General Adult Volunteers (18+)

One-time, seasonal and long-term volunteer opportunities are available at many of our facilities, programs and events throughout the year.

Steps to get started

Volunteer opportunities

Sites and potential duties

  • Joe Farmer Recreation Center: Assist with SNAP Dance (enrich the lives of people with disabilities), decorate/setup for events, assist with crafts, hand out flyers, attend registration table, etc.
  • Parks and Recreation Administrative Office: Administrative or clerical duties, cleaning windows or tables, etc.
  • Special Events (varied locations): Assist at City events (Allen USA, Summer Sounds, Holly Jolly Celebration, etc.)


  • Age 18+ years (people ages 13-17 should visit our Youth Volunteer page)
  • Not attempting to complete court-ordered hours. (If you're seeking court-ordered service hours, you should begin by completing a Court Appointed Worker application.)
  • Must have internet access for scheduling and a cell phone that can receive text message shift updates
  • Must consent to a background screening, if selected


  • Scheduling: If approved, you are responsible for using the Volunteer Portal to sign up for shifts. Exceptions are made at the discretion of each site's Volunteer Liaison.
  • Identification: Be prepared to present government issued photo ID upon check-in. Depending on your volunteer role, you may be required to wear a badge, shirt or other apparel to denote that you are a volunteer.
  • Electronic devices: Visible use of phones or electronic devices is discouraged in public-facing areas. Please notify your Volunteer Liaison if you need a break to use your phone.
  • Attire: Clothing and footwear are at the discretion of each site's Volunteer Liaison. If you have any questions about what to wear, please contact your Volunteer Liaison or the Volunteer & Training Coordinator.