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COVID-19 Updates: COVID-19 MCC's campuses are now open. Masks are required while indoors. Student services are available virtually and in our enrollment centers.
MCCCD Reinstates Indoor Mask Requirements at all 10 Colleges.

Merriam-Webster’s definition to volunteer, is to give of yourself in service to a cause. It is about freely giving your time to help an organization, your community, or an individual. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

New Frontiers is a volunteer lifelong learning organization founded in 1995, and sponsored by Mesa Community College, one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.  Members source and facilitate classes both online and in person, provide support for the operations of New Frontiers, and volunteer for MCC activities.

Please contact Barbara Thelander for additional volunteering information.



Volunteer Usher/Ticket Taker Duties

The primary function of usher’s/ticket taker is to help maintain the safety of the guest at the MCC Theatre/MCC Performing Arts Center and Studios. They also provide a high level of customer service. Duties of volunteers in this position include:

  • Greet and direct the public inside the facility.
  • Take tickets at the Performing Art Venues.
  • Hand out programs.
  • Answer questions about the facility and events.
  • Escort patrons to their seats.
  • Help at the end of the performance to pick up programs and tickets from the auditorium.

Dress code:

As a part of our team, we want you to take pride in volunteering. Patrons will see you as a representative of us. Provide prompt and professional service and dress the part.

Please wear black slacks, closed toed shoes and button up shirt.
Jeans and T-shirts are NOT ALLOWED.

*When you are done with volunteer duties before the show starts you get to see the performance for free.

Immerse yourself Into the arts is so easy to do when you volunteer at MCC’s Performing Arts Center and Theatre. This semester allowed me to again enjoy in person the Community and MCC’s Band and Orchestra, the Choir Concert and Vocal Jazz Concert along with the theater performance of “Concord Floral.”

Jazz Big Band Lovers! You Won't want to miss the MPJE Jazz Ensemble with Artistic Director and Piano Extraordinaire Nick Manson. This group is made up of professional musicians and educators from around the valley. How fortunate we are to have such dedicated and talented directors for MCC’s music programs like Nick Manson, Paul Brewer, Mike King and many others.

To think all this music comes for the price of ushering or handing out programs. After the reclusiveness of COVID, before the vaccine, now MCC’s music and art programs are here once again for our enjoyment and the pleasure of hearing and seeing the next generation of musicians and music teachers bloom and grow at MCC.

Contact Marisa Estrada at MCC if you would like to volunteer. She will contact you when events come up.

MCC Choral Group

Mesa Market

The Mesa Market is open again for IN-PERSON SERVICE starting on Monday, August 23.

The Mesa Market provides free food and hygiene products for Mesa Community College students. Any MCC student can visit Student Life and Leadership anytime our office is open and a team member will lead you to the Mesa Market to do your "shopping." Students can recieve up to 10 free food items and 5 free hygiene items per week.

Please refer to this document for information on additional community resources that are available.

If you'd like to donate to the Mesa Market, please see list of items HERE. Donations can be delivered to the Office of Student Life and Leadership at either the Southern & Dobson or Red Mountain campus.

Please click this link to download a flyer for the Mesa Market: MM Flyer 2021

Southern and Dobson Campus Located in KSC 35S Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Red Mountain Campus Located in Mesquite 210 Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Mesa Market

We Care Wednesdays

We Care Wednesday is a food distribution that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at the Southern/Dobson campus, and the third Wednesday of every month at the Red Mountain campus. The food distributions take place from 10 am-12 pm, and are open to all students, staff, and community members in need of food assistance:

  • Drive-thru service. A volunteer will place food in your trunk or vehicle. (Walk-up service is available for those without vehicles.)
  • Southern Dobson Campus: Located in the Southwest parking lot. Please enter from Dobson Road onto Solar Way at the Southern and Dobson campus.
  • Red Mountain Campus: Located in the Red Mountain Way Circle. Please enter from McKellips Rd and proceed straight through the stop sign. Distribution takes place in the former Bus Stop circle near the library.

Southern Dobson Dates: Spring Semester: Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4

Red Mountain Dates: Spring Semester: Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18

We Care Wednesday

**. Volunteers will be needed on both campuses for We Care Wednesdays. Members need to call Michelle Chambers at 480-461-6266 or email to sign up. She will need your basic information, as well as the dates you want to volunteer. Masks must be worn on campus at all times. Volunteers should arrive at 9:45am.

Complete this New Frontiers Volunteer Interest Form and send to Michelle Chambers with your information and she will contact you when help is needed for these volunteer opportunities.

Please track how many hours you volunteer for this event, including your travel time. Each member can report their total hours in the spring upon receiving our request for all member volunteer hours.

Reporting Volunteer Hours

Members who volunteer for events/activities at New Frontiers, Mesa Community College (MCC), and pertinent outside community organizations are asked to track and report their hours. Click here to learn how to report your hours.

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