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2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Location
7050 S. 24th St
Phoenix, AZ  85042
Description:

Help build a better world this summer by volunteering at the library!

South Mountain Community Library needs spirited teens (ages 12-17) to volunteer with the annual Summer Reading program. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable customer service skills and being a Library Volunteer looks great on your resume. Plus, you’ll have fun working with other teens inspiring young children to become better readers.


 


Before filling out the application, please review the job requirements here. If it sounds like a fit, click “Sign Up” to begin the application.


 


HINT: You do not have to answer every question in the application, but the following information is required: NAME, ADDRESS, DOB, PHONE #, CELL PHONE # (if you have one), EMAIL ADDRESS, DAYS/TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER, EMERGENCY CONTACT, and ADDITIONAL SKILLS.


 


To be considered, you must be able to complete a minimum of 4 weeks of volunteer service over the summer and attend 1 of 5 Volunteer Orientation sessions scheduled in May. You must also bring the signed Parental Consent form to the Orientation session.


 


After you submit your application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with further instructions. Because of overwhelming demand, we cannot accept every applicant. Some libraries fill up quickly, so apply early for the best chance of selection.

Minimum Age:
     12
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



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



Books n' Bites - Kids Cafe Intern at Ocotillo Library

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

Work with St. Mary's Food Bank to deliver a meal to kids in need. Interns will monitor food, maintain proper paperwork per government standards and do an educational activity with the children. Interns will have an opportunity to develop educational activities once they are trained.

Phoenix Public Library completes full background checks including fingerprinting for all adult volunteer applicants.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Daily
Department:
     Library



Computer Aide: Burton Barr Central Library - Electronic Island

Location
1221 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Zone:
Council District 7
Description:

Phoenix Public Library's Burton Barr Central Library is seeking Computer Aides to assist community members using library computers, and navigating the internet. Computer Aides should have a background and interest in working with computers, both hardware and software. They will also assist the public with multi-function devices for printing/copying/faxing/scanning, as well as accessing information wirelessly on their personal computers, tablets and other electronic devices.


 

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



Computer Practice Lab Tech @ Burton Barr Central Library

Location
1221 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Zone:
Council District 7
Description:

We are looking for skilled volunteers to assist adults taking computer classes at the Burton Barr Central Library. Computer Lab Tech volunteer will assist the Class Instructor in keeping students on track and answering technical questions dealing with Microsoft Office, library e-resources and social media.


Specific duties may include:


* Assisting students with questions on an individual basis


* Collecting class evaluations and equipment


* Cleaning up the classroom at the end of class


Computer Lab Techs are required to have working knowledge of the following:


* Mouse and keyboard


* Microsoft Office programs


* Navigating the internet


* Email


Working knowledge of the following skills is desired, but not a requirement.


* eReaders, tablets and/or smartphones


* Use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


* Social media tools such as Facebook 

Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Fluency in Spanish is highly desired, but not a requirement.


Volunteers should be available at the following times:


 * Saturdays 9am-12pm


 

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



Disaster and Emergency Simulation Actors

Location
AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

The City of Phoenix believes that being prepared for disasters and ensuring the well-being of its community in emergencies is critical.  To better prepare for disasters, the City is putting on a functional exercise.  This is an opportunity to practice our ability to establish and maintain a shelter and care for displaced individuals during an emergency.


We need your help!


To practice a sheltering scenario, we need volunteers who will participate as a volunteer “actor” in our exercise.  As a volunteer actor, you will role play being yourself as an evacuated person who needs to come into a shelter. 


We invite you to come out on 3 May 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Participating in an exercise can be a fun and educational experience.  Your participation will add realism to the exercise, assist the City to practice its emergency plans, and will allow you to be a part of the City’s efforts to practice and improve preparedness and response processes.


A key part of the exercise is to practice the City’s processes and procedures for ensuring people with disabilities are provided equal access to facilities, programs, services, and activities in an emergency shelter setting.  We want to be sure that exercises include the whole community, so we especially welcome individuals with disabilities and other community members who may need additional assistance in an emergency.


All volunteer actors will be provided lunch during the exercise.  Volunteers will be required to remain at the location for the duration of the exercise.  If you need an accommodation to participate in the exercise, please let us know when you call.


If you are interested in participating in this interactive opportunity, you will need to contact Jui Chiu at (602) 495-0513 or jui.chiu@phoenix.gov to sign up.  Once you are signed up to ‘play’, you will receive information explaining where to meet, what to expect from the exercise, and what you will be doing. Thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance in increasing the city’s emergency preparedness.




Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under), Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families, Small Group (under 25)
Department:
     City Manager Office



ESL Volunteer

Location
4402 N 51st Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85031
Zone:
Council District 5
Description:

Palo Verde Library is seeking a volunteer to teach English as a Second Language classes to beginner and intermediate level adult students.  We are looking for an instructor who can independently develop lesson plans and prepare the lesson handouts.


