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.
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.
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.
Grow Happiness Gardening Event
8-11 a.m., Saturday, September 16
6233 North 69th Ave. (one block north of fire station)In partnership with Heart for the City, we are hosting a community service project to prepare the community garden for fall planting. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of garden tasks including harvesting, planting and weeding within the community garden. For additional information, please call Neighborhood Services at 623-930-2663. Click here to register to volunteer!
Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 28 Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Project details are still under construction so please check back soon.
Family Volunteer Day
9am-12pm, Saturday, November 18 Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteer opportunities will be geared to families to include children of all ages. Project details are still under construction so please check back soon.
Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service
9am-12pm, Saturday, January 13 Throughout his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated peace, unity and service and was committed to creating change in his community. In partnership with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, over 150 volunteers will be creating change in our community by volunteering at this event. Volunteers are needed to pick citrus at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area for use in food boxes by the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. This vitamin-rich resource will be distributed to families in need. Click here to register to volunteer!
Glendale’s 12th Serve Day 9am-12pm, Saturday, February 17 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. Click here to register to volunteer!