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Youth Corps

The Youth Corps is a summer a volunteer program for teens, 13-17 years old.  Volunteers can explore career opportunities, give back to the community, and receive school credit (with prior school approval).

What kind of volunteering can I do?

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Summer Program
  • Office Positions
  • Senior Centers
  • Community Outreach Team

These young leaders are encouraged to be responsible and accountable for their actions, beginning with sending in an application to the Youth Corps office. The teens are then interviewed and placed at a site determined by several selection factors.  From there, volunteers must attend orientation before they begin working 10-15 hours a week during the months of June and July.

During the 8-week program, you must be available 6 of the 8 weeks to work.

What are the volunteer opportunities?


1st-5th: Cochise Elementary School Adapted Recreation Services
1st-5th: Desert Canyon Elementary School Police Horse Barn
1st-5th: Horizon Community Center Senior Center: Granite Reef or Via Linda
1st-5th: Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center Office: Eldorado Park
1st-5th: Navajo Elementary School Office: Business Services
Sports Camp: Mohave Middle School

Office: City Auditor

 6th-8th: Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center  
6th-8th: Desert Canyon Elementary School Office: Graphics
6th-8th: Mountain View Park Office: Mayor
Cactus Park Office: Traffic Engineering
McDowell Mountain Ranch Park Office: General
NOTE: Sites may be added or removed.

How do I join Youth Corps?

  1. Login into or create an ActiveNet account for your family (parent and teen)
  2. Keyword search "Youth Corps", click on "Add to Cart" and complete application.
  3. Application will be reviewed by staff.
  4. Get interviewed!
  5. Receive a volunteer placement and start giving back!

Criteria for Selection

Due to the large number interested volunteers, we are not able to assign all volunteer applicants to a position this summer.  The screening process results will determine volunteer placement.

Presentation

Aspects of the presentation that will be considered include, but are not limited to:

  1. Mature, positive attitude toward volunteerism.
  2. Appropriate appearance (clothing, language, behavior, & overall attitude).
  3. Professional application – neat, thorough, easy to read.

Applicant Flexibility

The applicant must be flexible with their volunteer schedule and placement.

Past Performance

  1. Positive recommendations
  2. Good behavior and quality service
  3. Must be without criminal history

Experience

  1. Skills necessary for the site and service assigned.
  2. Some form of volunteer service or the indication that the applicant has pursued volunteer related work.

Willingness

Ability to adhere to the set policies and standards of the City of Scottsdale.

Ability

Can perform all essential functions of the tasks and duties of the Youth Corps Volunteer position description.

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Youth Corps

Contact Information

Horizon Park and Community Center 
15444 N 100th St. 
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
P: 480-312-2650 

Geoffrey Gerstel
Youth Corps. Coordinator
P: 480-312-8376 
ggerstel@scottsdaleaz.gov