Volunteering a rich and rewarding experience. Volunteering allows you to connect with your community, neighbors, City staff, and area businesses, become involved and make a difference in your community, meet new friends, have a sense of accomplishment by giving back to your community, and grow as a person. Plus, it is a lot of fun. Here at the City of Montgomery we value our volunteers and thank you immensely for giving your time to help make the City of Montgomery the wonderful city it is.
- Beautification Day Planting
- Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Adults, teens, families, groups
- Rain Date: Saturday, May 18
- Meet at City Hall Parking Lot, 10101 Montgomery Road for assignments
- Help plant thousands of flowers in the medians
- July 4 Parade and Festival Volunteers
- Parade Line-up Assistants: 8:15 to 11 a.m. (Adults)
- Festival Games Booths: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Adults/Teens)
- Bastille Day Celebration
- Saturday, July 13 in Downtown Montgomery
- Over 100 volunteers are needed to put on this event.
- Volunteers are needed in a multitude of areas:
- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults/ older teens to help with set up
- 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Various shifts. Adults to sell beer/wine tickets.
- 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Various shifts. Adults – beer/wine booth volunteers
- 11:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Various shifts. Adults to sell tickets for kids’ game booths.
- 11:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Various shifts. Teens/adults to manage kids’ game booths.
- Adopt-a-Spot (Adults, teens, families, groups)
- Various locations
- Flexible to an individual’s schedule
- Help to maintain flower beds in the parks
- Office Support at City Hall (Adults)
- Answering phones and office support tasks.
- Need a people person with great customer service skills, phone, and computer experience to support the staff on an as-needed basis.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission seeks to improve the quality of life of Montgomery citizens by promoting an integrated park and recreation program. The Commission provides advice and assistance to the Administration regarding the development and operation of the parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities and programs for the City. Members focus on current safety standards for the City’s parks by conducting monthly park “walk-throughs,” help to assess the recreational needs of residents, and assist with a variety of special events. To promote familiarity with each of the seven parks, the Commission meetings are held at various City parks and lodges. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
There are no special qualifications required to volunteer for any City of Montgomery board or commission.
Volunteer as a Family
Helps families learn about social issues and provides a new perspective on the world
Provides positive role models and passes on family values to children
Provides new learning experiences and development of new skills for both children and adults
Provides quality time for the family to spend together
Increases interpersonal communication and the problem-solving abilities of family members
Helps youth decide what they want to do with their life
Source: United Way
Why Children Should Volunteer
Kids have fun when they volunteer, but volunteering also:
Enhances development — Volunteering can benefit a child’s psychological, social and intellectual development. Volunteering increases self-esteem, responsibility and an interest in learning and helps children develop new social skills. It also provides opportunities to apply newly learned material.
Promotes a healthy lifestyle and choices — Children who volunteer are less likely to become involved in at-risk behaviors.
Teaches social responsibility — Volunteering helps children develop empathy and learn that one person can make a difference.
Creates a lifelong ethic of service — Individuals who volunteer as a child or who observed their parents’ volunteering have a much higher probability of being a volunteer in their adult years.
Improves the community — Volunteer activities are essential for advancing the common good, and children can be part of the change.
Source: United Way
Tips for Volunteers
Volunteers are a precious resource for the City of Montgomery. We want you to be comfortable, safe and knowledgeable in your role as a volunteer. We will do our best to match your skills/interests with our volunteer positions. To help accomplish this, you will be asked to sign a Waiver and Release form. This form is for your benefit as the City provides secondary medical coverage to volunteers should they be injured. In addition, you will be given instruction at your event to make sure that you are comfortable and knowledgeable in your volunteer position. Also, any necessary protective equipment will be provided to you at your volunteer event. To assure your comfort, you will be informed of the appropriate clothing for your event. At large events, all volunteers will be identified with a wristband. You will have a contact person before starting your volunteer shift. You will also have support at your volunteer event from the Volunteer Coordinator, Staff Liaison or a Board/Commission member. Your contact person and/or the support people will make sure you receive breaks and release at the end of your volunteer shift. Everyone will work together to help make sure you have a comfortable, safe and knowledgeable experience as a City of Montgomery volunteer.
Volunteering is a rich and rewarding experience. Volunteering allows you to:
connect with your community –neighbors, City staff, businesses
become involved and make a difference in your community
meet new friends
give back and have a sense of accomplishment
grow as a person
have fun volunteering