Site Director for Phoenix, AZ

Gretchen Semancik (She/Her)

(240)-532-8030

Ext. 507
phoenix@ndmva.org

Services Sites in Phoenix, Arizona

What you will find in Phoenix is the people are just as warm as the sun. There is so much to do and see around the valley. NDMVA members will enjoy the mixture of cultures, the Latin foods, the mountains awaiting to be hiked, street festivals, and, of course, lots of fun people! Do not let the heat or the desert intimidate you, Phoenix is a modern city full of people from around the country. You will find just as many transplants as native Phoenicians. Members typically serve in community-centered organizations that offer support services to youths and families.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Maricopa County and Pinal County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The AmeriCorps member is responsible for the enrollment and assessment of volunteers, parents/guardians and clients, making appropriate matches, and providing on-going support to matches in compliance with national standards and agency policies. They guide volunteers and families to ensure long-term, caring relationships between matches while focusing on positive outcomes for youth.