The City of Miramar is best served by the active participation of its citizens. The City encourages the involvement of volunteers to build a strong sense of community. Becoming a volunteer at the City of Miramar is easy. All you have to do is fill out a simple application form. Our volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including helping seniors and children, participating in hurricane relief efforts, assisting the Police Department in crime prevention and control, and providing clerical support in almost any City department. If you have any questions, simply contact Cindy Naraine by email or call 954 602-3837. Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Thanks for your interest and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to our volunteer program.
How to Become a Volunteer
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER IN THE CITY OF MIRAMAR?
Think Globally- Act Locally! Be a Volunteer at Miramar's Citywide Volunteer Program. Congratulations! You have decided to volunteer in your community. It’s a great idea for you and your children to develop new skills, support your community, and become an active member of our community. You have the opportunity to sign up to be a volunteer in various projects and programs. The main objective is to improve the quality of life in our community by creating partnerships between the City of Miramar and its residents. The City of Miramar takes great pride in welcoming you to join the Citywide Volunteer Program.
TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
the Volunteer Application
- Submit the Release of Liability Form
- Attend Orientation
- Sign Policy Acknowledgement Form (given at orientation)
Requirements & Releases of Liability
- Release of Liability for Adults
Adult volunteers are required to sign a form enabling the City of Miramar the permission to complete a background check.
- Release of Liability for Minors (under 18)
Minor volunteers are required to provide 3 letters of reference.
STUDENTS & COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS:
Miramar Students can obtain Community Service Credits in school by volunteering at the City of Miramar. Students need to sign attendance sheets at EVERY event to receive credits for volunteer time.
CREDITS: You will receive credits for events ONLY if you have signed the attendance sheet .
MY VOLUNTEER ID CARD
Upon acceptance to the volunteer program, each volunteer will be issued a volunteer identification card. This card is to be worn by the volunteer whenever he/she is participating in an event for the City. All volunteer identification cards will remain the property of the City of Miramar and must be returned upon request.
- VOLUNTEER PROGRAM : (954) 602-3837 - Email
- Miramar Cultural Center volunteer information line: (954) 602-4520
To apply, please visit: www.miramarculturalcenter.org and click on “Get Involved” link on the top of the page.
List of Volunteer Programs
|D.R.E.A.M. Recreation Program
(Determination Reveals Everlasting Achievable Memories)
Females ages 12-15 years old
Sunset Lakes Community Center & Fairway Park Community Center
Wednesday 6:30-8 p.m.
Beginning January 14, 2009
$25 Yearly Registration Fee (12 months)
$10 per month
For more information please call:
Antoinette Bellinger, Recreation Program Coordinator
(954) 602-3343 or (954) 602-3340 #8
|Volunteers Needed - Miramar Elementary Schools
Mental Health Association of Broward County
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN!
The Mental Health Association of Broward County offers programs that help children. Contact Helen Leitch at (954) 746-2055 OR e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the programs below that interest you. Please do not call the City of Miramar.
- View Flyer
| Post Hurricane Volunteers
Hurricane Roles – Disaster Assignments
Point of Distribution (POD’s): Outdoor assignment. Involves lifting, standing and moving for an extensive period of time. Able to lift 10 lbs.
Social Services: The individual is
paired with a social service employee. Assist in making contact by phone or in
person with designated persons with special needs in Miramar. Assist with visiting
homes and transporting meals to the homes of the special needs resident. Assist
in locating resources needed for individual. May assist in removing shutters
and helping special needs residents with some minor needs in their homes.
|CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
A special training program is now being offered for Miramar residents who wish to help before, during, and after emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, tornados and terrorism when conventional emergency services are initially overwhelmed.
The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program is a 24 hour training course initiated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. Classes cover fire suppression, first aid, triage, emergency preparedness, disaster psychology, terrorism, light search and rescue, CERT operations and post- storm team operations. When emergencies occur, CERT members can give critical support to first responders (fire rescue and police), provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the Miramar community. There is no fee for the class and participants will receive more than $100 worth of disaster equipment and training. On-going education is also provided free to all CERT graduates throughout the year.
If interested in joining or for any questions, please contact us at (954)602-4852 or (954)602-4883.
- CERT Brochure
|COP - Citizens On Patrol
The Citizens On Patrol program is made up of volunteers who, after background checks have been completed, are trained to patrol their communities, acting as the "Eyes and Ears" for the police department. Citizens On Patrol volunteers conduct regularly scheduled patrols within their communities to look out for suspicious activities.
By patrolling their community on a regular basis, usually in 4 hour shifts, Citizens On Patrol volunteers become more familiar with their community and are better able to recognize "suspicious" activity and notify the authorities.
The Citizens On Patrol program has proven to be an excellent complement to the Miramar Police Department.
WHO MAY APPLY?
The Citizens on Patrol Program is made up of residents of Miramar, 18 years
of age or older, who wish to volunteer their time patrolling the city, becoming
the eyes and ears of the neighborhoods and the Miramar Police Department.
Interested citizens must complete the application and allow a Background Investigation
to check for criminal history.
- Miramar Citizen Corps
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The City of Miramar and the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) are now looking for
special volunteers to assist taxpayers in the area of preparing simple tax returns
to file tax returns electronically. IRS will provide all necessary training for
Volunteer. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
is a great way to
learn from the experts about tax law, while helping your community.
For more information regarding this program, please telephone (954) 889-2700.
|Volunteer during City Events
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
- Martin Luther King Birthday
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- President’s Day
- Veteran’s Day
- City Clerk
- Community Development
- Information Front Desk
- Human Resources
- Miramar Cultural Arts
- Police - Receptionist
- Public Works
- Social Services
Disclaimer: The volunteer positions on various City departments are only available until they have been filled. If the position you were interested in is not available, we will contact you when it is vacant, or will offer you a similar work in another department.
|MIRAMAR COMMUNITY GARDEN
Gardening is not just about plants - it's about people! Community gardens provide more than fresh produce; they strengthen community bonds and engage people in community activity from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and abilities, including older adults and youth, as well as longtime and new residents.
If you are interested in being a volunteer at the garden, CLICK HERE
|MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER / ARTSPARK
MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER VOLUNTEER PHONE LINE: (954) 602-4520
Click here to volunteer at the Miramar Cultural Center / Artspark
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM : (954) 602-3837 - Email
Cindy Naraine / HR Coordinator