Neighborhood Clean-up Resources

If your neighborhood would like to organize a clean-up but needs some additional manpower or resources, please know that there are several agencies and non-profit groups that may be able to assist. (Printable List)

Good Neighbor Ventures

Agency mission is to act as a “catalyst” to increase social and economic development in neighborhoods by building a “collaborative network.” Through the Community Action Group Grant Program, we offer groups in a bounded area products and services to identify their needs and implement strategies through collaborative partnerships. Specifically, Community Action Groups focus on decreasing and preventing crime, increasing healthy lifestyles, improving educational success, and increasing job skills and employment.

How to contact:

Phone: 520-512-5740
Email: info@mygoodneighbor.org
Visit: www.goodneighborventures.org

Habitat for Humanity/Brush with Kindness  

Can provide volunteers for home repair from landscaping to critical home repair. Habitat for Humanity can work only with homeowners but no rental properties. They can also provide a ‘volunteer match’ for overall neighborhood cleanup to clean vacant lots, alley ways and other common areas in neighborhoods. Please call with your request three months in advance.

How to contact:

Phone: 520-326-1217 ext. 230
Email: luisz@habitattucson.org

Hoarders Task Force

Education resource that offers a 15 week workshop for community members with hoarding behaviors called “Buried in Treasures.”

How to contact:

Phone: 520-790-7262
Email: Lisa O’Neill at loneill@aging.arizona.edu

Pima Council on Aging

Provides resource referrals to services in the community. Works with government and non-profit agencies that can provide assistance to clients who are physically unable. Can do minor home repairs e.g. build ramps, etc.

How to contact:

Phone: 520-790-7262

Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Has tools to loan out and offers two programs:

Adopt-a-Park & Public Areas: Resources and assistance for one-time and ongoing cleanup projects at public sites; basic tools for any volunteer-driven cleanup projects. Ongoing groups volunteering at public sites may qualify for additional recognition including signage and ceremony after a project has been established for several months.

Trees for Tucson: Resources and assistance for volunteer tree planting and maintenance projects, including training on proper tree placement, installation, and maintenance. Please submit requests at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

How to contact:

Phone: 520-791-3109
Email: adoptapark@tucsonaz.gov
Phone: 520-791-3109
Email: tft@treesfortucson.org

Serve Tucson

Does general clean ups when volunteer groups are available, mostly from the U of A, local schools and local churches. This sometimes includes garden help, painting, graffiti covering, junk removal, etc. Focus is on school areas and gateway streets. Can also connect a volunteer group looking for a project. Focus on one time, simple to be involved in events and welcomes drop in volunteers.

How to contact:

Email: Mike Birrer at servetucson1@gmail.com