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Plano Seeks Neighborhood Volunteers
The City of Plano’s Love Where You Live (LWYL) program utilizes volunteers to provide minor home maintenance and repair service with a key focus on safety issues in the home. Many of our residents who need assistance include elderly on fixed incomes, veterans, single moms, and families with children or adults with disabilities. The home might be the last to get attention when these families are just trying to make ends meet.
Home sites are selected through a City application process. Typical repairs are completed in 3 hours. On a special basis, volunteers do work on projects that are complex and take more time than typical.
WANTED: Experienced handymen are needed to assist with residential repairs and/or lead a group of novice volunteers to work on maintenance projects including gutters, siding, painting, general carpentry, fence repair, tree trimming, and yard work. Major repairs such as: foundation, roofing, structural work, major home refurbishment and all work that may require a license are NOT provided.
Service day events are held in the Fall and Spring of each year. However, a list of home projects are available online from previous program areas that could be completed throughout the year. With the right skill sets and a willingness to help, your voluntary assistance will make a world of difference to our Plano residents.
Fall 2015 LWYL Volunteers
The City of Plano welcomes organizations and corporate groups who want to participate in ongoing opportunities or one-time projects and events.
Park / Creek Cleanups & Adopt-A-Park
The Sustainability and Environmental Education Division offers several programs throughout the year to eliminate litter. For more information, visit Litter Cleanups.
Oak Point Park or Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Cleanups
Looking for a project for your large group? If you will have more than 50 volunteers, the City of Plano can provide a Parks staff person to get you started. To register for a supervised Preserve Cleanup, email Robin Popik or call 972-941-7114.
Animal Shelter Cleaning & Organizing
A maximum of 10 volunteers can be utilized at the Animal Shelter for cleanups. Groups will be scheduled during operation hours. For more information, email Corina Sadler or call 972-941-7617.
Plano Community Garden (PCG)
The PCG is a cooperative partnership between the City of Plano's Sustainability and Environmental Services Department, Junior League of Plano, and the Plano Community Gardeners. The garden provides more than 1,200 pounds of fresh produce annually to community food pantries, and presents hands-on educational opportunities for local schools, children's organizations, and organic gardeners. Volunteers need no previous experience. We work with small groups with up to 10 volunteers or larger groups of up to 25. For more details, see the Plano Community Garden page, email Erin Hoffer, or call 972-769-4228.
Annual Plano Library Book Sale - August 5-7, 2016
Every summer, the City of Plano Libraries hold a book sale at Plano Centre to raise funds for children's programs. Groups of volunteers will be needed to load and sort books as well as cashier at the event. For more information, emailor call 972-941-7114.
City-Wide Litter Cleanup
Join Plano's City-wide cleanup event! All individuals, businesses, churches, schools, and neighborhood groups are needed to keep Plano litter free.
Love Where You Live - September 17, 2016
Love Where You Live is a neighborhood revitalization program where a neighborhood is evaluated based on specific criteria and a big one-day event is held there. Community groups perform minor home repairs and landscaping by "adopting" one of the homes in need. Other needs are painting house numbers on curbs and distributing flyers door-to-door. Corporate groups often help citizen groups by donating materials, supplies or by being on-site and leading them in the repairs. Visit the Love Where You Live page to learn about volunteering or sponsoring this amazing opportunity. Homes are available for adoption now. For more information, email Kala Krishnan or call 972-941-5397.