Volunteer Guide

Baylor Medical Center at McKinney 
Volunteers can assist in a variety of positions that range from helping with answering phones to comforting families during a traumatic event. The center also offers training and volunteer opportunities for an intervention program intended to reduce instances of delirium in elderly patients.


5252 W. University Drive,
Ste. 1.664A, McKinney
469-764-2248
www.baylorhealth.com


Big Brothers Big Sisters
The nation’s largest mentoring organization gives children facing adversity the chance at enduring, professionally supported relationships intended to change lives for the better. Volunteers enter into community-based mentoring as individuals, couples or families; academic mentoring; or volunteers assist with events.


101 S. Coit Road, Ste. 115, Richardson
214-441-2227
www.bbbstx.org


Boys and Girls Club of Collin County
Boys and Girls Club 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 special events.


701 S. Church St., McKinney
214-554-8924
www.bgccc.org/mckinney


CASA of Collin County
CASA, 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 rights are protected. Volunteers receive training and assist with court appearances and visitations.


101 E. Davis St., McKinney
972-529-2272
www.casaofcollincounty.org


Chestnut Square Historic Village 
Chestnut Square and its seven buildings show visitors how early settlers of McKinney lived. Volunteer opportunities are offered for guides, craftspeople, gardeners and photographers, and help with cashiering, office work, animal care and artifact cataloging is also needed.


315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney
972-562-8790
www.chestnutsquare.org


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
972-633-6600
www.caccollincounty.org


City House 
For more than 26 years City House has helped at-risk and homeless youth in Collin County. Volunteers have the opportunity to help at events held by City House year-round.


902 E. 16th St., Plano
972-424-4626
www.cityhouse.org


City of McKinney Stormwater Management
As part of the Stormwater Management Program, the city encourages volunteers such as scout troops, schools, neighborhood associations and others to help keep the parks and streets clean by collecting litter. Supplies are provided on a first-come first-served basis, and community service hours can be earned.


221 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
972-547-7579
www.mckinneytexas.org/stormwater


Citychurch Youth Outreach 
The outreach ministry believes in reaching out to those in need as well as giving to the community in a variety of ways. Citychurch has programs throughout the year that provide several volunteer opportunities.


320 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 202, McKinney
214-491-4173
www.citychurchmckinney.com


Community Lifeline Center
The center helps residents of the city and its surrounding communities cope with unexpected life events, such as illness, marital separation and job loss. Volunteers can help in office roles or in the center’s market.


1601 N. Waddill St., Ste. 102, McKinney
972-542-0020
www.communitylifeline.org


Cornerstone Ranch
The group home for adults with mental and physical disabilities works to nurture character, confidence and independence in its residents as they live in a large home on 42 acres of ranch land. Volunteers can work a variety of positions in both individual and group roles.


3933 CR 317, McKinney
469-424-1887
www.cornerstone-ranch.com


Especially Needed
The organization puts together community events and activities in which children with special needs and their families can participate and feel included. Volunteers are needed to help with events throughout the year and camps held during the summer.


10121 Waterstone Way, McKinney
214-499-3439
www.especiallyneeded.org


Furry Friends Animal Rescue 
The rescue group is dedicated to placing unwanted cats and dogs into permanent homes. Volunteers at the McKinney PetSmart help with the cat program, by screening potential adopters at weekly adoption events, cleaning and maintaining cages, and making sure the cats stay properly socialized.


2300 McDermott Road, Stes. 200-258, Plano (mailing address only)
214-676-2434
www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org


Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
The 289-acre wildlife sanctuary serves to educate children about nature while allowing visitors to help maintain the local environment. Volunteer positions are available in the museum store, restoring the prairie, leading nature hikes or working as an animal care ambassador.


1 Nature Place, McKinney
972-562-5566
www.heardmuseum.org


Hugs Cafe Inc.
The mission of Hugs Cafe is to create an inviting place of training and employment for adults with special needs while providing dignity, self-worth and respect in the community. Volunteers can help make the organization’s mission a reality.


224 E. Virginia St., McKinney
www.hugscafe.org


ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship 
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship helps adults and children with disabilities build strength, confidence and a sense of belonging through horsemanship therapy. Volunteers are needed for office work, committees and assisting with riders.


3160 N. Custer Road, McKinney
469-742-9611
www.manegate.org


McKinney ISD 
The school district has volunteers help with tutoring and mentoring, field trips, and on roles for its many student groups and organizations.


1 Duvall St., McKinney
469-302-4117
www.mckinneyisd.net


Meals on Wheels-Collin County
The organization provides and delivers meals and other support services to senior citizens age 60 and older. Volunteers provide administration support and help prepare and deliver meals


500 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
972-562-6995
www.mowcc.com


Medical Center of McKinney 
The volunteer program, called The Auxiliary, helps in different areas of the center, including the front desk and the gift shop. Additional positions exist in the pharmacy, nutrition services and other departments.


4500 Medical Center Dr., McKinney
972-540-4993
www.medicalcenterofmckinney.com


North Collin County Habitat for Humanity 
NCC Habitat helps others by building homes and communities. 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


SPCA of Texas
The animal welfare agency brings pets and people together through the many programs offered to the community. Volunteers have the chance to help with opportunities both in and out of the shelter location.


8411 Stacy Road, McKinney
214-742-7722
www.spca.org


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
972-985-0951
www.theturningpoint.org


The Samaritan Inn 
A typical night at the Samaritan Inn sees 60 homeless children among the 160 people who spend the night. The shelter helps its residents gain independence and dignity, and volunteers can also help at both special events and in other regular positions with the organization.


1701 N. McDonald St., McKinney
972-542-5302
www.thesamaritaninn.org


Wellness Center for Older Adults
The center offers various support services for the growing over-65 population of Collin County. Volunteers are needed in McKinney and other areas for the Project Independence program, which assists recently hospitalized seniors by driving them to appointments, running errands, well visits, phone calls and light housekeeping.


401 W. 16th St., Ste. 600, Plano
972-941-7335
www.wellnesscenteronline.org


Volunteer McKinney 
The volunteer center brings together community members, nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups and others to promote volunteerism throughout the city. Positions are also available to help Volunteer McKinney and its mission.


400 W. Virginia St., Ste. 100, McKinney
972-542-0679
www.volunteermckinney.org


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