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Volunteer Program
Become a City of Goodyear Volunteer
Volunteers are a special and unique group of individuals. They share their time, talent and passions to make the City a better place for everyone.
Today, more than ever, communities rely on the willingness of citizens to work together to enhance public services. In the City of Goodyear, volunteers enrich the community every day. Volunteers work within the City reducing the cost to deliver services to its residents all the while having fun and enjoying new challenges!
The City is looking for these special individuals to help city departments with their clerical work and research. We are also seeking people to be educational ambassadors and to participate in various City volunteer programs, including those listed below. Some positions are regular and ongoing while others are one-time special events. Click on links below for more information.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -Sir Winston Churchill
Volunteers painting a fire hydrant
Volunteer visits with the elderly (YANA Program)
Volunteer assists at the Ballpark
Volunteers help out the Police (VIPS - Volunteers in Police Services)
City Office Positions/Other
How to apply:
  • Complete and submit the Volunteer Application.
  • Volunteer Applications will be reviewed for area of interest and possible placement. Each volunteer will be placed on an individual basis according to skills and qualifications, and department needs. Volunteers for City Office positions must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Any or all of the following may be required before placement in any sensitive volunteer position: Background check, Substance Abuse Testing, MVD Check, and Fingerprinting. 
    Per City of Goodyear policy, volunteers who have worked a minimum of 160 hours and continue to volunteer or work on a regular basis may be eligible for internal recruitment opportunities.
    If you're interested in volunteering for special events, e.g., G.A.I.N., Make a Difference Day, Heart & Sole Run/Walk, etc., or group projects, go to Special Events and Group Projects for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
    Please contact Judi Switanek for more information at 623-882-7807 or by email.
     
    Job Descriptions
    Administrative/Clerical Assistant: Assist clerical support staff with typing, filing, organizing, assembling packets, maintaining forms, shredding, creating charts, and copying.
    Adult 50 Activities: Assist with adult 50 activities such as Bunco, trips and classes.
    Ballpark/Spring Training: Serve as Ticket Taker, Usher or Guest Services personnel during the Spring Training season. Assist with off-season events such as Star Spangled 4th of July celebration, Field of Screams, Home Plate for the Holidays and other community activities.
    Civil Engineering Department: Scan large blueprints/drawing sheets. File electronically in the department computer system and run a hard copy for file.
    Community Festival Celebrating G.A.I.N.: Work with other interested and involved Goodyear leaders committed to their communities by joining the G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) Committee. This event was designed to heighten crime awareness and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen community relations. Representatives are needed from all Goodyear subdivisions to assist in planning, organizing and implementing the event. The G.A.I.N. Festival is held in October, planning starts in the spring. If interested, contact Neighborhood Services at 623-882-7801 or by email.
    Fire Corps Program:
     
    Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Take a multi-hour class to prepare yourself and others in case of a disaster.  Train others and support the program.
     
    Community Service: Work with the Community Education Program to promote child and adult safety.  Provide administrative and special event support.
     
    Support Services: Support the logistics side of the Fire Department.  Work includes managing work orders, entering time management reports, entering financial data, and maintaining orders for equipment.
    Fire Prevention Assistance Team (FPAT) - Volunteer Fire Inspector:  Responsible for inspecting commercial and residential fire protection systems for compliance with applicable fire codes. Conduct initial inspections of residential and commercial fire protection systems. Conduct re-inspections and final inspections to ensure compliance with city, state and federal codes, standards and ordinances. Conduct field occupancy inspections by researching applicable codes, identifying conditions, issuing corrective action notices, and performing follow-up inspections. Perform administrative duties by entering inspection data, preparing reports and attending meetings. Valid DL required.
    Floater: Volunteer needs to be flexible and willing to move from different departments and jobs within the City.
    Graffiti Buster Program: Work independently or with team members to report, obtain waivers and remove graffiti from Goodyear neighborhoods. Provide clerical support and data entry for the graffiti buster program on a weekly basis. Education, training and equipment provided. If interested, please call 623-882-7951 or by email.
    Informational Technology Technician: Provide first level technical helpdesk support for users of all IT supported systems, applications, and services; assist with the deployment, installation, maintenance, and repair of computer applications, stand-alone, and networked hardware. Ensure the proper functionality of desktop hardware, software, and peripherals. Perform administrative and technical duties related to the current usage of technology on the computer and voice network.
    News Assistant: Assist the Public Information Officer with archiving important news stories, measuring articles, tagging keywords, clipping articles and assembling hard copy in binders or scanning into electronic files.
    Receptionist: Represent the City to the public who visit City Hall. Answer the main phone line and direct calls; greets guests and directs them to other offices or locations; opens and distributes mail; answers questions about the City and provides forms or brochures when necessary; other duties as assigned.
    Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS): All VIPS must pass a personal and DMV background check. Patrol and Administrative positions require an extensive pre-interview and polygraph test.
     
    Administrative: Perform a variety of clerical and general service tasks assisting police support personnel with routine duties. Often involves front desk customer service, fingerprinting and light office duties such as data input. Assist with special events such as DUI Task Force support and City activities. Uniform provided.
     
    Patrol: Assist officers on the street. Drive police cars with "Volunteer" markings and utilize the same radios and in-car computers as police officers do. Light patrol duties may include assisting stranded motorists, traffic control, and reporting suspicious activities to dispatch. Assist with special events such as DUI Task Force support and City activities. Training and uniform provided.
     
    You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program: Work exclusively with senior citizens in our community. Make daily phone calls and home visits (as part of a team) checking on the senior's welfare. Light office duty includes inputting contact information into a dedicated computer database.
    Writer: Assist Communication Department with press releases and feature article development.

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