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 opportunities and information.

Please Report Your 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.

Volunteering opportunities at the Southern/Dobson and Red Mountain campuses.

Follow this link for current volunteering opportunities: Resources and Services

Mesa Market

The Mesa Market is open again for IN-PERSON SERVICE starting on Monday, August 23, 2021 ending May 30, 2022.

The Mesa Market 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 receive 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 building KSC 35S Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

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

We Care Wednesdays

The Mesa Market 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

**. Volunteers will be needed on both campuses for We Care Wednesdays. Members need to email Michelle Chambers or phone (480) 461-6266 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.

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