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Blight Buster Volunteers

Location
NSD West Facility
3325 W Flower St, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ  85017
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

This orientation is designed for those who want to hear how to make an impact on an individual or group level to cleanup blight in our neighborhoods. Participants will learn about the Blight Buster Volunteer Program, which was created to tackle graffiti, illegal signs and other blight-related issues in the community. This program will also give the volunteer an opportunity to become a Blight Buster Leader. The Leaders are responsible for leading other volunteers on larger projects consisting of removing graffiti, assisting residents in need with yard clean-ups and even educating our youth about the negative impact graffiti has on our community.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Large Group (over 25), Small Group (under 25)
Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Neighborhood Services



Court Connectors

Location
AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Would you like to be at the center of the action at the Phoenix Municipal Court?  Do you enjoy helping people find the services they need?  The city's Municipal Court is seeking energetic, positive, customer-service oriented volunteers to welcome and assist guests at the Court Information Booth on the first floor of the Municipal Court.

Service hours are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.  You may choose  a 2- or 4-hour shift commitment.
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Municipal Court



Description:

Are you passionate about the environment?  Would you like to make a difference? The Phoenix Public Works Department is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to greet residents and take surveys at 9 household hazardous waste (HHW) & electronics collection events.  These two-day events (Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon) are held monthly at various locations throughout the city. Volunteers will not come into contact with any materials brought to the event.

Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Public Works



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



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 nine 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 Yvonne Pastor at 602 256-4388.
Minimum Age:
     50
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Department:
     City Manager Office



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



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
Department:
     Office of Arts and Culture



VITA Language Interpreter

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:

We are looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering as a Language Interpreter . We are in need of interpreters in Spanish, Chinese, Sign Language and other languages as needed. Interpreters work with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax payers through the tax preparation process (January to April). If you like to interact with people, love to help others, and have customer service skills, you are just the right person for this volunteer opportunity.

Interpreter's Volunteer Role:

* Work with the Volunteer Site Coordinator and others at a VITA site to assist with interpreting tax payer information.
* Provide free interpreter services at VITA site(s).
* Maintain confidentiality of taxpayer information.

Interpreter's Qualifications:
* Ability to work as a volunteer one shift per week (4 hours), totaling at lease 30 hours from mid January to April 15th.
* Strong verbal and communication skills
*Good Interpersonal skills and comfort working with various populations.
* Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
* Commitment to strengthening families by increasing self sufficiency.
Proficiency in English and another language. 
*Basic tax knowledge (free training is provided).
*Experienced interpreter preferred but not required.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Daily
Department:
     Human Services



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers (VITA)

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 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), 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:

LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
* Speaks fluent English and can translate in Spanish, Chinese, or Sign Language
*
Interprets tax payer information
*
Maintain confidentially of taxpayer information

GREETER/SCREENER

*Greets the taxpayers and ensures all taxpayers checking in receive assistance
*Ensures the taxpayers have all required documents
* Maintain confidentiality of taxpayer information
 
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
*Maintains confidentiality of tax payer information

SITE COORDINATOR
* Provides coordination, organization, and supervision of the VITA site and volunteers
*Ensures all volunteers adhere to the VITA Standards of Conduct and Quality Site Requirements
*Coordinates volunteer schedules 
*Compiles reports on a monthly basis
*Maintains confidentially of tax payer information

QUALITIFCATIONS
* Ability to work as a volunteer one shift per week (4hours), totaling 30 hours from mid January to April 15th
*Strong verbal and communication skills
*Good interpersonal skill and comfortable working with a wide range of people
*Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
*Committed to strengthening families by increasing their self sufficiency
* Provide 24-hour cancellation notice when unable to volunteer at your site
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Human Services, VITA



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