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Description:

Do you want to help kids create their own future? We use a variety of open source software and offline activities to teach kids about coding, robotics and more. Whatever your specialty is, we want you! Even if you don't know how to code, you can still help kids learn. We have a variety of classes and schedules that will fit your needs and ours. The City of Phoenix completes full background checks including fingerprinting for all adult volunteer applicants. Please indicate your level of experience and the class, day and time you are interested in working when you apply!

Coder Dojo you can assist our CodePHX instructors with classroom activities and games, Code.org and other online code instructions as well as basic computer literacy. Many children need to 'catch up' on their computer knowledge to progress further in the classroom activities. You can help clean up, set up, greet, pass out surveys and teach coding lessons. Children are aged 8-12.

Locations:
Tarver Learning Center
Thursday's 3:30pm 5:00pm

Mountain View Community Center
Monday's 4:30pm 6:00pm

Vernell Coleman Recreation Center
Wednesday's 4:30pm 6:00pm

Sunnyslope Youth Center
Tuesday's 4:00pm 5:00pm
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Youth Sports Coach Volunteers

Location
2121 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Zone:
Council District 4
Description:

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Downtown Division is currently recruiting 16 volunteer youth coaches and 1 league director for their youth soccer league at Encanto Sports Complex. Age groups range from 3-10 years of age (broken down every two years). Specific soccer knowledge is minimally required and can be taught. February 27th - May 3rd

Practice: Tuesdays 6-8pm
Games: Thursdays 6-8pm

Duties:
Organize one practice and one game a week. Practices will be held on Tuesdays. Games will be held on Thursdays. Both practices and games will be from either 6-7p or 7-8p (depending on the age group).

Teach the most fundamental skills of soccer (kick, pass, dribble and not use hands). Coaches are not required to teach plays. Just let the kids run up and down the field safely without running into, pushing and kicking each other. Other than the goalie, field positioning is not officiated.

Coaches are also the on-field game officials during game play for the season.
Responsible for the safety and actions of their players. Instill sportsmanship, fair play, and fun. While injuries are a part of any sport, many can be avoided.

Organize practices/games, proper stretching/warm-ups, and control of player's emotions on and off the field to minimize the possibility of injury.

Responsibilities:
Be on time at all practices and games or find a replacement that is acceptable by the Parks and Recreation Department standards.

Provide a safe environment for practice and games by checking the condition of fields and equipment each day.

Examine all fields prior to each game for unexpected hazards.

Notify the Parks and Recreation Department as soon as possible the next working day to report any hazards.

Teach skills in developmentally appropriate stages.

Enforce all City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department policies and rules.

Be responsible for the children until they are turned over to a parent or guardian before leaving the field/gym.

Report any problems with fields, equipment, player behavior, parent behavior, or officials to the Parks and Recreation Department.
Abide by all officials' decisions.

Be accessible by phone or email.

Qualifications:
Have a desire to work with children, enthusiasm, patience, organization, maturity, dependability, and be responsible.
Be 18 years old and have a high school diploma.

Be available at the times when games, practices, and meetings are held.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Preserve Park Steward Volunteer

Location
Phoenix, AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Become a Preserve Park Steward and help make a difference!

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers who can help monitor, protect, and maintain over 35,000 acres of preserve lands. With a limited number of Park Rangers on hand to manage these public lands, becoming a Park Steward is a way to "give back" to these beautiful areas that so many enjoy. Park Stewards are a valuable part of our conservation team.

There are many ways in which you can become a member of the Park Steward team. From being a trail monitor, to maintaining trailhead gates; from assisting with litter pick up, to providing educational information to park users. Park Stewards can even perform their duties while using their own personal equipment such as a bicycle or horse! They also receive identification gear, field training, and continuous support from park staff. We invite YOU to share in our commitment to caring for YOUR Desert Parks & Mountain Preserves.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the Preserve Park Steward Volunteer program:
https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/volunteer-opportunities
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families, Small Group (under 25)
Commitment:
     Daily
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Education Outreach | Community Engagement - Pueblo Grande Museum

Location
4619 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85034
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

A passage from our mission statement. ...dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of prehistory, history, and ethnology of inhabitants of the Southwest, and promoting a greater understanding of the diversity of cultures past and present, for our guests and the citizens of Phoenix.”


Education Outreach- Ready to educate?


Join our traveling museum team. Meet curious kids and tell them about the Hohokam and their ancient achievements.


Community Engagement- Make a lasting impression!


Help the Pueblo Grande Museum by sharing the history of the Hohokam at public and private events.

Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Gift Shop Attendant - Pueblo Grande Museum

Location
4619 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85034
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Meet people and share your passion for the southwest!


