Get Involved - Volunteer

Volunteer Interest Form Opens in new windowOn-Going Volunteer Opportunities

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To register or learn more: Adopt-A-Spot

To register or learn more: Community Cleanups. Plan a one-time cleanup event. 

Have a question? Email KNB

Green Bucket Brigade 

To register or learn more: Green Bucket Brigade

For current participants, report your Green Bucket Brigade cleanups.

Special Event Recycling Program

Learn more about how you can bring recycling to your next event!

Annual Volunteer Opportunities

The Great American Cleanup, March 1st - May 31st 

The Great American Cleanup is a three-month outreach program aiming to raise awareness of environmental issues across the country through community service events. During this period, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, along with all Keep America Beautiful affiliates, will host events designed to create LITTER FREE cities, neighborhoods, and streets! In addition, you can host your own cleanup event with the support of Keep Norfolk Beautiful. 

For more information on this volunteer opportunity, Email the event coordinator

Special Waste Collection Events 

Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful for *FREE* drive-thru, drop-off Special Waste Collection EventsEvents are held in Fall and Spring and feature household hazardous waste and electronic disposal, plastic bag and film collection, and on-site secure shredding. Proof of residency is required. 

Find out more about Household Hazardous Waste (PDF)
Find out more about E-Cycling (PDF)
Have a question? Email the event coordinator

Clean The Bay Day - First Saturday of June

In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, volunteer leaders host cleanups throughout Norfolk. The goal: Clean the Chesapeake Bay Watershed! To register for 2023's Clean the Bay Day, visit or register directly with the Keep Norfolk Beautiful team at City of Norfolk-Keep Norfolk Beautiful - Chesapeake Bay Foundation ( 

Have a question? Email the event coordinator

The International Coastal Cleanup - September through October

Keep Norfolk Beautiful and volunteer site leaders host cleanups throughout the city during this two-month event. But, this isn’t your average cleanup. Volunteers will use tracking sheets to record the types and amount of litter found. Volunteer leaders will be needed to host a cleanup at one of the 11 sites that are cleaned every year. 

Have a question? Email the event coordinator