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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office

             

For Immediate Release: Dec. 6, 2010

 

 

Hundreds of volunteers help Goodyear save big

 

 

GOODYEAR, 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 million.

 

Volunteers 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 city.

 

"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 than $400,000."

 

Many new volunteers were added last year to help out during Spring Training at Goodyear Ballpark, Switanek said.

 

During 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.

 

"Our 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."

 

Judi Switanek, volunteer coordinator for the city, said volunteers also put tremendous time, talent and effort into working in virtually every department in the city.

 

"They 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 Fill-a-Need."

 

Volunteer statistics:

 

·         2007-08                       6,674 hours                value $130,204.86

·         2008-09                       12,633 hours               value $245,203.86

·         2009-10                       24,310 hours               value $419,864.50

 

TOTAL 2007-2010:                43,616.5 hours          value $795,274.22 

 

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available in Goodyear, contact Judi Switanek, Volunteer Coordinator, at 623-882-7807.

 

 


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