Plano Parks & Recreation Volunteers

For more information about any of these opportunities, email Corina Sadler or call 972-941-7617. If you're ready to get started, register online and you will be contacted for an interview.

Outdoor Adventure Volunteer Instructors

Plano Parks and Recreation is looking for outdoor volunteer instructors to teach courses such as Geocaching, Leave No Trace, Slacklining, Basic Fishing, and Geology. To learn more, see the full job description.

If you have a special Outdoor Adventure skill and would like to teach a class in that area, please contact Rachael Bennett at 972-941-5403 for consideration.

Gazebo Cafe Volunteers

-The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ has a beautiful new Café overlooking Harrington Park. Join the Gazebo Café team by volunteering once a week!

The Center serves more than 80+ fresh meals a day to members and visitors in a fun atmosphere. Work alongside a team of volunteers to help prep, prepare, serve and organize the kitchen one day a week from 8:30am-1pm. 

This opportunity is a great fit for someone who loves to cook and work on a team. A Food-handlers class will be provided and your lunch is complimentary on the day you volunteer.

To learn more contact Volunteers in Plano (VIP) at 972-941-7617 or

Courtyard Theater


- Seeking adults to volunteer at this exciting venue. Enjoy the performances while helping your community. Duties include taking tickets, passing out programs, and seating patrons. A short training is required to learn about the venue and policies.

Interurban Railway Museum

The Interurban Railway Museum utilizes docents, historians, storytellers, and others to help with special projects.

Adapted Recreation

Adapted Recreation volunteers help special needs individuals enjoy their leisure time. During the school year, programs are available evenings and weekends. During the summer, weekly summer camps will be recruiting for assistance. An in-person interview and a background check is required.

Programs include Art Montage, Dance Club 16+, Fun Bunch Bowlers, Garage Band, Gymnastics for Kids with Special Needs, Kids Night Out, Pizza and Karaoke, Spring Fling, and Teen Time. Locations include Allen Bowl, Liberty Recreation Center, Plano Senior Recreation Center, and Southfork Hotel.

Convention & Visitors Bureau & Special Events

Plano Stages and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) use individuals and groups for events around town. Join our “Special Event E-List” to receive emails when new one-time events are recruiting for volunteers. This is a great opportunity to stay connected to different volunteer events year round.

Park & Creek Cleanups

Groups are welcome to sign up for community, park, or creek cleanups.

Teens & College Students

If you are a teen or college student interested in volunteering with Parks & Recreation, see either the Teen or College page.