Whatever your ability, age, gender, race, religion, or schedule, there is a way for you to become a part of this exciting and rewarding program. Volunteering is an important way to take ownership in your community. Come join us and make the City of Moreno Valley an even better place to live! There are also opportunities in the Police Volunteer Program. Find out more about the Police Volunteer program...
Volunteer of the Year Award
The City Council takes great pride in the many volunteers who contribute time, expertise and talent to our community. Each year, an outstanding volunteer is selected as Volunteer of the Year and City Council proudly recognizes this volunteer with a plaque honoring his or her service to the citizens of Moreno Valley during a formal presentation. Those selected as Volunteer of the Year include:
MVTV-3 Interns, 2010 Volunteers of the Year
The City Manager's Office is proud to announce that our MVTV-3 interns have been recognized as the City's Volunteers of the Year.
Our talented and creative (and unpaid) interns include:
Steven Morel, a graduate of Moreno Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino, is the creator and producer of the "Pet of the Week" videos, is a News Center reporter and producer, and assists with coverage of our live meetings. Earlier this month Steven was awarded a third place honor from the Southern California, Arizona and Nevada municipal television association for the Pet of the Week videos. Steven has volunteered over 1300 hours to MVTV-3.
Jarrett Wegelin, a graduate of Moreno Valley College and currently a student at Cal State Northridge, is a reporter and producer for News Center and is responsible for the production of a number of Public Service Announcements including ones for the Spark of Love and Police Department volunteers programs to name just a couple. Jarrett has logged in over 700 volunteer hours for MVTV-3.
Trent Terrell, currently attending Moreno Valley College, logged in over 860 volunteer hours for MVTV-3. In addition to producing numerous items for Channel 3 including the skate park, Cottonwood golf course, and Norma Lopez PSAs, Trent has shared his considerable expertise with the other interns by implementing a camera training program.
Jarred Endres, a student of Cal State Long Beach and graduate of Moreno Valley College, has volunteered over 1400 hours and was an important part of many of MVTV-3's most notable productions including the Mission MoVal reality show and numerous Business Spotlight productions. Jarred received special recognition from the Council for his role in developing and producing the special video introduction to last year's State of the City address.
Kyle Dagenhart, a graduate of Crafton Hills College and currently a student at Cal State Northridge, has volunteered almost 800 hours to MVTV-3. Kyle produces many of our News Center items and has been particularly helpful to us in creating and monitoring the City's YouTube page and other social media outlets.
Tim Barnes, a student at Santa Barbara Community College, is our newest intern and still has volunteered over 350 hours of time to MVTV-3. In addition to contributing to News Center productions, Tim recently created a PSA for the Military Appreciation banner program and also helps us out with our live meeting coverages and updating the Ch. 3 bulletin board slides.
We thank these talented and creative young men for their time and effort in making MVTV-3 a better channel and we appreciate their tremendous energy and volunteerism on behalf of the City of Moreno Valley. The MVTV-3 staff has put together a very brief video representation of our interns which we would like to show you.
Past volunteers of the year:
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Mittleider, 77, has been a member of the Moreno Valley Friends of the Library for numerous years and has been directly involved with the Book Nook for over a decade. The Friends of the Library Book Nook offers thousands of books, videos, CDs, magazines and other items available at yard sale prices to all library customers. Since Mittleider took over as the Book Nook Keeper in 2005 over $50,000 has been raised to help support the library.
The revenue received by the Friends of the Library Book Nook is utilized to purchase materials and equipment for the library and has provided sponsorships for various library programs. For example, the Friends of the Library has purchased large quantities of children’s books as well as two monitors to display the queuing of computer users waiting for computers to become available in the library’s computer lab. Another major contribution by the Friends of the Library has been the purchase of supplies and incentives for the library’s annual summer reading programs. Without their help, the library would not have been able to provide this very popular program.
Mittleider is a very dedicated volunteer who comes into the library three to five days a week to sift through donations, often working six hours a day. She sorts and distributes up to 500 donated items a day. In fiscal year 2008-09, Mittleider worked over 500 hours with the Book Nook. She works tirelessly and sets a great example of high work ethic and dedication for the volunteers who work alongside her, as well as for library staff.
