Arizona StandDown 2014 is taking place all over our state!  Below you can find every volunteer opportunity at every Arizona StandDown Alliance event.  If you have heard of a StandDown event and it's not listed here or in the StandDown Events calendar, please email us so that we can reach out to them.

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    This is SET UP Day and will be held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum North Exhibit Hall (1826 W. McDowell Road).  Please enter the Fairgrounds from the 17th Avenue entrance, head to the north side of the Coliseum and park.  Descend into the North Hall enter via the ramp on the north side of the Coliseum.

    Dress to work, there is a lot to get done.

    Pizza and drinks will be served around lunch time.

    • 12 Feb 2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • 13 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 0
      Registration Volunteers will be greeting and processing registration for homeless and at-risk veterans by completing registration forms for those veterans attending the Arizona StandDown - Maricopa County 2015.  

    Training Classes: All volunteers are required to attend one mandatory class. (even if you've served as a registration volunteer for StandDown before) 


    West Side Classes: 

    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, January 21st from 6:00- 8:00 pm  

    Saturday, February 7th from 1:00- 3:00 pm

     Training Classes on East Side:


     Bass Pro Shop

     1133 N. Dobson Road in Mesa, AZ 85201

     Saturday, January 17th from 3:00- 5:00 pm

     Wednesday, January 28th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Classes located upstairs in Fine Gun Room


    Helpful Hints for Volunteers:

    •Volunteers must be 18 years or older we would like all volunteers to bring your lunch and snacks, to it easy the congestion of our food works.

    •Please dress in layers to be comfortable. (In the arena the concrete floors can be cold)

    •Please leave all valuables at home. There is no place to secure valuables.

    Any questions or comments, please contact Kim Johnson at kimberjohnson@live.com

    • 12 Feb 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 13 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 733

    *Please be advised -volunteer shift can be selected once you click the registration button. 

    Maricopa County StandDown offers instant access to the resources veterans and their families in our community need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing.

    Examples of volunteer roles include:

    • Guest Guide: escort individual guests to array of on site service providers.
    • Area Lead: provide information for volunteers and guests at specific locations.
    • Guest Intake: greet & register guests; gather demographic information and interest in services.
    • Guest Check-out: collect guest forms, distribute bus passes, toiletry kits, and other items.
    • Registration/Data Entry: collect demographic information on incoming veterans to the StandDown event. Entering demographic information into an online database.
    • Volunteer "Floater": to be assigned onsite volunteer responsibilities as needed.

    Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

    For groups of 10 or more, please contact Valley of the Sun United Way at volunteer@vsuw.org

    • 12 Feb 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    The 2014 Maricopa County StandDown, which was held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum February 14-16, 2014, is the largest, singular outreach event for homeless veterans in the country. The newly formed Arizona Veterans's StandDown Alliance, which supports all eight annual StandDown's throughout the state under the 501c3 of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, relies heavily on contributions from the public to support over 2,500 veterans annually. This year’s event served 1,759 veterans, which was an increase of 17% from the previous year. While the primary goal is to help homeless veterans access resources, including housing, its secondary goal is to bring community and service providers together in a collaborative format to build relationships throughout the year to benefit homeless and at risk veterans. The 2015 Maricopa CountyStandDown will take place February 12-14, 2015

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

 141 East Palm Lane, Suite 105

Phoenix, AZ 85004

501 (c)(3), Non-Profit Tax ID #: 86-090902

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