Community Engagement Division - 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.
Make a difference with one of these opportunities through
the Community Engagement Division. Volunteer today!
Glendale Serve Day
MLK Day of Service
Adopt A Street
Make A Difference Day
Partners 'N Parks
Park & Trail Clean-ups
Family Volunteer Day
For more information on getting involved, please call 623.930.2663
Thank you for helping to make a difference in our community!
Grow Happiness Gardening Event 8-11am, Saturday September 15th Glendale’s Grow Happiness Event is an opportunity to go out and beautify one of Glendale’s unique garden spaces, the Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden. This garden was developed to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch for all visitors. Volunteers will help with deadheading, trimming and weeding the rose garden, moving and raking gravel, and general garden tasks. This is an outdoor project so please dress in clothes you will not mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes are required. Click here to register.
Make A Difference Day 8-11am, Saturday October 27th Spend the morning outside at Glendale’s Make A Difference Day to help maintain the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden and the Historic Area of Sahuaro Ranch Park that surrounds the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.). The garden volunteers will help with general maintenance, including: pulling weeds, raking leaves, cleaning plant signs, trimming overgrown vegetation, picking-up litter, etc. No previous garden experience is needed. The Sahuaro Ranch Park project will involve general rehabilitation of the park structures, light landscape clean ups, litter patrol, etc. For both projects, please dress comfortably for work outside. Close-toed shoes are a must.
Click here to register.
Glendale Honors City Volunteers
The 23rd Annual City of Glendale Volunteer Recognition event was held April 28, 2018. The “Glendale’s Most Wanted Volunteers ” event recognized the many volunteers that contribute to the City of Glendale through the year. Glendale Volunteer Recognition Event Video
At the end of our year (July ’17-June ’18), the Community Volunteer Program had 3,672 volunteers complete 217 projects or events within Glendale. That adds up to 8,993 hours of service for a total value of $233,755. Projects included rose bush pruning, citrus gleaning, park or street clean-ups and many more. The efforts of the volunteers help to improve and beautify the streets, parks and amenities for residents and visitors.