Clean streets in my community
Adopt a street
Groups, individuals and businesses can adopt an area to keep clean. We will give you free cleaning supplies.
Adopt a drain
Residents or business owners can take care of a storm drain. You will need to keep it clear and free of debris.
Become a Rain Guardian
Adopt a rain garden in your neighborhood. You’ll need to guard it and pick up trash and debris.
Join your Community Clean Team
Work alongside City workers to keep our neighborhoods green and clean.
Join your neighborhood Graffiti Watch
Fight graffiti. We’ll give you supplies and training.
Care for parks, trees, and animals
Volunteer at an animal shelter
Make a difference for animals in need at San Francisco Animal Care & Control. Meet new friends, reduce stress, and get some exercise.
Volunteer with Rec and Parks
You could beautify and maintain one of the City's amazing outdoor spaces.
Join the Urban Harvesting Program
Collect food grown on trees to distribute at shelters and food banks.
Volunteer with government
Become a Youth Commissioner
If you are age 12 to 23, live in SF, and care about your community, you could join the SF Youth Commission.
Serve as a Civil Grand Juror
Each jury chooses which issues to investigate. Jurors serve for a year.
Apply to be a mediator for complaints about police officers
Help the Department of Police Accountability handle complaints about police conduct.
Make your neighborhood better
Propose a parklet
Build temporary parks in public spaces.
Propose a sidewalk garden
Gardens make a neighborhood more beautiful. Gardens also help in storms and can make trees live longer.
Plant a street tree
Get a permit to plant a tree on the sidewalk.
Get a bike rack installed
Apply to have a bike rack installed on a sidewalk, so there will be more parking for bikes.
Take care of your city with Shine on SF
Help beautify public spaces. Get matched to real needs like neighborhood clean-ups and gardening projects.
Help in an emergency
Sign up for neighborhood disaster training
Volunteer for the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT).
Join the Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team
Get training to help in the aftermath of an earthquake, fire, or other disaster.
Join the San Francisco Medical Reserve Corps
Medical and health professionals can volunteer and get training to help in a large scale disaster.
Map your block
Prepare your community for an emergency, one block at a time.