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Become a Volunteer

The City of Portland's Graffiti Volunteer Program provides supplies and training to community members interested in removing unwanted graffiti on public and private properties (with permission from the property owner).

Volunteer as:

  • An individual or small group to do removals in your neighborhood or community.
  • A group of twenty or more for a large, single-day event (2-3 hours).
  • A community steward to train and organize other volunteers on graffiti removal.

Please email graffiti@portlandoregon.gov for more detailed information on how to volunteer.

Get a Graffiti Removal Kit

If you want to become a graffiti removal volunteer or need to remove a small amount of graffiti from your home or business, our graffiti removal kits are the perfect way to get started.

The kits work best on nonporous surfaces like glass, plastic and metal, and are not suitable for removing large graffiti. Graffiti on wooden fences, sidewalks or other porous surfaces will likely require pressure-washing.

To request a removal kit, please email graffiti@portlandoregon.gov or call us at 503-823-9666.

Volunteers are never allowed to remove graffiti from the fronts of any street signs. Please contact us with questions about different types of graffiti removal.

For more questions, please email us at graffiti@portlandoregon.gov or call us at 503-823-9666.

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Graffiti Program Coordinator