24 ways to volunteer in McKinney

25 Project is one of many nonprofit organizations serving the area.

25 Project is one of many nonprofit organizations serving the area.

Help better the community in a variety of ways by volunteering at one of these local nonprofits. Options range from helping families in need to caring for animals and planning events.

Requirements to volunteer vary by agency. Contact the nonprofit for more information. This list is not comprehensive.


Animals and environment









1. Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation


This foundation helps preserve and beautify McKinney using crape myrtles. The organization holds community fundraisers, donates trees and provides school grants.
6401 S. Custer Road, Ste. 2000, McKinney
972-342-1413 | https://crapemyrtletrails.org






2. SPCA of Texas



Founded in 1938, SPCA of Texas operates two shelters, three spay and neuter clinics, two mobile spay and neuter vehicles, one mobile adoption vehicle and an animal rescue center. The nonprofit is a resource center for a variety of services that bring animals and people together.
8411 Stacy Road, McKinney
214-742-7722 | www.spca.org/volunteer





3. Texas Little Cuties


The all-volunteer animal rescue takes in pets at risk of being euthanized because shelters are at full capacity. These pets are taken to PetSmart Saturday and Sunday to find their forever homes.
PetSmart, 8676 SH 121, McKinney
817-705-5081 | www.texaslittlecuties.org





Community support








4. Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County


Volunteers prepare and serve meals to those in need in a safe and welcoming environment.
P.O. Box 1881, McKinney
972-345-2171 | www.communitygardenkitchen.org





5. Community Health Clinic


This nonprofit provides free health care to uninsured and low-income individuals, treats primary care health issues and provides chronic disease management.
120 S. Central Expressway, Ste. 102, McKinney
972-547-0606 | www.chc-mckinney.com





6. GraceToChange


GraceToChange is an intensive outpatient treatment center that treats adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems.
1216 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 104, McKinney
972-542-2900 | www.gracetochange.org






7. Habitat for Humanity of Collin County


The organization strives to eliminate substandard housing by advocating for fair housing policies and helping families find shelter.
2060 Couch Drive, McKinney
972-542-5300 | www.habitatcollincounty.org





8. Hope Women’s Center


This center provides medical and educational services to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
2740 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 200, McKinney
972-562-4673 | www.myhope.org





9. Hunters Autism Specials


The organization provides unique opportunities and events for families with autism and special needs.
P.O. Box 6506, McKinney
469-834-8952 | www.huntersautismspecials.org






10. Love Life Foundation


This nonprofit identifies and supports agencies that bring relief and comfort to at-risk women and children.
290 Adriatica Parkway, McKinney
469-450-1242 | www.lovelifefoundation.com






11. ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship


This group helps people with disabilities and veterans through the use of horsemanship and equine therapy.
3160 N. Custer Road, McKinney
469-742-9611 | www.manegait.org






12. McKinney Little Free Pantry


McKinney Little Free Pantry provides food to anyone who is hungry. Volunteers can pick up or drop off supplies and nonperishable food at Cookies & Bloom. These items are then taken to one of seven food pantries.
Various locations
www.facebook.com/mckinneylfp






13. Streetside Showers


Streetside Showers provides free portable showers to those in need in McKinney, Denton, Irving and Plano. Streetside accepts volunteers and donations, including socks, underwear and travel-sized hygiene items.
Gant Insurance Agency,
2411 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 5, McKinney
214-842-3132 | www.streetsideshowers.com





14. Stronger than Espresso


This nonprofit educates and helps survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence.
P.O. Box 6452, McKinney
469-307-8488 | www.strongerthanespresso.com






15. Volunteer McKinney


Volunteer McKinney helps citizens find local volunteer opportunities. The nonprofit works with more than 170 agencies in Collin County with more than 200 volunteer needs.
400 W. Virginia St., Ste. 100, McKinney
972-542-0679 | www.volunteermckinney.org





Education/helping children









16. The 25 Project


The 25 Project leads teams on mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone and South Asia. It also serves the North Texas community. Volunteers provide food, clothes and faith to children in need.
419 W. Louisiana St., McKinney
972-521-7325 | www.25project.org





17. Blue Caboose Children’s Fund


Volunteers visit children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and provide them with supplies to make their hospital stays more comfortable.
Address not available
228-341-0403 | www.bluecaboose4cf.org





18. CASA of Collin County


Court Appointed Special Advocates work with Collin County children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home.
101 E. Davis St., McKinney
972-529-2272 | www.casaofcollincounty.org





19. Collin County Historical Society & Museum


The museum displays Collin County’s artifacts and pictures and holds exhibit tours, lectures, books signings and summer educational programs for underprivileged children.
300 E. Virginia St., McKinney
972-542-9457 | www.collincountyhistorymuseum.org





20. Education Unbound


This nonprofit works with underprivileged students and underserved communities by providing educational programs with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Address not available
972-897-1970 | www.educationunbound.org






21. Especially Needed


Volunteers help people with specials needs by providing resources for families. The organization also hosts events, including a carnival, Christmas party and the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt in McKinney.
Address not available
214-499-3439 | www.especiallyneeded.org






22. Holy Family School


The Christian-based nonprofit provides care and three meals a day for children up to 5 years old.
500 N. Throckmorton St., McKinney
972-562-5476 | www.hfsmckinney.org





Other








23. Heard-Craig Center for the Arts


The nonprofit provides education about the arts through events and workshops and also donates free meeting space to organizations.
205 W. Hunt St., McKinney
972-569-6909 | www.heardcraig.org





24. Relationship Experts


Relationship Experts offers workshops, courses, resources and coaching to build strong relationships.
P.O. Box 6514, McKinney
877-415-4004 | www.relationship-experts.org


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