About Us


In 1998, several forward-thinking community leaders wanted to establish a volunteer center that would assist citizens in finding local volunteer opportunities and serve as support to local nonprofits and community groups that utilize the power of volunteerism. These leaders saw a willing volunteer base without a central place to find opportunities and an amazing group of service organizations that were in dire need of volunteers. To fill this gap, they formed Volunteer McKinney. Since 1998, Volunteer McKinney has connected volunteers to local nonprofit organizations and has provided assistance to organization. Volunteer McKinney has also served this community through community-wide events such as the National "Make a Difference Day" and Community Volunteer Recognition Events.

Volunteer McKinney knows that there is still work to do, and we are committed to help McKinney remain one of the greatest places to live and raise a family. We are moving into a new era at Volunteer McKinney and hope you will join us as we support this community and reach out to others through service in new and exciting ways!


Volunteer McKinney operates with one paid staff member, a part-time intern and countless volunteers, including our Board of Directors, who are committed to assisting volunteers in connecting with their passion and making local nonprofits the best they can be.

The Executive Director of Volunteer McKinney is Dana Riley. She brings over 20 years of experience working with local, county, state and federal governments, local and national non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. Her ability to communicate with all kinds of people through her storytelling and humor make her a popular speaker and trainer. She has expertise in many areas but her work in community collaboration, volunteer management and critical incident response have garnered her recognition at the national level. Mrs. Riley has authored numerous curriculums for training government employees and volunteers and frequently incorporates games and activities that bring the principles taught in the classroom to life. She has developed many unique programs to address the needs of a particular community and enjoys the collaboration that comes with that process.


Patrick J. Cloutier, AAMS CRCP, President
Legacy Planning

Michael Dodson, Vice-President
Ink & Toner Texas

David Field, Treasurer
Edward Jones

Jennifer McLaughlin, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Sue Bohner
Community Volunteer

A. Brook Fulks, PLLC
Fulks Family Law

Rob Nelson

Travel Leaders

Charles Robinson
(In Memorium)


Melanie Scobey
P31 Resource Networking

Peggy Smolen
McKinney Chamber of Commerce

Doc Vranici
Brothers Pizza

Rafael Zambrana
Baylor McKinney


Contact Us

Volunteer McKinney
Summit Park I, Suite 150
2150 South Central Expwy
McKinney, TX 75070
(972) 542-0679 office


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

City of McKinney Bill & Priscilla Darling McKinney Community Development CorporationPete and Nancy Huff

Baylor McKinney Primrose Schools

Our In-Kind Sponsors

The Springs Events
Market Street UnitedInk and Toner TexasKodiak CrossfitTom K. PhotographyBrothers Pizza

Nom Nom's Mexican GrillMunzee MarketItalian GardenRaising CanesMcKinney Magazine