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Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards

City of Chandler and For Our City are excited to present the annual Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards in honor of the tremendous impact and contributions volunteers bring to our community.  

The City of Chandler and For Our City-Chandler would like to honor the generous contributions of volunteers in the Chandler community. "Chandler’s ongoing success has been built upon a foundation of the selfless contributions made every day by these volunteers," Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. "Their compassionate efforts are solely to benefit others. They truly deserve our thanks and appreciation.”

Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and any other group with volunteers were encouraged to nominate individuals for one of eight Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards. Also, all volunteers with more than 1,000 hours received a lapel pin and certificate from the Mayor. Volunteers with more than 100 hours will receive a certificate from the Mayor.

A recognition breakfast for top volunteers was held in February 2018 and the winners are shown below:


Read the bios of this year's winners.

1,000 Hour Club 

This exclusive club includes individuals who volunteer more than 1,000 hours in one year.   

  • Caryn Shoemaker, One Small Step/Clothes Cabin
  • Lori Dayton, AZCEND
  • Monica Cole, Chandler Senior Center
  • Pastor Jose P. Gonzalez, Light of Life Life Church

Last year's volunteers were chosen for service from January to December 2016.  Read the winner bios.

If you have any questions about the awards, please email

Looking for places to volunteer

View a list of current volunteer opportunities through For Our City - Chandler. 

Volunteer programs like For Our City–Chandler have the purpose of helping coordinate service needs of the City of Chandler and non-profit organizations with the service resources of faith-based communities, employers, business groups, and others in the Chandler area. To learn more about For Our City, visit

Traditional Days of Service

Even small contributions of time and effort can make a world of difference in the lives of others.  Please look for community projects or ideas of ways to volunteer on the following days of service:

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 
• Cesar Chavez Day – March
• 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance – Sept. 11
• Make a Difference Day – October 


Stay Informed

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