We couldn’t do it without out you- become a Surprise volunteer today!
Click on a department listing below to see their volunteer needs.
- Parks & Recreation
- Fire-Medical Department
- Police Department
- Water Resource Management
- Human Service & Community Vitality
- Other Opportunities
- Prosecution and Victim Service
Youth 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.
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 youth-related programs and projects, including the award winning DreamCatcher Park.
Learn more about the Sundancers and the Junior Sundancers
Crisis 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.
Emergency Medical Services Division (EMS) AdministrativeThe administrative volunteers for the EMS Division perform the administrative volunteer duties and use computer programs, such as ESO (electronic system for patient care records) and Firehouse, to perform: quality assurance; pharmaceutical ; treat and refer; and analytical reporting.
Volunteer Fire Inspector
Volunteer fire inspectors assist the Fire Marshall with fire inspections and risk reduction, and safety tasks. Duties may include performing building inspections, writing and completing reports and other duties as assigned.
Download the Fire-Medical Volunteer Application
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:
The 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.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering or completing your internship with the City of Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department? Click here for more information.
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.
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.
Surprise Youth Council
These volunteer youth serve the community by collaborating with City Council to give youth a voice in city issues and to help solve youth issues through awareness campaigns, service projects and events. Learn more at www.surpriseaz.gov/syc
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
The Surprise City Prosecutor’s Office has volunteer/internship opportunities which include working in victim services or in an administrative capacity, both which support the Victim Services Program. Victim assistance volunteers will support victims of crime in navigating the criminal justice system by keeping them notified of their court dates, providing accompaniment to court, and assisting with restitution and compensation forms. Administrative volunteers will complete a variety of clerical duties which support the Victim Services Program and Prosecutors. Related education or previous criminal justice, social work and/or victim services experience is preferred but not required. For additional details, general requirements and volunteer applications, visit the Criminal Division web page.
Applications are currently being accepted. You may submit your Volunteer Application to the Surprise City Prosecutor’s Office: