Volunteer Opportunities

Who Can Volunteer?

Our Volunteer Program offers individuals and organizations an opportunity to give back to the community. Anyone or any organization is eligible- from individuals who just love the arts and the downtown festival atmosphere to civic, school, church, professional and corporate groups. Volunteers should be friendly and polite with a customer service mindset.

Annual Opportunities

Krewe of Barkus - Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Traditionally the Sunday before Mardi Gras

Arts in Bloom Festival
Traditionally the second weekend in April.

  • Shifts / Duties: Shifts are in four-hour blocks and some duties include handing out programs, providing restroom and lunch breaks to the artists, and assisting with various event-related activities.
  • Ages: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for this event
  • Sign up through our online volunteer program, Voly

Red, White and BOOM! Parade  
Traditionally July 4 (July 3 if Independence Day is on a Sunday).

McKinney Oktoberfest 
Traditionally the last weekend in September.

Home for the Holidays... A McKinney Christmas 
Traditionally held Thanksgiving weekend.