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Arizona Advocates for Ex-Offenders

Contact: Tina Likely


2942 N. 24th St Suite 114

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Office: 602-424-5757

AAFEO is a Phoenix-based nonprofit agency whose mission is to reduce recidivism through active engagement and community embeddedness. Our purpose is to assit ex-offenders in maintaining and staying out of prisons/jails by providing direct assistance, information and resources to help with all aspects of reentry into society

Amnesty International Tempe


Amnesty International USA

Shannon Rossett, AZ Volunteer Coordinator




Amnesty International USA

350 Sansome St, Ste 210, San Francisco CA 94104

O: 415.288.1865 | M: 415.744.4675


Anti-Defamation League

Keisha McKinnor





The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona (DPAA)


PO Box 33126                                                                                                                      

Phoenix, AZ 85067

(602) 357-4848


DPAA is a statewide, grass roots membership organization working to end the death penalty in AZ. DPAA engages in outreach, education, and advocacy aimed at raising awareness of issues related to the death penalty and mobilizing citizens of Arizona, and their elected officials, to support ending the death penalty.

Defend Our Future

Contact: Melissa Davis, Arizona Field Organizer
Email: melissa@defendourfuture.org
Phone: 480-490-8604

Defend our Future is a project of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). EDF is one of the world's largest non-profit environmental organizations whose mission is to find solutions, guided by science and economics, that benefit people and the environment.

Defend Our Future interns will play a lead role by working in student-led teams that educate and will inspire peers to be leaders in the climate movement. Interns will engage in quality , face-to-face conversations with peers, visit with members of congress, write letters to the editor and build strategic community partnerships. To apply for this internship and learn more about Defend Our Future, please visit: http://defendourfuture.org/become-defend-future-intern-2/

GLSEN Phoenix

Contact: Mary Ann Legarski


Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 40 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.

For more information, please email Mary Ann and visit: https://phoenix.glsen.org/page/s/volunteer-application

Human Rights Film Festival at ASU

Seeking interns to work on the organizing the annual festival that occurs every year in the spring semester. Interns will be helping with the screening of the films.

Contact:  Prof. LaDawn Haglund at LaDawn.Haglund@asu.edu

International Rescue Committee               

Contact: Jessalynne Howard, Volunteer Coordinator

4425 W. Olive Ave, Suite 400,

Glendale, AZ 85302-3847

602-433-2440, ext 182

Email: Jessalynne.Howard@rescue.org


The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.     

One N Ten

Dani Logan, Volunteer Coordinator, dani@onenten.org

 (602)-400-2601 ext 6

2700 N 3rd St.  #2011                                                                                                 

Phoenix, AZ 85004                                                                                                                

One N Ten is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We provide youth with tools to improve self-esteem and acceptance of who they are. We work with range in age from 14 to 24. We create a safe space, mentally and physically, for youth of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Our weekly discussion groups cover a wide range of social, educational, health, and community issues. Youth with particular needs have the option to speak with peers or volunteers one-on-one, in a supervised setting. We offer resources for healthy living and making healthy choices, as well as social networking opportunities appropriate for developing leadership skills and having fun.


Reinventing Reentry, an Arizona 501(c) (3)nonprofit, actively promotes education to both the community and to former inmates. The high rates of recidivism result in more cost to communities and a potential for higher crime rates. This is a bi-partisan public/private collaboration of business, academia, social work, justice and former inmates to assist newly released inmates to gain employment, seek higher education and find housing, thus building safer communities, reducing recidivism and freeing up millions of dollars for education budgets instead. 

REINVENTING ReEntry is a program with the mission to educate and reshape our society's perception of former inmates so they may reintegrate and be given a fair chance for employment, housing, education and entrepreneurial opportunities without shame and stigma.

REINVENTING ReEntry seeks interns during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

To apply for internships, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Sue Ellen Allen, Founder and President at sea@reinventingreentry.org and
Lena Avalos, Operations Administrator, email: lavalos@reinventingreentry.org

For more information: http://www.reinventingreentry.org/