Community Organizations Database
|City Hall||The City of Arcadia values its many volunteers and appreciates the talent and expertise they bring to the City organization and the community. Volunteers are a tremendous help to us and we would not be able to offer the many programs we do without their assistance.The Recreation and Community Services Department has volunteer opportunities for people of all ages – teenagers through senior citizen.||Volunteering for Senior Citizen Services, please call 574-5130.Wilderness Park is a great place at which to complete an Eagle Scout project. Call Dana at 355-5309 for details.
Teenagers 13 and older can volunteer through the Youth Volunteer Program. To assist with school service hours and prepare youngsters for college and future jobs.
|For All Volunteers: Complete an application form and be interviewed for proper placement. Each Volunteen will need to go through an orientation and training prior to beginning volunteer work. A minimum commitment of 20 hours is required.||David Lee(626) 285-1181
|Police Dept.||* Administrative Assistants
* Clerical/Computer Support
* Crime Lab/Property Assistants
* Crime Prevention Aids
* Investigation Support
* Maintenance Assistants
* Amateur Radio Operators
The Volunteers In Patrol Support (VIPS) provides additional volunteer support to the Arcadia Police Department operations. The volunteers drive a white patrol vehicle with an amber light bar. This vehicle is marked with the words, “Volunteer Patrol.” This vehicle is equipped with a radio for communications with police dispatchers.The volunteers wear the standard volunteer uniform that consists of a white shirt that clearly identifies them as volunteers. Their duties will include, but not be limited to, vacation house checks, subpoena service, document delivery, transportation details, traffic direction, school patrol, and parking enforcement. The volunteers may be trained for other patrol related functions as the program evolves.
Paid Reserve Officer Program
The Arcadia Police Reserve Officer is a part time employee who is committed to making Arcadia a safer community. The primary duty of a Reserve Officer is to augment the Uniform Patrol Division. Reserve Officers primarily work as the second officer in a patrol unit. Reserve Officers may also work a variety of details. As a reserve officer gains experience and knowledge, they may assist in the Detective Bureau, Jail Operations, Community Relations, Traffic Division, or Records Section.
The Chaplain Program is involved in, but not limited to, the following:
* Counsel peace officers and their families
Amateur Radio & Hamwatch
Ham watch is a volunteer program that uses Amateur Radio (“Ham”) operators for crime suppression, surveillance, disaster and special events communications.
| For Explorers:
Be at least 14 years of age and in the ninth grade, or 15 (regardless of the grade).
Maintain a cumulative grade point average
Pass an oral interview and a background
Have no record of arrest convictions.
Undergo a medical examination to qualify
Be free of any physical deficiencies that
Maintain good moral character.
Register with Learning for Life (Boy Scouts
Demonstrate a willingness to participate in
Attend and graduate from the Explorer Academy.
For Paid Officer Program:
-At least 21 years of age.
|For do-cent: Do you find yourself sharing “do you remember…” stories? Are you a long-time Arcadia resident who has witnessed the growth of the community and experienced its many changes? Or are you a fan of local history who would enjoy conducting tours with school children? If so, we have a volunteer job for you! The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum is a community museum that was founded by volunteers committed to the preservation of the history of Arcadia. We are now inviting anyone who loves and values history to be part of our Docent team. No experience is needed–just your passion for history and people. Listed below are some of the different ways to be part of this program.
For Student Volunteers:
Our Student Volunteer Positions are currently all filled. However, we still have Special Events Volunteers Positions open. Special Events Volunteers are required to be available one Saturday each month, and two Saturdays during the months of May-July, for a year.
|Library||The Library’s Volunteer Programs offers opportunities to satisfy Community Service requirements .Assignments may range from:
|| YEAR-ROUND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
SUMMER TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Teen Volunteers perform many special and important duties, including preparing Reading Program materials, staffing our Reading Log table and “Summer Store.” assisting with our end-of-summer carnival, shelving and straightening books, helping with our programs, and other tasks as assigned.
|For All Volunteers: over the age of 13
For Summer Teen Volunteers:
At least 13 years old by June 1 and enjoy working with young children.
|Chamber of Commence|| Description
Volunteers deliver prepared meals to Arcadia residents, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Average delivery time is 1 1/2 hours. Volunteers deliver meals once a week, once a month, or as a substitute driver. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. Training is provided.
|Skills For Meals on Wheel Volunteers:
Outgoing personality needed to visit with senior citizens. Volunteers must be licensed drivers at least 18 years old, provide own transportation, and deliver in the city of Arcadia. A DMV check and background check is required.
|Sho Tay: 626-447-2935|
|Methodist Hosp.||Methodist Welcomes Junior and Adult Volunteers
There are a wealth of opportunities for volunteers at Methodist Hospital. It’s a great way to give back to the community and to gain valuable work experience in a healthcare environment, too.
|The following are samples of volunteer opportunities at Methodist Hospital.Admitting/Information Desk
Volunteers will have to answer telephones, receive and deliver flowers to patients, transport and escort patients to service areas, which may necessitatiate pushing of wheelchairs.
