A New Leaf

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with A New Leaf!

Please read the following before proceeding with application.

A New Leaf relies on community volunteers to operate our programs, but due to requirements from funders, most volunteer opportunities require an AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. More information will be provided during the application process.


  INDIVIDUAL Opportunities (A New Leaf is unable to accommodate court ordered service)

Ongoing Individual opportunities: Typical role involves 3-4 hours/week with a minimum 6-month commitment for entry-level roles. The majority of these roles are available during business hours with limited night/weekend shifts in shelters. Most opportunities require DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card. Some will also require a 36-month clean driving record, TB test, or other specific qualifications/training based on placement. Types of roles include:

  • Direct Client Services (reception, coaching)
  • Administrative Support (clerical & computer tasks)
  • General Support Activities (organizing, sorting, serving)
  • Professional Skills (project management, leadership, facilities, etc.)

Short Term Projects: Sign up to be in a pool of interested and qualified volunteers and choose projects based on your interests, skills, and personal schedule.  Projects can be 1x or several weeks, but commitments are less than 6 months.   Most opportunities do not require fingerprint card, but the number of opportunities you’ll have to choose from will be greater the more qualifications you meet. Types of projects include:

  • Organize a donation drive
  • Support an event
  • Provide/serve a meal for a shelter
  • Small tasks (sort, assemble, label, etc.)


Interns:  Education related roles based on school major & school requirements (must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an education institution). These are unpaid roles that place you with professionals in your chosen field to gain valuable experience. Spots fill up quickly and involve a more rigorous onboarding process so potential interns are encouraged to apply well in advance. Interns meet the same standards as paid staff so will be required to have fingerprint clearance card, background checks and potential drug screen, TB tests and other requirements based on placement. Potential internships include:

  • Shelter Intern
  • Empowerment Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Strategic Initiatives Intern
  • Others based on needs of applicants and staff

First step is the application. Please provide as much information as possible about your internship including dates, # of hours, and any other school requirements.

Process to become a Volunteer:  Please note: Most communication during application and onboarding will take place via email so please check your inbox and junk folders for emails from turnanewleaf.org throughout the process

  1. Application (for all volunteers)
  2. Screening Call
  3. Tour/Interview with potential placement location staff*
  4. Placement
  5. Part 2 of application: agreements & verification of qualifications*
  6. LEAF Volunteer Orientation (virtual or in-person)
  7. Begin volunteering at Program ( Program Orientation & Training)

 GROUP Opportunities

 One-time or ongoing opportunities to serve for clubs, organizations, businesses or other groups.

Ongoing opportunities include: Donate food, prepare/serve meals monthly for a shelter

One-time opportunities include: host an event for shelter residents, support or sponsor an event, clean or refurbish indoor/outdoor spaces, and more.

 Please start by filling out an Application providing information about point of contact as well as the group, and a staff member will reach out to discuss current opportunities.

*For ongoing individuals & interns

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Be the Gift...Change Lives

A New Leaf welcomes the presence of community partners in its efforts to deliver on its mission of Helping Families...Changing Lives. As integral member of our team, both, individual and group volunteers experience meaningful work while contributing to enhanced services, renewed energy and, increased community awareness.

Volunteers are PRESENT to :

Provide unique skills

Deliver comprehensive services

Complement the work of paid staff

Champion the challenged & increase support

Sustain the passion for our mission