8123 Impact all started back in 2017 at the first 8123 Fest...and since then has worked on many volunteer projects in communities all over North America. This time around, we'll be looking to make an even bigger impact than before!
We have volunteer opportunities available on several different days next week surrounding the festival. If you can spare some time in your Arizona itinerary, please sign up for the project you're most interested in below!
You will need to have your own transportation to get to these placements. Please only sign up if you are 100% able to commit to this as these organizations are all non-profits who rely on us to complete their projects.
Please note, once your sign up is confirmed, you will receive more information on the placement. Your volunteer spot is not confirmed until you've heard from someone at 8123.
Phoenix Community ToolBank -> ***Friday January 18th - 11am - 1pm***Phoenix Community ToolBank serves community-based organizations by providing tools, equipment, and expertise to empower their most ambitious goals. Volunteers will be helping with a variety of tasks including tool prep/cleaning/maintenance, painting & branding tools, racking tools, general warehouse organization and more. www.phoenix.toolbank.orgLocation: 40th Street & I-10 in Phoenix
Southwest Human Development -> ***Friday January 18th - 12pm - 3:30pm***Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona's children need for a great start in life. This is AZ's largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development and they provide crucial support and programs to thousands of children and their families annually.Volunteers will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets to fundraise to support their programs including their literacy programs (supplying 100,000 books yearly) and Child Development Center (helps families with children who have developmental disabilities). Volunteers will work in teams of two with a tablet and a printer to sell tickets at a local Expo. Volunteers need to be outgoing and capable of walking around for the duration of the shift. www.swhd.orgLocation: Phoenix Convention Centre
Girls Behind The Rock Show -> ***Saturday January 19th - 9:30am***This incredible organization will be on site at the festival - definitely head on over to their table to chat with them about the important work they do. We are collaborating with GBTRS to send a group to join in the Women's March happening in Phoenix the same day as the festival. Because of the slight overlap, we will be meeting at 9:30am to join the 10am march, and you can stay for as long or as little as you like before heading over to Fest. Please sign up below if interested in joining us - and we'll send you an email with more info! www.girlsbtrs.comLocation: Downtown Phoenix
The Welcome To America Project -> Two opportunities available (please indicate which one you are signing up for below)***Thursday January 17th - 9am - 11am*** ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED ****Sunday January 20th - 8:30am - 11:30am***The Welcome To America Project is a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighbourly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees. Thursday volunteers will be sorting incoming donations and packing for upcoming refugee welcomes/deliveries. After an short orientation, volunteers work with leads to help secure and ready lightly used items for distribution to incoming refugee families. You'll earn about the families we'll serve and how WTAP serves the refugee community during your volunteer day.Sunday volunteers meet at our warehouse for an orientation, discussion of the day's logistics and to learn about the families who we will serve. We then travel to the refugees homes to help move furniture and set up the apartments, followed by a welcoming discussion with the refugee families. www.wtap.orgLocation: Tempe, AZ
***We understand there is a large interest in volunteering (which is amazing!) and are working to try to lock in additional opportunities to accommodate more fans. Stay tuned for updates!***