For Immediate Release: Dec. 6, 2010
volunteers help Goodyear save big
ARIZ. (Dec. 6, 2010) Since
July 1, 2007, volunteers have contributed more than 43,000 hours of service to
the City of Goodyear. That pencils out to a savings of nearly $800,000 for the
city. In 2011, the city expects the value of these volunteer hours to top $1
worked a record 24,000 hours last year, about twice the number of hours than
the previous year, according to Judi Switanek, volunteer coordinator for the
contribution of time and dedication from our volunteers is just amazing,"
Switanek said. "The value of the work hours they put in last year is more
new volunteers were added last year to help out during Spring Training at Goodyear
Ballpark, Switanek said.
the 2010 Spring Training season alone, 200 volunteers put in 10,000 work hours at
the Goodyear Ballpark, for an annual cost savings of $184,000, according to
Parks and Recreation Director Mike Svetz.
volunteers work as ushers, ticket-takers, and as transportation assistants
driving carts carrying guests between the parking lots and the gate,"
Svetz said. "Our volunteers are key to our operation here, especially
during Spring Training."
Switanek, volunteer coordinator for the city, said volunteers also put
tremendous time, talent and effort into working in virtually every department
in the city.
help handle administrative tasks like filing and staffing the reception desk at
City Hall. They work with police, fire, finance, public works, and many of our
special projects like G.A.I.N., Graffiti-Busters, Make-A-Difference Day, and
24,310 hours value
43,616.5 hours value $795,274.22
information on the many volunteer opportunities available in Goodyear, contact
Judi Switanek, Volunteer Coordinator, at 623-882-7807.