Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Valued Resource to Marshall Texas

The City of Marshall strives to create a supportive and engaged community that residents are proud to call home. One of the City Council’s key strategic area is to support the community’s identity as a desirable small town by creating equitable opportunities for engagement and fostering celebrations that contribute to quality of life. You can become a part of this endeavor, and be a valuable resource, that adds to a vibrant and growing city by giving a little of your day and receiving a lifetime reward of what it feels like to be supportive and engaged in your community.

Whether you are looking to hone your customer service, social, organizational and business skills, or simply want to give back, we offer several volunteer opportunities that may fit or grow your current skill sets!


Liaison - Kimmie Perkins
Office - (903) 935-4421
Email Kimmie Perkins

To be a volunteer with the City of Marshall, Texas please fill out the Volunteer Application including which city departments you are most interest in. However, if you need more assistance or have any questions about joining our "Volunteer Team" you can contact Kimmie Perkins.


Administrative Volunteer

Perform basic administrative and clerical tasks. Administrative volunteer positions are open in the Finance, General Government, Human Resources, Planning & Zoning, Police, Public Works, and Tourism Departments.

  • Sorting, filing, scanning, copying, and shredding functions
  • File maintenance and reorganization
  • Reconcile invoices
  • Basic and advanced computer skills (Word, Excel Spreadsheet, Access Database, PowerPoint Presentation)

Liaison - Kimmie Perkins
Office - (903) 935-4421
Email Kimmie Perkins

Marshall Main Street

  • Greet visitors and distribute information about Marshall to tourists at the Visitors Center
  • Answer incoming telephone calls
  • Perform clerical assistance and other duties as requested
  • Answer questions about the City of Marshall, local businesses, and associated activities

Liaison - Lacy Burson
Office - (903) 934-7902
Email Lacy Burson

City Boards and Commissions

Participate in city government by serving on one of the many boards, commissions, and advisory committees. These advisory groups partner with the Marshall City Council and city staff to guide the future of our community. Service on a board or commission is an excellent way for citizens to become involved in the operation of local government and to contribute to the quality of life in Marshall.

Liaison -Nikki Smith
Office - (903) 935-4446
Email Nikki Smith

Public Works

Adopt-a-Street Program

“Adopt-A-Street” participants tangibly demonstrate civic pride for their communities by contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment and also contribute to our overall economic development. The “Adopt-A-Street” Program allows participants (business, neighborhood association, a family, or non-profit organization) to make a two-year commitment to collect litter along selected streets a minimum of four times each year. The City of Marshall recognizes the participants’ commitment and concern for the environment with a professional sign at each end of their designated area, which identifies the group responsible for the clean-up of that particular roadway.

Liaison - Laurie Thompson
Office - (903) 935-4516
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Community Development 

Code Crew (Code Enforcement)

A “code crew” volunteer travels a small section of the city on a certain day to assist the code officers in identifying potential violations. Volunteers take notes and photos and then report back to code enforcement officers for action. 

Neighborhood Association Leadership and Projects

A neighborhood association is a group of residents who meet regularly to accomplish specific goals in their neighborhood. This is an excellent way to improve your neighborhood and develop a spirit of community and pride. With the new Neighborhood Redevelopment projects, associations will be critical to the future success of Marshall.

Liaison - Samantha Ward
Office - (903) 935-4455
Email Samantha Ward

Marshall Police Department

Animal Care and Control 

  • Help with daily maintenance of facilities – washing dishes, blankets, and towels
  • Walk dogs and provide socialization to cats
  • Network with rescue groups and lost animal organizations
  • Assist with front desk duties
  • Take photographs of available animals 

Liaison - Nikki King
Office - (903) 935-4542
Email Nikki King

Support Services

Parks and Recreation Independent Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral element to the Parks and Recreation Department. The Department uses many volunteers to help maintain golf courses, plant and weed gardens, keep our parks clean and beautiful, and assist with special events.

Adopt-a-Park Program

Did you know that any local community organization, business, or individual over the age of 18 is eligible to adopt a park, green way, or trail? All you need to do is commit to organizing four park clean-ups per year for a minimum of two years.

City Arena

  • Assist in the set-up, preparation, and clean up for events
  • Assist in maintaining the facility

Liaison - Jacki Armstrong
Office - (903) 934-7920
Email Jacki Armstrong 

Tourism & Economic Development

Keep Marshall Beautiful

Keep Marshall Beautiful is a collaborative program designed to provide residents and businesses with the resources to keep Marshall a clean, healthy place to live. Keep Marshall Beautiful hosts events throughout the year to engage individuals, groups, and businesses to beautify our community and prevent littering.


  • Assist with book sales conducted by the Friends organization


  • Assemble visitor bags for meetings, reunions, and conventions
  • Greet visitors at downtown Marshall events
  • Distribute surveys to visitors during events downtown

Memorial City Hall

  • Usher at events (greet patrons, assist in showing them to their seats, pass out programs)
  • Assist show crew (load-in/out shows, assist in set up/take down, assist in Green Room, help with costumes, etc.)
  • Help with publicity (distribute brochures, display show posters around town and in the county)

Liaison - LeAnn White
Office - (903) 934-7971
Email LeAnn White