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Your Vision. Your Community.

SOLVE supports community members in organizing impactful volunteer projects throughout the region that engage volunteers in litter abatement, and habitat restoration such as invasive plant removal, native plantings, and maintenance of plantings. Projects begin with your vision and take place in your community.

 

Anytime, Anywhere

SOLVE provides help with project planning and volunteer recruitment, a comprehensive planning guide, and project supplies (litter bags, gloves, safety vests, first aid kits, education boards, hazardous waste containers, and more). Small grants are also available for approved supplies.

 

Habitat Restoration 

Natural area stewardship is an act of love for the environment. Restoration is lifelong in any given natural area and requires the entire community to be involved and invested. If you would like to begin a restoration project or get involved in one you've seen in your community, we have resources and support to help. Whether invasive weed removal, native planting, or maintenance and monitoring of natural areas, we are here to help your community become invested in the stewardship of Oregon's natural areas.

 

Litter Cleanups 

Make a positive difference in the health and cleanliness of your community by preventing unwanted litter from entering our waterways and environment. 

 

Beach Cleanups

Oregon's beaches need your help year-round!  Our coastline is heavily impacted by litter and marine debris during the winter and spring.  Storms and king tides bring in tons of debris and a continuous effort is needed to maintain clean and healthy beaches. Sign up to become an Event Leader to make a difference for our oceans. 

 

Sign-Up

Becoming an event leader is easy! The first step is registering for an account with SOLVE. Once you are logged in, you will see a form in the section below with a few short questions that will help us in getting you started. 

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Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Personal Information

Organizations must be an official businesses, advocacy group, or non-profit

Select no if you don't have an event planned or permission.

Select no if you don't have an event planned or need support with disposal.

SOLVE's guidelines for participation highlight the importance of mutual respect and safety for one another and the environment. By participating with SOLVE as an event leader, you acknowledge and agree to follow the guidelines as you are a representative of SOLVE as an organization. 

  1. Respect for SOLVE Resources & Guidance 

  • I recognize the importance of valuing and following the guidance of SOLVE staff to foster a positive and well-organized atmosphere at events I host through SOLVE. 

  • I will be transparent regarding what I plan to do with SOLVE supplies and resources. 

  • I will secure a permit or obtain permission before hosting an event and work with SOLVE as needed for support with this process.  

  • I will enter results and upload liability waivers in the Partner Portal within 7-days following an event unless an alternative agreement is discussed with SOLVE staff.   

2. Respect for Non-Partisanship: 

  • I understand the necessity of refraining from expressing or promoting personal political beliefs, candidates, or causes during SOLVE events to maintain a non-partisan environment. 

  • I will not allow the sale or distribution of political or partisan materials, campaign literature, or merchandise to volunteers at my events. 

3. Safety Prioritization: 

  • I acknowledge that communicating the safety guidelines to volunteers at the start of each event is mandatory. 

  • I will promptly report any safety concerns to SOLVE via the incident report located in the Partner Portal, by email, or by phone depending on the level of urgency.  

  • I will not administer first aid or medical support in a safety or medical incident in which I do not have current certification, training, or comfort in administering and understand my decision to do so is not required by SOLVE. 

4. Respect for Fellow Volunteers: 

  • I understand that mutual respect among volunteers is crucial for a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere. 

  • I will avoid behaviors and words that may disrupt the positive experience for my fellow volunteers such as the use of profanity, racial or ethnic slurs, physical force, threats, or intimidation. 

  • I will be respectful of all people regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. 

5. Respect for the Community:  

  • I will communicate to volunteers the importance of leaving items untouched that may be someone’s personal belongings.  

  • I will treat people experiencing homelessness with dignity and maintain a respectful distance from active or abandoned homeless campsites. 

6. Environmental Stewardship: 

  • I will minimize ecological impact, practice proper waste disposal, and respect natural habitats. 

  • I will actively participate in efforts to enhance and preserve the environment. 

7. Media and Promotion: 

  • I will consult SOLVE before promoting volunteer projects with the media.  

  • I will not use the SOLVE name, logo, or brand without explicit permission from SOLVE staff. 

Adhering to SOLVE’s event leader guidelines helps ensure a positive and collaborative community of volunteers dedicated to SOLVE's mission. SOLVE reserves the right to cancel an event or exclude an individual or partner organization from hosting an event through SOLVE, at any time, for any reason if an event leader is unable to uphold these guidelines for participation.

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