Volunteer Opportunities

Live Green in Plano Volunteer Program

Turn your passion into purpose by joining the Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Volunteer Program. Get involved and make a difference in your community through engaging, educational and exciting volunteer opportunities all year-round. Plus, meet like-minded volunteers who share the same passion for a sustainable community as you!

How to Volunteer

Get started by attending an orientation and completing a short application. In the orientation you will learn about the Sustainability & Environmental Education Division, how LGIP Volunteers make a difference in the community, as well as volunteer opportunities available in the program. 

A new volunteer orientation is required. Youth 13 and older are welcome to join the LGIP Volunteer Program. Register for the orientation by filling in an application here.

Looking for service hours for school, a club or organization? Not yet 13 years old? One-time volunteer opportunities not requiring an orientation and suitable for younger volunteers are also available.

There are volunteer opportunities for everyone:

  • Litter and creek cleanups (no orientation required - suitable for all ages)
  • Storm drain labeling (no orientation required - suitable for all ages)
  • Plano Community Garden workdays
  • Environmental Education Center landscape workdays
  • Special event assistance
  • Community outreach
  • Training and enrichment opportunities
  • Leadership and more!

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome groups interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity. Groups are not required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation.

Group opportunities available:

  • Litter cleanup – suitable for all ages
  • Plano Community Garden – minimum age requirement is 13
    Assist with the routine maintenance of the organic produce garden benefiting local food pantries by pulling weeds, turning compost piles, completing special projects and more. No previous garden experience required.  Minimum group size is 25 volunteers (maximum is 50).
  • Environmental Education Center Garden – minimum age requirement is 13
    Assist with the routine maintenance of the teaching and demonstration garden featuring native and adapted plants by pulling weeds, caring for plants, turning compost piles and more.  No previous garden experience required. Minimum group size is 15 volunteers (maximum is 30).


Contact Heather Harrington, Sr. Sustainability Volunteer Coordinator, at heatherha@plano.gov or (972) 769-4313.

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