Neighborhood Services Volunteer Opportunities
Love Where You Live
Love Where You Live events empower communities by demonstrating that acts of kindness bring people together, thus strengthening the community. It provides a vehicle for people to demonstrate compassion and kindness on a broad and collective basis. The effort builds bridges between demographic, socioeconomic, ideological, religious and geographic barriers, resulting in community transformation.
Our next Love Where You Live Service Day will be on May 2nd, 2020.
Home Repair Projects
Help a family in need by assisting with light home repair. This can include painting, landscaping and tree trimming. Click here to view and reserve a home repair project.
We have numerous opportunities for volunteers to participate in our Spring 2020 Love Where You Live Service Day. Below is a list of possible projects that will be in need of volunteers.
- Litter Clean-up - Pick up trash and litter throughout the neighborhood. Children are welcome with the supervision of an adult.
- Premise ID - So emergency responders are able to identify houses quickly in an emergency, we need volunteers to spray paint addresses on the curbs (18 years and older only).
- Storm Drain Marking - Volunteers will adhere markers to storm drains that are missing markers or have damaged markers in the neighborhood. Storm drain markers notify residents that the storm drain empties to creeks and that dumping is illegal.
Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. While most residential violations are quickly resolved, those who are not able to correct violations because of physical or financial hardship may find assistance through Plano CARES. Eligible violations may include: minimal tree trimming, trash removal, damaged fence removal and repair, accessory building removal and repair, and minor exterior home repair.
Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month from March through November. The majority of projects involve basic landscaping, tree trimming, minor fence repair, and small demolition projects (accessory building). Tools and equipment will be available on work days for volunteer use. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to operate power tools and youth groups must be supervised by an adult. Tools and space are limited. For more information, please call 972-208-8150.
Most importantly, Plano CARES depends on the dedication and hard work of volunteers like you.
If you have any questions regarding our next Love Where You Live Service Day, Block Party, or Plano CARES, contact Neighborhood Services staff at 972-208-8150.
Volunteers in Plano
If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities with the City of Plano please visit Volunteers in Plano (VIP). VIP works in partnership with City staff, corporate and civic organizations, faith-based groups, schools, universities and non-profits to develop effective community programs. The programs support and benefit the changing needs of this vibrant city, while elevating City services, programs and events; and raising public awareness about volunteerism.