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Volunteering in Chesapeake
Chesapeake is known for its deep sense of community pride and civic involvement. Volunteers play an enormous role in the daily functions of city government, as well as within the community.
In 2014, Chesapeake volunteers contributed
126,221.65 hours of service to City departments at an estimated value of over $2.7 million.
To apply for current volunteer opportunities, log onto www.Jobs.CityofChesapeake.net and apply online!
The City of Chesapeake salutes our Volunteer of the Quarter
Why should I volunteer?
Many people volunteer with the City of Chesapeake for a myriad of different reasons. Many people feel a distinct calling to give back to their community and take great pride in the City of Chesapeake. These individuals give of their time unselfishly to make their city a better place for their family and future generations.
Many volunteer as a way to better their community, while others view volunteerism as a way to better themselves. There are many who opt to volunteer in a certain capacity to explore future career goals or possible changes, while others look for on-the-job experience.
Whatever your motivation, the City of Chesapeake has a wonderful Volunteer opportunity just waiting for you! We invite you to join our team and partner with us to work towards making Chesapeake "The City that Cares."
How can I help during an Emergency?
The images of the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel are still fresh in our minds. The affects on our families, friends and neighbors are the lasting reminder of devastation our community faced. Yet, during that time, hundreds of people and organizations volunteered their time and services to the citizens of Chesapeake and surrounding areas.
Who were the volunteers? Most of them were citizens who simply wanted to do something to help others. They offered to help clean debris from elderly citizens' yards, or operated an ice distribution location.
Hundreds of people came together during the aftermath of the storm to create a network of caring that touched thousands of lives.
We are looking to create a network of citizens like you that want to help should an emergency be declared. With the help of you, your family, your church or temple, and civic league we have the ability to activate a network to help our community should a disaster strike.
Hurricane Isabel taught us the power of our community and the power of volunteerism. Please partner with us as we look to the future not out of fear, but out of a sense of supporting our community.
Criminal History Policy – See Administrative Regulation 2.52
- In order to ensure the safety of our citizens and employees, long-term volunteer positions (more than 30 days) require a background check.
- Volunteers working directly with juveniles, disabled, or elderly individuals will be required to submit to fingerprinting for a national criminal history record check.
- All other volunteers will be subject to a state criminal history record check.
These agencies are always looking for volunteers:
- Agriculture Department Cooperative Extension
- Police Department
- Animal Services Unit
- CASA - Chesapeake Volunteers In Youth Services, Inc.
- Chesapeake 911 - Volunteer Dispatch Call Taker
- Master Gardeners
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Project Lifesaver
- Task Force on Aging
For more information about these opportunities, contact Markkita Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.