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Arts & Culture Survey Volunteers Needed

Location
Various Locations
Phoenix, AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

The Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture is looking for friendly volunteers to help with a survey at local arts venues during the months of February and March 2016. Volunteers will serve in teams of 5.

Volunteers may have the opportunity to receive free tickets to some venues.

Current opportunities include:
Arizona Opera: Carmen, Feb. 6
Ballet Arizona: Sleeping Beauty, Feb. 12 or 13
Matsuri Festival, Feb. 27
Heard Museum: March 5
Phoenix Art Museum: Michelangelo TBD

for more information contact mary.muesegades@phoenix.gov or call 602-495-0185.

Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Department:
     Office of Arts and Culture



Customer Computer Assistant

Location
1825 W. Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ  85027
Zone:
Council District 2
Description:

This position will assist the public in using the librarys computers, printers, copier, scanner and fax machines. Computer Assistants will also assist the public in using various software applications on the public workstations and assisting card holders in signing on to the public computers through our reservation management system. There might be opportunities to assist customers with wireless access on personal computers and electronic devices.

Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



Customer Support Services: Computer Aide

Location
1221 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Description:

To provide knowledgeable assistance to community members utilizing library computers. Assist adult library customers using the public computers (assist with Microsoft Office products, searching the internet, using/setting up email, etc.) Help adult library customers with the library's computer reservation system, print station, and with faxing/copying. Be available to answer questions and provide guidance as needed to adult library customers using the public computers.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Volunteer

Location
Cesar Chavez Park
7858 S. 35th Ave
Laveen Village, AZ  85339
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

HHW Events help keep our landfills cleaner which in turn helps make our planet a little cleaner and greener. At the event, residents bring paint, household cleaners, electronics, and tires to HHW events to be recycled or dipsosed of safely. Thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers, these items avoid contaminating landfills and leaking into the soil or water.

At the beginning of the event, we offer volunteers a tour of the site and our team educates volunteers on what HHW is and how we collect and dispose of it sustainably. When the event begins, volunteers greet residents, check their water bill, and take a quick look at their trunk to see what type of products they are bringing.

Events occur once a month on a Saturday from 6:30am-12pm. Dates and locations:
-Feb 20: Cesar Chavez Park
-March 19: Desert West Park
-April 16: Pecos Park
-May 14: Arizona State Fairgrounds
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Public Works



Literacy Tutor Opportunity - City of Phoenix AARP Experience Corps

Location
Various Schools
Phoenix, AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Are you passionate about reading? Help the City of Phoenix and Mayor Stanton share the joy with our youth. The City of Phoenix, in partnership with AARP Experience Corps and Experience Matters, is recruiting volunteers 50 and above to support a tutoring program designed to improve literacy skills for Phoenix elementary school students. Opportunities are available at five Phoenix school districts. Mayor Greg Stanton was instrumental in securing the program for Phoenix schools as part of his Read on Phoenix program, created to ensure local students are reading at level by third grade. If you love reading and inspiring our youth - this opportunity is for you! Please contact Mae Riggs at 602 256-4388.
Minimum Age:
     50
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Department:
     City Manager Office



NEW! City Hall Connectors

Location
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Would you like to be at the center of the action at Phoenix City Hall?  Do you enjoy helping people find the services they need?  The city's Public Works Department is seeking energetic, positive, customer-service oriented volunteers to welcome and assist guests at the main information desk on the first floor of Phoenix City Hall.

Service hours are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  You can choose a 3- or 6-hour shift commitment.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hofmann at 602-534-2519, 262-7780 or Kathleen.hofmann@phoenix.gov.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Bi-weekly
Department:
     Public Works



Description:

The Phoenix Fire Department's Crisis Response Unit is accepting applications from community members to volunteer as a Behavioral Health Specialist who are interested in assisting individuals and/or groups who have experienced a crisis. No previous experience required. Volunteers work on a Crisis Response (CR)Van with one partner. Volunteers must complete approximately 100 hours of training prior to staffing a CR Van. CR teams reside in fire stations during the hours of service. CR teams are dispatched to crisis calls through the Phoenix Fire Department alarm room as requested by fire and police personnel. Once on scene, the CR team provide: crisis intervention, grief support, education on victims' right and police investigative procedures. In addition, the team provides resources and referrals.
Minimum Age:
     21
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Department:
     Fire



Phoenix Fire - Crisis Response - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Location
2625 S 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85009
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

The Phoenix Fire Department's Crisis Response Unit is accepting applications from community members to volunteer as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who are interested in assisting individuals and/or groups who have experienced a crisis. No previous experience required (EMT Certification Required). Volunteers work on a Crisis Response (CR)Van with one partner. Volunteers must complete approximately 100 hours of training prior to staffing a CR Van. CR teams reside in fire stations during the hours of service. CR teams are dispatched to crisis calls through the Phoenix Fire Department alarm room as requested by fire and police personnel. Once on scene, the CR team provide: crisis intervention, grief support, education on victims' right and police investigative procedures. In addition, the team provides resources and referrals.
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Department:
     Fire



S.T.E.M. Teen Volunteer

Location
1825 W. Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ  85027
Zone:
Council District 2
Description:

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M)? Do you want to teach children and stimulate their minds for S.T.E.M related activities? Do you LOVE the library?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, Juniper Library needs you. Come and assist children with different hands-on experiments every Sunday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and/or the following Saturdays, Feb. 6 & 13, March 5, 19, & 26th from 1:30-3:30 pm. Program themes will include geology, excavation, measurements, plants and more...
Minimum Age:
     12
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



The Gallery @ City Hall

Location
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Zone:
Council District 7
Description:

The Gallery @ City Hall is a new art exhibit space. Volunteers are expected to serve as both hosts and educators, welcoming visitors and enriching their gallery experience. Volunteers may be called upon to provide directions, information and friendly assistance about other public art and visitor experiences located in downtown Phoenix.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Bi-weekly



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Location
AZ 
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's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign provides public awareness of the EITC, free tax preparation and e-filing services, and asset building information which financially strengthens the community.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering, no prior tax experience is required, and FREE training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up for an orientation to learn more about the VITA program. Below is a brief description of the volunteer roles available:

GREETER/SCREENER
*Greets the taxpayers and ensures all taxpayers checking in receive assistance
*Ensures the taxpayer has all required documents
 
TAX PREPARER
*Prepares basic or advanced 1040 tax returns and related schedules for eligible taxpayers
*Interviews taxpayers to determine if all income, deductions, and allowable credits are claimed

SITE COORDINATOR
* Provides coordination, organization, and supervision of the VITA site
*Ensures all volunteers adhere to the VITA Standards of Conduct and Quality Site Requirements
*Coordinates volunteer schedules 
*Compiles reports on a monthly basis
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Human Services



Workforce Literacy Instructor - Ocotillo Library

Location
102 W Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85041
Zone:
Council District 7
Description:

Are your friends and family always asking you for advice on finding a job? Why not use your skills and experience to help your fellow community members get back into the workforce? In this economy, many Phoenix residents are trying to get hired, but might not have the skills and know-how they need to reach their goal. The City of Phoenix Library Department is looking for volunteers at the Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center to help residents return to work. This is an exciting program that has reached many Phoenix residents and we need your help to keep it running! Our Workforce Literacy Instructors assist job seekers by leading classes on topics ranging from basic computer skills and job search engines to interviewing skills and resume writing. They also provide community members with one-on-one employment assistance during our open labs. We'll provide training on our curriculum and program, but we need your knowledge and time to make this program successful!
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library