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

SitePotential Duties
Allen Senior Recreation CenterDecorate and/or setup events, prepare or serve meals, assist front desk staff, etc.
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterAssist with SNAP Dances (enrich the lives of people with disabilities), decorate and/or setup events, assist with crafts, hand out flyers, attend registration table, etc.
Parks and Recreation Administrative OfficeAdministrative or clerical duties, cleaning windows or tables, etc.
The Courses at Watters CreekServe as marshal and/or starter, oversee court-appointed workers, stage golf carts for play
The EdgeSetup for Recreation Enrichment Vehicle programs, engage in games/activities with youth
Special Events (various locations)Assist at City events such as 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.