Members of our community volunteer for several reasons.  Some volunteer because they want to make a difference and support the programs sponsored by the Carefree Kiwanis Club which supports children in the North Scottsdale / Carefree / Cave Creek area.   Others volunteer looking to make new friends and create a sense of belonging.

Marketplace Volunteers do not have to be Kiwanis Club Members to volunteer at the Marketplace.  About a third of the 19,000 yearly volunteer hours donated are by Kiwanis Club Members.  We encourage Volunteers to work at the Marketplace as often as they like.  We are very flexible and accommodating to everyone!

Cave Creek Museum is seeking more volunteers for the 2018-2019 season. We have opportunities for growth in Visitor Services, Collections Management, Outreach, and Hospitality! Like people? Join our docents! Like to work with your hands? We have our Dream Team and Exhibits crews! Like to bake? We need donations of snacks for our dedicated people.

Desert Foothills Library

Volunteers are needed

Join the Desert Foothills Library and make a real impact! Volunteers are needed at the Library and Chapter2Books. Shifts are generally 3 to 4 hours and available for all days of the week; volunteers will be fully trained. To apply, contact Library Manager Terri Engebretson at tengebretson@dfla.org or 480-488-2286.

Foothills Food Bank The food bank is looking for help in all areas. Immediate need, Nancy Keller, our Driver Coordinator, is trying to get her schedule filled out. Please let her know if you are available to assist with van driving to stores for pick-ups.
Email directly to Nancy at nancykeller03@gmail.com.
And for all other positions let Michelle know if you can pick up extra hours/shifts during the summer. Thank you! We appreciate our volunteers and all you do in support of our mission. 


Answer the Foothills Caring Corps Call for Volunteers to Promote Elderly Independence

Foothills Caring Corps has issued an immediate call for volunteers to help in their mission to promote independence and enhance the quality of life of elderly residents in the Northeast Valley. The 501(c)3 based in Carefree, Arizona loses a significant number of volunteers when they return to their part-time homes during the summer. Foothills Caring Corps needs additional recruits to not only fill the seasonal gap but also to help with the community’s growing need for senior services.

Potential volunteers can attend a monthly orientation on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Caring Corps offices, 7275 E. Easy Street, Suite B103/104 in Carefree.

With numerous ways to volunteer, the Foothills Caring Corps has the greatest need for drivers in their van transportation programs. Through its volunteer force, the nonprofit agency provides a variety of invaluable services including medical and van transportation, friendly visits, mobile meals, shopping assistance and more.

Based on a volunteers’ schedule, favorite things to do and skill set, the Foothills Caring Corps staff will find the perfect way to serve. Current Foothills Caring Corps volunteers report a flexible and highly rewarding experience easy to fit into a busy schedule because of multiple ways to and assist.

  • “Some of my best new friends are folks I’ve met while volunteering at Foothills Caring Corps. This is an exceptional group of happy and talented people!”
  • “I feel I’m making a difference.”
  • “To help others regain or keep their independence is gratifying.”
  • “They thank me when actually I always thank them. It’s a grand gift to me that I get to help them!”
  • I’ve spent my life in business. I’ve now retired and discovered Foothills Caring Corps. The hours I volunteer each week have become the happiest moments of my retirement.”
  • “I’ve always been a fixer-upper with a collection of tools in my garage. It’s a joy to help someone who has a little housework for me to do.”

“Join our volunteer force by helping homebound ‘neighbors’ feel connected to the community and enjoy a more independent life.” said Debbra Determan, Foothills Caring Corps executive director.

For more information, or to become a volunteer, please call 480-488-1105, email services@foothillscaringcorps.com or visit foothillscaringcorps.com.