Building Community

The McKinney Public Library strives to impact lives and build a sense of community. We understand the power of service and the impact working on a community project can have on the lives of those involved, especially our youth. We are excited to share our passion for service by providing an avenue for those opportunities.


  • Credit for volunteer hours that may be reported to your needs at school
  • Building a strong and resilient community


Any in-person opportunities for volunteers 13 years and up with be available through Voly. Background checks are required and can take up to two weeks to come through. Court-appointed hours cannot be fulfilled with this program. 

Orientation for volunteers this summer:

Additional Opportunities:

  • Bring plastic grocery sacks, clean with no rips, to either location starting May 21. 40 sacks will equal one volunteer hour.

Questions or concerns? Please email VolunTeens@McKinneyTexas.org.

Your Role

  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Assist in teen and youth programs through preparation, set-up, implementation and take-down.
  • Shelf-read books to make sure they are in order.
  • Pulling holds.
  • Other library duties as needed.


  • Must be 13 years and up.
  • Professionalism while volunteering (e.g. no cell phones, shorts, flip flops or tank tops).
  • Court-appointed hours may not be fulfilled at the library at this time.