What does it mean to become an Adopt-a-Block volunteer?
As an Adopt-a-Block volunteer you are able to “adopt” an area that you are committed to keeping litter and graffiti free for a period of two years. By keeping Hayward litter and graffiti free you are improving the appearance, property values, and attractiveness of our city. You will also be helping to reduce environmental pollution and prevent crime associated with an un-kept community.
Who can Adopt?
Businesses and Business Organizations
Community and Civic Groups
Faith Based Groups
How often do volunteers clean up?
As needed. Minimum of four times per year.
How long is the adoption period?
Two years with the ability to renew.
What do volunteers do?
Remove litter and graffiti
Report weed control and blight issues
Who picks up litter after clean ups?
City of Hayward, Maintenance Department
Are minors allowed to participate?
Yes. If under 18, must have one adult for every five minors.
Who provides supplies?
Program will provide gloves, vests, bags. Grabbers will be loaned.
Minimum of one block.
What if I need help?
Contact staff at AdoptABlock@hayward-ca.gov or 510.583.3908.
When do I get a sign?
After your second successful clean up event.
Is the sign optional?
Yes, it is at your discretion.
What if I have more questions?
Contact staff at AdoptABlock@hayward-ca.gov or 510.583.3908 and we will schedule a time to have you come in and go over your questions with a program coordinator.