The City of Dallas Volunteer Program

Since its inception in 2001, the City of Dallas Volunteer Program has recruited and placed qualified volunteers throughout North Texas municipal departments, saving local governments and their citizens millions of dollars.  The program also provides volunteer recruitment services, training for municipal employees and support to volunteer coordinators in various departments, along with several other membership benefits.

By volunteering through municipalities, everyday citizens are able to help their cities function at a high level while also learning more about the true work of local officials while developing their own professional skills. Volunteers help local governments save critical finances and maintain fundamental services that keep communities thriving and essential services continue operating.

  • More than 200,000 volunteer hours donated
  • 3,444 volunteer referrals to municipal departments
  • $6 million in personnel costs saved

ServiceWorks! includes:

  • Education and training
  • Recognition services
  • Targeted recruitment and retention
  • ServiceWorks! community presence

Plus access to these other VolunteerNow programs:

Benefits & Opportunities

Benefits to Municipalities

  • Leverage community resources
  • Make effective use of tax dollars
  • Provide additional expertise to city departments
  • Introduce citizens to city services and operations
  • Enable volunteers to contribute to the city's development
  • Involving corporate volunteers and service organizations in the city

Benefits to Volunteers

  • Network with others 
  • Increase employability 
  • Develop professional skills
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Gain knowledge about the work environment
  • Learn, first-hand, how local government works

Featured Opportunities

  • Archiving
  • Clerical Duties
  • Database Management  
  • Financial Support Services 
  • Interpretation Services 
  • Landscaping
  • Marketing/Advertising Projects
  • Minor Home Repair 
  • Research Support 
  • Special Event Support