Warm weather is not the only reason SOOP volunteers are attracted to Arizona. The Phoenix unit provides many opportunities for community outreach. Volunteers work in food banks, at a retirement home, as ELL (English Language Learners) teachers and aides, and help with various repair and remodeling projects. Our volunteers enjoy an atmosphere of living and working together, sharing evening meals with other SOOP volunteers and in homes of Trinity church members, and visiting local sights.
Coordinators assist with transportation to and from the airport, when needed, and plan work site locations in line with the interests and abilities of volunteers.
Lodging: Housing is provided in a communal setting at the Phoenix Menno Guest House, a six-bedroom home near Trinity Mennonite Church.