Mesa: Volunteers Needed for Events Honoring Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Pet Microchipping ~ In honor of Cesar Chavez, the City of Mesa is offering several volunteer opportunities to celebrate the legacy of the labor leader, civil rights icon and Arizona native.

On Friday, March 24th, Animal Control will be hosting a free microchipping event for dogs and cats at 200 S. Center St. Volunteers are needed to help with pet owner check-in, data entry, answering questions, line management, animal cleanup and other duties as assigned. Two shifts are available from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with volunteers needing to be 18 or older to participate.

The Mesa Urban Garden is also in need of 20 volunteers on Friday, March 31st (Cesar Chavez Day) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with volunteers needing to be 16 or older for this opportunity. The volunteers will help with weeding, mulching, pruning, planting flowers, filling beds with soil, painting and various repairs at 212 E First Ave..

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Resurrection Street Ministries (RSM) needs 60 volunteers on Friday March 31st from 8;30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 1135 E Main St., for sorting donations for its community thrift store . Volunteers will organize clean and assemble furniture and other items; they must be 18 or older for this opportunity as well .

Mayor John Giles said "Cesar Chavez' legacy is both an inspiration and a guiding light in Mesa," adding that "Getting involved in the community is an excellent way to honor Chavez' dedication to fighting for the greater good." The City of Mesa's volunteers annually donate thousands of hours of service to various service projects; an online system can be accessed at mesaaz/gov/volunteer which allows users to search for volunteer opportunities based on an area of interest , length of time commitment and more .

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