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SOLVE has moved offices! As of August 1, 2022, our new address is 1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201

Opportunity Details

Neighborhood litter pickup with Ventura Park Elementary

Join SOLVE, Friends of Ventura Park Elementary, and community members for a litter cleanup surrounding Ventura Park Elementary on Monday, January 17th from 9:00 am - Noon to celebrate MLK National Day of Service. 145 SE 117th Ave, Portland OR.

Help keep our school, park, and streets clean, enjoy some time outside and do something great for our community! Volunteers will check-in, gear up, and then spread out into the nearby streets. 

When: Monday, January 17th from 9:00 am - Noon

Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting in front of Ventura Park Elementary off 117th Ave just south of E Burnside. 
Look for check in tables under the covered walkway.

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests.

What to Bring: Dress for the weather. Bring a water-proof jacket if the weather calls for rain. Also bring a filled reusable water bottle and/or snacks. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, litter bag or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well. 

COVID SafetyMasks are required at check-in and outdoors when you cannot keep 6 ft distance.

Restrooms: Public restroom is available in nearby Ventura Park, but it may be closed for winter.

Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (Green Button Below) ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form.

Getting There/ Parking: Walking/biking/taking Trimet to the event is encouraged. There will be parking available. 

Accessibility: The check-in location will be in an area that is wheelchair accessible. The majority of the cleanup area is on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible.

Youth Volunteers: This event is family-friendly and open to kids and adults of all ages. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Marin Palmer (

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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+

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1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286