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Dream Center Kids' Time
Please share your playful hearts and join the Phoenix Philanthropists for a very fun evening interacting with children in St. Vincent de Paul's Dream Center. As families come to dine, volunteers will welcome children to the delightful Dream Center then help them with homework and engage them in wonderful activities, including reading, games, and art & science projects. Make a difference enriching the lives of others, while bringing smiles and happiness to little faces, and having a truly joyous time. Duties: Supporting, guiding, engaging and interacting with children in activities and homework in the Dream Center. (Please Note: This event takes place during the dinner service, but volunteers will be assigned to the Dream Center, not serving dinner). Attire Guidelines: Please wear your Phoenix Philanthropists shirt, or other comfortable clothing(NO sandals, flip-flops, open-toe shoes, heels, tank tops, open midriff tops, low-cut tops or short-shorts.) and please wear closed-toed shoes. Phoenix Philanthropists Release Form: If you have not already, please complete the new online Phoenix Philanthropists Release Form (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/release-form/). A form should also be completed by any adult guests of members; and for each participating child under 18, by their parent or legal guardian. St. Vincent de Paul Waiver: If this is your first time volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, or if you have not previously completed it, please print this St. Vincent de Paul Waiver (http://files.meetup.com/1034457/St.%20Vincent%20de%20Paul%20Release.doc), sign it, and turn it in at the Security Desk upon arrival. If you are under 18, a guardian signature must be included. Parking & Entrance: To get to the entrance in the North Parking Lot, from Watkins, go north on 3rd Drive and turn left into the parking lot at the PINK PILLARS. The lobby is located at the other set of PINK PILLARS. Check-In & Lockers: Check in with Security who will provide a badge (paper sticker) to be worn while volunteering. Print your FIRST NAME ONLY on the badge. For protection of your personal belongings, please ask the guard for a locker key. Attendance Policy: We understand that plans change and emergencies come up. If you RSVP YES, but can no longer attend, PLEASE change your RSVP ASAP. Please note that we do have an attendance policy. Our charity partners rely on us to attend when we say we will and our attendance policy is intended to ensure we can meet our charity partners' expectations. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/3 months or 6 No Call No Shows/year, you will be removed from the Phoenix Philanthropists MeetUp. Please understand this policy is not intended to penalize our philanthropists, but to ensure we maintain good relationships with our charity partners and can give the most back to our community.

St. Vincent de Paul Dan O'Meara Dining Room

420 W. Watkins Rd, 85003 · Phoenix, AZ

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What we're about

Educating, Inspiring & Engaging Youth & Adults in Improving

Community Through Philanthropy

Phoenix Philanthropists is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and we use the Meetup.com to schedule volunteer opportunities in the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

As a nonprofit, we currently facilitate three programs.

1. Philanthropic Service Program

This program connects individuals and groups in sharing of their time and talent with nonprofit organizations on a regular and special event basis. Special volunteer projects are also facilitated by the Phoenix Philanthropists throughout the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

2. Philanthropy Education Program (PEP)

A comprehensive educational program that teaches youth and adults about the meaning and importance of philanthropy in our community.

3. Philanthropic Scholarship Program

A scholarship program for those who exhibit outstanding philanthropic contributions in our community through volunteerism. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.

We do not charge a membership fee to volunteer as we feel everyone should be able to contribute to helping others regardless of their financial situation. If you would like to support our efforts, please visit our SUPPORT US (http://phoenixphilanthropists.org/donate.html) page on our website and make a donation for any amount.

So now what? Volunteer in Phoenix! This group is open to anyone who has a desire to make a difference in other people's lives. Single? Married? Kids? It does not matter. What does matter is that you are reliable and professional when participating in group functions. We welcome families, youth groups, corporate groups and individuals. We are very passionate about getting the youth in our community more involved with volunteer opportunities.

When RSVPing, please keep in mind you are committing time to helping nonprofit organizations and people who need your help and are counting on it. The dynamics are different than the social Meetup groups, where it isn't as big of a deal if you don't show up. Please be responsible and cancel your RSVP at least 48 hours in advance if you can't make it. If you sign up for a wait list, consider it as your being on call for work. If you cannot fill in at the list minute and your plans change, please take yourself off the wait list. I do understand that things come up sometime. Just be mindful of what this group is about and those that we commit our time to.

Please review our mission and programs by visiting our Phoenix Philanthropists Website (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/). Once you join our Meetup group, please follow the instructions in your welcome email as to filling out contact information with our nonprofit and filling out our volunteer release form.

For any questions, please call (602) 824-8751 or email phxphilanthropists@gmail.com

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