City of Mesa News Article
Mesa recognizes its volunteers for their dedicated service to the City
By: Kevin Christopher
04/8/14 8:19 AM

April 8, 2014
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699



Mesa, AZ – They serve in a wide variety of roles in many City of Mesa departments, including building museum exhibits, helping emergency responders and coaching and officiating at youth sports.  The City of Mesa honors its volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week April 6-12.  The volunteers were recognized at the April 7 City Council meeting with a proclamation from Mayor Scott Smith.


“We are grateful for the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and energy to the City.  Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to Mesa while letting them explore their strengths and use their skills and experience to help others” Mayor Smith said.  In 2013, volunteers donated 255,908 hours of service to the City.


Numerous City departments and divisions are enhanced by the services of volunteers, including Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities; Library: Police Department; Fire and Medical Department; Arts and Cultural Department and Diversity and Neighborhood Outreach.  Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities had the most volunteer hours in 2013 with 59,698 hours of service.


While Mesa has a variety of talented hard-working volunteers, there is always a need for more.  The City has an online system, making it easier to search for volunteer opportunities based on area of interest, length of time commitment, number of volunteers and more.  You can access it at


The theme for National Volunteer Week is “Celebrate Service.” Celebrate Service captures the meaning of this signature week by honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities.



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