Volunteer McKinney – Serving Collin County

In 1998, several forward-thinking community leaders from McKinney 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 Collin County nonprofit organizations and has provided support services to these organizations through training and collaboration. Together, we are a thriving community served by strong nonprofits and servant hearts.

Volunteer McKinney is still committed to helping McKinney, and the surrounding area, remain one of the best places to live and raise a family. Join us in supporting the community and reach out to others through service in new and exciting ways!

Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

Volunteers improve the lives of community members and there are countless benefits that communities glean from nonprofits and their volunteers. Every year we honor outstanding volunteers from the community with different awards that recognize specific criteria. This annual award ceremony honors and celebrates the efforts of our community volunteers.

Spirit of McKinney awards
Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

On the fourth Saturday of October each year, we participate in the nationwide Make a Difference Day movement. The purpose is to join forces on a single day of community service.


We are honored to partner with over 200 nonprofit organizations and collaborate with the following state initiatives:

Onestar Foundation logo

One Star strengthens the statewide volunteer infrastructure, making it easy and accessible for all Texans to take action and make a difference in their communities.

Volunteer TX logo

Volunteer Texas partners with a statewide network of local volunteer centers, government agencies, and other organizations to bring the largest compilation of volunteer opportunities in Texas.

We are also proud to serve in several networks and advisory groups, including:

  • Cadence Bank Community Advisory Council
  • CCSSA – Collin County
  • Collin County Homeless Coalition
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce
  • One Heart McKinney Advisory Council

How to Get Started

Everything takes place on our Volunteer Portal. You can browse opportunities without an account, but you’ll need to register and create a profile to actually respond to an opportunity.

If you don’t see anything that fits your interest and schedule, check back later as opportunities are always being added. You can also Become a Fan of any agency to get updates on their needs.

Each agency will have their own process for accepting volunteers to make sure you are a good fit for them.

Visit the Volunteer Portal