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 is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 8am - 12pm.
Home Repair Projects
Help a family in need by assisting with light home repair. This can include painting, landscaping, & tree trimming. Click here to view and reserve a home repair project. New projects for Service Day,September 16, 2017 will be posted as the packets are made available.
Litter Clean-up - Pick up trash and litter throughout the neighborhood. Children are welcome with the supervision of an adult.
Premise ID - Emergency responders need to be 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 on 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/repair, accessory building removal/repair, and minor exterior home repair.
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. 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 to support and benefit the changing needs of this vibrant city while elevating City services, programs, and events and raising public awareness about volunteerism.