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Volunteer Information - Current "Glendale Star Volunteer"  Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for any of the current volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit a volunteer application. (Application requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free at

Clerical Support

Volunteer applications for Clerical Support volunteers are continually accepted.  If you apply, your name will be placed on a list and you may be contacted should a department have a need for clerical support.  Clerical support volunteers may be needed in a variety of City departments, such as Code Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, and Parks and Recreation. 

To apply, please complete a volunteer application and submit it to Marie Bonell at For further details, please contact Marie Bonell at 623-930-2451 or

Crisis Response – Fire Department

The Crisis Response Team is made up of dedicated volunteers trained by the Glendale Fire Department and Regional Crisis Intervention Academy to assist firefighters, police officers and the citizens of the West Valley during 911 calls. They specialize in being compassionate and professional during a time of need to those experiencing a crisis. Some team members have a background in behavioral health, emergency medicine, victim assistance and crisis intervention. Their main job is to provide immediate crisis intervention and referrals to victims, families and witnesses after a traumatic event, as well as to guide citizens in the right direction after the event.

If you are interested in applying for Crisis Response, please click on to complete and submit the Crisis Response Interest Form or call (623) 930-4400 and ask for Crisis Response.

Gallery Glendale at Westgate

Volunteer opportunity at Gallery Glendale at Westgate:

This is a municipal gallery space at Westgate Entertainment District (9380 W. Westgate Blvd.) The gallery is managed by the City of Glendale.  This space is used to:

  • showcase art from Glendale's municipal art collection
  • showcase exhibits by arts organizations
  • conduct children's early literacy programs
  • hold special interest classes

We need enthusiastic volunteers to help us keep this space staffed and open to the public. If you are interested and would like to help the City of Glendale with this exciting arts and culture endeavor, please complete and submit an online volunteer application.  To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please call Mojgan, Public Art Coordinator, at 623-930-3557.

Recycling Assistant - Field Operations/Recycling

The Recycling Assistant volunteer will assist the Recycling Division with special events, tours conducted at the Materials Recovery Facility,  greet and/or give a presentation on Glendale’s Curbside Recycling Program, hand out literature, and occasional special projects in the office to do mail outs or working on programs. 

Recycling Assistant volunteers must have the ability to work with the public from adult to children, research, public speaking, good listening skills, and available to volunteer during the weekend, evenings, and/or occasional day hours during the week.

To apply, please complete a volunteer application and submit it to Debbie Coy at For further details, please contact Debbie Coy at (623) 930-2709 or

Code Compliance

Code Compliance has no volunteer positions open at this time.

“Wayne Drop” Water Conservation Mascot - Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Office

 “Wayne Drop,” the Glendale Conservation and Sustainable Living Office’s official mascot, assists by attending festivals, schools, and special events and spreading the “Water Use it Wisely” message throughout the community. 

“Wayne Drop” volunteers must have the ability to wear the “Wayne Drop” mascot costume or serve as “Wayne Drop’s” handler, available to volunteer 2-6 hours per month, and must be at least 16 years of age. For those that are interested in volunteering at family-centered events, become a “Wayne Drop” mascot volunteer! 

To apply, please complete a volunteer application and submit it to Joanne Toms at For further details, please contact Joanne Toms at (623) 930-3535 or

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering for a specific department? Additional volunteer opportunities may be available. Please click on the department links below to view the departments' current volunteer opportunities.

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