The City of Plano welcomes organizations and corporate groups who want to participate in ongoing opportunities or one-time projects and events. See some of the categories for volunteer service below and contact us for more information at 972.941.7617.
Park / Creek Cleanups
The Sustainability and Environmental Education Division offers several programs throughout the year to eliminate litter. For more information, visit Litter Cleanups.
Animal Shelter Cleaning & Organizing
TA maximum of 10 volunteers can be utilized at the Animal Shelter for cleanups. Groups will be scheduled during operation hours. For more information, email Rebecca Finberg Opens a New Window. or call 972.941.7627.
The Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month (except for May) 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. For more information, please call 972.208.8150.
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.
This program provides organizations the opportunity to beautify Plano. For more information, visit Adopt-a-Highway or contact Priscilla Velez at 972.769.4169.
If your group would like to conduct a drive at your place of business, please see our wish lists.
Love Where You Live - September 2018
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. Homes are available for adoption now. For more information, email Kala Krishnan, call 972.941.5397, or visit Love Where You Live.