VIP Connection
If you would like to be a relief volunteer serving the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, sign up through the Mass Care Task Force.
A Note from VIP Supervisor, Corina Sadler ...
Corina Sadler, Amy Pagan, Rebecca Finberg
A Summer of Service
I am always amazed at the diversity of our volunteer program and this summer was a perfect example. Teens, college interns, corporate groups and community volunteers of all ages and cultures supported City staff in their efforts to provide excellent services all summer long. By working together we are able to offer better programs to more residents every day. Thank you all for your service and dedication.
Get Involved!
Volunteer with us! Volunteering improves the lives of Plano residents, while providing fulfillment and interaction for volunteers. Current volunteer needs are continually updated at VIP online.
Fire Department PULLooza
Join us for a timed race to pull a Plano fire truck 75 feet. Volunteers are needed for a variety of organizational tasks from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 14 at the Oak Point Amphitheater.  Sign up today!
Live Green in Plano
Take your volunteer experience to the next level and become a LGIP Champion. A five-week training series starts Thursday, September 21 and is only offered once a year.  Sign up today.

Criminal Justice Internship
Interested in criminal justice, victim advocacy or social services? The Victim Services Unit of the Plano Police Department has an unpaid internship for Spring 2018. Apply today!

Math Tutors at Harrington Library
Community volunteers are needed to serve Tuesday nights from 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at Harrington Library for their math tutoring program. Tutors work closely with students grades K-8 on math homework. If you are interested, please sign up online

Join Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library seeks new board members. Support our amazing library system and get involved!

More opportunities
For more volunteer options, visit our website.
Congratulations, Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) was recognized as Best Texas CPAAA of 2017 at the Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Training Conference in Waco, Texas on August 5, 2017. Chief Rushin, Sgt. Britton and Officer Bauer joined PCPAAA President Joe Cochran and PCPAAA Vice President David Snellings for the official presentation. Being ranked number one in the state is quite an accomplishment and we are so proud of these dedicated volunteers. Local ABC affiliate WFAA featured CPAAA in a recent broadcast. Watch the video.
Remembering Jeanne Conrad
Jeanne Conrad joined the Live Green in Plano volunteer program in 2008 and was very passionate about service and the environment. Jeanne was active in community outreach efforts, the Live Green Expo, LGIP Advisory Board member and the Litter Index to name a few. 
We are grateful for her service to Sustainability & Environmental Education, and send our warmest thoughts to her family and friends. Jeanne made a difference in our community and will be dearly missed.
Remembering Russ Kissick
Russ Kissick was one of three Co-Founders and the ongoing co-director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization which serves as managers of the Interurban Railway Museum. He was such a kind man, with a heart open to every child who visited the museum. He made a point to go the extra mile to make each child feel special.

Our hearts go out to his wife of 52 years, Pamela and his son, Craig.
Russ was a man of integrity and a wonderful role model to all. He will be remembered fondly by everyone at the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and the Interurban Railway Museum.
Thank You!
Inspired by Summer Volunteers
Two hundred teens gave their free time this summer to support Adapted Recreation, Summer Camps, Library programs, Senior Center dances, Book Sale and more. Their dedication to serving Plano is inspiring. Thank you, summer volunteers!
SEED Beautifies Heritage Farmstead Museum
The Sustainability & Environmental Education Division (SEED) enjoyed volunteering at Heritage Farmstead Museum on Friday, August 4. They provided maintenance to animal pens and chicken coops. Staff enjoyed working in support of the beloved site’s animals and learning about its rich history. SEED provides education and outreach in support of sustainable and environmentally-friendly behaviors which help make our community a beautiful and healthy place to live, work and play. 
Park Planning Pitches In at Food Pantry

Thank you to Park Planning for volunteering to serve our community at Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano.
112 Adoptions in a Day!
Thank you to all the volunteers at the Plano Animal Shelter who supported staff at this year’s Clear the Shelter event. One-hundred-and-twelve furry friends found loving homes!
Volunteer Management Success
Congratulations to the staff who completed the “Basics of Volunteer Management” training led by Volunteer McKinney. Each staff learned key components for supervising a successful volunteer engagement program.

Bethany Ross
Public Services Librarian

Rachael Bennett
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

Monica Maxwell
Litter Awareness Coordinator
16 staff members from six different departments completed the VIP training on “Low Cost Ways to Recognize Volunteers.” Each walked away with ideas and tips on how to show appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers engaged in their departments.
4th Annual
Plano Peanut Butter Drive
Join Mayor LaRosiliere in collecting peanut butter for his fall food drive. 
Donations can be dropped off the entire month of September at Davis Library, City Hall or Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center. Help spread the word and download a printable flyer.