Donating your time as a volunteer is the greatest gift you can give to our youth. Here are details about getting involved with one•n•ten.


All volunteers that work with youth must:

  • Pass a background check (one•n•ten covers this cost) or hold a fingerprint clearance card.
  • Must be at least 25-years-old
  • Former one•n•ten youth are eligible to apply at the age of 26 or older
  • Youth Center volunteers must attend one•n•ten’s Volunteer Training, which are offered quarterly.

Examples of opportunities

You can give back by volunteering one-on-one or serving on committees to help plan an event or help raise money for our programs. Opportunities include:


We seek weekly program volunteers for our Youth Center and Satellites in Central Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Queen Creek. We ask our weekly program volunteers to commit to volunteering for at least 6 months, with the ability to attend group once a week for 2-4 hours.


Our Youth Education & Success (Y.E.S.) program teaches youth basic workforce development skills such as resume building, interview skills, time management, etc. Each youth in the program is paired up with an adult Mentor that helps the youth along the way by providing additional support and guidance. We ask our mentors for a one year commitment, although the schedule for this is flexible based on the youth/mentor relationship. Mentors must fill out the separate Mentor Application included above.


Our beloved Youth Center is actively used. That’s why every week we need a couple of volunteers to come in and sort through our donations, make note of essentials that we need, communicate needs to staff, cook and clean as necessary.


Are you a yoga instructor? An artist? And Organizer? Culinary expert? We are always looking for special guests to come into our programs to conduct short classes and program presentations at our Youth Center, Satellites, POND Housing program, Q-High and other special groups.


Our Q High Learning Center in partnership with k12 is always in need of tutors to assist our students with their coursework. We also seek tutors to assist in a variety of subject areas for students who are in our Promise of a New Day Housing program.


Work behind the scene with staff and youth to support, plan, and coordinate special one•n•ten events such as Queermas, Queer Prom, Fall Feast, AIDS Walk, and more!

Volunteer with P.O.N.D. housing program

Our housing program needs a variety of volunteers to host workshops for youth on a variety of independent-living topics that include:

  • Finance: banking, budgeting, saving and account-balancing
  • Employment: resume-writing, job searching and interviewing
  • Kitchen Skills: baking, cooking, meal-planning and grocery-budgeting
  • Life Skills: goal-setting and home-making
  • Creative: arts & crafts, DIY and simple home improvement

Workshops are scheduled weekly at the P.O.N.D. residence and can be no longer than a 2-hour time frame, but can span more than one session.

How to apply to  become a volunteer: 
This application is specifically for volunteers who will be working directly with youth on a consistent basis. If you are interested in volunteering for a special event, working on a committee or the board, or behind the scenes, please end the online application and email directly with a description of your volunteer interests.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact Info.

Rachel Sherman, Volunteer and Program Coordinator