Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer 

Help make a difference in your community- become a Surprise volunteer.
Some positions are regular and ongoing while others are one-time special events.

We couldn’t do it without out you- become a Surprise volunteer today!

Click on a department listing below to see their volunteer needs.

arrowCommunity & Recreation Services

crsYouth Volunteer Coaches

Coaches are needed for the city’s youth sports programs.  Surprise Youth Sports Staff is available to give our volunteer coaches the information and confidence they need to have a successful season. All coaches will be fingerprinted and must clear a background check. 

Come be a part of the team! Call 623.222.2236 for more information.

crsSurprise Sundancers

The Surprise Sundancers, founded in 2002, are the official Spring Training volunteer organization of the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the City of Surprise. The Sundancers are a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that currently consists of over 750 members! The Sundancers also provide volunteer services at the Surprise Recreation Campus and other City Special Events. As a non-profit volunteer organization, the Surprise Sundancers raise charitable donations and receive contributions to support greater Surprise/Northwest Valley youth-related programs and projects, including the award winning DreamCatcher Park.

Learn more about the Sundancers and the Junior Sundancers

arrowSurprise Fire-Medical Department

crisisCrisis Response Program
Crisis Response (CR) volunteers are trained and dispatched to house fires, drowning calls, domestic abuse calls, traffic accidents and other emergencies in which they may be able to help people. 

CR volunteers are eligible for benefits through the employee assistance program. The benefits include short term, confidential counseling for you and your family at no out-of-pocket cost. A referral program is also available via a 24-hour hotline.

Learn how to become a volunteer for the Crisis Response Program
Call 623.222.5040 for more information.

arrowPolice Department

policeThe Citizen Patrol program is a volunteer-based program, comprised of highly-trained men and women who donate their time and skills to support the Surprise Police Department.

Citizen Patrol members wear uniforms and operate patrol vehicles while performing a wide variety of valuable services, including traffic control duties, parking and city code enforcement.

Learn about volunteering for the Citizens Patrol:
Phone: 623.222.4277
Email: citizenpatrol@surpriseaz.gov
Web: www.surpriseaz.gov/citizenpatrol

arrowPublic Works

Fire hydrant volunteer painting program

You can help paint the town yellow through the Public Works Department’s fire hydrant volunteer painting program.

Those interested in participating in future hydrant painting opportunities are asked to call Public Works, at 623 222-6000, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. All volunteers will be asked to read safety instructions and sign to acknowledge they have done so before being able to participate.

Adopt-A-Street ProgramThe Adopt-A-Street Program is designed to provide recognition to organizations, families and individuals who take pride in their area and go the extra distance to achieve clean public lands.

The City of Surprise welcomes you to our team. For information about the Adopt-A-Street program, please call 623.222.6000 or download the Adopt-A-Street Program brochure.

arrowOther Opportunities

Volunteer Boards

Serving on a board, commission or committee is a great way to serve your community. For more information, visit the Boards, Commissions and Committees page or contact the City Clerk at 623 222-1200.

Community Clean Up

Several times a year, the City hosts a community clean-up day. To be notified of upcoming community clean up events, please contact Neighborhood Services at 623 222-1550. These events are also posted on the City Calendar along with instructions on how to participate.