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FAQ

Day-Of Details

Where do I go on April 8th?

All volunteers should register for one of the specific Cleanup sites, which are located around the city, and go at that location on April 8th. When you register online, you will be given the opportunity to choose a site from either the map or the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email after you register that will remind you of your site location.

 

What if I can't come for the whole time (9am-2pm)?

No problem! Come for as long as you can. Site leaders will be at the registration site from 9am-2pm, so whenever you show up they will be able to get you going.

 

How will I know what to do and where to go?

When you check in at your Cleanup site, your site leaders will train you, give you the equipment you'll need, and lead you along the Cleanup routes.

 

Is it safe?

  • The short answer is YES!
  • This is a team effort, so you'll be working alongside other people the whole time.
  • You should only volunteer in an area where you feel safe being.
  • As much as possible, we're asking people to sign-up for a site close to home in a neighborhood that is familiar.
  • We will not be using any sharp objects (such as pruning shears); activities will be simple and straightforward.

 

What will I be doing? Where will we be cleaning?

The website will be updated periodically and provide descriptions of each project so that you will know what activities are involved. In addition each project site will have contact information number so that you can ask specific questions.

 

What should I wear?

Comfortable outdoor work clothes and closed-toe shoes.

 

What do I need to bring to the Cleanup?

•  It's a good idea to bring a snack or bagged lunch and a drink.
•  Bring a raincoat if it looks like it might rain.

 

What will be provided for me?

•  Bottled water
•  Essential equipment (work gloves, trash bags, and brooms)

 

What if it rains?

Unless it's pouring cats and dogs, we'll still be out cleaning! If it is overcast or slightly rainy, put on a raincoat and come on out! 

 

What do project coordinators need for April 8th?

Please review the documents below in preparation for the 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 8th.

 

Project Registration

How do I apply to host a project in my neighborhood or community?

•  You can sign up online here.
•  You can download the application, fill it out and mail or fax to:

Keith Warren
Deputy Streets Commissioner

City of Philadelphia – Streets Department
730 Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax 215-686-7812

 

What is the deadline for project applications?

The deadline to submit project applications in Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Who do I call for assistance with my project application?

Contact Carlton Williams, Deputy Streets Commissioner at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov

 

Volunteer Registration

How do I register?

We will begin accepting volunteer signups on March 8, 2017. Click here to register.

 

Where is the Cleanup taking place?

The Cleanup is taking places in neighborhoods all across the city. 

 

How do I register a team?

•  You can register a team online through the registration process OR
•  Contact Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov

 

Problems with registering online…

Contact Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov

 

I registered online, but I want to change the Cleanup site I registered for.

It's easy, log back into the website using your email address and password and change your registration profile.

 

I'm a block captain, how do I get involved?

Contact Dawn Woods, Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Administrator, at 215-685-3971.
 

I want to be a site leader.

Contact Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov
 

My organization/church/business wants to get involved.

Contact Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov
 

Supporting the Cleanup

How do I make a contribution to support the Cleanup?

For more information contact Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov

Checks can be made payable to:

Fund for Philadelphia/Philly Spring Cleanup
and mailed to:
Grants and Foundation Officer
City Hall Room 215
Philadelphia, PA 19107

I want to make a contribution. What do you need?

Any general contributions will go towards purchasing essential materials for the day (such as push brooms, work gloves and garbage bags).

If you have equipment that you would like to contribute, please contact:
Keith Warren, Deputy Streets Commissioner, at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov. to see if we can use it for the event.