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Keep America Beautiful envisions a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.
Volunteers make it happen.
The rewards we receive from volunteer work serving our neighbors are shared by all of us- because everyone deserves to live in a beautiful community.
KAB Volunteers By The Numbers
Last year alone, over 400,000 hard-working volunteers logged more than 2.9 Million volunteer hours over the course of over 64,000 events.
What did our combined service to our communities accomplish?
of litter, debris, and recycling collected
cleaned of litter
of streets, roads, and highways cleaned and beautified
of rivers, lakes, wetlands and shores cleaned
planted, helping to restore communities
How To Be A Volunteer In Your Community
Keep America Beautiful is one of the premier civic organizations in the United States. Our volunteers work through a network of community-based organizations called affiliates. Over 700 affiliates will likely provide a volunteer opportunity near you.
Right now, our affiliates have events scheduled. Just enter your zipcode to start!
Keep America Beautiful affiliates hold events all year long. Our signature programs offer opportunities for volunteers to act locally while generating nationwide impact.
Great American Cleanup® (GAC)
We take Spring Cleaning seriously! Kicking off on the first day of Spring every year, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup® is the nation’s largest community improvement program. Communities large and small hold volunteer opportunities for cleaning up, recycling, planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, and beautifying neighborhoods across the country.
America Recycles Day® (ARD)
What can one person do? You can make a BIG difference when you recycle! America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. We’re proud to share tips on how to be more mindful of what we consume, plus resources on where and how to properly recycle. Join us in recycling right!
Trees are essential to human life. They provide oxygen, food, shelter, medicine, and tools. Trees also increase property values, promote health and well-being, conserve energy, mitigate storm damage, and save water. Planting trees is a practical, effective, and unique way for volunteers to help a community rebuild after a natural disaster. RETREET brings people together to restore communities, promoting resiliency and environmental stewardship.
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
Did you know that 87.9% of litter in America is four inches or smaller in size? Of that litter, cigarette butts are the #1 most littered item (source: 2020 Keep America Beautiful Litter Study). Since 2002, our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, the nation’s largest program aimed at eliminating cigarette litter, has been implemented in over 1,800 communities, reducing cigarette litter by HALF within six months, on average.
STAMFORD, Conn. (December 1, 2022) – Keep America Beautiful® is proud to announce our next Affiliate of the Month. In this KAB initiative, we feature the great work being done in our network of 700 certified affiliates. Our Affiliate of the Month for December 2022 is...
COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY UNITE TO STOMP-OUT AND RECYCLE CIGARETTE LITTER IN HONOR OF AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
TerraCycle and Local Keep America Beautiful Chapters Team-Up to Beautify Spaces & Recycle the World’s Most Littered Item while Earning Donations for Nonprofits TRENTON, NJ (November 15, 2022) – In recognition of America Recycles Day, TerraCycle, the world’s leader...
STAMFORD, Conn. (November 1, 2022) – Keep America Beautiful® is proud to announce our next Affiliate of the Month. In this KAB initiative, we feature the great work being done in our network of 700 certified affiliates. Our Affiliate of the Month for November 2022 is...
Thanksgiving is many Americans’ favorite holiday. It’s a time to come together with family and friends for a delicious meal, and to express gratitude. Unfortunately, this time of thankfulness tends to also become a time of wastefulness. Studies show that Americans...
Every day, we are tracking articles, stories, and mentions about the efforts of the thousands of staff members and volunteers who make Keep America Beautiful the nation’s leading community improvement organization.
Keep America Beautiful awarded 26 community organizations and individuals with 2021 KAB National Awards. We invited recipients to submit a video about their award, and we are pleased to share those with the KAB network and supporters as we honor their achievements.
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Your generosity allows us to expand our program offerings, fund community improvement projects from coast to coast, and provide the means needed to make meaningful and lasting impact in local communities across the U.S.