City of Roanoke Volunteer in Roanoke, Virginia
Municipal Volunteer Program
Welcome to the City of Roanoke's Municipal Volunteer Program. The city encourages citizens to get involved and participate in the development and enhancement of the city and the community in which they live and work. Participation as a volunteer will not only enhance your knowledge about the city, but also enrich your life and greatly benefit our community. All volunteer opportunities are unpaid.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to follow directions and guidelines as assigned by a supervisor or a supervisor's designee.
- Ability to communicate well with others and work in teams.
- Be inclusive and possess the ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to multi-task and be flexible when working on work-related assignments Requirements/Qualifications:
All Volunteers must adhere to all City rules, regulations and policies, either published or in effect by custom and usage, and all rules, regulations and laws of the State of Virginia as may be required by City and State statutes.
All Volunteers will be subjected to a background check, including criminal record, driving record, past employment and volunteer history. NOTE: Information collected during the background check will be limited to determining a volunteers suitability for particular types of volunteer work and all such information collected during the check will be kept confidential.
- All Volunteers age 14 and above shall be required to take and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
- All Volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the entire duration of the volunteer opportunity.
- The accompanying parent/guardian must also complete an online volunteer application.
- All Volunteers must complete the online application.
- All Volunteers must submit a monthly Volunteer Time Sheet.
Areas of Interest There are volunteer opportunities available throughout the City of Roanoke. Below are some of the volunteer opportunities available: Various City of Roanoke's Departments/Agencies
Clerical Assistant (Ongoing)-The city's departments will occasionally need short-term assistance with various clerical tasks. These may include reception, data entry, mass mailing assistance, filing, and other tasks. Since this position is not regular, the volunteer would be given opportunities when available. Dates and times will be during usual operating hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Various Boards
In addition to volunteering in city departments, volunteers are needed to serve as members on authorities, boards, commissions and committees appointed by the City Council. Public Library
Library Assistant (Ongoing)-Library Assistants may help out at different library branches including Melrose, Gainsboro, Williamson Road, Jackson Park, Raleigh Court, and Main Library. Library assistants may help with reshelving books, assisting patrons in locating items, assisting with technology related questions, and leading or assisting with programming. Various skill levels needed for different tasks. Hours can be flexible, and availability will vary based on branch.
Virginia Room Assistant (Ongoing)-Volunteers in the Virginia Room can serve a flexible schedule; perfect for students, busy parents, or just about any schedule! Volunteers may help with research requests, scan photographs and documents for inclusion in our digital image collection, or participate in one of our many indexing projects that make it easy for patrons to find what they're looking for! If you're interested in genealogy, history, learning more about Roanoke, or just want to help out in a casual, friendly environment, the Virginia Room may be right for you. Parks and Recreation
Front Desk Attendant (Ongoing)-Are you interested in helping children in your community? The City of Roanoke is looking for customer service superstars to help out at the front desk at Preston and Eureka Recreation Centers! These centers offer after-school and summer camp opportunities for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Volunteers should be comfortable working with children and the public. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting staff and processing payments. This opportunity is available Monday - Friday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Whatever time you might have available within that time frame would be appreciated.
- After School Program Aide (Ongoing)-The Parks and Recreation department provides after school care to elementary school students from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The program is held at Grandin Court Center, Eureka Center, and Preston Center. Volunteers are needed to help with homework, decorate the bulletin boards, serve snacks, play educational and video games, lead exercise classes, and other activities. Volunteers should have experience or a desire to work with young children. An interest in education or counseling is a plus. Volunteers can serve when this program is offered during the school year.
- Summer Day Camps (June-August)-The Parks and Recreation Department provides summer day camps to elementary school students from 7:30-6:00 pm Monday-Friday. The program is held at Eureka Center and Preston Center. Volunteers are needed to assist with meal service, prepare crafts, supervise on field trips, lead/teach classes, play games, etc. throughout the summer. Some time will be spent outdoors.
- Trail Builder (Ongoing)-Are you interested in learning more about our trails at Carvin's Cove and Mill Mountain? Would you like to be around other outdoor enthusiasts while making a difference? Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. Volunteers can be under 18 but should be accompanied by an adult. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information on this opportunity.
- Painter (Ongoing)-Painters are needed to help beautify areas in the City including picnic tables, sign posts, and wooden and chain link fencing. These projects can be completed individually or as a group project. Hours and dates are flexible.
- Mill Mountain Discovery Center Garden Aide (Ongoing)-The Parks and Recreation department is looking for some assistance at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center. This volunteer would assist with landscaping and gardening at the Center. Volunteers should have knowledge of gardening and/or landscaping. Ability to use basic garden/landscape tools is preferred. Ability to carry and move objects up to 50 pounds is required. Hours and dates are flexible.
- Athletic Field Maintenance (Ongoing)-For those interested in the ongoing maintenance and beautification of multi-purpose athletic fields and ball diamonds. Perfect for community groups, travel teams or recreation clubs that would like to put work back into a community field. Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. Volunteers can be under 18 but should be accompanied by an adult. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information on this opportunity.
- General Landscape Maintenance (Ongoing)-For interested individuals or groups in the ongoing maintenance and beautification of parks and properties especially important to them. An example is a cooperative program with school groups where staff work with students to learn landscape skills while staff get help with weeding, minor pruning, etc. Hours are flexible and minimal experience is necessary. Volunteers can be under 18 but should be accompanied by an adult. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information on this opportunity.
- General Park Maintenance (Ongoing)-For those interested in general park maintenance and cleaning, to include but not limited to washing tables and benches; emptying trash cans; blowing off courts and walkways; and litter pick-up. Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. Volunteers can be under 18 but should be accompanied by an adult. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information on this opportunity.
- Adopt - A - Park: Did you know that any local community organization, business or individual over the age of 18 is eligible to adopt a park, plaza, Greenway or trail? All you need to do is commit to organizing four park clean-ups per year for a minimum of two years. Roanoke Parks and Recreation can provide your team with trash bags and safety vests to borrow, and even help your team haul away trash bags if given notice in advance. Supplemental Information
VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT: I understand that I am offering my services to the City of Roanoke without compensation. Once I become a City of Roanoke volunteer, I agree to abide by all City rules, regulations and policies, either published or in effect by custom and usage, and all rules, regulations and laws of the State of Virginia as may be required by City and State statutes. I understand by signing this volunteer application, I hereby grant the City permission to perform a check on my background, including criminal record, driving record, past employment and volunteer history. I understand that information collected during this background check will be limited to that appropriate determining my suitability for particular types of volunteer work and that all such information collected during the check will be kept confidential.
Salary: $0.00 Hourly
Location: Roanoke, VA
Job Type: Volunteer
Department: Department of Human Resources
Job Number: 00328
Agency: City of Roanoke, Virginia
Address: 215 Church Avenue S.W. Rm 212 Roanoke, Virginia, 24011