AUGUST 13, 2014

Volunteers needed

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Volunteers needed to fill board and commission openings
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale residents are invited to apply for volunteer positions on nine city boards and commissions. The positions will be filled in September.

The City Council relies on these citizen-based boards and commissions to research issues, reach out to community members and recommend policy direction on a variety of issues important to the city’s future.

Openings exist on the Airport Advisory Commission, Building Advisory Board of Appeals, Development Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Library Board, Loss Trust Fund Board, McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission, Personnel Board and the Planning Commission.

Residents can find information about the functions of these boards and commissions on the city’s website at An application form is also available on the site.

The application form, which is valid for one year, may also be picked up in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Applications should be submitted by Aug. 22 to give City Council members adequate time for review.

The Council will nominate from the applicant pool on Aug. 25. Those nominated will be interviewed at the Sept. 9 special City Council meeting. Following the interviews, the Council will appoint residents to three-year terms.

Downtown Scottsdale Ambassadors needed
Longtime Downtown Ambassador Marilyn Perkins enjoys meeting new visitors and reconnecting with returning ones who specifically seek her out. As an ambassador, she promotes Downtown businesses, helps visitors find their way around and shares interesting tidbits about the city. Marilyn hails from England and has lived in the states nearly 20 years. She enjoys dancing, reading, swimming and traveling. We’re looking for more volunteers like Marilyn.

If you’re people-oriented and excited about Downtown, consider volunteering as a Downtown Scottsdale Ambassador. Participants are asked to fulfill three-hour shifts at an information sidewalk cart. Weekend coverage also is available at various exciting downtown activities such as fashion shows, art walks and other special events. For more information on how you can get involved, email Joy Racine or call 480- 312-2342.

Help keep Scottsdale safe by becoming a Fire Department volunteer
Join the Scottsdale Fire Department family! We have more than 100 volunteers helping to keep children, adults and seniors healthy and safe. Volunteers also provide administrative services so Fire Department staff can focus on more pressing issues. To find out how you can join our volunteer team, call Maria Luna at 480-312-1813 or visit our website.

North Scottsdale Home Delivered Meals – Volunteer Opportunity
SCOTTSDALE – North Scottsdale Home Delivered Meals is looking for volunteers to deliver lunch meals to homebound seniors in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area week days between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This easy and rewarding service only takes about two hours one day a week! For many of our clients a visit from one of our volunteers means contact with the outside world and a chance to remain living at home. Some tell us it’s the best part of their day.

Volunteers are the heart of our program. Their caring dedication and generous help in the delivery of a nutritious meal is what helps our seniors maintain their independence, in their home for as long as possible. Give Diane a call at 602-241-6196 to find out more and help enrich the lives and well-being of older adults in your community today. Make a difference and help our seniors stay independent.

FCF Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are the very backbone of the many FCF programs. Your contribution of time is needed, no matter what your skill level or experience.  Age is not a factor. You will find a volunteer activity for any age in our array of programs and activities. If you have time or a desire to give, FCF has a place for you. Please visit and complete the online application, download the volunteer form, or call the FCF office at 480-488-1090.