Get Involved

Experience the fulfillment of making a difference right where you live. There are many individual and group opportunities to get involved and make a difference in your community. AZCEND also accepts Court Ordered Community Service volunteers, on a case-by-case basis. Contact Paula@azcend.org to get started with court ordered volunteering.

Fill out the volunteer form to get started on volunteering at AZCEND.

Food Bank

Our Food Bank is located in a residential neighborhood at 345 S. California St., Chandler, AZ 85225. Tasks can include client check-in, sorting and bagging donated food, creating produce boxes, cleaning and clearing the food bank area, filling carts and assisting clients load food into their vehicles.  Food bank drivers are also needed.  Drivers pick up donated items (rescue food) and help load and unload them from the truck (requires a valid driver’s license)

Food Bank Hours:

Monday 11:30 am – 3:15pm
Tuesday 2:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 11:15 am
3rd Saturday of the Month 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

I-HELP  (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

I-HELP is a partnership between AZCEND and local houses of worship to provide one night of shelter, a meal, laundry service, and friendship to local persons who are homeless. The following volunteer opportunities are located at the various I-HELP host locations.

Shuttle Bus Driver
Drive clients to and from host site locations during morning and/or evening hours, 7am-8am and 5pm-6pm, Monday through Saturday. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Intake Host
Assist with the sign up of new and existing clients at the Intake Host Site. Provide water and make conversation with clients. Enter client data into the I-HELP database. Hours are 4:30pm-5:30pm daily.

Provide Meals
Provide Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner for I-HELP participants.


Chandler & Gilbert Senior Centers

AZCEND oversees the senior nutrition program at both Chandler Senior Center, 202 E Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225 and Gilbert Senior Center, 130 N Oak St, Gilbert, AZ 85233. The following volunteer opportunities are located at the Gilbert Senior Center.

Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals (HDM) Drivers
The AZCEND Home Delivered Meals program provides meals to homebound seniors or disabled individuals. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday from 9:30am-12:00pm and 11:30am-2:00 pm.  Whether you are available once per month, once per week, or only on an emergency basis, your help is needed. Volunteers drive their own vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and the ability to obtain a Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.  Kitchen Help is also needed to help prep, sort and bag the HDM items – weekdays from 6am-10am.


Handy Person

General facility maintenance at all AZCEND locations.

Data Entry/Office Help/Front Desk

Help with general administrative tasks on an as needed basis