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Neighborhood Services - Community Volunteer Program

The goal of the Community Volunteer Program is to improve the quality of life for Glendale residents and volunteers through valuable public service projects.

The Glendale City Council created this fantastic program as a one-year pilot project in 1998. The reason for starting such a program was simple—involving Glendale residents and community groups in volunteer service projects develops a healthier, more livable city!

The program is now an ongoing city service which gives volunteers a sense of pride by contributing to improvements in the community. In the years since the program was created, Glendale has benefited greatly from these projects. Since 1998, more than 25,000 volunteers have contributed nearly 95,000 volunteer hours, which are valued at more than $1.7 million. Click here to see a Community Volunteer position description.

Community volunteer projects are designed for large groups of volunteers. The average size of a group is about 25. So gather your friends, relatives or co-workers and become involved in the community. Individual volunteers are welcome to contact the office about volunteer opportunities and join a group of volunteers to help out in the community.

To register to volunteer with Neighborhood Services, email or call 623-930-2663.

Please note that we do not assist those who must complete court-ordered community service. Click here for information about court-ordered community service options elsewhere in the City of Glendale.

News and Events
Volunteers 11th Annual Glendale Serve Day
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 (times will vary based on project)
Several hundreds of volunteers from various organizations, schools, and non-profits will again complete several community projects throughout Glendale. Projects include but are not limited to: gleaning fruit, nature trail clean up, refurbishing downtown benches, neighborhood beautification and much more. Participating is an opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need. For the city, Serve Day is an opportunity to address projects that would not be possible without volunteer support. Please consider participating in Glendale’s 11th Serve Day! To register to volunteer, email or call 623-930-2663.
Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez Day of Service
8-11 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 25
Glendale’s Community Volunteer Program, in partnership with Heart for the City Community Garden, is hosting a community service project to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to the struggle for equality and justice for all people. Throughout his work, he promoted 10 Core Values, including service to others, community, and respect for life. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of garden tasks, such as harvesting, planting and weeding within the community garden. For more information, email or call 623-930-2663.
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Planet Party for the Planet
7-10 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 22
To celebrate Earth Day, the city of Glendale, in partnership with the city of Peoria, is recruiting hundreds of volunteers to improve the community and help the environment. Volunteers will help by picking up trash and debris along the New River trail system. For more information, email Register Now!
Hands raised in the air Glendale Honors City Volunteers
The 21st Annual City of Glendale Volunteer Recognition event was held April 9, 2016. The “Volunteers Mean the World to Us” event recognized the many volunteers that contribute to the City of Glendale through the year. View Video
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