How to Get Involved

Attention All Volunteers! Our Adopt-A-Block program has transitioned and is no longer offering drop-in hours. Volunteers can still earn community service hours with our Adopt-A-Block Program by emailing . Please submit a detailed inquiry, allowing up to 1-2 days response time, and our staff will confirm the next available volunteer appointment.

To protect against broken glass and other hazardous street litter, we require all our volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes. While not required, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and/or clothing appropriate for current weather conditions are also highly encouraged.

No. Street litter often contains sharp objects, including broken glass. In the interest of keeping our volunteers safe, we require all participants to wear closed-toed shoes. Volunteers wearing sandals will be asked to go home and switch shoes before being allowed to sign-in.

Please dress appropriately for current weather conditions. Sunscreen and a reusable water bottle are also highly encouraged; there is a water dispenser at our office for you to fill up your bottle. We will provide you with all clean-up materials and equipment, including gloves, safety vests, trash grabbers, and buckets.

Each volunteer can work up to a maximum of two (2) hours per day.

Yes, absolutely! Many of our volunteers need their hours verified for Greek Life, UCSB Honors Program, and various clubs and organizations. We are happy to sign off on your volunteer hours after your clean-up. Please make sure to bring any paperwork provided by your organization, or use the following links to print an individual or group verification form.

Adopt-A-Block is funded primarily to address street litter in Isla Vista, though we sometimes send groups down to the beach if the streets have already been cleaned. Please remember that street litter will eventually end up on the beach if it isn’t cleaned up, so by helping us pick it up you are directly helping to keep Isla Vista’s beaches clean!

Adopt-A-Block offers a Community Service Work Program that provides opportunities for individuals to complete court or probation ordered community service. For more information or to inquire about completing assigned hours through AAB, please email .

No. As much as we love animals, letting them tag along on a clean-up poses a safety risk to both you and your pet so we ask that you leave them at home while volunteering. Thank you for understanding.