Q. Who created Tempe Service Corps?
A. Preston Hunter created this website. I am talking to a number of people now who are interested in moving this idea to the next level. I hope that different people will be considered the co-founders of Tempe Service Corps. Including maybe YOU.
Q. How can I contact you?
A. The best way to contact me is to email me at:
Or you may send a text message to me at:
Q. I have some ideas. Can I talk with you or meet with you in person?
A. Yes. I would be happy to talk with you one-on-one via email, chat, phone, Zoom, etc. Also, a small number of people are beginning to meet on a regular basis to plan how to move our plans forward. We can invite you to those meetings.
Q. When was Tempe Service Corps founded?
A. Tempe Service Corps has not been officially chartered. The domain name was registered on 22 September 2016. At this point, that is the closest thing to an official "foundation date."
Q. Who created the artwork shown on the home page and in the image gallery?
A. I commissioned various artists from around the world, hiring them through Upwork. I own the copyright to the images, so these can be used however we want. One of the intended uses was to use these to make T-shirts, which we have done to a limited extent. We also use the images in mailings. The links shown in the image gallery are the names of the artists.
Q. Does it cost anything to join Tempe Service Corps?
Q. Can I get paid for joining Tempe Service Corps?
A. Currently this is a volunteer-only organization.
Q. Can I use the artwork in the image gallery?
A. Probably. Please just ask for permission first. The artwork is not in the "public domain," but I doubt I would deny a request to use it.
Q. What are the main purposes of Tempe Service Corps?
A. To provide service, to provide opportunities for people to server, to provide an opportunity for people to meet neighbors and make new friends, to have fun.
People come together from different ideologies, different ages and generations, different ethnicities, different political affiliations (or none at all), different religious affiliations (or no affiliation at all), different occupations, etc. Just having an opportunity to work together like that is a good thing in and of itself. That is a benefit that can't be achieved if a service activity is only with other people from my dental office, or only with fellow members of my soccer team.
Q. What are some of the services activities that volunteers may participate in?
A. Below are some of the service activities that our volunteers have already participated in or which we are considering:
picking fruit from fruit trees
making improvements in a local park
staffing Red Cross blood drive
picking up trash (policing grounds), including at parks, schools, churches, etc.
painting the exterior of homes/community centers/business buildings
painting interior walls
setting up chairs for events
preparing food for events, such as funerals, charity events
serving food at events
working as ushers or servers at events
taking meals to people with pressing short-term needs: such as people who are sick, women who have newborn babies
helping people move
teaching English language classes
helping with addiction recovery programs
supporting people lose weight/exercise
going on walks with people
cleaning interiors of community centers, churches, etc. (vacuuming, cleaning glass, cleaning bathrooms)
neighborhood support - simply attending an event such as a neighborhood meeting, recital, hearing, city council meeting, etc.