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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 www.adobe.com.)

Transit Department

The City of Glendale’s Transit Department is seeking volunteers to assist with ridership surveys for the upcoming fiscal year July 2016 to June 2017. The primary purpose of the survey is to capture passenger miles traveled, which is a requirement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) since the city of Glendale is a recipient of federal transit funds.  The survey days and routes are selected randomly.

If you are available to assist with the surveys for Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS) Routes 1, 2, & 3 during weekdays and weekends over the next year, please complete the application and send via email to Martina Longoria at mlongoria@glendaleaz.com or Lucinda Herrick at lherrick@glendaleaz.com in the Transit Department.  If you have questions, please call 623-930-3501 and ask to speak with Martina or Lucinda.

This is an opportunity to learn how to get around downtown Glendale riding GUS!  We are asking that volunteers conducting surveys be available for about 1 to 2 hours on the selected date.  Volunteers conducting the survey on GUS will not pay the fare to ride on that day.

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 mbonell@glendaleaz.com. For further details, please contact Marie Bonell at 623-930-2451 or mbonell@glendaleaz.com.

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 www.glendaleaz.com/CrisisResponse/ObservationRideProgram.cfm to complete and submit the Crisis Response Interest Form or call (623) 930-4400 and ask for Crisis Response.

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 Cristina Wagner at Cwagner1@glendaleaz.com. For further details, please contact Cristina Wagner at (623) 930-2709 or Cwagner1@glendaleaz.com.

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Division is looking for volunteers to remove illegally placed signs from public rights-of-way.  Volunteers often work in pairs and will receive training to identify the illegal signs, the appropriate safety equipment and tools, and have staff support when necessary.  Illegal signs create blight in Glendale neighborhoods and together we can make a positive difference to keep our City clean.

Friends of the Garden Volunteers - Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Division

Volunteers will help with a variety of garden maintenance and upkeep projects at the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St), including: pulling weeds, raking leaves, cleaning plant signs, trimming overgrown vegetation, picking-up litter, etc.

Friends of the Garden volunteers must wear close-toed shoes and wear sun protective gear such as sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen. Work gloves, tools, orange safety vests, water, and light refreshments are provided.

Volunteer garden workdays are scheduled one Saturday a month in the Spring (Jan-Apr) and Fall (Sep-Dec). Indoor volunteer opportunities for clerical work are scheduled during the week on an as-needed basis.

To volunteer, please contact Anne Stahley at (623)930-3550 or astahley@glendaleaz.com.

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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