Community Volunteer

Community Volunteer Program

Images of volunteers demonstrating various project tasks
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! 

  •  Community Builds
  • Glendale Serve Day 
  •  Rose Pruning  
  •  MLK Day of Service  
  • Adopt-A-Street
  •  Fruit Gleaning
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Partners 'N Parks
  •  Gardening Days
  • Park & Trail Cleanups
  • Neighborhood Beautification
  •  Family Volunteer Day

and more!!!
For more information on getting involved, please call the Community Volunteer Program Hotline at 623-930-2663 or email [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities 

Glendale Rocks Neighborhood Beautification Project
Friday, April 19, 2024
Ocotillo Rose Park, 6002 W. Keim Dr.
8am-12pm, 7:30am check-in

Community Engagement is currently recruiting volunteers to help with a neighborhood beautification project with our partner, Rebuilding Together. Volunteer tasks may include painting of address numbers on curbs, moving rock into bare yards, weeding and general landscaping. The project will be in the area of 63rd Avenue and Maryland with volunteers meeting in Ocotillo Rose Park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. To register to volunteer, please email [email protected].

Glendale Elementary School District Food Distributions
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
GESD System of Care, 7677 W. Bethany Home Rd
Tuesdays (8am-10:30am), Wednesdays (7am-9am)

Every month, Glendale Elementary School District hold food distributions where they hand out 350+ food boxes to the community. The need for food boxes has increased steadily along with the need for volunteer support to get food to families effectively. There are two opportunities to help with each distribution; one day would be the packing of the food boxes and the following day would be handling the boxes out to the community. Below are the dates for the food distributions. 10-15 volunteers are need for each volunteer opportunity. To register, please complete the form.

Tuesday Food Box Packing (8am-10:30am)
April 9, 2024 (full)
April 23, 2024 (full)
May 14, 2024

Wednesday Food Distribution to Families (7am-9am)
April 10, 2024 (full)
April 24, 2024 (full)
May 15, 2024

Opportunities with Partners

The Special Olympics Arizona is looking for volunteers on April 25th-27th to help with the 2024 State Summer Games.  The mission of Special Olympics Arizona is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.  To sign up to volunteer:

Check out these volunteers making a difference in Glendale! 

 Building Beds For Those in Need

Neighborhood beautification in Granada Estates

Tribute to our volunteers during National Volunteer Week