The City of San Antonio cannot address graffiti alone. It also takes the dedication of residents, businesses, community leaders and others to make an impact. Volunteer opportunities are available year round and include the following formal programs:
Scheduled for groups of at least 10 volunteers. Paint, supplies and a location are provided for the 1-2 hour clean-ups. Community service hour certificates are also available. Smaller groups are encouraged to assist with the painting of CPS Energy infrastructure along neighborhood corridor. For more information or to volunteer, email Lisa.McKenzie@sanantonio.gov or via phone at 210-207-5430.
Individuals can pick up a supply kit, free of charge, from their respective city council field office. Kits include:
A partnership between the City of San Antonio and Waste Management (WM) provides free green paint and supplies to volunteers interested in abating graffiti on Waste Management dumpsters. To adopt, complete these steps.
Your group, business or organization may adopt a park after consultation with Parks & Recreation staff. City staff will assist you in determining which park will benefit most from your efforts and will be most convenient for your corps of volunteers. Maintenance efforts may include: graffiti removal, litter pick-up, small-scale gardening and landscaping, sweeping walkways, painting and tree planting and stewardship. We ask that your group make a commitment for one year. To sign-up, or to receive more information, email Meredith Tilley or contact via phone at 210.207.8603.
Contact VIA Metropolitan Transit at 210.362.2370 to locate a bus shelter in an area near you. Adopters will be asked to assist in the removal of debris weekly, report the need for repairs or graffiti removal, and to report the need for security.