How to Get Involved

Adopt-a-Block will run 3 time a week (Mondays 12pm-3pm, Wednesdays 12pm-3pm, and Fridays 1pm-4pm) out of our District Office, 961 Embarcadero del Mar. Please pre-register for the events at All volunteers must wear close toed shoes, materials and a safety orientation will be provided. Please reach out to for more information or to register a large group.

Stewardship Saturday events will be held on 6 dates this quarter and will include a variety of park beautification projects. Events will be held from 10am-1pm and volunteers must pre-register at, as we have a 20 person cap for these events. Find more information about the dates and locations of these events in the flyer below.

All volunteer events are subject to change or cancellation due to weather concerns.

Volunteer Brochure - pdf        PDF

Adopt-A-Block - pdf        PDF

Stewardship Saturdays - pdf        PDF

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 drop-in period is three (3) hours and volunteers are welcome to come for all or some that period.

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.