2015 Volunteer Guide

Agape Resource & Assistance Center Inc.
Agape serves the unmet shelter and service needs of women and children living in poverty and crisis in Collin County. Volunteer opportunities include administrative assistance, helping with fundraisers and special events.
1509 Sacramento Terrace, Plano

The Assistance Center of Collin County
For more than 35 years, the center has helped families and individuals who find themselves in crisis. Trained volunteers respond to emergency calls, welcome clients and help with fundraising activities.
900 E. 18th St., Plano

Big Brothers Big Sisters
The nation’s largest mentoring organizations gives children facing adversity the chance at enduring, professionally-supported relationships aimed at changing lives for the better. Volunteers enter into community-based mentoring as individuals, couples or families. Volunteers can also assist with events or academic mentoring.
101 S. Coit Road, Ste. 115, Richardson

Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County–Plano branch
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County works to help enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Volunteers assist with daily activities, homework tutoring, mentoring, facility maintenance and events.
1111 H Ave., Plano

CASA of Collin County
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, turns community members into advocates for children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. The group and its volunteers work to ensure these displaced children’s needs are met and their rights are protected. Volunteers receive training and assist with court appearances and visitations.
101 E. Davis St., McKinney

City House
For more than 26 years, City House has helped at-risk and homeless youth in Collin County. Volunteers have the opportunity to lend a helping hand at events held by City House year-round.
902 E. 16th St., Plano

City of Plano volunteer program
The city’s Volunteers in Plano program gives back to the community by working in partnership with city staff, corporate and civic organizations, faith-based groups, schools, universities and nonprofits at local events as well as working in positions in different departments at the local level.
1520 K Ave., Plano

Children’s Advocacy Center
of Collin County
The center provides support, therapy and protective services for children who have been abused. Volunteers are needed for support services, special projects, child care and more.
2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano

Heritage Farmstead Museum
The educational institution serves as a living history site for the Blackland Prairie region of North Texas. Volunteers help with cleanups, tours and maintaining the garden. An information session for interested volunteers will be held at 10:30 Aug. 31 at the museum.
1900 W. 15th St., Plano

Hope’s Door
Hope’s Door offers intervention and prevention services and education to individuals and families throughout Collin County who have been affected by domestic violence. Volunteers are needed to help stock the resale store, answer the shelter’s emergency hotline and assist in general administrative duties at the outreach office.
860 F Ave., Ste. 100, Plano

The Junior League of Collin County
Formerly the Junior League of Plano, the league promotes volunteerism and developing the potential of women in the community. Members volunteer in and around the community and help with special events.
5805 Coit Road, Ste. 301, Plano

Livada Orphan Care
Livada Orphan Care provides family-style housing, mentor apartments, and private foster care for abandoned infants, toddlers and children. Volunteer opportunities include administrative assistance and program coordination.
2001 W. Plano Parkway, Plano

Meals on Wheels of Collin County
Meals on Wheels of Collin County Provides and delivers meals and other support services to senior citizens age 60 and older. Volunteers provide administrative support and help prepare and deliver meals.
500 N. Tennessee St., McKinney

Minnie’s Food Pantry
Named after founder Cheryl Jackson’s mother, Minnie’s Food Pantry provides food assistance to children and families in need in Plano and surrounding areas. Serving nearly 4,000 clients per month.
3033 W. Parker Road, Ste. 116, Plano

My Possibilities
My Possibilities serves adults with cognitive disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome. Volunteer opportunities include serving lunch and assisting in the organization’s fitness, music and art programs.
1631 Dorchester Drive, Plano

nonPariel Institute
Based at the Southern Methodist University Plano campus, nonPariel Institute provides technical training, employment and housing to individuals who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
5240 Tennyson Parkway, Ste. 105, Plano

Plano Children’s Theatre/North Texas Performing Arts
Founded in 1991, the Plano Children’s Theatre’s mission is to develop the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.
1301 Custer Road, Ste. 706, Plano

Plano Day Care Center
The Plano Day Care Center was organized and developed out of a growing concern for preschool- age children of mothers who must work to supplement or provide for the family income, mainly single mothers.
1111 H Ave., Plano

Plano ISD Education Foundation
The nonprofit provides financial support to educators and academic programs in order to fulfill its mission of helping all Plano students achieve their full potential. Volunteers assist with regularly held events and fundraisers like the annual Ski Plano event.
2700 W. 15th St., Plano

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s community center offers a variety of services for residents of Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse and Allen. Outreach programs include day camps for children, emergency financial assistance, disaster relief and a food pantry.
3528 E. 14th St., Plano

South Collin County Habitat for Humanity
SCC Habitat for Humanity helps others by building homes and communities. Volunteers can help build or repair homes, as well as assist in administrative work or help with merchandise at the organization’s ReStore.
1400 Summit Ave., Ste. D4, Plano

Second Chance SPCA
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animials is an animal welfare agency that brings pets and people together through the many programs offered to the community. Volunteers can enroll dogs in pet training, work with potential adopters and help with fundraising.
1700 J Ave., Plano

Susan G. Komen North Texas
Founded in 1990 as its namesake’s seventh chapter, Susan G. Komen North Texas provides breast health services and education to the medically underserved men and women of Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Montague and Wise counties. Its volunteers assist in Race for the Cure events, health fairs and other community events.
6130 W. Parker Road, Ste. 312, Plano

The Turning Point
The Rape Crisis Center of Collin County treats and prevents bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault through counseling, education and advocacy. Volunteers can help in a variety of positions including crisis advocates trained to provide intervention and support to assault survivors.
P.O. Box 866754, Plano 75086

Wellness Center for Older Adults
Serving adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers in Collin County, the Wellness Center for Older Adults provides preventative health services and screenings, as well as educational programs.
401 W. 16th St., Ste. 600, Plano

The Women’s Auxiliary-Legacy Chapter
The local chapter helps meet the needs of Children’s Medical Center Plano by raising funds, offering family activities and raising awareness for the center. Members work events and charitable drives to benefit patients and families.
2777 I-35E., Ste. 700, Dallas