Volunteering with Keep Austin Beautiful is a fun and rewarding way to help care for the local environment. Community programs include picking up litter, restoring waterways, planting trees, building and maintaining public gardens, removing invasive plants, and more. You can volunteer in one of our existing programs, get more involved by becoming a volunteer project leader, or organize your own project with our free resources and support. Click each program to learn more, and visit our resources page to see the supplies and support we offer.

Visit our volunteer page to view and register for upcoming projects.

adopt a creekAdopt-a-Creek

“Adopt” ¼ mile of an Austin creek for a minimum of 2 years and make a positive impact on our local waterways.


Help keep our streets clean and litter-free.

clean lady bird lakeClean Lady Bird Lake

Volunteer every other month on Lady Bird Lake’s shorelines and waterways to keep our lake clean.

community cleanupsCommunity Cleanups

Lead your own cleanup! We’ll provide project guidance and free supplies, and can coordinate trash collection.

clean sweepKeep Austin Beautiful Day

An annual city-wide day of service that mobilizes 4,000 volunteers across Austin and Travis County every April.