Volunteering can be a great team-building activity for companies and organizations as participants work together to provide a community service. If you're looking for such an opportunity, consider helping with the "Welcome Home" project for Mesa-based Save the Family.
With more than 190 housing units across the East Valley and a waiting list of families in need, Save the Family needs volunteers to help clean and paint these homes where homeless families stay while working toward self-sufficiency. Save the Family provides all supplies. Projects can be completed within three to four hours when a group of 8-15 volunteers help; projects can also be scheduled up to a year in advance. Volunteers should be 16 or older.
For more information on how your company or organization can help, visit www.savethefamily.org or call Nikki Hicks at (480) 898-0228.
• A Helping Hand is our weekly spotlight on a volunteer opportunity in the East Valley. Find other ways to help at www.volunteermatch.org.