Youth Corps

Is your teen interested in engaging with professionals, learning unique skills, and benefiting their community?  The  City of Scottsdale's revitalized Youth Corps program will provide them with incredible volunteer experiences this summer and the 2019-2020 school year.  Select volunteers will seamlessly integrate into various roles within the City of Scottsdale and work one-on-one with field experts within Youth Development, Human Resources, Marketing & Graphics,  managers' offices, and much more!  

What kind of volunteering can I do?

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Summer Program
  • City Office Positions
  • Private Sector Opportunities
  • Senior Centers
  • Year-Round Opportunities
  • City Special Events
  • Community Service Projects

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 10-19 hours per week during the months of June and July.  If they plan to be considered for the year-round program (beginning in September), volunteers must be able to commit 8 hours per month in order to remain eligible for the school year.

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


  • Applications will be available starting January 29th and will close on March 18th.
  • Returning Youth Corps volunteers must re-apply for the position (unless if currently enrolled in year-round Youth Corps).
  • Applicants must bring two letters of recommendation (non-relatives) to the interview panel.


An information night for the Youth Corps program will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Horizon Community Center. 

If selected to be a part of the Youth-Corps team, volunteers must attend the mandatory in-service training on May 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What are the potential 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: Echo Canyon

Office: Traffic Engineering

1st-5th: Navajo Elementary School Office: Business Services
Sports Camp: Mohave Middle School

Office: City Auditor

 6th-8th: Echo Canyon

Office: General

6th-8th: Desert Canyon Elementary School Office: Graphics
6th-8th: Mountain View Park Office: Mayor
Cactus Park
McDowell Mountain Ranch Park
NOTE: Sites may be added or removed.
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Contact Information

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

Geoffrey Gerstel
Youth Corps. Coordinator & Horizon Park Assistant Coordinator
P: 480-312-8379

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