Make A Difference Day is an annual volunteer event held every 4th Saturday of October. Over 1200 volunteers including groups, families, children, teens and adults are involved in several different volunteer projects in McKinney and surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity for McKinney citizens to give back to their community. This year's projects include landscaping, building projects, making tray favors, food collection, thank you and greeting cards, packaging of items for soldiers, sorting and stocking cans for the local food pantry and much more.This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 22 and sponsored by McKinney Community Development Corporation. [Read More]

Wild Wacky Waiters Saddles Up with Boots and Bowties - On Friday, March 4, 2011at 7pm Wild Wacky Waiters Saddled up with Boots and Bowties for a boot scootin' fun evening.  Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and good ole fashioned shopping (silent auction). [Read More]

Take a Hike! For Your Community, The third annual Take A Hike! for your community was held Saturday, March 26, 2011. This unique collaborative, community fundraiser is hosted by Volunteer McKinney Center and the Heard Natural Science Museum. Several local nonprofit organizations participated in this year's event held at the Heard Natural Science Museum. [Read More]

The 10th annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration - A Matter of the Heart was held Thursday, April 21st at the Arena at ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship.  Volunteers were honored from several different areas including education, non profit, business, etc. [Read More and see pictures]

Get Connected - If you work in the nonprofit sector get connected through several networking programs available through the Volunteer McKinney Center. If you work directly with volunteers and would like to network with others that do the same, attend the quarterly Collin County Volunteer Managers Roundtable brown bag networking opportunity. If you are in a leadership role at your organization, make sure you attend our quarterly Leader's Lunch. Email for upcoming dates.

H.E.A.R.T.H. - (Hearts Energized And Ready To Help) is volunteer driven home rehab program that has been developed by the City of McKinney and Volunteer McKinney Center. The City of McKinney receives federal money for their Block Grant program to assist needy homeowners in their home repairs. Because of federal guidelines and limited funds, not all applications will be accepted. Volunteer McKinney Center will facilitate matching volunteer groups willing and able to help with all or some of the repairs. The projects will be listed on our online volunteer match program.