Volunteer Glendora!

submission by CityofGlendora
Volunteer Glendora!

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

City of Glendora

Organization(s) website(s):

www.cityofglendora.org

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

www.twitter.comm/cityofglendora

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

www.facebook.com/cityofglendora.com

Please share the direct link for voters to sign up for your newsletter(s):

http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/i-want-to-/register-sign-up/for-enews

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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The City of Glendora provides the citizens and business community with a full range of effective municipal services while maintaining our historical sense of community values.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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The City of Glendora offers a variety of opportunities to its residents as well as those of surrounding communities, to volunteer within our parks, facilities and wilderness areas. The City would like to increase its volunteer programs in our Trails and Wilderness areas as well as individual projects by investing in an enclosed mobile tool trailer that would house various equipment needed for volunteer projects throughout the City. It is the goal of the City to get the community excited about

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County:

City of Glendora

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

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Encourage youth to volunteer, teach conservation and preservation.

How will your proposal improve the following “Connect” metrics? (check all that apply)

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located near transit)

Total number of local social media friends and connections (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to connect.

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Glendora believes that volunteering plays a great role in creating a tight knit and socially aware community. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn a new skill, help others, and relieve physical and mental stress. It is said that those who volunteer have a higher change of finding a job after being out of work than those who do not volunteer and that those who volunteer are more likely to participate in other civic engagements. Volunteering also leaves a positive impression on our youth as it is said that those who volunteer in their youth are twice as likely to volunteer later in life as adults.
Glendora has orchestrated many volunteering opportunities such as our Adopt-A-Park program that allows groups or individuals to clean up a park, donate a needed amenity such as a bench or drinking fountain, or even plant a tree. We have also orchestrated a community build day through a grant from Kaboom! that brought hundreds of community members together to complete the construction of a new playground for our Gladstone Park.
In addition to these opportunities, the City also works with the local Trails Volunteers to organize Trails Days where boy scouts, girl scouts and other community members come out to clean up the trails within our wilderness areas.
The City's Parks Division has always done a great job in making sure that all of the tools for the job are available for each volunteering opportunity. This often means that tools from their own day-to-day operations are provided for volunteers to use, however many times there are not enough to go around. The City would like to be able to expand upon its current volunteer opportunities and in order to do so would like to purchase an enclosed trailer, fill it up with tools needed for volunteering and dedicate this trailer to the Volunteer Glendora! program. The City would like to market this trailer as an easy all in one accessible option for volunteer groups, such as scout troops and other community organizations. With this program we hope to really push our community to volunteer more, which we believe will create lasting connections between people as well as connections to nature within our wilderness areas and Glendora's rich culture.

This program will also coincide with our Healthy Glendora Program, which promotes healthy lifestyles, both mentally and physically. We believe in the connection between nature and health is extremely important.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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The City will keep track of how many groups or individuals reserve and utilize the mobile tool shed and what type of work they intend to complete with the use of the tool shed. We hope to increase the amount of volunteering requests by providing a ready to go trailer with all of the essentials. We will use our social media platforms to market the program to our community and will keep track of how groups hear about the mobile tool shed to make sure that our media outlets are reaching our target audience.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

Discussion
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This is a great concept and a great opportunity for a small City like Glendora! Volunteering brings people together and by making this a public resource it allows the community to engage with their local government. Love this! =)

by transit_gal
6 months ago

I cannot wait to bring the community together through volunteerism! Teaching children the value of work and them seeing the fruits of their labor can only help develop better adults!

by rockelzpda
6 months ago

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Submission Ended
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Voting Began
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
at 08:00 PM UTC

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, December 08, 2015