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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



Description:

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and e-filing their own tax returns. Volunteers receive free training to prepare basic tax returns. No prior tax preparation experience is required. During the 2017-2018 tax season, our volunteers at 17 VITA sites assisted over 4,200 households who received over $6.2 million in tax refunds.

There are many different volunteer positions available with the VITA program:

TAX PREPARER - Prepares basic tax returns. Volunteers will receive free classroom or online training offered in November and December to become IRS Certified Tax Preparers. We recommend volunteers who have no prior tax experience attend our classroom training. Tax professionals volunteering for VITA in this role may be eligible for Continued Education Credits.

GREETER - Greets taxpayers and helps them to check into the VITA site. Training will take place in January.

SCREENER - Screens taxpayer's documents prior to them meeting with the tax preparer. Training will take place in January.

SITE COORDINATOR - Provides general VITA site management and coordinates the volunteer coverage. Answers tax law and TaxSlayer software questions. Site Coordinators must obtain advanced tax law certification, at the minimum. Training for this position begins in November.

INTERPRETER - Assisting with tax preparation by providing interpretation services for VITA clients in either American Sign Language, Chinese or Spanish.

TAX LAW INSTRUCTOR / ASSISTANT - Instructs tax law and tax preparation software. A sound knowledge of basic tax law and adult learning is necessary for Instructors and preferred for Assistants. Training takes place in October and November.

QUALIFICATIONS
* Ability to work as a volunteer one shift per week (4hours), totaling 30 hours from mid-January to mid-April
* Strong verbal and communication skills
* Good interpersonal skill and comfortable working with a wide range of people
* 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