City of Plano College & Teens

City of Plano College & Teens

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Adapted Recreation Programs

    4/3/14 - ARP managers their own volunteers with a few openings reserved for teens pre-registered in the VIP teen program.

  • 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.

    Spring and Summer 2014 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

  • Davis Library - full

    10/9/13 - Library positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.  

  • Haggard Library - full

    10/9/13 - Library positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.

     

  • Harrington Library - full

    10/9/13 - Library positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.

     

  • 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 - full

    10/9/13 - Library positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.

     

  • Schimelpfenig Library - full

    10/9/13 - Library positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.

     

  • Senior Center - full

    10/9/13 - Positions are scheduled for teens pre-registered in the program.

     

  • Summer 2014

    February 10, 2014 - pre-registration for summer has begun. Students are being sent registration forms based on the date they joined the waiting list online.

  • 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.

  • Teen Waiting List

    2/25/14 - We have 161 students on our 13-17 year old waiting list. Only names from this list will be used to fill roster openings for June-August and September-December 2014.


Animal Shelter

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
At-Home Projects/Donation Drives

This is a list of projects that youth and scouts groups can do to benefit the Animal Shelter in Plano.

THIS IS NOT A VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY, just a list of ideas.

Toss Balls and Fleece Toys for Dogs: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-gifts/dogtoys.shtml

Rag Knots Chewing Toys: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf57202620.tip.html

Fleece Snuggle Bag: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/fleeceforthehome/ss/flsnugglebag.htm

Fishing Cat Toy
http://video.about.com/cats/How-to-Make-a-Fishing-Cat-Toy.htm

Kitty Condos
http://familycrafts.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=familycrafts&cdn=parenting&tm=44&gps=83_1307_1091_469&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.makingfriends.com/cat_condo.htm

Mouse Cat Toy
http://video.about.com/cats/How-to-Make-a-Mousie-Cat-Toy.htm

Operation Happy Socks http://www.girlscoutsccc.org/images/admats/OPERATION_HAPPY_SOCK_Info_Kit.pdf

Fleece Dog and Cat Beds: http://littlepawspetclub.blogspot.com/2007/01/no-sew-fleece-pet-bed.html

http://www.mchumane.org/howtomakeanosewcatordogbed.shtml

Kitty Forts: www.plano.gov/animal

 

Plano Animal Shelter

Goods Donation List

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
    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Police Department

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Explorers Program
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)
    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Teen Court 13+

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
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.

    1Unscheduled  2No shifts available  

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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