Volunteer guide 2017

The annual Volunteer Guide lists organizations in and around Frisco that rely on volunteers to help them operate.

The annual Volunteer Guide lists organizations in and around Frisco that rely on volunteers to help them operate.

The annual Volunteer Guide lists organizations in and around Frisco that rely on volunteers to help them operate. Volunteers help organize and run events; provide assistance for in-need people; or care for abused, neglected or homeless animals. Interested volunteers can reach out to the following organizations for more information. This list is not comprehensive.



Animal Services


Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue
Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary and re-homing of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and farm animals. Volunteers are needed to do chores in and around the barn. Volunteers can also help with fundraising, community outreach, and on-site event planning and execution.
13100 SH 121, Frisco
214-918-6508
www.beckyshope.com


Frisco Humane Society
The organization helps save the lives of homeless, abused or unwanted animals. Volunteers can foster animals until permanent homes can be found or be trained as adoption counselors to assist during adoption events. The organization can also use volunteers to clean the animals’ cages.
P.O. Box 2655, Frisco
972-498-8980
www.friscohumanesociety.com


ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship assists children and adults with disabilities through horse therapy. Volunteers are needed to assist riders, help with office work and be part of event committees. The next volunteer training day is from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 26. Register online at www.manegait.org/volunteer/volunteer-training/.
3160 N. Custer Road, McKinney
469-742-9611
www.manegait.org



Civic services


City of Frisco
Volunteers with the city’s Municipal Volunteer Program can assist with city-sponsored events or to work with different city departments in daily activities.
6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco
972-292-5078
www.friscotexas.gov/volunteer




Volunteer guide 2017 Teens4Green[/caption]

Teens4Green
Teens4Green is a service-based environmental club. Volunteers are involved with ongoing projects, including the Shawnee Trail Demonstration Garden, Adopt-A-Street, zero-waste events, environmental outreach and the community garden. So far in 2017, Teens4Green has contributed 440 volunteer hours in 31 events. For more information, email environmentalservices@friscotexas.gov.
6616 Walnut St., Frisco
972-292-5900
www.friscotexas.gov/teens4green



Education


Volunteer guide 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters[/caption]

Big Brothers Big Sisters
The nation’s largest mentoring organization gives children facing adversity the chance to establish relationships that help change their lives. Individuals, couples or families can volunteer to serve as mentors or can assist with events or academic mentoring.
450 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving
888-887-2447
www.bbbstx.org


Boys & Girls Club of Collin County-Frisco branch
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Volunteers can assist with that mission through daily activities, homework tutoring, mentoring, maintaining the facility and special events.
8750 McKinney Road, Frisco
214-387-8405
www.bgccc.org/frisco


Frisco Arts
A nonprofit, community-based organization formed in 1996 by residents and business leaders, the mission of Frisco Arts is to advance the arts in Frisco through advocacy, programming, grants and scholarships, supporting the economic growth and cultural identity of the city of Frisco. To volunteer or for more information, email volunteer@friscoarts.org.
3245 Main St., Frisco
972-810-1028
www.friscoarts.org




Volunteer guide 2017 Frisco Heritage Center[/caption]

Frisco Heritage Center
The museum features artifacts, exhibits and photos depicting Frisco’s history. Volunteers help with exhibits, special projects and operations.
6455 Page St., Frisco
972-292-5665
www.friscomuseum.com


Miracle League of Frisco




Volunteer guide 2017 Miracle League of Frisco[/caption]

This sports organization, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, provides special-needs children ages 5-19 with the opportunity to play a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball and soccer. The organization credits its growth to its volunteers. Volunteers work as “buddies,” assisting players during games. There are also opportunities to coach, umpire, take photographs and assist with setting up activities.
P.O. Box 2831, Frisco
214-295-6411
www.friscomiracleleague.org


Museum of the American Railroad
The museum preserves the history and examines the future of the nation’s trains and rail systems. Volunteers work as tour guides and docents, and tour guides are especially needed. Tours are outside and volunteers have to be physically able to walk and conduct the tours.
6455 Page St., Frisco
214-428-0101
www.historictrains.org


