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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Become a Dublin P.O.P. (People of the Parks) Volunteer!

Looking for a way to give back to your community?  Join the People of the Parks Program (P.O.P.), an exciting NEW initiative in the City of Dublin that aims to foster community engagement and environmental stewardship. As an ongoing volunteer program, we invite all residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors to join us in keeping our City's sidewalks, parks, and trails clean and green.  By participating in this incentivized program, you will not only contribute to the well-being of your neighborhood, but can also earn rewards for your efforts.  

People of the Parks has two components, Individuals and Families, or Businesses and Organizations, for participants to consider prior to registering.

Option 1: Individual and Family Registration - This option is for individuals and families who are interested in a self-tracked component with no required hours or initiatives. You decide when and where you would like to assist, and track your hours on a form (to be provided) for a chance to win prizes in the quarterly drawing. The more hours you contribute, the greater your chances of receiving one of our amazing prizes, which include City and program-branded gifts; gift cards to local businesses; free or reduced passes to The Wave; free or reduced passes to other city programs, such as the Shamrock 5K; and much more!  Register as an individual or family.

Option 2: Business and Organization Registration - This option is for businesses and organizations who are interested in ADOPTING a specific park or trail. This component is a year-long commitment with monthly requirements of at least 16 hours, and must be tracked on the provided form.  Groups who remain in good standing will receive citywide recognition, as well as branded signage at their specific location. The sign will recognize your group as the ADOPTER of this location, and it will remain up during the duration of your commitment.  Register as a business or organization.

What is included with registration?

Participants will receive a P.O.P. supply kit, which will include litter sticks and a City-branded reusable litter pickup bag.

How do I track my hours?

Upon registration, all participants in both P.O.P. offerings will receive guided Excel spreadsheets with instructions on tracking and logging hours. 

Event Highlights 

Volunteer at your own pace and assist in keeping Dublin clean and green.

* Adopt a specific park or trail and receive recognition citywide.

* Track all of your hours with our guided Excel spreadsheets for a chance to win amazing prizes.

* Free and open to all ages

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