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Voluntourism Events

What is voluntourism? It is a trend revolutionizing the way people travel.  Simply put, voluntourism invites visitors to contribute to the betterment of their travel destination.  Creek cleanups and trail maintenance outings are typical voluntourism activities.

Travel trends show visitors seek a sense of “temporary localhood,” experiencing their destination as a local person does while offsetting any possible negative impact from their visit.  Voluntourism meets these desires perfectly. 

View events during dates of your visit for all events seeking volunteers: Voluntourism Events.

We embrace voluntourism as dovetailing with our drive to attract travelers who respect our environment and lifestyle. We also value giving visitors and residents an opportunity to make person-to-person contact, which is what travel - and living - is all about.

Any of these organizations are always looking for volunteers.

Sedona Community Food Bank

Volunteers are a crucial contribution to fight against hunger! There are a number of ways you can donate time. We need people to sort groceries, prepare kids backpacks and help on the food distribution day. Please no drop-in volunteers. The greatest need is for volunteer workers – fill-out an application to join our team of volunteers. If you would like to receive e-mails about volunteer opportunities, please let us know. Call now: (928) 204-2808

SedonaFoodBank@gmail.com

680 Sunset Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336
Monday through Thursday various times from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday Clean-Up Event

Join Trail Lovers Excursions and Stewards of Sedona for a Tuesday morning of stewardship in Oak Creek Canyon and the surrounding areas!! We will be cleaning-up all the major picnic sites, creekside pull-offs, and popular swimming holes. We need your help and we can all make a difference together!! Just bring 2L of water, a backpack and big smile!! All PPE, safety equipment, and gear/supplies needed to safely volunteer will be provided. This event will last 3 hours and we ask all attendees to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible.

Contact Jason Danoff at jason@traillovers.com for details or refer to the Stewards of Sedona page for upcoming events.

Building Homes with Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity

Join Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity in building homes for qualified families in need. Participate one day (Monday through Saturday) or as an on-going commitment. 

The activities of the day can vary and may include painting, drywall, framing, carpentry, roofing, site clean-up, and landscaping. You can even volunteer in the retail ReStore business. Instruction and tools are provided on site, no experience is necessary. We need your help and we can all make a difference together!! Building Strength, Stability and Self Reliance Through Shelter.

Contact Tania Simms at tania.simms@vvhabitat.org for details.

Run Sedona

February 6, 2021. Volunteer for the Annual RunSedona will feature three distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. This scenic race attracts athletes from around the globe to enjoy Sedona’s red rocks up close and personal. “If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the hills will!” Contact Donna Retegan at dretegan@sedonachamber.com

RunSedona.com

(928) 204-1123 ext 135

Earth Month Every April

Every April. Do you have time to volunteer for a great cause? Earth DAY doesn't do it justice so in the Verde Valley, we celebrate Earth MONTH! Learn, Celebrate, Volunteer, Have Fun! Events are held all over the Verde Valley by different hosts. This compilation is available both as a list and a map view. Contact Darcy at sustainabilityallianceaz@gmail.com

SustainabilityAllianceAz.org

(928) 554-5171

Help the homeless pets at Humane Society of Sedona!

When you volunteer at the Humane Society of Sedona, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the homeless pets in our care. As a volunteer, you’ll be helping homeless animals receive the loving care and second chances for happiness they deserve. Socialize cats, walk dogs, assist with administrative duties or help at one of the thrift stores. Contact Sarah Porter at sporter@humanesocietyofsedona.org

HumaneSocietyOfSedona.org 

(928) 282-4679