About Volunteer GCU

Volunteer GCU

Volunteer GCU exists to facilitate relationships between GCU students and existing volunteer organizations in the Phoenix area. We hope to be a resource to all students at GCU by providing connections and opportunities to help the surrounding community.

Volunteer GCU hopes to connect students with volunteer organizations in the Phoenix area that offer volunteer opportunities that interest them. The organizations we partner with do not necessarily have a religious background. We hope to be a resource to all students in order to get student connected with outside organizations. If you are looking to get involved with weekly volunteer opportunities that serve the local neighborhood and community, visit Local Outreach.


Our Partners


Abounding Service

This organization offers opportunities for UN sponsored refugees to learn English. Volunteers assist students as they go through software programs that teach them English.They hope to build relationships with the refugees that they teach, as they encourage them to learn English.

Arizonans for Children

This organization aims to help foster children that have been abused, abandoned, neglected. This organization recognizes that a putting a child in foster care does not assure the child a normal childhood, and they want to do their best to care for these children.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona

This organization matches every child with a mentor that volunteers their time. The organization exists because they believe that an older mentor can positively influence children in numerous ways.

Dream Catchers

This organization works to fulfill a wish for hospice patients that are terminally ill.

DS Network

This organization that strives to support, educate, and advocate for community members that are effected by down syndrome. DS Network achieves this goal by providing information, support, and networking opportunities to individuals with down syndrome and their families.


This organization aims to have both a local and global impact on the community. On a local level, this organization needs volunteers to sort medial goods, bilingual individuals, and packing items to be sent to other places.

Food for the Hungry

This organization provides food, water, education and medical help to children who need it. Their vision is for all forms of poverty to end, all around the world.
Feed my Starving Children: This organization aims to reach as many hungry individuals as possible through packing events and distribution days.

Free Arts

This organization aims to offer healing to children through art. They need volunteers to help with art days, camps, or assisting as an art mentor. This organization seems to want people who are willing to commit to volunteering on more of a regular basis.

Hospice of the Valley

This aims to provide patients and their families with may services that include hospice, pediatric, palliative and pulmonary care. This organization offers services that care for the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of their patients.

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

This organization’s mission is to show kindness and justice to those in need. They hope to contribute to the formation of a just world, where every individual’s basic needs are fulfilled.

St. Mary’s Food Bank

This organization exists to distribute food to as many individuals as they can. They rely on volunteers to make it possible for them to distribute meals to those who need it.


This organization aims to provide shelter to families, children, and single women who need it. The goal of this organization is to provide a safe place for individuals to stay, while maintaining the goal of returning to permanent housing in the community.