Plano Teen Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways for teens to volunteer in the City of Plano. However, many of these positions have a waiting list of three-to-six months, so teens are encouraged to apply early. Please see below for current opportunities. If you have questions on which on is correct for you or your teen, you may want to review How to Volunteer.

Teens aged 13 to 17 who are interested in volunteering with Plano Libraries, Recreation Centers, and Special Events can join the waiting list for 2018. Those who join the 2018 waiting list will will receive an auto-response email confirmation and updates as they become available. Please see below for other volunteer opportunities.

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About the Teen Program

These programs have a waiting list. When openings occur, the Volunteers Resources Coordinator will send out a request for assistance, with age requirements, for the following programs:

  • Plano Public Libraries
  • Children’s and Family Programming
  • Library Computer Classes
  • Math Tutoring at Harrington Library
  • Summer Programs
  • Senior Center Tuesday Evening Dances
  • Special Events
  • Ushering for Plano Stages
  • Conventions/Visitors Events
  • Plano Labor Day Soccer Tournament
  • Boo Bash
  • Summer Book Sale
  • Christmas Craft Fair
  • Adapted Recreation
  • Summer Camps
  • Camp Cimarron
  • Camp Connections
  • Adapted Recreation Camps
  • Summer office positions

NOTE: The programs below are available now and are not part of our wait-listed positions.


Fire and Police Explorer Programs

Fire Department - 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. Apply now.

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

Police Department - Explore a Career in Law Enforcement. The Plano Law Enforcement Explorer Program is always seeking new, qualified, members. For general information visit the program website.

Teen Court

Eligibility 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)
  • Other Opportunities

Visit the Teen Court page for more information about that program.



Scouts wishing to earn credit for higher level programs may contact the VIP department to discuss their proposal or explore possible project ideas. For more information, email Corina Sadler or call 972.941.7617.