Support a Child with Your Time and Talents


Volunteer today and improve the life of a young child! Whether you help with fundraising, event planning or sharing your time with children and families, you can make a difference!


Volunteer Orientation

Join us for a 30-minute volunteer orientation to learn more about how you can help Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development strengthen the foundation children need for a great start in life!


Register for an Upcoming Volunteer Orientation


Volunteer Opportunities

We provide volunteers with a wide variety of opportunities to give back to Arizona’s young children and their families! Whether you’re interested in helping at our special events, working in our book warehouse or helping in our offices, we’ve got the right opportunity for you! We also have many customizable group volunteering opportunities. Be sure to check back often, as volunteer opportunities change throughout the year.


Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals


Volunteer Opportunities for Groups


Upcoming Volunteer Special Events:


    • Jan. 20: Family Volunteer Day   Click here
    • Jan. 25: Arizona Coyotes 50/50 Raffle Sales   Click here
    • Feb. 15: Arizona Coyotes 50/50 Raffle Sales   Click here
    • Feb. 17: Walk With Me   Email us
    • March: Camelback Ranch Spring Training   Email us
    • April 14: Family Volunteer Day   Click here
    • April 14: Chandler Craft Spirits Festival   Email us
    • April 28: Festival of Tales   Email us
    • June-August: Super Summer Learning Days   Email us
    • August: Back-to-School Social   Email us
    • October: Spooktacular Boo-Fest Literacy Event   Email us
    • October: Lost Lake Music Festival   Email us
    • October: ADAPT Shop Family Picnic   Email us
    • October: Easterseals Golf Classic   Email us
    • Nov. 2-4: Grand Prix of Scottsdale Weekend   Email us
    • December: Festival of Tales   Email us
    • December: Winter Wonder Literacy Event   Email us


Volunteer Application

Please download our Volunteer Application Packet and email the completed forms to ASutfin@swhd.org.


You may also drop off or mail your completed Volunteer Application Packet to:


Southwest Human Development
Attn: Volunteer/Development
2850 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008


Service Enterprise Initiative

Southwest Human Development is proud to partner with Points of Light and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family as a certified Service Enterprise.


The Service Enterprise Initiative serves to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs. Through a comprehensive research-based assessment, training, consulting and certification model, selected nonprofits are equipped with the tools and technical assistance necessary to support nonprofit Service Enterprise transformations.


Selected in 2016 as one of only 14 organizations in Arizona’s first cohort, Southwest Human Development received its formal accreditation in Spring 2017. Learn more about the Service Enterprise Initiative here.


For questions or to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Annette Sutfin at (602) 633-8416 or ASutfin@swhd.org.

Helping Arizona Children & Famillies

With your support we can do even more