Junior Volunteer Supervisor
Spiritual Care Department
| For Information Desk Volunteers:
Volunteers must have customer service skills, greet and direct visitors to their destination.
For Junior Volunteer Program:
Junior Volunteers serve in many areas of the hospital. They work in their assigned area for a 3-4 hour shift about once every two weeks. We expect a serious commitment from our volunteers, much as one is expected to be committed to a job. We provide training to the volunteers, schedule their work, keep track of hours worked, and write letters of achievement after the volunteer has completed a minimum of 40 hours.
If you would like to be considered, please complete our Junior Volunteer application. When an opening is available, you will be invited to attend an orientation meeting and participate in several training sessions. You will be assigned following a successful second interview with the Junior Volunteer Coordinator.
Applicants are not placed in the program immediately; we have a waiting list. Therefore, we encourage you to complete and return your application as soon as possible.
Please note: At this time, Methodist Hospital is considering applicants in grades 9-11, only, for the Junior Volunteer program.
|Arboretum||VOLUNTEER AT THE ARBORETUM!
Join The Arboretum’s volunteer team!
Volunteer opportunities abound at the beautiful 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, an oasis in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley.
There are many levels of Volunteerism – Where do you fit in?
One Time / Event Volunteers: Volunteer for an event or special project!
Adult Volunteers: Give your time, gain new skills, and meet new friends! See below for the many Volunteer Opportunities!
Los Voluntarios: Membership in Los Voluntarios is open to all adults and requires 50 hours of service each year. Includes: attending interesting and informative meetings and presentations, an annual Luncheon and Picnic, as well as a four-week new volunteer orientation series. As a member of Los Voluntarios, you will also receive their newsletter, the Arborvitae.
Student (College) Volunteers: Volunteer for a temporary position while you’re in school! Fulfill your community service requirements while gaining on-the- job training and having fun at the same time!
Junior Volunteers: Freshmen through seniors in high school can also obtain community service hours in the year-round junior volunteer program, which offers on-the-job volunteer training.
Corporate/Group Volunteers: Does your organization do group volunteer projects? Support The Arboretum by giving back! Donate your time and skills to this wonderful community resource!
Our Volunteers work hard every week in many areas of The Arboretum.
Administrativ e Assistance – Help our staff by assisting with the much needed tasks of mailing coordination, filing, data entry, database management, production assistance., and marketing distribution.
Botanical Information – Volunteers field telephone inquiries about plant problems and either provide assistance via easily accessible information or forward the question to the staff consultant.
Education – Volunteers assist instructors, students, and staff with the many classes and educational programs offered by The Arboretum.
Education Greenhouse – Volunteers in this area nurture plants from seeds and cuttings to maturity and prepare them for sale at major fund raising events.
Gardening – Many of our beautiful gardens need volunteer help! So if you love getting yoru hands dirty, one of these places might just be the place for you!
Gift Shop – Volunteers sell gift items to the public, work the computerized cash register and assist the manager with stockroom duties.
Historical Preservation – Volunteers assist in the maintenance and preservation of the historical buildings and furnishings. They often assist with public open houses in the historical buildings as well.
Library – Volunteers assist the staff librarian with shelving, recording and arranging books and periodicals in The Arboretum Library. Create a used book sale to acquire funds for new library materials.
Mapping – A volunteer mapping crew meets weekly to document the location and tag plants on The Arboretum grounds for recording by computer.
School Field Tours – Upon completion of additional training sessions, volunteers lead groups of school children through The Arboretum on morning tours. Tours are offered to third through sixth graders about early California history and plants in our world.
School Tour Reservations – Volunteers answer telephone requests for both guided and self-guided school tours, fill out data sheets and mail confirmations to the schools.
Santa Anita Depot – The 1890 Depot is staffed by volunteers who greet visitors and give informal tours of both the old office area and agents’ living quarters. Specific training is provided on site by staff and trained docents.
Speakers’ Bureau – Volunteers take The Arboretum to the public via slide talks offered free of charge to groups and civic organizations. Training is required.
Special Events – Volunteers assist with special programs and events at The Arboretum.
Tropical Greenhouse – Volunteers serve as guides in this public greenhouse of orchids and other tropical plants. Specific training information is provided on site by staff and trained docents.
Walking Tours – Led by a trained school tour leader, walking tours are given weekly for mixed groups of Arboretum visitors, usually adults, who wish a more in- depth visit.
Visitors’ Center – A volunteer greets and provides general information to visitors, performs clerical work, and assists with applications for membership.
|For All Volunteers: Join us for a 6-week orientation for new volunteers! Every Wednesday (12:30-3:30pm)
September 19th-October 24th.