Volunteering

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The Town of Gilbert's Parks and Recreation Department welcomes you to join our team by becoming a volunteer! Volunteers are committed and dedicated individuals that love to give back to their community and have fun. Start the process to become a volunteer by clicking Sign Up. Already a volunteer? Check for new posted opportunities by clicking on Opportunity Search

Volunteer opportunities include:  

  • Facilities
  • Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
  • Special Events
  • Special Needs
  • Youth Sports
  • Special Needs
  • Park/Trail Clean up
  • Court Ordered Community Service 

Court Ordered Community Service

Must be 18 years or older to participate.

Court ordered community service is available to individuals on an appointment basis only. Tasks include litter removal, cleaning picnic sites and equipment, painting and other maintenance duties. Physical labor is required. Work is conducted outdoors and under the supervision of Park staff. Scheduling is on-line only and managed by following this link: Town of Gilbert Volunteers

Eagle Scout Projects

Prospective Eagle Scouts- We encourage you to visit park sites in the community and see what needs improvement. The town does not have a “standing list” of projects.  An internet search can also yield many project ideas.  When you have decided on a project, submit your ideas to the Town staff listed below that can coordinate your Eagle Scout project.

Contacts include:
Riparian Preserve 
Contact will be provided upon registration.

Parks Maintenance (Brian Hiapo)
Brian.Hiapo2@gilbertaz.gov
480-503-6263

Housing & Rehab Specialist (Robert Kropp)
Robert.Kropp@gilbertaz.gov
(480) 503-6277

Additional volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer are also much needed at the Town of Gilbert's Senior Center to provide assistance with programs for our senior citizens. If you are interested in volunteering with the Senior Center please contact: Krisbalzan@yahoo.com 

The Southeast Regional Library is in need of volunteers to help with the Friend's Place store. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help please contact Donna Petersen at donna7al4petersen@centurylink.net 

Board Members 

Do you have ideas and suggestions that will make a positive impact on our community, then why not become a board member or commissioner on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department? For more information visit our Board Openings webpage.

Thank you for volunteering!