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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



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



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



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



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