Volunteering in Richardson is a great way for residents to get involved in the community in a fun and enjoyable way. Each year, volunteers spend tens of thousands of hours at events, projects and programs throughout Richardson. From serving on City boards and commissions to working at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, there is a volunteer opportunity for people of all interests and skillsets.

Since 2012, April has been recognized as the Month of Volunteerism in Richardson. The City’s goal is to make volunteering a meaningful experience and to make sure the volunteers know that they are appreciated. Many people volunteer for the first time at an event and develop new friendships and relationships and continue to come back to volunteer every year. To help match residents with volunteer opportunities that best fit them, the city has created a web page to highlight some of the volunteer opportunities available throughout Richardson.

Below are a selection of the volunteer opportunities available at www.cor.net/volunteers.

Wildflower! Festival—Wildflower! would not be possible without the help of more than 800 community-minded volunteers who work more than 5,000 hours annually.

Animal Shelter—If you love animals, then know that Shelter volunteers are a valuable part of keeping dogs and cats clean and happy, while providing a positive atmosphere that leads to exceptional adoptions.

Community & Corporate Environmental Cleanup Program—This Health Department program is a great way for Richardson residents, organizations and businesses to make the city better by holding an environmental cleanup event.

Eisemann Center—Volunteers participate in many of the Eisemann Center’s operations and performances and become part of a unique theatrical family.

Police Department—The Richardson Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) assist in patrol, investigations, crime prevention and much more. They work more than 19,000 hours each year.

Other volunteer opportunities include serving on a board or commission, volunteering at the Library, Trash Bash, Cottonwood Art Festival or through the Volunteer Assistance Program.