National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum displays a collection of video game memorabilia spanning more than three decades. Volunteers at the museum are asked to help with greeting and directing museum guests, helping with wristbands, assisting with photos at the Mario statue and keeping the exhibits tidy.
8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco
972-668-8400
www.nvmusa.org



Human services


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial
One of Frisco’s first hospitals, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is located near SH 121 and Lebanon Road. The hospital’s volunteer program has individuals serving in one of many roles throughout the health care facility.
12505 Lebanon Road, Frisco
972-963-3333
www.baylorscottandwhite.com


Camp Craig Allen
Camp Craig Allen is a nonprofit organization in its 10th year dedicated to the “overlooked” physically disabled adults, children and veterans of North Texas. It promotes advocacy and independence through educational, recreational and therapeutic programs. Volunteers are especially needed for fundraising for the amateur barbecue cook-off Oct. 6-7. For more details, email dawn@campcraigallen.org.
3411 Preston Road, Ste. C13, Box 174, Frisco
940-395-0226
www.campcraigallen.org


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 the children’s needs are met and rights are protected. Volunteers receive training and assist with court appearances and visitations.
101 E. Davis St., McKinney
972-529-2272
www.casaofcollincounty.org




Volunteer guide 2017 CASA of Denton County[/caption]

CASA of Denton 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 the children’s needs are met and rights are protected. Volunteers receive training and assist with court appearances and visitations.
614 N. Bell Ave., Denton
940-243-2272
www.casadenton.org


City House
City House operates an emergency shelter for children through age 17, three transitional living homes for struggling young adults ages 18-22 and a Youth Resource and Outreach Center for at-risk youth ages 15-17. More than 2,400 volunteers contributed 59,000 volunteer hours last year. The children’s emergency shelter—My Friend’s House—the Transitional Living program, administration, street outreach and development/fundraising teams rely on the support of volunteer resources to fulfill the mission.
901 18th St., Plano
972-424-4626
www.cityhouse.org


Frisco Fastpacs
Frisco Fastpacs works to provide children who attend Frisco ISD schools with food when they are not in school. The organization offers volunteers the opportunity to help assemble the meals, pick up groceries, host food drives and work the community volunteer night.
110A Rose Lane, Ste. 205, Frisco
214-223-7946 or 469-731-5040
www.friscofastpacs.org




Volunteer guide 2017 Frisco Family Services[/caption]

Frisco Family Services
Frisco Family Services supports families and individuals affected by crisis while living in the Frisco and Frisco ISD communities. Volunteers are a critical part of the organization’s success, and there are a variety of opportunities to help, such as volunteering at Frisco’s community food pantry, Frisco Resale or the community garden. Volunteers can also help at the Frisco Family Services’ Annual Gala and golf tournament, the Back to School Fun Fair and the Thanksgiving Meal Program.
8780 Third St., Frisco
972-335-9495
www.friscofamilyservices.org




Volunteer guide 2017 Frisco Helpers[/caption]

Frisco Helpers
Frisco Helpers is an organization sponsored by area churches. The organization helps elderly residents in Frisco with minor home repair and maintenance.
214-973-1490
www.friscohelpers.org


Lil’ Warriors
Lil’ Warriors, previously known as Kenna’s Kids, is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial assistance for families whose children are facing health challenges. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to assist in fundraising and events.
P.O. Box 177, Frisco
972-342-1758
www.lilwarriorscharity.org


Meals on Wheels-Collin County
The organization provides and delivers meals and other support services to senior citizens age 60 and older as well as to people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed primarily to help prepare and deliver meals.
600 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
972-632-3125
www.mowcc.com


North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
The organization helps others by building homes and communities. Volunteer positions are available for building or repairing homes along with administrative work or helping with merchandise at the organization’s ReStore.
2060 Couch Drive, McKinney
972-542-5300
www.ncc-habitat.com


The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County
The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County seeks to prevent bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault through counseling, education and advocacy. Volunteers can help in a variety of positions, including acting as crisis advocates trained to provide intervention and support to assault survivors. The center’s crisis line is 800-886-7273.
P.O. Box 866754, Plano
3325 Silverstone Drive, Plano
972-985-0951
www.theturningpoint.org







 
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