, Valley of the Sun United Way.
    (PLEASE NOTE: The greatest need for volunteers is the morning of Thursday, February 9th.)

    2) REGISTRATION TABLE
    Up to 100 volunteers are needed to assist at the Registration Table. If you would like to volunteer at the Registration Table greeting and processing registration for homeless and at-risk veterans by completing registration forms for those veterans attending the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown, please CLICK HERE to complete registration to serve as a Registration Table Volunteer.

    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 20

    MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN
    REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEERS
    (FRIDAY ONLY)

    There are TWO ways to volunteer at the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown.

    1) GUEST GUIDES
    Over 2,000 volunteers are needed to serve as Guest Guides. If you would like to serve as a Guest Guide, which means working directly with veterans one-on-one to help them navigate the 70+ service providers, please CLICK HERE to register with our volunteer coordination partner, Valley of the Sun United Way. (PLEASE NOTE: The greatest need for volunteers is the morning of Thursday, February 9th.)

    2) REGISTRATION TABLE
    Up to 100 volunteers are needed to assist as Registration Table Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the Registration Table, which means greeting and processing registration for homeless and at-risk veterans by completing registration forms for those veterans attending the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown, please COMPLETE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION HERE for Friday, February 10th.

    (Please note, if you'd like to volunteer at the registration table for BOTH DAYS of the event, you must register for each separately. To register for Thursday, February 9th, please CLICK HERE.)

    ______________________________

    ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION
    TABLE VOLUNTEER INFO:

    ALL REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND ONE (1) MANDATORY TRAINING CLASS!
    Please see below for upcoming trainings near you

    Additionally, because the process is continually being updated to provide better service to our veterans, training is required for ALL volunteers, regardless of past volunteer engagement. 

    Saturday, February 4th - 8:00-10:00AM
    Monday, February 6th - 4:00-6:00PM

    Carl Hayden VA Hospital  

    650 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Classes located in Basement

    Enter south side of the building by the flagpole

     

    Wednesday, February 1st - 5:00-7:00PM
    Saturday, February 4th - 12:00-2:00PM

     

    Bass Pro Shop

    1133 N. Dobson Road in Mesa, AZ 85201

    Classes located upstairs in Fine Gun Room

     

    VOLUNTEER FAQs:

    • Volunteers must be 18 years or older. 
    • We encourage all volunteers to bring their lunch and snacks so all food on-site may be reserved for veterans seeking services.
      Access to refrigerators and/or microwaves is limited, so we ask that you please plan accordingly.
    • Please dress in layers to be comfortable as the Coliseum arena has concrete floors and tends to be cold.
    • Please leave all valuables at home. There is no place to secure personal items such as purses or backpacks. 
    • Parking passes for this event will be emailed to all registrants at a later date.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kim Johnson by calling 480-262-0241 or emailing her at kimberjohnson@live.com

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Bullhead Community Park, 1251 AZ Highway 95, Bullhead City, Arizona

    Tentative dates set. More information coming. 

    • 17 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • tbt

    more information coming

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - FLORENCE 20525 N. Hwy 79—Florence, Arizona

    more info coming

The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance is a community collaboration and DBA of  


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Phoenix, AZ 85004

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