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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EAGLE SCOUTS OR GROUPS
The Public Works Department has several opportunities for Eagle Scouts or other local volunteer groups to complete a project for the City of Boulder City.
In many locations throughout Boulder City, trees and shrubs from yards hang over the sidewalk. In some locations, branches hang over the curb into the street. This makes it dangerous for larger vehicles to travel down the street and the City's street sweeper is unable to sweep all the way to the curb.
Occasionally, street signs or regulatory signs are blocked by vegetation. Even though the present homeowner may not have planted the trees and vegetation causing the problem, they are still responsible for maintenance per the City Code.
City staff recognizes that pruning trees can be a challenging task, especially for the senior population of the community. Staff feels that this could be a great Eagle Scout project. In order to perform a project such as this, the group or Eagle Scout would need to receive the approval of the resident to prune the vegetation and/or trees. Next, a group of hard working individuals would need to be organized to complete the task.
Recently, a group of young Scouts inspected City streets and noted all the locations where the blue, raised pavement markers used to identify fire hydrants are missing. This group of young men provided the City with maps depicting the missing markers. While these particular Scouts are too young to be out in the street installing the blue markers, this would be a great Eagle Scout project!
Speaking of fire hydrants, many in town are in need of painting--another great opportunity for an aspiring Eagle Scout or other local group that would like to give back to the community!
If your group is interested in participating in these types of projects, please contact the City's Conservation Specialist, Skip Spilman, at 293-9229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Volunteer Services Program
The City of Boulder City's Volunteer Services Program coordinates efforts to allow citizen and student participation, input, and involvement in the daily operation of the City's departments. Our citizens are a valuable resource and the knowledge and experience they bring with them can be utilized throughout the City.
Consider becoming a volunteer to assist in special events or become involved in short or long-term projects. The City of Boulder City's Volunteer Services Program invites you to use your skills and talents to benefit and serve our community. For more information on how you can get involved, or if the volunteer opportunity in which you are interested is not listed below, call the City of Boulder City Human Resources Department.
To apply for one of the volunteer opportunities listed below, complete a Volunteer Application Form
and return the completed, signed form to the Human Resource office located upstairs in Room 3 of City Hall, 401 California Avenue, Boulder City, NV 89005.
ANIMAL CONTROL - work at new shelter grooming and socializing animals; assist in assessing animals for adoption
BCTV - participate in community or self-directed television productions
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - Council appointed Boards and Commissions
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Volunteers would be put to use to help the Community Development Department reduce its backlog, ease the workload and ultimately improve its efficiency by assisting with the following projects and/or functions: answering the telephone, assembling agenda packets, agenda mailings, assist with construction plans, permit applications, etc., assist with imaging and microfilming process, collaborate with the Community Development Director and Building Official on projects as they arise.
MUNICIPAL COURT - Court volunteers will gain knowledge of intergovernmental relations and behind-the-scenes functioning of a court environment. These are some of the projects or functions volunteers may assist with: answer telephone; filing; conducting and tabulating surveys; data entry; typing; accounts receivables; assist with court calendar; quashing bench warrants
PARKS & RECREATION
Art Center - data entry, copying, general office duties
Fitness Center - collect fees, data entry, demonstrate fitness equipment; on-call status or two-hour scheduled shifts available for volunteers. Be "where your friends are," be fit and have fun.
POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police Auxiliary Program
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE - copying; assist with special projects or events; post flyers at various locations in town; work 2-6 hours per month or more as needed.
PUBLIC WORKS - The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all public streets and parks in the City which creates a variety of volunteer opportunities. Some of the areas in need of volunteer assistance are:
Litter removal in parks, medians and parkways
Weed removal at City cemetery, along sidewalks and in flood control channels
Check and repair all holiday decorations (October of each year)
OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS - general office duties; special projects; data entry
Participants may gain many benefits from volunteer service including:
Information about career opportunities available in local government
Opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting
A mentoring relationship with their liaison
Experience in their volunteer work area
Improved communication between citizens and city departments
The City also benefits from the Volunteer Program by:
Contributions to the organizational mission
Help reducing backlog that will lead to improved efficiency
Cost-effective way to improve the quality of city services and operations
Improved communication with citizens
A background investigation will be conducted on each volunteer. Fingerprinting, detailed background investigation, and drug screening may also be required for volunteers serving in some departments and/or performing certain duties or occupations.