Adopt-a-Block Program

COVID-19 update: Adopt-a-Block program

June 2, 2020: The Adopt-a-Block program was suspended earlier this year to ensure the health and safety of participants and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In light of recent changes announced by the Province, we are re-starting the Adopt-a-Block program with enhanced safety measures, including physical distancing requirements. Participants are required to follow all safety procedures described in the new safety guidelines (157 KB).

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Love your neighbourhood? Show your love by adopting a block today.

Adopt-a-Block is a volunteer-based program with the goal to create a cleaner and more vibrant Vancouver.

Adopt-a-Block encourages residents, businesses, and organizations to take an active role in keeping their community healthy and litter-free, while also strengthening important community relationships.

About the program

Sign up for Adopt-a-Block and get free leaf bags

Join our volunteer litter pickup program and rake in a bonus – free bags for fall leaf collection. 

Learn more about our seasonal leaf collection program

How to volunteer for Adopt-a-Block

  1. Select a block or area you would like to adopt.
  2. Invite others to join and get their commitment.
  3. Pledge to keep your block or area clean for at least a year.
  4. Complete the online registration using the form below.
  5. When your cleanup is completed, submit your post-cleanup report.