Support a Child with Your Time and Talents


Come volunteer with us!  Southwest Human Development needs volunteers like you to support our work for Arizona’s children and families.  There are many ways you can get involved.


Help our drives by coordinating efforts at your work, neighborhood or group — or help us organize donations at our warehouse for:


  • Gently Used and Virtual Book Drives
  • Back to School Drive
  • Gingerbread Kids Holiday Toy Drive


Support families by:


  • Helping to distribute books in our community
  • Sorting and organizing donations
  • Fundraising for key programs
  • Joining Team LFL


Power our community events by:


  • Handing out books at the Festival of Tales events
  • Staffing the children’s games and activities areas of our annual Thrive to Five Playfest in the spring
  • Help with the Easterseals Golf Classic in November


To volunteer, call Tay Wright at (602) 545-0015 or email [email protected].


Volunteer Orientation

Join us for a 45-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! Schedule a time here.


Want to skip the orientation and get straight to work? Sign up for a shift in our warehouse today!


Rewarding Team Builders

Your team deserves more than just getting their hands dirty. They deserve an experience that challenges them to be creative, practice empathy and work together towards a common goal. Your time is valuable to us, which is why we can bring these opportunities to you!


We want you to make a lasting impact for Arizona’s children while we make a lasting impact on your team. Make an investment in your team and Arizona’s youth through our rewarding team builders!



Service Enterprise Certification

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 2017. Learn more about the Service Enterprise Initiative here.


For questions or to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact [email protected].

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more