KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL
What Is It?: The city’s leading organization focused on litter reduction, beautification, and recycling education; it provides resources and education to inspire individuals and Houston communities toward greater environmental stewardship.
Help Needed: Help with clean-up, planting, and other beautification projects organized by Keep Houston Beautiful or partner organizations.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: All ages are welcome unless a particular project specifies otherwise. Adult supervision is required for all volunteers under 18 years of age.
GENERAL BEAUTIFICATION / CLEANUP VOLUNTEER
Choose a project from the online calendar on the website, register online, contact the event organizer, and show up on the project day. (Note: as of March 2020, the online calendar isn’t available because projects have been postponed.) Projects include neighborhood cleanups, working on community gardens and nature preserves, enhancing school playgrounds, and similar activities.
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL DAY VOLUNTEER (APRIL)
This city-wide service day, an annual event since 1987, involves many projects throughout Houston, and thousands of volunteers. Volunteers choose the projects they wish to assist.
ORGANIZE YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
Keep Houston Beautiful has created a Clean Neighborhoods Handbook to help volunteers organize and conduct cleanups, with step-by-step guidance and useful forms. Cleanup organizers can borrow tools and supplies from Keep Houston Beautiful’s warehouse. More information is on the organization’s website.