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Volunteer with Code Cares

Did you know the CIty of Garland’s Code Compliance Department has an award-winning community outreach program?

Building on a concept introduced by Property Inspection Program Manager Os Rodriguez, the department created Code Cares in 2006 to help Garland residents who need assistance keeping their property up to City standards.

Often City inspectors interact with community residents who are elderly, disabled or financially challenged and need help with landscaping, tree trimming, and minor interior and exterior home repairs.

When Code Compliance created Code Cares, the inspectors donated most of the time and equipment needed for these projects themselves. While much of that work now has been taken over by volunteers, more volunteers are always needed! Volunteering is easy—volunteers can choose their project and a date and time convenient for them.

Code Cares received an Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal League and won the Ed Davis Award from Keep Texas Beautiful. The program was also recognized with a proclamation from State Representative Angie Chen Button. 

If you would like to volunteer with Code Cares, contact Os Rodriguez at ORodrigu@GarlandTX.gov or 972-485-6240.