Volunteer Services

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The City of Mesquite’s Volunteer Services Program is dedicated to serving its residents by uniting volunteers with needed projects and services. The 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, become 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. You may download a list of agencies in Mesquite that will accept court-ordered community service hours.

Volunteer Opportunities
The City of Mesquite regularly seeks volunteers to work in the  Animal Shelter, at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Historic Mesquite, Keep Mesquite Beautiful, the Library, Senior Centers, and with Senior Transportation.

For those opportunities, please complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the volunteer office along with a copy of your driver's license or state-issued identification.

For volunteers who have completed the Mesquite Citizens Police Academy or Citizens Fire Academy courses, participation in expanded volunteer programming exists.  Contact the departments at the links listed above.

Community Volunteerism
The City of Mesquite also utilizes Volunteer Match (a volunteer recruiting website) to assist with immediate volunteer needs, long-term volunteers, and special events.
View specific volunteer needs.

High School Age Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Environmental Leaders Program
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.

Mesquite Public Library
For ages 15 and up, perform routine collection maintenance of library materials, including shelving, stamping, or labeling books, or you can assist library staff with special programs and events. Available hours vary.

Mesquite Public Library Summer Reading Program
If you are age 15 or older, you may work primarily with the Children’s Librarian by registering participants, assisting in craft programs, and data entry as needed to support summer reading in the city.

Volunteers will have contact with general public. Hours may vary and include Saturday hours.