Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre (Saturday Community Cleanups)

Organization Name: Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre
Opportunity Title: Saturday Community Cleanups
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: March 13, 2024
End Date: June 11, 2024

Email: volunteercoordinator@gwcpc.ca
Website: https://www.gwcpc.ca/
Opportunity Description:

CPTED
(Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)

This program employs elements of environmental criminology; design considerations and effective use of the built environment that lead to a reduction in fear and the incidence of crime, and an improvement of the quality of life. The pride that a community shows by keeping streets clean and managing graffiti in a timely manner is reflected in the behaviour of citizens living in and visiting the neighbourhood. The CPTED program seeks to influence behaviour and encourage stewardship to reduce further acts of vandalism and supports the goal of the Vancouver Police Department to reduce property crime.

CPTED Activity Schedule:
Neighborhood Clean Up – (every Saturdays of the month)
Youth Clean Up – (2nd Saturdays of the month)
UGM Clean Up – (3rdSaturdays of the month)
Graffiti Paint Out – (4th Saturdays of the month)
Fall Leaves Collection – (seasonal)
Drainage Clearing – (seasonal)

CLEAN UPS
With equipment supplied through the City of Vancouver’s Keep Vancouver Spectacular campaign, teams of volunteers target areas recorded or reported for ongoing littering.
Clean-ups have a huge impact on our local neighbourhoods. Removing litter not only makes the neighbourhood cleaner, it also makes it safer. Research has shown that systematic removal of garbage can greatly reduce crime, vandalism and mischief.

 

PAINT OUT
The GWCPC has gathered a supply of paint, rollers, brushes, trays and other materials offered by the City of Vancouver through the VPD along with other community gifts-in-kind to contribute to civic graffiti abatement initiatives.

GWCPC Graffiti Paint-Outs are scheduled for the last Saturday of each calendar month from 10:00 a.m. – noon and they are weather dependent. Volunteers who can’t go to this due to weather will join the Saturday Community Cleanup team instead (which goes rain or shine).

 

 

Make a Difference in the Community: By volunteering, you’ll be making a significant difference in the lives of people in your community. You’ll be helping to connect people with important resources.

Meet New People: Volunteering is a great way to meet new people & make friends. You’ll be working alongside other volunteers who share your passion for helping others, and you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with members of the public who visit the Front Office.

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