Volunteer Services


The City of Mesquite’s Volunteer Services Program is dedicated to serving its residents by uniting volunteers. The Volunteer Services Program is built on the premise that both the volunteer and the City will mutually benefit from the partnership. Volunteers can enhance and augment the City’s ability to provide quality services to the community by participating in a variety of City programs and activities. In return, volunteers receive an opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, while becoming better prepared to participate in government and to influence decisions affecting their community.

Court-Ordered Volunteer Hours

The City of Mesquite does not accept court-ordered community service hours. For a list of agencies in Mesquite that will accept court-ordered community service hours please click the following link: Court-Ordered Community Service Hours.

Volunteer Opportunities (all ages/ groups/ individuals/ one-time/ long-term)

The City of Mesquite regularly seeks volunteers to work in the library, animal shelter, with seniors, and for Keep Mesquite Beautiful. For those opportunities, please complete the application listed on the right menu and return it to the volunteer office.

The City of Mesquite also utilizes VolunteerMatch.org (a volunteer recruiting website) to assist with immediate volunteer needs, long-term volunteers and special events.

Please click HERE to view specific volunteer needs

High School Age Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Environmental Leaders Program (High School): Need service hours for NHS, Scouts, Student Council or just want to volunteer? Keep Mesquite Beautiful is looking for students who have a commitment to their environment by participating in campus beautification projects, civic events, special events, community clean-ups, and numerous other service related projects to serve with the 2010-2011 Youth Environmental Leaders (YEL). Students from all MISD high schools are encouraged to participate. Sign-up online at Keep Mesquite Beautiful’s website:Click here

Mesquite Public Library (Ages 15 and up): Perform routine collection maintenance of library materials including shelving, stamping or labeling books, assist library staff with special programs/events. Hours vary. Click Here to Download the Application

Mesquite Public Library Summer Reading Program (Ages 15 and up): Work primarily with Children’s Librarian by registering participants, assisting in craft programs and data entry as needed. Volunteers will have contact with general public. Hours may vary and include Saturday hours. Click Here to Download the Application

Other Opportunities

Citizens Police Academy: Click here for more information

Citizens Fire Academy : Click here for more information

Meet and Greet the Troops at DFW : Click here for more information

For more information contact:

Paige Swiney
Volunteer Program Coordinator/
Executive Director Keep Mesquite Beautiful


"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world." --Anne Frank