City of Plano College & Teens

City of Plano College & Teens

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Adapted Recreation Programs

    This program uses volunteers 14+ to work with special needs participants at Plano recreation centers.

  • Animal Shelter Donation Drive - Always Open!

    Plano Animal Shelter

    Goods Donation List for students wanting to host a donation drive to benefit the shelter.

    Food Products

    • IAM's adult dry dog food
    • IAM's puppy food wet and dry
    • IAM's adult dry cat food
    • IAM's kitten food wet and dry (kitten & puppy food greatest need is in spring and summer)
    • KMR Kitten Replacement Formula (Dry)
    • KMR Puppy Replacement Formula (Dry)
    • Treats: American rawhide chew bones and treats for dogs and cats
    • Nursing bottles

    Hygiene and Health Products

    • Litter: Tidy Cat kitty litter (non-clumping)-unopened bags only please and cat Litter (clumping kind)
    • Litter Boxes: Small litter boxes (low sides)  and shirt boxes for litter pans
    • Flea products
    • Kitten & Puppy Shampoo
    • House training pads
    • Heating pads
    • Spray water bottles
    • Cotton balls
    • Isopropyl alcohol
    • Bottled water
    • Aammonia
    • Laundry detergent

    Activity Products

    • Toys- Washable toys for dogs and cats, large balls for the dogs, chew & stuffed toys
    • Bandanas for dogs
    • Igloo style dog houses
    • Heavy duty lawn/leaf bags
    • Small rugs
    • Paper towels

    Specialty Items

    • Mobile Adoption Van or Sponsors
    • Horse Trailer
    • Crates/Cages
    • Door gates
    • Humidifiers
    • Heating Lamps
    • Beds
  • College Students

    OPEN

    College students are encouraged to apply to begin the interview and placement process to volunteer with the City of Plano.

    Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 internship opportunities available for Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Library Sciences and more.

  • Community Cleanups - Always Open!

    Join Plano's year-round, city-wide cleanup program!

    Help Keep Plano Beautiful by cleaning up local parks/creeks/playgrounds/school campuses/roadways and neighborhoods.

    SIGN UP HERE


     

    Community Cleanup - 

     

    February 21st, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

     

    Archgate Park

     

    Our monthly cleanups have been a success!  Join the February 21st cleanup by registering  here.  Mark your calendars for upcoming cleanups on March 28th, and April 18th.

     

  • Davis Library

    This library uses teen volunteers 13+ for a variety of children and family programming. At 16+ teens can assist in more areas.

  • Haggard Library

    This library uses teen volunteers 13+ for a variety of children and family programming. At 16+ teens can assist in more areas.

  • Harrington Library

    This library uses teen volunteers 13+ for a variety of children and family programming. At 16+ teens can assist in more areas.

  • Library Book Collection - Always Open!

    Anyone can create a donation drive to collect books to donate to the Plano libraries. If you have a large donation please call the library ahead of time and let them know you're coming.

  • Parr Library

    This library uses teen volunteers 13+ for a variety of children and family programming. At 16+ teens can assist in more areas.

  • Schimelpfenig Library

    This library uses teen volunteers 13+ for a variety of children and family programming. At 16+ teens can assist in more areas.

  • Senior Center

    Starting at 14 years old teens can sign-up for select senior center evening programs.

     

  • Teen Court

    Learn about our legal system by becoming jury members and attorneys.

    Interested in being a member of a teen jury? Plano Teen Court hears actual Class C Misdemeanor cases on Monday nights!

    Please register by calling or emailing the Teen Court Office (972) 941-2009 or beckyru@plano.gov.

    Training and a six-month commitment is necessary. Court begins 5:30 PM and ends at approximately 7:45 PM! (Appropriate Attire Required. No shorts, or tank-tops, or halter tops will be allowed in. )

    Teen Court is held on the third floor of the Raymond Robinson Justice Center, located at 900 E 15th Street.

    SIGN UP: E-mail Becky for application at beckyru@plano.gov

    'Volunteers in Plano' is not assigning volunteers to this activity, contact the Teen Court office directly to register. To learn more about Teen Court visit their website.


Animal Shelter

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Environmental Education 13+

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Monthly Cleanups

COMMUNITY CLEANUPS

Do you need volunteer hours for school or college? If so, Environmental Education is hosting monthly Litter Cleanups.

  • Sat, February 21 @ Archgate Park
  • Sat, March 28
  • Sat. April 18 (Great American Cleanup day)

All held from 10 am – 1 pm.
For more information please contact Heather Firn at Heatherf@plano.gov or call 972-769-4176.

