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Help Roosevelt Row launch the A.R.T.S. Project this Saturday, March 12th

A.R.T.S. Clean Up Day!

Help Roosevelt Row launch the A.R.T.S. Project!

A.R.T.S., Adaptive Reuse of Temporary Space, is a dirt lot activation program that addresses the blight of vacant urban space. Roosevelt Row is working on temporary activation projects for dirt lots in the neighborhood including arts markets, community gardens, public art projects, cultural fairs including science and sustainability, outdoor film space, and concerts.

SATURDAY MARCH 12,  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

Meet in the dirt lot at 408 E Roosevelt St. We’ll pick up garbage, remove debris, spread mulch donated from local landscaping companies, plant posts, & enjoy the sunset.  Gloves, tools, water, and snacks will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes or boots, and bring your own water bottle/canteen to refill onsite.

Tell us you’re coming by calling (602) 475 2661, or emailing, or just show up!

Roosevelt Row CDC/ 922 N. Fifth St./ Saturday/ March 12/2pm-6pm/FREE

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Volunteer opportunities abound for Phoenix residents

The City of Phoenix has expanded its list of volunteer opportunities by department to include a calendar of volunteer events.  Click here for current volunteer events.  For ongoing volunteer opportunities coordinated by various city departments, click on the program name below.  Don’t see a volunteer opportunity of interest to you?  Have an idea about helping out Phoenix?  Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in Phoenix?  Send an e-mail.

Neighborhood Services

Social Services

Parks & Recreation


Sky Harbor Airport

Public Safety

Make a Difference changes name to HandsOn Greater Phoenix

[Source: Rhonda Oliver, President/CEO, HandsOn Greater Phoenix] — This year Make A Difference celebrates its 15th anniversary.  Make A Difference is part of a vibrant network of 370 affiliates that serve as hubs for civic involvement and volunteerism.  Our network is the key lever in this nation’s service movement, and as such, it’s important to unite with sister organizations around the country in both name and scope of services.

It is with great pride that we announce that Make A Difference is now HandsOn Greater Phoenix.  Please know that while we embark on a new brand, it is simply a name change.  We are committed to delivering the same great programs and services that you have come to expect from us.