STUDENT SELF-GUIDED CLEANUPS
EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS BY HELPING THE PARKS
Now more people than ever are visiting Jacksonville’s parks and preserves! Timucuan Parks Foundation and its national, state, and city park partners need your help in keeping these special outdoor spaces clean.
Go on one (or more) Self-Guided Volunteer Cleanups in the parks to earn 2 Hours of Community Service per “Event” and…
…get a chance to win a gift card for Mayday’s Handcrafted Ice Creams.
Open to students of all ages including those in home-school. See event instructions below.
The Winter – Spring Break 2021 version ended March 14.
The Spring 2021 version starts March 28. The weekly drawing for an ice cream gift card starts April 5 and will be held Mondays, ending June 7.
View the flyer as a PDF here.
For each event:
1. Plan where to go and with whom
Look at the TPF Parks Map and decide where you want to go.
Ask a family member to go with you or call 1-2 friends to meet you there.
Decide when you want to go. Check the weather and temperature.
Pack the items you will need:
- water and a snack
- insect repellent and sunscreen
- 2-3 large 30-gallon trash bags
- disposable gloves
Dress appropriately—wear closed-toe shoes, breathable shirt and pants/shorts, a hat, and a mask.
Visit the park of your choice and pick up litter for 1.5 or more hours.
- Practice “social distancing” with others not from your household while picking up litter and follow public health guidelines to wear a mask.
- Wear protective gloves.
- Do not pick up anything sharp or pointy or dead.
- Fill bags about 1/2 to 3/4 full so you can still lift and tie them easily.
Before and After, selfies, your friends, and a final one of you and your trash bags. YOU WILL NEED THESE FOR STEP 4.
Collect the bags!
Tie up your trash bags and leave them in or next to a park trash receptacle.
4. Wrap up and Reflection
Share photos on your social media using:
#tpfcleanup or @timucuanparks
Or email your photos to: volunteer @ timucuanparks.org.
Fill out the Parks Cleanup Completed form below to submit your community service hours. Timucuan Parks Foundation will email you confirmation of 2 hours of community service.
When you submit the form below and your photos, your name is entered into a weekly draw, for each week you participate, for a chance to receive a Mayday’s ice cream gift card. One name will be randomly selected each week for a Mayday’s gift card starting Monday, April 5 and ending Monday, June 7.
For all self-guided service in the parks, student volunteers must follow all park rules and policies as well as promote and exhibit safe behavior at all times. Children under 16 should be supervised by their parent/guardian or scout leader. Please read the following liability waiver prior to volunteering.