Citizen Volunteer Opportunities

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with the City of Suwanee, please contact Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty at 770-904-3387.

The mutual love affair between people and place is a powerful influence. Cities that are engaged in relationships with their citizens, and citizens who are emotionally engaged with their cities, create new possibilities within a community. When we love a city, we are committed to it, we care for it, we give our best to it.

The City of Suwanee loves to engage with our citizens in a variety of ways. Using diverse talents and interest makes Suwanee a great community to live, work and play. Want to join us?

Citizens Police Academy


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Offered twice annually, this eight-week, hands-on program offers participants a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of the Suwanee Police Department and the risks and experiences of being a police officer, such as crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, credit card fraud prevention, and narcotics identification.

Downtown Development Authority


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The City of Suwanee is committed to maintaining the unique charm of Old Town and to revitalizing its economic potential through its Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

Friends of Suwanee PD


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Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy assist Suwanee Police with events, as park ambassadors, and other police needs as they arise.

Harvest Farm Board


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The Managing Board is responsible for maintenance and operation of Harvest Farm, Suwanee's community garden. These positions are appointed and an application and interview process is required.

PACT Program


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Police and Citizens Together (PACT) is a community-based action program that encourages residents to help maintain the quality of life within their own communities. Designed to complement Neighborhood Watch programs, a specific officer is assigned as a liaison to each of the City's neighborhoods or subdivisions to work with residents on quality-of-life issues.

Parker's Pals


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Young Citizen-Friendly
Do you have the fun, spontaneous spirit of a big dog? Were you a mascot in a previous life? Suwanee is looking for volunteers to serve as Parker, the city's mascot, at events and activities around town. It's a doggone good time!

Photographers and Video Production


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Do you have a love of photography? Professional and amateur photographers alike can lend their skills by taking photos or videos at events that capture the unique and fun aspects of Suwanee for various social media channels and publications. 

Planning Commission


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The Planning Commission is a five-member board appointed by the City Council. Duties include making recommendations on rezoning and special use permit requests, reviewing amendments to the zoning ordinance, participating in long-range planning efforts, and deciding on requested deviations to the City's development regulations and architectural standards.

Police Explorers


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Young Citizen-Friendly
Youth ages 14-20 can explore a career in law enforcement while assisting the community through the Suwanee Police Department's Explorers program. Suwanee Explorers meet twice monthly and help out at various city events, directing traffic, guiding parking, and helping children find their "lost" parents. They also practice traffic stops, building searches, occasionally ride along with Suwanee officers on patrol, and provide child safety prints.

Public Arts Commission


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Arts
The City Council-appointed Public Arts Commission was established to work with and encourage developers to include public art or support public art as a component of new projects, as well as create programs that bring and promote public art in Suwanee. 

Scout Projects


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Young Citizen-Friendly
Scouts who wish to make a lasting impression within the City of Suwanee must first meet with the Public Works department for project approval. A limited number of projects may be accepted at any one time.

Suwanee Fest Planning Committee


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This committee meets monthly to assist in planning all aspects of the annual fall festival, from the parade and entertainment to vendors and transportation.

Suwanee Youth Leaders


Young Citizen-Friendly
The Suwanee Youth Leaders program helps students develop team-building, communication, and leadership skills through monthly programs, small-group meetings, and hands-on community service opportunities. This program is designed for high school sophomores and juniors in the North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, and Collins Hill clusters, including students who attend private or home-based schools.

Welcome Center


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Arts

Young Citizen-Friendly
If you have a cheerful disposition and love meeting new people, then you may be the perfect volunteer for the Suwanee Welcome Center! Sharing a high-energy, art-filled space in Town Center, visitors and locals alike drop in for information and to purchase Suwanee swag.

Zoning Board of Appeals


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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a five-member board appointed by City Council. Its responsibilities include reviewing and issuing rulings on variances from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and hearing appeals on administrative decisions related to the zoning ordinance and city codes.

Some volunteer opportunities will require additional paperwork, applications, background checks or other approvals.