Today we’re diving into the City of Charleston’s Adopt-A-Block program — FAQ-style. Learn everything you need to know about this volunteer initiative and how to give back to the community while you sip on your morning cup of Joe.
What is the Adopt-A-Block program?
Launched in 2022, this initiative involves volunteers who regularly monitor and maintain small sections of roads within city limits. The mission is to improve quality of life and build a sense of community through the preservation, upkeep, and improvement of our neighborhoods.
How can I get involved?
Adoptions are available for both individuals and groups. Decide which block or blocks you wish to adopt, check the map to see if they are available, then select your block and fill out the adoption form.
What are the responsibilities?
Adopters perform at least one clean-up per quarter as part of a two-year agreement. Clean-ups include the removal of litter, vegetative overgrowth, and weeds. Report your results online by filling out and submitting the Clean-Up Day Data Form at the end of your clean-up.
What do I need to bring?
Volunteers are encouraged to use their own gloves and bags. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Sign up for the program if it floats your boat, then check out the Adopter and Citizen Resource Guide.