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Tour Guide - Interurban Railway Museum

Are you an enthusiastic individual who enjoys interacting with diverse groups of all ages? Volunteering as a Tour Guide at the Interurban Railway Museum might be right for you!



Tour Guides greet scheduled groups and walk-ins, keep accurate visitor records and educate on museum artifacts and history. Ideal for cheerful, proactive individuals with a passion for customer service. Interest in trains, engineering or Plano history is a plus, but not a requirement. Learning about the museum is included in volunteer training. The most important requirement is interest in engaging and educating visitors of all ages.

The Interurban Railway Museum is a FREE history museum located in Downtown Plano. It features interactive exhibits on electricity, science, the City of Plano and the Texas Electric Railway. The Museum offers walk-in, group and school tours. The Museum is open Tuesday - Thursday from 11 AM - 4 PM, Friday 10:30 - 4 PM, and Saturday from 1 - 5 PM. 



  • 18+ years old
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Customer service oriented with a friendly demeanor
  • Interested in volunteering long-term for 1 day/week


Desired skills/experience

  • Understand and recall written and verbal directions
  • Ability to adapt to visitor needs
  • Comfortable interacting with all ages and backgrounds
  • Optional: Interest or existing knowledge in trains, engineering or Plano history


Time Commitment

Volunteer shifts are 11 AM - 4 PM during the week or 1 - 5 PM on Saturday. Ideally, you are interested in a long-term commitment where you volunteer each week. A shorter-term commitment of 3 months can be arranged for summer.


Next Steps

To learn more, please contact Morgan Green-Griffin at or calling 972-941-7627. You can also click the "Fill in an Application" button to set up a volunteer profile and indicate your interest.  



Gazebo Café Volunteer

Two women working in industrial kitchen assembling sandwiches.

Serve the 50+ citizens of your community by volunteering at the Gazebo Café. 

Gazebo Café volunteers work as a team to prep, prepare, and serve lunch to adults over 50. Shifts are available daily Monday through Friday. Each shift is from 9 AM - 1 PM. To onboard, we ask for a commitment to one shift per week.  Our greatest needs are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 


  • 18 or older
  • Enjoys working with a team
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Cooking & prepping experience is a PLUS


  • FREE lunch on days you work
  • Interacting with our vibrant community of older adults
  • Easily transferable work experience
  • Learn about food handling requirements

Gazebo Café is located inside the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ at 401 W 16th St, Plano, TX 75075.

To learn more contact Volunteers in Plano (VIP) at 972-941-7627 or

Greeter for Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Greeters wanted for the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+. 

Are you a member of the Sam Johnson Rec Center (SJR) who wants to get more involved? Give back to your community by volunteering as a Greeter! Greeters serve as a friendly face to members when they arrive, direct visitors to the specific rooms where programs are being held, and answer general questions about SJR. 

Volunteers should:

  • Be a current SJR member
  • Be friendly & welcoming


  • Being more involved in SJR
  • Interacting with fellow SJR members
  • Always being "in the know" about what's going

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ is located at 401 W 16th St, Plano, TX 75075.

This position does NOT require standing for long periods of time. Greeters usually sit unless walking someone to a specific room or the main information desk. 

To learn more contact Volunteers in Plano (VIP) at 972-941-7627 or

Park Cleanups

If you'd like to host a litter cleanup in a Plano park you can reserve FREE supplies through the Community Cleanups Program with Live Green in Plano. 

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Wellness Center for Older Adults

The Wellness Center for Older Adults

The Wellness Center for Older Adults in Plano seeks volunteer drivers for Project Independence. This program provides non-medical transportation to those who have experienced a recent decline in health, or have been released from an inpatient facility and need help with errands, transportation to/from doctor visits or even light housekeeping or organization.

For more information on volunteering to help seniors contact:
The Wellness Center for Older Adults
401 W. 16th Street, Suite 600
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: 972-953-7669 

Note: The Wellness Center for Older Adults is a nonprofit operated inside of the Sam Johnson Center. This organization is NOT a City of Plano department. 

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Mission Statement

Volunteers in Plano is committed to encouraging citizen participation, developing money-saving programs, and responding to the needs of the Plano community, while enhancing municipal services.