Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are an essential component of the departments and programs throughout the City of Georgetown. The departments listed below are looking for interested citizens to join the team, so get ready for some exciting projects! All you have to do is find the best fit for your time and talents!
Thank you for your consideration in volunteering with the City of Georgetown!
The Volunteer Worker program greatly enhances the level of care given to the pets during their stay in the shelter, but more importantly, it affects the quality of life of the animals that found their way here. You will make a positive difference in the lives of some cats and dogs in your work here. Some people, even the fiercest animal lover, will hesitate to volunteer here, concerned that they will become attached to all the animals, but we have a variety of different jobs available, including some that don’t come into contact with the pets. The three major categories of volunteer work are adoption outreach, one on one care of the animals, and fundraising. For additional information call Shawn Gunnin, Animal Services marketing coordinator, (512)930-3592 or through email Shawn.Gunnin@georgetown.org.
Georgetown Public Library
Volunteering at the Georgetown Public Library is a rewarding experience that puts you in the heart of the city. Our volunteers assist in daily operations, special events, and behind the scenes processing. There are tasks for introverts, extroverts, and almost all opportunities come with the chance to interact with and among a very diverse group of people. To find out more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kalena Powell (512) 819-3131 or Kalena.firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Street Georgetown
The Georgetown Main Street Program is always looking for more active volunteers. Some example activities are: serving on a main street advisory board or committee, helping with annual fundraisers, helping with special events downtown, and office and administrative assistance. For more information, contact Kim McAuliffe at email@example.com or (512) 930-2027.
Parks & Recreation
Volunteering in the City of Georgetown’s parks is a great way for residents to give back to their communities. Share your time, skills, and talents! Opportunities to volunteer with Georgetown Parks & Recreation are almost unlimited! Individuals and groups can help on a one-day project or special event or assist on an ongoing basis. For additional information call Melissa Trahan-Pecorino (512) 930-8459 or Melissa.Pecorino@georgetown.org.
The Georgetown Police Services volunteer program is a vital part of the department. Volunteer groups that fall under Police Department include the Park Ranger Program, which is in place to help citizens enjoy our beautiful city parks. It also includes the Victim Services unit which is a group of trained individuals who help the survivors, witnesses, and family members through a tragedy. Other volunteering opportunities include helping the Records Division with administrative functions. If you would like more information about the Police Department Volunteer program, contact the Police Department at (512) 930-3510 or visit pd.georgetown.org to learn more.
Urban Forestry – Year-Round Gardening Volunteer Opportunity
The Sunken Garden is one of San Gabriel Park’s secret treasures. It is a lovely garden with raised beds and a water fountain right across the road from the Community Center at 445 E. Morrow. The Sunken Garden is maintained by the Georgetown Garden Club. The garden club is always looking for help year-round to lend a hand with the weeding, moving plants and general maintenance duties. You do not need to join the garden club to volunteer in the Sunken Garden. All you need to bring is a pair of gloves and some water. If you have weeding tools that you like, please bring them with you. There will be someone there to help point you in the right direction, garden knowledge is not needed. If you are interested in helping out at the garden please call or email Heather Brewer McFarling at (512) 930-6113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great volunteer opportunity for one person or for groups. The garden club does have set working days/time throughout the year but if you have a large group looking for a project they can possibly organize that with you.