Maricopa County

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Maricopa County StandDown, the country's largest event of its kind, serving homeless and at-risk military veterans of all ages. 

The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance (AVSA), an alliance of community-based organizations which is coordinated by the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, will proudly present the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown on Thursday and Friday, February 9th & 10th, 2017. 

PLEASE NOTE: The greatest need for volunteers is Thursday, February 9th. 

Thanks to the amazing volunteer organizing efforts of our valued partners at Valley of the Sun United Way, over 2,000 volunteers will be needed for this two-day event to assist as Guest Guides for veterans, assist organizers with data entry, and provide a warm welcome to all who attend.

Click below for more event details, or CLICK HERE to go directly to volunteer registration. 

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN

    Thursday, January 25th
    & Friday, January 26th
    DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 AM BOTH DAYS!


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

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    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).

    Transportation WILL be provided!

    Transportation pick ups will begin at 8AM both Thursday & Friday at the following stops:

    • VA Medical Center
      650 E. Indian School Road (PHX)
    • VA CRRC
      1500 E. Thomas Road (PHX)
    • Human Services Campus (CASS, SVdP, LDRC)
      204 S. 12th Avenue (PHX)
    • Phoenix Rescue Mission
      1801 S. 35th Avenue (PHX)
    • U.S. Vets
      804 E. Jones Ave (PHX)
    • U.S. Vets
      3400 NW Grand Ave (PHX)
    • UMOM New Day Centers
      3333 E. Van Buren Road (PHX)
    • Paz De Cristo Community Center
      424 W. Broadway (MESA)
    • Catholic Charities' MANA House
      755 E. Willetta Street (PHX)
    If you plan to use public transportation, 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.

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    VOLUNTEERS:

    There are TWO ways to volunteer at the 2018 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. 


    If you experience any issues with registration or have questions, please contact Timna Guerchon with VSUW at tguerchon@vsuw.org

    2) REGISTRATION TABLE 
    Up to 100 volunteers are needed on Thursday AND Friday to assist at the Registration Table. These volunteers are responsible for greeting and processing registration for homeless and at-risk veterans by completing registration forms for those veterans attending the 2018 Maricopa County StandDown. 

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

Past events

10 Feb 2017 Maricopa County StandDown - Registration Table Volunteers (FRIDAY ONLY)
09 Feb 2017 Maricopa County StandDown - Registration Table Volunteers (THURSDAY ONLY)
08 Feb 2017 Maricopa County StandDown - Pre-Event Setup Volunteer (WEDNESDAY ONLY)
10 Mar 2016 Maricopa County StandDown Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
28 Jan 2016 2016 Maricopa County StandDown -volunteer here!
27 Jan 2016 Maricopa County StandDown SET UP DAY
12 Feb 2015 2015 Maricopa County StandDown (event information only)
12 Feb 2015 Project Connect Guest Guide for the Maricopa County StandDown
11 Feb 2015 Maricopa County StandDown SET UP DAY
20 Jan 2015 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
18 Nov 2014 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
09 Sep 2014 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
21 May 2014 Maricopa County StandDown Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
15 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Late Afternoon Shift
15 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Afternoon Shift
15 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Full Day
15 Feb 2014 AZ StandDown - Maricopa Registration Volunteers - All Day Saturday
15 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Morning Shift
14 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Late Afternoon Shift
14 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Afternoon Shift
14 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Full Day
14 Feb 2014 AZ StandDown - Maricopa Registration Volunteers - All Day Friday
14 Feb 2014 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Morning Shift
13 Feb 2014 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa County SET UP DAY
11 Feb 2014 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa County IT/Service Provider Space Orientation
28 Jan 2014 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
17 Dec 2013 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
11 Oct 2013 Arizona State Fair Days - Volunteer on behalf of StandDown
10 Sep 2013 Arizona StandDown:Maricopa meeting - All Members
30 Apr 2013 Maricopa County Arizona StandDown Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
09 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Late Afternoon Shift
09 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Afternoon Shift
09 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Morning Shift
09 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Saturday (Day 2) - Full Day
08 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Late Afternoon Shift
08 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Afternoon Shift
08 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Morning Shift
08 Mar 2013 Project Connect Guest Guide for Friday (Day 1) - Full Day

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


 141 East Palm Lane, Suite 105

Phoenix, AZ 85004

www.azceh.org 
501 (c)(3), Non-Profit Tax ID #: 86-090902

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