Healing the Children Arizona is always looking for volunteers to help with our day-to-day and long-term projects and programs, such as:
- Hosting a child or a child and family for the duration of their medical treatments. Healing the Children seeks committed families who are willing to provide a temporary home to children we bring to Arizona from other countries. The children will come without a parent, so love and nurture are very important. Without these special families, Healing the Children Arizona could not be the success it is today. Hosting involves opening your home to a child who is having medical treatment in Arizona for the duration of their treatment and recovery. Sometimes this also involves hosting the child's family for visits. Relationships that build between host family and child are life-long. Read some of their stories.
- Escorts in travel. If you are an airline employee you can sign up with the American Ambassadors Program and use some of your day's off time to escort children to or from their home countries.
- Participate in a mission. Healing the Children Arizona looks for both medical and non-medical personnel with language skills who can participate in our medical missions. We need surgeons, physicians, nurses, dentist, physical therapists who are willing to give of their time and services to assist children brought into our program, or who are willing to go on short medical teams overseas. Read a first hand account of what you might do when traveling with Healing the Children Arizona.
In addition, Healing the Children Arizona is currently looking for the following volunteer positions:
Local Children's Service Coordinator
Interested in helping underserved Arizona children? Our Local Children's Service Coordinator will be responsible for identifying unmet health and wellness related needs of children in our state, recommend and implement services and solutions to help meet these needs. She or he must have a good working knowledge of non-profit organizations, a heart for children, community involvement, and ability to volunteer at least eight hours a week to this work.
Needed to help organize charity events and other activities designed to raise funds for the organization and all its Core Services.
Volunteer Recruitment Director
Volunteer Recruitment Director duties are to plan, direct, coordinate and monitor a volunteer recruitment program for the purpose of recruiting and training staff and board volunteers, and host families. Implement and coordinate board, staff and host family appreciation ideas.