Website connects Scottsdale residents with non-profits in need

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JustServe.org, a new website that connects non-profit organizations that have volunteer needs with those who would like to volunteer, can help parents and kids find opportunities to use their extra time to do some real good this summer.

JustServe.org has been connecting Scottsdale-area residents to nonprofits, community, government and faith organizations in need of volunteers for about six months.

Projects range from providing dinner to families that are homeless and are working toward self-sufficiency at Family Promise to volunteering in your local library, according to a press release.

“You may not be able to solve all of the world’s problems by volunteering for a project on JustServe.org, but you will be able to help someone and that is making a real difference,” Robyn Mowatt, a volunteer project administrator on JustServe.org, stated in the release.

Ms. Mowatt is the volunteer program and outreach coordinator for Help in Healing Home at the Village at Mayo Clinic.

“Arizona Helping Hands truly appreciates volunteers,” Dan Shufelt, president and CEO of Arizona Helping Hands, stated in the release. “The group that assisted us on April 29th found us through JustServe.org and did an amazing job sorting, folding and organizing our recent clothing donations.  In addition, a few very artistic volunteers decorated personalized birthday packages for boys and girls in foster care.  The group was very productive and their work was a great assistance to our Helping Hands for Foster Kids Programs.”

Individuals at the receiving end of the volunteer service rendered through JustServe.org are not the only beneficiaries.

“I am trying to teach my sons that we live in a great community because of those that volunteer their time and talents for the benefit of others,” Terrah Hancock, a Scottsdale mother, stated in the release. “JustServe.org is helping me find opportunities for us to serve as a family and to build a great foundation for my sons as well as make a difference in my community,”

JustServe.org is free service provided to organizations and volunteers by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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