***In order to protect the safety of our residents and employees, the volunteer program will become active after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.***
Welcome to the City of Marshall’s Volunteer Program! The city encourages citizens to participate in the city's development and enhancement based on the citizen-driven Mobilize Marshall plan. Participation as a volunteer will not only enhance your knowledge of the community but will also enrich your life and that of the community.
Below are many volunteer opportunities available to be engaged with the City of Marshall citizens and staff. Positions are broad in need; some have weekday, evening, or weekend availability.
- City of Marshall Champion Volunteer T-shirt for volunteers who have served 25 hours.
- Dinner of Marshall Champions for volunteers who have accumulated 50 hours of service.
- City of Marshall Champion Volunteer Pin for volunteers who have served 100 hours will be awarded a pin at the Dinner of Champions.
- Volunteer of the Year At the Dinner of Marshall Champions, one volunteer will be honored as Champion of the Year based on nominations of city staff and evaluation by a management committee.
Volunteers will be featured in the City of Marshall marketing efforts such as social media channels, newsletters, and promotional flyers for upcoming events.
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)
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.
Community & 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.
“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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Tourism & Cultural Arts Department
- Assist with book sales conducted by the Friends organization
- Assist in the set-up, preparation, and clean up for events
- Assist in maintaining the facility
- 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)