The City of Chandler and For Our City-Chandler are excited to present the annual Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards in honor of the tremendous impact and contributions volunteers bring to our community.


Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and any other group with volunteers were encouraged to nominate individuals for one of eight Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards. Also, all volunteers with more than 1,000 hours received a lapel pin and certificate from the Mayor. Volunteers with more than 100 hours will receive a certificate from the Mayor.


Online applications to nominate a stellar volunteer in your organization are open each November.

An invite only recognition breakfast for top volunteers happens each February. 

1,000 Hour Club

Few can claim membership to this exclusive club.... it includes individuals who volunteer more than 1,000 hours in one calendar year.

  • Caryn Shoemaker, One Small Step/Clothes Cabin
  • Lori Dayton, AZCEND
  • Monica Cole, Chandler Senior Center
  • Pastor Jose P. Gonzalez, Light of Life Life Church

If you have any questions about the awards, please email Niki Tapia

Traditional Days of Service

Even small contributions of time and effort can make a world of difference in the lives of others. Please look for community projects or ideas of ways to volunteer on the following days of service:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January
  • Cesar Chavez Day - March
  • 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance - Sept. 11
  • Make a Difference Day - October

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