Paradise Valley seeks volunteer temporary, substitute judges

The Town of Paradise Valley Municipal Court is seeking volunteer judges pro tem to serve in the absence of regular municipal court judges. For more than 50 years the town has benefited from a high level of community involvement, according to a press release. This spirit of volunteerism has helped preserve the town’s original mission […]

Thomasson: raising future guide dogs offers a fun volunteer opportunity

Imagine getting a smart, adorable, 8-week-old puppy, being able to take it with you everywhere you go and getting free obedience lessons for a year and half? Welcome to puppy raising a future guide dog for the blind. Walking around town with one of my dogs, I’m often asked about puppy raising guide dogs. There […]

Local National Charity League chapter completes more than 6,000 volunteer hours

More than 300 members of the National Charity League, Inc. Phoenix Chapter contributed more than 6,400 volunteer hours during the 2016-17 school year. The mother and daughter members of NCL volunteered for a variety of local and national philanthropic organizations around the Phoenix area, according to a press release. “This level of commitment from our […]

The call to community service strengthens Paradise Valley volunteerism

As a young girl whose father was frequently away on business, the feeling of safety provided by the Paradise Valley Police Department left a mark on Ellen Andeen. Recounting memories such as the neighborhood officer flashing its lights to say hello to her grandfather who played solitaire every evening, or needing their assistance in a […]

Phoenix organization sees increased student achievement with in-classroom volunteers

Trained classroom volunteers from Your Experience Counts are making a significant impact on students’ learning according to end-of-the-year survey data from principals and teachers across the Valley. “Principals, teachers and the students themselves have created very successful relationships with our volunteers,” YEC Program Director Mike Beardslee said in a press release. “The data shows they […]

Volunteers needed for Phoenix STEM academy summer camp

A team of volunteer professionals will join teachers at Moon Mountain Elementary School, 13425 N. 19th Ave., to offer a hands-on, project based STEM Academy summer camp experience for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The four-day summer camp, June 5-8, is presented through a partnership of the Washington Elementary School District and HandsOn Greater Phoenix and its education program, Your Experience Counts.

Joy of life in the Town of Paradise Valley abounds

The irony of living in a place called Paradise Valley, is not lost on those who have been planning, creating and shaping an identification for the affluent enclave in the Valley of the Sun. Nestled amongst some of Arizona’s premier landscape, sits the Town of Paradise Valley where no industrial parks exist and most there believe they are free from the hustle and bustle of busy thoroughfares in nearby municipalities. While a community in this area could have been swallowed up by its behemoth neighbors — the city of Phoenix and the city of Scottsdale — the leaders of the Town of Paradise Valley found a way to carve out its own niche of luxury lifestyles.