Collaboration and volunteerism took center stage in this segment of 3C Amplified with host JacquelineDestremps and her guests Chief Service Officer of City of Phoenix Michael Hammett and Director of Events, Alison Sipes, and Events and Marketing Coordinator Sara Lynch of Downtown Phoenix. They were presented with the idea of hosting a Volunteer Fair by Charlie Levy, owner of local music venue favorites like Crescent Ballroom , The Van Buren and Valley Bar, and set their sites to make it a reality.
If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, but you aren’t sure where to start, then this segment is for you. You’ll not only hear more about the Phoenix Volunteer Fair, taking place February 10 at The Van Buren, but how volunteerism can impact not just a nonprofit or the people it serves, but your life as well.
The Volunteer Phoenix Office leads volunteer opportunities across 20 City departments for maximum, measurable impact for our residents. The office directs the City’s National Service program, including AmeriCorps opportunities in City departments. More than 40,000 volunteers contribute 500,000 hours of service each year.
Opportunities are available at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Municipal Court, Neighborhood Services, Parks, Arts & Culture, Police, Fire, Human Services, among others. Check out our searchable website to find the perfect opportunity for you at Phoenix.gov/volunteer.
Michael Hammett is the Chief Service Officer for the Phoenix City Manager’s Office. Hammett holds a B.A. in Broadcasting from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a M.S. Global Technology and Development from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, both at Arizona State University.
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The sensory experience on the ground floor of any urban environment helps define the culture of a city, what people think about it, what they remember and what they love. That’s why improving the sidewalk experience is just one of many initiatives Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) has created to cultivate a better downtown.
And we’re not alone. In addition to focusing money and manpower on sidewalk activation through marketing, events and the amazing work of the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors and Streetscape Team, we’re working with business leaders from our membership organization, Phoenix Community Alliance, and a host of volunteer and community organizations to create a more walkable, interesting and vibrant community.
Alison Sipes is the Director of Events for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. where she has led the events team since 2016. She is focused on bringing as many events as possible to Downtown Phoenix. Her current passion projects are Flying Burrito Festival, Phoenix Volunteer Fair, Howl-o-Ween: A Dog Costume Parade, Fried French Fry Festival, and too many more to name. You can spot Alison on event day as she’s always wearing her signature gold fanny pack.
When she’s not taking charge on event day, Alison spends most of her free time with her two lovable dogs, Franklin and Rocky.
Sara Lynch is the Event and Marketing Coordinator for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. Having an immense love for Downtown Phoenix, Sara works, lives, plays, and breathes all things DTPHX. She started working for Downtown Phoenix Inc. as the Events & Marketing Coordinator in October 2017 but before joining the team at DPI she spent a year at Valley of the Sun United way working as the Community Impact Coordinator for Project Connect.
Sara loves community, serving, and magical moments. Getting into the event industry has amplified everything she’s ever dreamed about. Her favorite events, that she’s been able to work on thus far, are 8123 Fest, Flying Burrito Festival, Howl-o-ween, and the Volunteer Fair.
Catch Sara at any local Arizona coffee shop, a show at The Van Buren, or at the dog park!