The Gift Shop Attendant is responsible for the prompt and courteous service of the Pueblo Grande Museum’s guests and collecting money. Other opportunities may include maintaining gift shop inventory and stocking shelves. Mostly light work, may be required to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



My Phoenix My Park-"Golf Volunteer Players Assistant"

Location
200 West Washington Street
Phoenix City Hall - 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
Council District 1, Council District 2, Council District 3, Council District 4, Council District 5, Council District 6, Council District 7, Council District 8, City Wide
Description:

If you are: golf knowledgeable, course knowledgeable and loving helping people become a volunteer! Assist the golfing public in their enjoyment of our beautiful City Courses

Duties Include:
Assisting our golf guests with course rules, customer service, monitoring pace of play, handling starter duties and performing other related duties assigned by the pro shop.
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)



Front Desk Ambassador - Pueblo Grande Museum

Location
4619 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85034
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Meet visitors from all over the globe!
Assist with all aspects of visitor services at the Museum: reception desk, admission, registration for public programs, visitor statistics. Help make the Pueblo Grande Museum a great place to visit.

Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Bi-weekly
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Tour Guides | Docents | Museum Interpreters - Pueblo Grande Museum

Location
4619 East Washington Street
AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Pueblo Grande Museum Needs Your Help!


 


Site/Gallery- Just the facts!


Meeting and greeting museum visitors, managing visitors’ access to certain areas or exhibits. Supply information and conduct tours for visitors in the museum’s unique galleries.


 


Artifact Cart- Your own mobile museum!


Supply information and interesting conversations about Pueblo Grande's many artifacts. Initiate interaction and answer questions for visitors in the museum’s galleries.

Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Office of Arts and Culture, Parks and Recreation



Adopt-a-Park Program

Location
200 West Washington Street
Phoenix City Hall - 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Adopt-A-Park is a volunteer program that allows the City of Phoenix to maximize its resources and offer residents an opportunity to give something back to their community.

The City of Phoenix has hundreds of parks, preserves, and facilities that are available for a group or individual to adopt or sponsor. You can adopt an entire park or specific parts of a park such as: Sports Fields, Flower Beds, Trails, Courts, Park benches/Picnic Tables, Playgrounds, Urban Lakes and Waterways, Trees & Shrubs, Parking Areas, Exercise course, and more.

We are open to any group looking to give back to our community! Here are a few examples: hiking and biking enthusiasts, neighborhood associations, religious groups, schools, scout troops, military, or civic associations. We also invite individuals to join our Adopt-A-Park program.

There is no cost to adopt a park, just a committment to caring for the park in whichever way you decide. Click on the attachment below to view the Adopt-a-Park FAQ.
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under), Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families, Large Group (over 25), Small Group (under 25)
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Citizen Forester

Location
200 West Washington Street
Phoenix City Hall - 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
Council District 1, Council District 2, Council District 3, Council District 4, Council District 5, Council District 6, Council District 7, Council District 8, City Wide
Description:

The City of Phoenix Parks Department needs you! In 2010, we adopted the Tree and Shade Master Plan that laid out the vision of a healthier, more livable and prosperous Phoenix through investment in the urban forest. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department maintains 220 parks and 718 linear miles of street landscape. There are thousands of trees that need to be planted and maintained and the Parks and Recreation Department needs your help. Citizen Foresters serve the community by helping to properly plant and care for urban trees and spread the news about their value. You may help lead plantings, while teaching other volunteers how to plant and maintain trees as well.
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under), Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Volunteer at the Japanese Friendship Garden as a Ro Ho En

Location
1125 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
Council District 8
Description:

Volunteers may serve in 2 ways - and are not mutually exclusive! Many people volunteer in both capacities: Volunteer Gardeners - no experience is necessary, Master Gardeners are onsite to guide and train. Volunteer Gardeners are needed every day (except Sundays). Most Volunteer Gardeners work at the on Saturday mornings, but weekday help is also possible. Volunteer Docents - will go through a training program to learn how to give guided tours of the Japanese Garden. Volunteer docents are needed for public hours, as well as on Tuesdays and Thursdays for private tours and school programs.
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under), Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families
Department:
     Parks and Recreation



Phoenix Bicycle Forum

Location
424 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Zone:
Council District 7
Description:

Calling all Bicycle Enthusiasts. Volunteers needed Saturday, April 28.

Centered on the theme of "making connections," the Phoenix Bicycle Forum will feature a day of learning, idea sharing and networking with transportation leaders, city representatives, bicycle advocates and local community members to make Phoenix more bicycle friendly.

https://www.phoenix.gov/streets/bicycleforum

The Phoenix Bicycle Forum will feature:

Keynote addresses from nationally recognized bicycle advocacy and industry leaders

Information and sessions on a range of bicycle topics

A speaker panel on economic benefits associated with implementing bicycle-friendly initiatives

A bicycle-safety rodeo and workshop for children

Bicycle registration with the Phoenix Police Department
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families, Small Group (under 25)
Department:
     Parks and Recreation