Resources

Blueprint

SNAP Ambassadors

SNAP Ambassadors is an impact volunteering intiative through which the mayor’s or city chief executive’s office engages citizen volunteers to help increase the number of eligible people…

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Community Tables

Community Tables is an impact volunteering initiative that can help mayors and other city leaders provide more children with access to healthy food during the summer school break. City chief executives are…

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Storm Busters

Storm Busters is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor's office engages volunteers to help mitigate damage from stormwater runoff and improve the health of the city's surrounding waterways by planting trees…

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Homework Diner

Homework Diner is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor's office leverages resources and mobilizes volunteers to increase family engagement by bringing parents and caregivers into their children's elementary…

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Path Finders

Path Finders is a high-impact volunteering strategy in which the mayor's office engages local employers to provide volunteers to help middle school students develop career goals that will inspire them to achieve…

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Waste Watchers

Waste Watchers is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor's office engages volunteers to increase recycling at public events, thereby significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to the city's landfills. This…

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Recruit Your Mayor

Mayors and other city executives are the champions of the Cities of Service approach. Through strategic engagement with the residents of their cities, they are able to identify challenges, form crucial civic…

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Playbook and Resource Guide

Develop a Citywide Service Plan

The Cities of Service Playbook can guide cities of any size and makeup, i.e. whether mayor-council, council-manager. It guides city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan – an essential,…

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Volunteer CPR

Volunteer CPR is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office trains volunteers to use the lifesaving hands-only CPR technique. Volunteer trainers pledge to teach hands-only CPR to at least five others –…

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Sustainable Home Makeover

Sustainable Home Makeover is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office engages volunteers to help homeowners assess their homes' energy efficiency and perform simple renovations to improve it.…

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