The following requirements do not guarantee or eliminate anyone from receiving assistance; they are simply guidelines that are utilized to assist in determining necessity:
- Reside in the City of Richardson
- Occupy home as homestead
- Demonstrate a hardship such as age, finance, or disability.
Oversight and Review
A member of the Community Services staff will visit the property while the volunteer group is working on a project to ensure the group is progressing according to plan, to answer questions, address concerns and to offer technical advice and council.
Community Services expects all volunteer groups to:
- Clearly define goals and tasks.
- Provide as much information as possible.
- Assign projects that are complementary to their talents, skills and interests.
- Provide oversight and review.
- Foster appreciation and recognition for its contributions.
Never volunteered before?
Even if you have never volunteered before, don’t be discouraged from participating in the Volunteer Assistance Program. Community Services assigns projects that are complementary to a group’s talents, skills and interests and provides oversight and review throughout the process. Community Services staff works very hard to ensure that all volunteers have a positive experience by making certain they are assigned projects they have the expertise to successfully complete. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who would benefit from the program, please contact Community Services.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Community Services at 972-744-4180 or e-mail your questions or concerns to Community Services. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.