If you've turned 18, you won't need parental supervision for this. Anyone under 18 would need to bring an adult or get a group of friends and 1 adult to supervise the group.  SIGN UP ONLINE:

http://events.constantcontact.com/calendar/monthview?llr=bftutmmab&eso=001_lFLaH_QfyGEUgrgMsZaFQ==

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Fire Department

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Explore a career in the Fire Department

This is for boys AND girls ages 16-21 years old who may be interested in a career in the Fire Department.

Plano Explorer Post 215 is now accepting applications. The Fire Department offers a wide variety of career paths for men and women. Now is a great time to learn about what these careers are really like.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be between 16-21 years old
  • Must be enrolled in high school or have a high school diploma
  • Must maintain a “75” grade point average

Plano Fire-Rescue started Explorer Post 215 in March of 1988. The program was established so that young men and women could learn about the fire service while providing a community service The Post gives youths the opportunity to explore firefighting and emergency medical services to determine if it is a career they would be interested in pursuing.

Members not only get a first-hand look at the fire service, they are given the opportunity to enjoy organized recreational activities, competitive events and community interaction while working in a professional atmosphere. Exploring gives young people the opportunity to develop interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills.

Explorers will be exposed to fire department operations including: structural firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, special rescue and the 9-1-1 emergence operations center. The Explorer training program includes instruction in the following areas:

  • Safety
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Fire Department Equipment
  • First Aid
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Fire Prevention
  • Public Education
  • Rescue

The objective of the training is to promote learning, teamwork, leadership and organization with a hands-on approach that allows the member to experience fire department operations under close supervision.  

To apply: http://www.plano.gov/2481/PFR-Explorers

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Police Department

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Explore a Career in Law Enforcement
The Plano Law Enforcement Explorer Program is always seeking new, qualified, members.  If you are interested in joining our program and you meet the following requirements, then fill out the application.  For general information visit their program website.

Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 14 and graduated the 8th grade
  • Maximum age of 20
  • Must be registered in school
  • Must be passing all classes
  • Must Pass background check
  • Must Pass Review Board (Interview)
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Special Events

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Book Sale at Plano Centre

Friends of the Plano Public Library (FPPL) is seeking volunteers for
the annual Book Sale at Plano Centre.

FPPL is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting Plano libraries. Its mission is to serve as an advocate in developing, maintaining, and improving public library resources, services, and facilities for all patrons. Members promote Plano Libraries and donate many hours to host a variety of programs including the annual Friends Book Sale. All funds from the book sale are given right back to the library to support numerous programs. To learn more about friends visit their website:

Dates: August 7-9

Location: Plano Centre- 2000 Spring Creek Pkwy. Between Central Exp. and Jupiter

Duties: Volunteers are needed to unload books and place them in appropriate categories. Volunteers are also needed to bag books for patrons and help tally purchases onto a ticket that patrons will take to the cashiers.  

Position options:

  • Tally Table (total up book prices for customers before they get to cashier table)
  • Floor Staff Volunteers (help keep the tables neat and restock tables from book boxes)
  • Super sorters (help with arranging books and returning to appropriate book boxes)
  • Unloaders (needed to load and unload book boxes)
  • General (Man the volunteer table, set up signs, and set up lobby, door monitors, dolly pushers, cleanup crew, etc) 

Book Sale volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ca4ae2caa8-31st

Thank you!

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Teen Court 14+

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Teen Court

Learn about our legal system by becoming jury members and attorneys.

Interested in being a member of a teen jury? Plano Teen Court hears actual Class C Misdemeanor cases on Monday nights!

Please register by calling or emailing the Teen Court Office (972) 941-2009 or beckyru@plano.gov.

Training and a six-month commitment is necessary. Court begins 5:30 PM and ends at approximately 7:45 PM! (Appropriate Attire Required. No shorts, or tank-tops, or halter tops will be allowed in. )

Teen Court is held on the third floor of the Raymond Robinson Justice Center, located at 900 E 15th Street.

SIGN UP: E-mail Becky for application at beckyru@plano.gov

'Volunteers in Plano' is not assigning volunteers to this activity, do not mark yourself "available", instead contact the Teen Court office directly to register. To learn more about Teen Court visit their website.

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Mission Statement

The Volunteer Resources Group is committed to encouraging citizen participation, developing money-saving programs, and responding to the needs of the Plano community, while enhancing municipal services.

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