The annual Volunteer Guide lists organizations in and around Plano that rely on volunteers to help them provide services. Volunteers organize and run events; provide assistance for in-need residents; or care for abused, neglected or homeless animals. Prospective volunteers can reach out to the following organizations for more information.
Agape Resource & Assistance Center
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.
P.O. Box 861664, 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 and information technology.
900 E. 18th St., Plano
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The nation’s largest mentoring organization gives children facing adversity professionally supported relationships aimed at changing lives for the better. Volunteers enter into community-based mentoring as individuals, couples or families.
101 S. Coit Road, Ste. 115, Richardson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County–Plano branch
The Boys & 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
Court Appointed Special Advocates turns community members into advocates for children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. The group works to ensure 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
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.
901 18th St., Plano
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City of Plano volunteer program
This program works in partnership with city staff, organizations, faith-based groups, schools, universities and nonprofits at local events and through programs like Food 4 Kids. Volunteer opportunities also include administrative duties and assisting the city departments including libraries, police and fire, and environmental education.
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 tending gardens.
1900 W. 15th St., Plano
Hope’s Door offers intervention and prevention services as well as 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, Ste. 3430, 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.
600 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. The program serves nearly 4,000 clients per month.
3033 W. Parker Road, Ste. 116, Plano
My Possibilities serves adults with cognitive disabilities. Volunteer opportunities include serving lunch and assisting in the organization’s fitness, music and art programs.
1631 Dorchester Drive, Plano
Located on the SMU-in Plano campus, the nonPareil Institute provides technical training and long-term solutions for adults on the autism spectrum disorder. Volunteer opportunities include assistance with fundraising events.
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 Learning Center
The Plano Day Care Learning 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., Ste. 100, Plano
Plano ISD Education Foundation
The nonprofit provides financial support to educators and academic programs 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
The Salvation Army’s community center offers a variety of services for residents of Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse and Allen. 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
The organization 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 Animals 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, Wise, Baylor, Archer, Clay, Wichita and Wilbarger counties. Its volunteers assist in the Race for the Cure fundraiser, 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 as crisis advocates to provide support to assault survivors.
3325 Silverstone Drive, Plano
Veterans Center of North Texas
The all-volunteer organization is dedicated to helping veterans navigate the network of agencies to receive assistance. Services include employment help, legal assistance, aid for those who have a loved one in need of adult day care supervision, or any other personal issues. The center is staffed predominately by veterans and referral services are provided without charge.
900 E. Park Blvd., Plano
Wellness Center for Older Adults
Serving adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers in Collin County, the center 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-35 E., Ste. 700, Dallas
This list is not comprehensive.