Volunteering in Carrollton
photo of volunteerLooking for a chance to give back? Well, we’re looking for you, too. Almost all City departments need volunteers, but some of our most popular departments are Parks and Recreation which includes Downtown Carrollton special events, the Museum and the Senior Center; Animal Services; Libraries; and Environmental Services. You can also apply to volunteer for specific events like the free TEXFest and the Festival at the Switchyard held every November on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton or the Carrollton Trails 5K held every spring on our top-notch hike and bike trails.

Know a great Carrollton volunteer? Nominate them now for the 2017 Volunteer Awards!

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Parks and Recreation Department provides possibly the most robust of opportunities to reach out and help the community—from the ground up! Have you heard of Adopt a Highway? Carrollton offers the chance to adopt a flower bed or even a playground to help maintain and beautify our community. Other volunteer areas include Office Assistant, Park Patrol, Parks Grounds Maintenance, and Youth Sports Coach. For details, call 972-466-3086.


The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum can always use Collection Care and Program volunteers throughout the year. Help with events, tours, and more. For details, call 972-466-6382.

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Senior Center volunteers perform a variety of tasks from greeting patrons and handing out equipment, to answering phones and giving tours. For details, call 972-466-4853.

Downtown Carrollton volunteers have a front-row seat to events! Apply here For details, call 972-466-9808.

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  The Carrollton Public Library relies on dependable volunteers for a variety of positions. Volunteer positions are posted on the city's website as needed.  
  • Children’s Programming Support volunteers work with the Youth Services Coordinator to effectively provide programs and services from toddlers to teens.
  • Super Sorter volunteers assist the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library, a non-profit Library support group, to sort donated books into selected categories at each Library for the semi-annual book sales.
  • You could even volunteer as the Volunteer Coordinator! This position reports to the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library and recruits volunteers for its semi-annual book sales and manages the yearly activities of book sorters.
  • Shelving Assistant volunteers contribute their time shelving, shelf-reading, straightening public areas, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Access Services Supervisor.

For details, call 972-466-4800.

  Animal Services and Adoption Center
If you can’t take one home, come visit them all! Volunteers help with walking dogs, playing with cats, cleaning duties, assisting the front desk, and helping with customers. The Center is continually looking for individuals or groups who are willing to make a difference in the lives of our furry friends. Help teach social skills, obedience, tricks, and more. Call 972-466-3420 for details.


Environmental Services
The Community Development Office recently began Carrollton Cares – a program that connects local organizations with local projects and charitable giving opportunities. It is free to participate with the City and your church or business does not have to be located within City boundaries; a mission to serve the Carrollton Community is the only requirement. For details, call 972-466-9121.

The Environmental Quality Division invites your church or organization to help the community and the environment. Volunteer to either pick-up litter from Carrollton’s City parks and waterways or place storm drain markers on storm drain inlets. Both activities are community service projects that are great team building exercises and educational activities. For more information on either project, please call 972-466-3063.

  Carrollton Police Department 
The Carrollton Citizens on Patrol team provides individuals with opportunities to learn more about the roles of local law enforcement. Citizens can take an active role in efforts to maintain a safe city through programs offered by the Carrollton Police Department and through its officers. Call 972-466-9123 for information on ways you can get involved to help make your neighborhood and the City of Carrollton a safer place to live.

 Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities throughout all City of Carrollton departments.