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We are unable to provide Community Service or Volunteer Opportunities for Special Events at this time.
Annual Community Events
- Mardi Gras
- Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off
- Kids 'N Cops
- Lake Cities 4th of July
- Great American Cleanup
- Lighting Up The Season
For More Information
Please contact the Community Relations Manager by email to volunteer for community events. Confirmation letters for community service are available. For more information about special events, visit the Special Events homepage.
Boards & Advisory Boards
The City of Lake Dallas wants citizen involvement with civic service opportunities are available on several boards and advisory boards including:
- Board of Adjustments: 1 Board Member, 4 Alternates
- Parks Board: 2 Board Members
- Planning and Zoning Commission: 1 Alternates
- Library Board: 2 Members, 2 Alternates
Eligibility & Application Process
There is a 6 month residency requirement to serve on a Lake Dallas board or commission as well as a background check. Contact the City Secretary by email for current openings and to fill out an Board Member Application.
Interested in making a difference in the Lake Dallas community? Consider volunteering with the Animal Shelter and contribute to the welfare of the pets in the City’s temporary care. Individuals over the age of 18 may help the shelter with kennel care, socialization, and community outreach.
For more information, contact Animal Services Director by email or by phone at 940-497-7090. You may also download an Animal Services Volunteer Application (PDF) to apply today.
At this time, the Lake Dallas Public Library is NOT able to offer Community Service or Volunteer Opportunities.
Friends of the Library
This position requires the ability to place items in alphabetical or numerical order, as well as to find items throughout the library in order to fill holds or prepare programs.
Shelving Assistants are highly important to the day-to-day operations of the library. Their detailed eye helps keep the shelves in order, thereby making retrieval of items easier on themselves and staff. Their ability to quickly locate items throughout the library allows quicker access to materials for library users and staff alike.
This position requires the ability to work patiently with groups of various ages, as well as to help provide instruction to groups when needed.
Program Assistants keep library programs running smoothly so that everyone in attendance has a fun and educational time. Their patience is great for working with large groups of children or adults who may need assistance with the tasks outlined in the program. Their ability to interpret the Program Planning Form and stay on task is extremely helpful if library staff need to assist someone away from the program itself.
This position requires the ability to spot damaged books and maintain a clean and organized book, audiobook, and movie collection.
Collection Assistants check to ensure the shelves are straightened, damaged books are removed from the shelves, and helps maintain the order of the items by reading spine labels for shelving accuracy. Their attention to detail helps staff keep items orderly, the library welcoming, and the materials in the best possible condition for library users.
This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, interpret layout drawings, and work collaboratively with staff and other volunteers/community service workers to plan and set up for programs.
Planning Assistants help library staff come up with the ideas for programs and assist with filling out the Program Planning Form. Before the program begins, they set up programs by moving tables, chairs, and other necessary items into place, decorating, and readying crafts or other necessary supplies. This position is great for creative minds.
Volunteer / Community Service Application
Friends of the Lake Dallas Public Library
Stay up-to-date with the Friends of the Lake Dallas Public Library by liking and following them on Facebook.
Check back here later as we schedule membership drives, meetings, and fundraisers to support the programs and services of the Lake Dallas Public Library.