Cochise Cares

Community & Civic Engagement

Not only is community our middle name, but it is also who we love to help. Cochise College’s staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends have huge hearts and a commitment to give back to our community. Cochise Cares was developed as a way to connect groups and organizations who need volunteers with the college to promote their events and allow our college community to help.

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Community Impact

Cochise College's Impact

Hours listed below only reflect January 2019 – present and are self-reported. Hours are loaded at the beginning of each month.

2018 self-reported information (pdf). 2018 hours can still be reported up until March 1, 2019.

Service Organizations

Volunteer Hours

Total Hours
Total Volunteers

Volunteer Hours Submission

Service Opportunities

Upcoming Services Events

Start your community and civic engagement by signing up to volunteer with one of the many opportunities from community organizations. Check out the many upcoming events and activities that need volunteers.

Cochise College Service Opportunities: Upcoming events that need volunteers

Sign Up Form

April 13, 2019: Rising Sun Run 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K Fun Walk volunteer

Sign Up Form

May 23, 2019: Project Graduation at Buena High School

Sign Up Form



College Clubs

Cochise College club activities encourage leadership and service while also giving students the opportunity to have fun, socialize and learn time-management skills.

Many campus events are the result of student clubs and organizations, which are governed by the Student Government Association. If you want your time on campus to be more than class time, you can make it happen by joining a student organization.


Students setting up nesting boxes

Students install a nesting box

Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Mu Zeta Chapter, improved the High Desert Nature Trail in the Fall of 2018 by installing nesting boxes to increase songbird populations.

Organization Connection

Are you a local organization who needs volunteers? Complete the form to be included in our list of opportunities. Are you a staff, faculty, student or friend of Cochise College? Explore organizations in your areas of interest.

Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Vista

Looking for tutors during the school year, every Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm, youth participate in a program called Power Hour. During this time, all youth must participate in tutoring, homework help, or one of our high-yield learning activities. Great opportunity to polish teaching skills. Contact the Boys and Girls Club


Since 1993, CANTER (Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources) has been providing youngsters and adults with a therapeutic riding program that helps with balance, posture, strength, dexterity, self-confidence and much more. The CANTER facility, located at 7388 E. Chief Joseph Drive in Sierra Vista is accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) and is one of three Premier Accredited riding centers in the state. Contact CANTER via email to volunteer.

Do you volunteer at your church? Teaching Sunday school, cleaning pews, yard work, assisting in Bible study teaching, etc. All hours in which you are not paid count towards your volunteer service award. Make sure to log your hours.

AZ Town Hall

Arizona Town Hall is a non-profit organization that brings diverse people together to solve critical and often divisive policy issues. Learn more on their website about how you can get involved.

Get involved in your local governance!

City of Bisbee

City of Douglas

City of Sierra Vista

Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista

Our club sponsors several student leadership programs in Sierra Vista:  Buena High School Key Club, CAS Key Club, CAS Builders Club, and Huachuca Mountain K-Kids, Ft. Huachuca K-Kids and Smith Builders Club.   These student leadership programs help over 250 students learn about service and leadership each month.

Our service projects include highway clean up, Honoring Distinguished High School Graduates, Canned food drive for local food banks, TERRIFIC Kids Program, Bring Up Grades Program, Don’t Meth With Us Program, awarding three high school scholarships and our Young Children Priority One project- reading to Preschool students and giving them books to promote literacy.

Rotary Clubs

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Listing of the Rotary Clubs in Cochise County

Bisbee Rotary Club

Douglas Rotary Club

Sierra Vista Rotary Club

Sierra Vista South Rotary Club

Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary Club

Sierra Vista West Club

Awards and Recognitions

Presidential Community Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

They encourage you to take a look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world.

Find out more about this program on the Presidential Service Awards website.

Student Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to honor an individual who has contributed at an extraordinary level of dedication.

Please join us in honoring the students that so generously share their time and talents with staff, students and members of the community every day during the annual Red and White Awards Ceremony in April. If you know of someone whose help to others has been truly remarkable, please encourage them to log their service hours so they can qualify to be recognized as a Volunteer of the Year!