Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Chandler provides opportunities for those interested to enhance services provided by the City to the community, to learn new skills, and to use their talents while helping others. Please take a moment to review the numerous opportunities available within the City. Your willingness to assist is greatly appreciated. 

City Board, Commission or Committee

We believe citizen volunteers are talented, motivated, trustworthy and committed to excellence in public service. Citizen input and participation is a valuable asset to any government organization and assists the City Council with their goals and decision-making, thereby benefiting the community as a whole. 

City of Chandler Boards, Commissions and Committees
Application to Serve

 

 

 

Center for the Arts

Sharon LaRue | 480-782-2685

Volunteers are one of the first points of contact for the thousands of people who visit the Chandler Center for the Arts each year. The generous individuals who donate their time at the CCA provide an invaluable service by welcoming patrons and helping them have an enjoyable experience, all while making lasting friendships and supporting the arts in their community.

Chandler Center for the Arts Volunteer Information

 

 

Community Services: Recreation Division

480-782-2895 | Volunteer Application 

Our volunteers play a very important role in helping the community to discover, imagine and grow. Year-round they are active within recreational facilities and throughout the community. Volunteer opportunities within Parks & Recreation span across a variety of categories:

Special Events | Specialized Skills | Internships / Practicums
Environmental Stewardship within Parks and Community Gardens

 

Fire Department

Triana Dowrick | 480-782-2124

Volunteers are a very important part of our team. We rely on volunteers to assist in our drowning prevention efforts, smoke detector program, car seat clinic program and various other weekend activities throughout the year. We also have some availability in our front office as well. Unfortunately, we do not have volunteer firefighter or medic programs.


Chandler Fire Department 

 

Fire: Crisis Response Unit CR288

Jessica Westmiller | 480-782-2096

The Crisis Response Unit, or "CR288", is a 9-1-1 dispatched mobile crisis team that provides support and resource/referral services to individuals in emergent need. CR288 responds in conjunction with both Fire and Police units immediately following a traumatic event and collaborates with regional social service providers. CR288 is available 24/7/365 and housed in a local fire station. Community volunteers would be under the direction of the Crisis Intervention Coordinator and paired with a professional crisis intervention specialist at all times.

Crisis Response Unit Crisis Response Unit Volunteer

 

Libraries

Tara Anglin | 480-782-2815

The Chandler Public Library utilizes volunteers in each of the four library locations and out in the community.  Adult volunteers assist with a number of activities and programming, including Adult Literacy, Job Center, Learning Lab, Read to Succeed, used book sales, circulation, outreach efforts and so much more.  Teen volunteers assist the Library's youth area with the Summer Reading Challenge, Teen Advisory Council, clerical activities and special events.  Our volunteers make a great library even better.

Volunteer Your Time

 

Neighborhood Programs

Judy Ramos | 480-782-4348

Throughout the year, volunteers are needed to help with basic yard care, painting, neighborhood cleanups, and home repairs for elderly residents, persons with disabilities, veterans, and households experiencing hardships. The Let's Pull Together Volunteer Program evolved to connect Chandler residents in need with those who wish to serve. The program primarily assists neighbors who cannot physically and financially bring their homes and properties into compliance with City Codes.  

 

 

Police

Melanie Smith | 480-782-4909

The Chandler Police Department’s Volunteers In Policing Service program (VIPS) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities designed to improve Chandler as a community and assist its citizens and visitors.

Many of our volunteers work full-time and choose to give back to their community while making it a safer place to live.  Our program asks for a contribution of at least 16 hours per month, yet many of our volunteers donate much more.  Volunteer positions include chaplain, dispatch aide, DUI task force, lockbox maintenance, fingerprint services, clerical assistant, fleet aide, motorist assist, telephone warrant compliance and victim services.

Volunteers in Policing

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

VITA Volunteer

480-782-4358

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free tax preparation for low and moderate – income taxpayers, elderly, and those with disabilities. During the VITA tax season, The City of Chandler Neighborhood Resources Department works with the Internal Revenue Service to train volunteers and establish free tax preparation sites throughout the City to help working families file their tax returns.  

VITA