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Volunteer Position Description
Position Title: Community Volunteer
Responsible To: Community Volunteer Coordinator and, if applicable, City of Glendale staff and appointees as designated at the event.
Job Summary: Community volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of meaningful volunteer activities in the community that enhance and improve Glendale. The goal of the Community Volunteer Program is to engage the public for the overall betterment of Glendale. This is done three ways: 1) providing opportunities for interested volunteer groups and individuals, thereby promoting civic responsibility and pride in Glendale; 2) assisting citizens in need and 3) projects for public benefit. Project examples range from picking fruit to be donated to a local food bank; painting homes for the elderly or disabled; sorting clothing at a non-profit agency; painting house numbers on curbs to help Police and Fire when responding to calls; and neighborhood or park cleanups.
Essential Functions: Community volunteers will perform a variety of services on one-time, group oriented volunteer events. As described above, volunteers will perform functions directly related to the nature of the project they are participating in, whether that is painting, picking fruit, sorting clothing or conducting a cleanup.
Time Required: Three to six hours per project is typical. Volunteers may participate in as many or as few projects as they desire, provided that space is available.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Volunteers should have a team-oriented approach to projects. Specific instructions, on-site training and safety considerations related to the project will be presented at the beginning of each event. Unless certified, licensed, bonded, and/or insured independently of the city, no volunteer group will be asked to perform any type of activity or work that would normally require such certification.
Working Conditions: Generally speaking, most community volunteer projects take place outdoors; therefore the volunteer must be comfortable working in an outdoor setting. It may therefore be advisable to wear comfortable clothing, a hat and sunscreen. However, working conditions will vary depending on the nature of the project.
Minimum Qualifications: Groups and individual volunteers must be registered with the Community Volunteer Program. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen, depending on the nature of the project. Youth groups must be accompanied by adults (one adult per ten youth).
Other: Materials and water will be provided at each project unless otherwise specified.