Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Join the team and volunteer with the City of Killeen Parks and Recreation Department. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for ages 16 and up through our Parks and Recreation Department, including our Parks division, Senior Centers.  For those 4th grade – 12th grade, we offer volunteer opportunities though the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) and Jr. Youth Advisory Commission (Jr. YAC)

Downtown Killeen has many opportunities to get involved and help make Downtown Killeen a great place to explore! The City invites volunteers to serve in  one-time event assignments and longer-term, ongoing opportunities. To start your journey apply for the Independence Day Extravaganza,  Touchdown in Downtown, Holiday Under the Stars: Tree Lighting, Holiday Under the Stars: Festival of Holiday and Christmas Parade, and Downtown Blitz cleanup.   

Animal Services accepts volunteers with all levels of skill and ability to help with the animals.   Volunteers  can help groom/bath dogs, clean living spaces, fold and wash dishes, litter boxes, laundry, greet visitors, take photos, assist as a handler, greeter and adoption assistant.   The first step starts by filling out a Volunteer Application.

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Equal Heart is recruiting individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members to reduce hunger, provide engagement for youth, promote job readiness, and support environmental education.  Join young people across the country volunteering in their communities. Make a difference! Give back by serving your peers.  Sign up today! 

Public Works is asking for any individuals or organizations who can help keep our business areas and roadways clean. Curbside Cleanup volunteers will pick up litter and beautify green spaces to promote environmental stewardship while working toward a cleaner, brighter Killeen. 

Register here to become a volunteer

*Photography and Filmings

Smile! We use video and photography to capture engagement of residents with our programs, public meetings and services. We strive to be transparent when we are filming, livestreaming or taking photos at public meetings, city events and programs.

While signed releases may be used by the City when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, they are not used at our public meetings, open houses, public activities or volunteer events. As a participant, please note that video of you and your photograph may be taken.

Please let our city videographers and photographers know if you prefer not to be in our footage or have any concerns. Thank you.