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Make a difference as a Fresh Start volunteer.

NOTE: Fresh Start’s volunteer program is currently on pause as we work to build new opportunities that best engage our community and the women we serve.
Check back with us again soon and thank you for your interest in supporting our mission: empowering women to succeed.

Impact lives, both yours and theirs

Volunteers inspire the entire Fresh Start team with their commitment and dedication to improving the lives of Arizona’s women. We are always looking for passionate, engaged community members who want to donate their time, skills, and talents to help our clients grow.

At Fresh Start, we train our volunteers to believe in our clients and their dreams, to treat everyone with respect, and to model professional relationships. Your compassion and commitment will transform women’s lives as they become self-sufficient and move from surviving to thriving.

Volunteer requirements

  • Empathy and compassion for all women
  • Be at least 18-years-old
  • Submit a volunteer application
  • Attend a 60-minute long volunteer orientation
  • Provide two references and a signed handbook

Certain volunteer opportunities will require additional training and background checks

* Please note that we require a 6-month waiting period to be eligible to volunteer after taking part in any of our programs.

How to make a difference

The path to change starts with you. Our volunteers play an integral role in helping us create lasting change in Arizona. Find the volunteer opportunity suited for you by taking a look at our offerings listed below.

  • foundation series
  • computer literacy
  • career coaching
  • client services
  • special events/opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

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Foundation Series

This series of classes provides foundational skills women can use in all areas of their lives. We need vollunteers to help facilitate these classes. You should have presentation experience and expertise in the course subject matter. Our foundation series classes are:

  • Assertive Communication
  • Developing Boundaries
  • Goal Setting
  • Stress Relief

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Computer literacy

Our Computer Literacy classes cover everything from basic Microsoft Windows functions to advanced Excel spreadsheet tools. We offer these classes nearly every day and always need volunteers to help facilitate them. Volunteers for these classes are required to have presentation experience and expertise in the subject matter.

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Career coaches

Career coaches meet one-on-onewith clients for 45-minute sessions. Volunteer coaches triage clients to determine their greatest needs and help them start their journey as a Fresh Start client. Career coaches should have human resources or hiring experience, be at least 25-years-old, and pass a background check.

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client services

When you volunteer as part of our client services team, you will oversee the front desk at Fresh Start. You play a very important role on our team—greeting every woman who comes into Fresh Start. To be successful at this role, you should be kind and courteous and be willing to learn about all of Fresh Start’s services so that you can provide assistance.

How to register as a volunteer

VicNet is our volunteer tracking system. On VicNet, you can check your application status, search for opportunities, self-schedule your service hours, and manage your volunteer profile.

  1. Enter the email address you provided on your Fresh Start volunteer application in the “Login name” box.
  2. Click “Need a Password?”
  3. Check your email for a message from Volgistics and follow the instructions to complete your VicNet account creation.
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Already a volunteer?

Log in to the Volunteer Information Center, your portal for staying engaged.

Volunteer stories

The impact of our volunteers reverberates throughout the community. Thanks to the time and effort they invest in our clients, we are able to accomplish our mission. In transforming women’s lives, our volunteers are also transformed by the experience.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, explore what the experience has meant to others and discover if Fresh Start is right for you.

See all Success Stories

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Other ways to support

If you’re not in a position to pledge your time, your monetary donation is equally impactful to our mission. Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID number 86-0762610). View Fresh Start’s gift acceptance policy.

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One Time Gift

From $5 to $50,000, every dollar makes a difference.

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Tax Credit

Donate your Arizona Tax Credit to Fresh Start.

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Give Monthly

A smaller monthly donation can create a huge year-round impact.

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Planned Giving

Pledge your intention to contribute to Fresh Start with a charitable trust.

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