The Sedona Women - Community Service Opportunities
The Community Service Committee is excited about our upcoming calendar of events.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our Volunteer Events below.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Your Community Service Committee has been made aware of quite a few needs within the Verde Valley, and there are many opportunities for TSW members to help out. Given that Covid-19 has eliminated most in-person group projects for now, below are a variety of ways we can safely assist in filling community needs.
Help Manzanita Outreach Sort Donated Children’s Books March 30
Manzanita Outreach was given about 2000 books which need to be sorted by age groups so they can be given out to children when the families go through the weekly food sharing line at Manzanita. We need volunteers, especially teachers or retired educators, to give around three hours of time from 9 am to noon on Thursday, March 30 at the Manzanita building in Cottonwood to sort these books. Chairs will be available. To sign up or for more information, contact Diane Troianello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call714-287-9584.
Bring Pet Food for our Humane Society to the March Meeting
Our March 8th meeting will feature our annual pet food drive. The dogs and cats under the care of the Humane Society of Sedona need food until they find their forever homes. Please bring wet (canned) puppy or kitten food, as well as dry adult cat food. Purina already provides them with dry dog food, but they have a number of dogs with skin issues, so they could use some Purina Sensitive Skin and Stomach food.
If you can’t attend the March meeting, you can drop off food to the Humane Society of Sedona on 2115 Shelby Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. daily.
Our Sedona Community Food Bank Needs Your Continued Help!
Your Food Bank is always in need of non-perishables for those in need. This March, the Food Bank would especially appreciate donations of condiments, cold cereal, Progresso soups, canned meats, juices, crackers and chips. Drop off donations at the Food Bank any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 8am and 11am. The Food Bank is located in the lower level of 680 Sunset Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Please Help with the St. Andrews Community Dinner March 6!
Sedona Women will once again host the Community Dinner held at St. Andrews Church in
Please help if you can. Shifts are as follows:
2:00 to 4:30 Meal Preparation and Cooking. 4 to 5 volunteers
3:00 to 6:00 Wash dishes, set tables, make beverages, and clean the church hall. 2 to 3 volunteers.
4:30 to 6:00 Dinner servers. 5 volunteers needed.
Contact Marilyn Bealafeld to volunteer by email or phone. email@example.com or 734-558-1085
It is a health department requirement that all volunteers handling food in any way must take and pass an ANSI accredited Food Handler Training Course. "360 Learn 2 Serve" is one of several online courses for this certification. The class and test will take about 2 hours to complete. The fee is about $9.00 and the certification is good for two years. www.360training.com
Help our Food Bank by Volunteering at the See’s Candy Wagon
In February, March and April, the Sedona Women are needed to staff the See’s Candy Wagon in the Bashas’s parking lot. Volunteer opportunities for "Valentine's Day/ Easter 2023" are now open. Dates are February 3 – 14 and March 24 through April 8. The See’s Candy Wagon is the ONLY fundraiser that our Sedona Community Food Bank has, so they count on volunteer support.
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
April Opportunities - Sedona Women Oak Creek Clean-up
When: Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
Sign up now for this worthwhile and fun opportunity. We will meet at 8:30 am at Indian Gardens on 89A in the canyon, and under the leadership of the Oak Creek Watershed Council staff and volunteers, we will be divided into groups depending on ability and clean up several areas in Oak Creek Canyon. ALL abilities welcome! Friends welcome to sign up and come with you! Coffee provided (please bring your own mug to be eco-friendly)
The Oak Creek Watershed Council provides gloves, buckets, vests, pickers and leadership. They will take the trash and weigh it when we are through and we'll take a photo to show off our efforts. Plan on arriving by 8:30 am, when we'll review safety protocols and hand out equipment. Then we'll drive to various pullouts along the creek and pick up trash.
By 11:30 am we will return to Indian Gardens and return equipment. Those who want to continue the fun are invited to join for lunch in Uptown, as at present time, Indian Gardens is not open on Wednesday. To sign up or for more information, contact Pam DeLay, firstname.lastname@example.org