FAQs

Volunteer

  • Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 972-450-7000 or send an email to volunteers@addisontx.gov.

  • Yes, with the exception of a few community events, such as park cleanups and group projects.

  • Not unless they have filled out the appropriate paperwork in advance and been approved by the Volunteer Coordinator.

  •  No, we are not set up to process applications for probation or court. We can, however, give you local resources that are set up for this.

  •  If we have an opportunity that fits our time frame and yours, you can count these toward school hours.

  • No, we have volunteers from many surrounding cities. We also have volunteers who work in Addison but don’t live in Addison. 

  • Most positions, other than special events/group projects, require an interview.

  • No.

  •  Yes, we do.  Groups have helped to plant butterfly gardens, spread bark mulch, clean up park trails, and plant shrubs. We work closely to assist our Parks crew with outdoor projects.

  • Yes. The Police Department operates the Addison Citizens Assisting Police Program. You can find more information and an application here.

  • We suggest business casual unless it is an outdoor event. 

  •  Contact the volunteer coordinator at slove@addisontx.gov to express interest and be placed on the email list. Volunteers are e-mailed 1-2 months before events with details of volunteer positions and the times needed. 

  • No uniform is required. However, special t-shirts are given out to volunteers who sign up for certain events such as Taste Addison, Kaboom Town! or Oktoberfest. 

  • Volunteers must be at least age 16. Adult supervision is required for volunteers aged 16 to 18.

  • Training varies based on the assignment.  Special Event volunteers are mandated to come to the pre-event meeting the first time they volunteer. Office volunteers receive instruction from department staff.

  •  The time frame will depend on the area of choice. Generally, opportunities are between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday to coincide with the Town’s office hours.