Sign Up for Adopt a Spot

Oakland's Adopt a Spot program supports volunteers in upkeep of parks, creeks, shorelines, storm drains, streets, trails, and other public spaces.

Apply for Adopt a Spot Online
Apply for a spot here
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Volunteer Green/Debris Pick Up

The Adopt a Spot program accommodates a wide array of volunteer interests and goals. Participants adopt public spaces and make a commitment to regularly clean and beautify the area for no less than one year.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Planting/ pruning/ weeding (with pre-approval from Public Works staff)
  • Application of artistic mosaics and murals on litter containers and utility boxes
  • Litter pick-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Keeping storm drains free of debris

Public Works supports volunteers by providing tools and supplies, debris pickup assistance, promotion, and technical assistance.


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