The City Council takes great pride in the many volunteers who contribute time, expertise and talent to our community. Each year, an outstanding volunteer is selected as Volunteer of the Year and City Council proudly recognizes this volunteer with a plaque honoring his or her service to the citizens of Moreno Valley during a formal presentation. At a special hearing held on February 24, 2009, Moreno Valley City Council proudly recognized Gerald (Jerry) Bagley as Volunteer of the Year for 2008. Mr. Bagley has been an active City volunteer since July 2002. During 2008, Mr. Bagley volunteered 748 hours of service to our Police Department, not to mention theadditional hours he puts into other City volunteer programs. The programs Mr. Bagley volunteers for include our Citizens Patrol; Police Department Office Volunteer; Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); and ACES/RACES (ham radio emergency communication). Mr. Bagley has also volunteered his time as a member of the Moreno Valley Traffic Safety Committee. As an active participant of our Citizens Patrol, Jerry performs high visibility neighborhood patrols and participates in handicapped parking enforcement; vacation/property checks; business checks; traffic control; DUI/safety check points; burglary surveillance; and robbery surveillance. As a Police Department Office Volunteer, Jerry works closely with crime analysts, inputting information from our Field Interview Reports that officers utilize. Mr. Bagley inputs this information into a computer database, which can be instrumental in identifying suspects and solving crimes. In addition to these duties, Jerry makes himself available to respond to call-outs (major crime scene incidents). Call-outs often require up to twelve hours of a volunteer's time. Mr. Bagley also participates in special events,
which include City sponsored events and other agency-sponsored events such as events offered by churches, civic groups, and businesses.
Mr. Bagley's volunteer work does not stop here. He also is a member of our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is trained to provide light search and rescue, medical triage, disaster fire suppression, and damage assessment AND he is a member of our ACES/RACES emergency communication team that utilizes HAM radio communications. In his 'spare' time, Jerry is an active member of the Moreno Valley Il Sorrento Mobile home park disaster committee.
During his tenure with the City, Mr. Bagley has received commendations from his supervisors for his professionalism and dedication to service. Congratulations Jerry!
In 2006, Mr. Reichers volunteered 1,749 hours of service for the City of Moreno Valley's Police Department. During this time, he responded to over one dozen major crime scene incidents, each requiring up to twelve hours of commitment. Mr. Riechers assisted the Moreno Valley Police Department with our "Sister City Tour." He escorted VIP's and dignitaries from the Mexican City of San Juan de Los Lagos to various City sites, answered questions and attended to their needs. In addition, Mr. Riechers participated in the 2006 March Air Reserve Base Air Show, where he assisted with traffic control, helped on the flight line when needed and answered questions from the public. George regularly volunteers with the Logistics and the Crime Analysis Units as well. Mr. Riechers is on his fourth term as a member of the Moreno Valley Planning Commission and is a founding member of the Hidden Springs Residents Committee. Mr. Reichers is a resident of Moreno Valley since 1990 and is married to his wife, Jan.
In 2006, the City Council recognized as Volunteer of the Year, Tim Coleman, a volunteer in the City's Emergency Response Force program. Tim began his emergency volunteer career with the City of Moreno Valley in 1994. As an active member of our Emergency Response Force team, Tim responds to calls day or night and on Holidays and weekends. Using our Emergency Response Force Rig, he responds to assist by providing first aid, firefighter rehabilitation and victim comfort during emergency incidents such as structure fires, vegetation fires, gas leaks and hazardous materials incidents. He also responds to help with evacuations, care and shelter, search and rescue, and our multi-agency disaster exercises He tirelessly works safety fairs and provides first aid and help with lost children at special events such as our 4th of July festivities with over 25,000 spectators. In addition to volunteering for our Emergency Response Force team, in 1999, Tim joined our FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help him respond during a disaster. We are proud to have Tim Coleman as a professionally-trained emergency volunteer who is enthusiastic and is always willing to serve his community at a moments notice. Congratulations Tim!
In 2005, the City Council recognized as Volunteer of the Year, Hiltrude Schroeder, a volunteer in the City's Animal Shelter Hiltrude shows dedication with the countless hours she contributes to Animal Services. Hiltrude comes to the shelter every chance she gets, which is almost every day. She takes the dirty, smelly, yucky looking dogs and bathes, trims and cares for them until they find a home. She fosters litter after litter of puppies until they are old enough to be adopted. She takes home and socializes some of the less trusting dogs and invests time with each, teaching them that people can be good. She is patient, sympathetic and extremely caring. And she does all this after she's been working all night at her job. Every one says they love animals, but Hiltrude actually does something about it. She gives so many animals a chance for love. Congratulations Hiltrude!
Volunteer opportunities include**:
- Animal Shelter Volunteer (18+)
- Clerical/Secretarial (14+)
- Emergency Response Force (18+) *
- Ham Radio (14+)* - must have a current Ham license
- Library Volunteer (16-17 years old) - must pass library placement test
- MVTV-3 Government Access Channel (14+) - experience required
- Park Ranger (18+) * * Recreation Coach (18+)*
* These programs require fingerprinting background checks.
**Short-term volunteer opportunities are limited to Animal Services and the Library.
- Complete a Volunteer Application form and either bring it in to City Hall or mail it to Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services at:
City of Moreno Valley
Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services
14177 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
- Please allow FOUR WEEKS to process your volunteer application.
- The application will be referred to the appropriate department, division or program who will arrange to meet with the candidate and determine placement .
- When placement is confirmed the successful candidate will become a part of city government and our community.
For more information about Volunteering...
If you have any questions, give us a call at 951.413.3800. If you would like to speak to someone in person about our volunteer program, please call 951.413.3800 to set up an appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.