 


Requirements:


*Must complete a background check 
*Strong desire to help others improve their English language skills 
*Capable of engaging people of diverse backgrounds and age levels and is comfortable speaking in front of a group 
*Strong communication and listening skills 
*Ability to speak, read and write English fluently 
*High School Diploma or equivalent 
*Must be at least 18 years old 
*Able to commit to at least 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months 
*Previous experience in tutoring and/or teaching adults is preferred 
*Previous experience working with English language learners is preferred
*Able to prepare ESL lesson plans and materials
*Must attend a volunteer orientation


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



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.  two- and four-hour shifts are available.  Volunteers will learn from experts in the fields of household hazardous waste disposal and electronics recycling. 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



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



NEW! City Hall Connectors

Location
Phoenix, AZ 
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, 471-4006 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



Seed Library Assistant - Acacia

Location
750 E. Townley Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85020
Zone:
Council District 3
Description:

This opportunity is for individuals who will work with Library staff in support of Phoenix Public Library's Seed Library collection.

A Seed Library volunteer is responsible for handling incoming seeds and working with the Seed Library.  This will involve:

 - Ability to count/estimate, sort, and package seeds for the Seed Library.

 - Interest in and comfort with working with natural materials (plant seeds).

 - Ability to work with natural materials (no allergies to these materials).

 - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



Seed Library Assistant-Mesquite Branch

Location
4525 E Paradise Village Pkwy N
Phoenix, AZ  85032
Zone:
Council District 3
Description:

This opportunity is for individuals who will work with Seed Library staff in support of Phoenix Public Library's Seed Library collection. 


A Seed Library Volunteer is responsible for handling incoming seeds and maintaining the Seed Library.  This will involve:


 
--Ability to count/estimate, sort, and package seeds for Seed Library.
-- Interest in and comfort with working with natural materials (plant seeds).


--Ability to work with natural materials (no allergies to these materials). (Gloves areavailable.)


--Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

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



Summer Teen Volunteer at Harmon

Location
1325 S 5th Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85003
Description:

Help build a better world this summer by volunteering at the library!


Harmon Library needs spirited teens (ages 12-17) to volunteer with the annual Summer Reading program. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable customer service skills and being a Library Volunteer looks great on your resume. Plus, you’ll have fun working with other teens inspiring young children to become better readers.


 


Before filling out the application, please review the job requirements here. If it sounds like a fit, click “Sign Up” to begin the application.


 


HINT: You do not have to answer every question in the application, but the following information is required: NAME, ADDRESS, DOB, PHONE #, CELL PHONE # (if you have one), EMAIL ADDRESS, DAYS/TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER, EMERGENCY CONTACT, and ADDITIONAL SKILLS.


 


To be considered, you must be able to complete a minimum of 4 weeks of volunteer service over the summer and attend 1 of 5 Volunteer Orientation sessions scheduled in May. You must also bring the signed Parental Consent form to the Orientation session.


 


After you submit your application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with further instructions. Because of overwhelming demand, we cannot accept every applicant. Some libraries fill up quickly, so apply early for the best chance of selection.

Minimum Age:
     12
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under)
Department:
     Library



Summer Teen Volunteer Century Library

Location
1750 E Highland Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85016
Zone:
Council District 6
Description:

Teens ages 12-17 can volunteer at Century Library. Teens may help shelve books in childrens and teens, help run activities for storytimes or special events, and much more!

Hint: You do not have to answer every question in the application, however the following information is required:
NAME, ADDRESS, DOB, PHONE #, EMAIL ADDRESS, WHEN ARE YOU ABLE TO SERVE, EMERGENCY CONTACT and ADDITIONAL SKILLS.
 
By applying, you are committing to: attend 1 of the 5 Volunteer Orientation sessions and a minimum 5 weeks of volunteer service.
A signed "Parental Consent" form is your ticket to Volunteer Orientation.

Minimum Age:
     12
Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



Teen Summer Volunteer Ocotillo

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

Help build a better world this summer by volunteering at the library!


Ocotillo Library needs spirited teens (ages 12-17) to volunteer with the annual Summer Reading program. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable customer service skills and being a Library Volunteer looks great on your resume. Plus, you’ll have fun working with other teens inspiring young children to become better readers.


Before filling out the application, please review the job requirements here. If it sounds like a fit, click “Sign Up” to begin the application.


HINT: You do not have to answer every question in the application, but the following information is required: NAME, ADDRESS, DOB, PHONE #, CELL PHONE # (if you have one), EMAIL ADDRESS, DAYS/TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER, EMERGENCY CONTACT, and ADDITIONAL SKILLS.


To be considered, you must be able to complete a minimum of 4 weeks of volunteer service over the summer and attend 1 of 5 Volunteer Orientation sessions scheduled in May. You must also bring the signed Parental Consent form to the Orientation session.


After you submit your application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with further instructions. Because of overwhelming demand, we cannot accept every applicant. Some libraries fill up quickly, so apply early for the best chance of selection.


 

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
Department:
     Office of Arts and Culture



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 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:

GREETER/SCREENER
*Greets the taxpayers and ensures all taxpayers checking in receive assistance
*Ensures the taxpayers have 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 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
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Human Services, VITA



Workforce Literacy Assistant - 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 needs volunteers for Ocotillo Library's  Workforce Literacy Center. This is an exciting program that has reached many Phoenix residents and we need your help to keep it running! Our Workforce Literacy Assistants help job seekers by providing community members with one-on-one employment assistance during our open labs. We'll provide training on helping with resumes and online job applications, 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