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Volunteer for Boston’s annual spring cleanup event

For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard University is joining with Allston neighbors and local businesses to participate in the city of Boston’s citywide neighborhood cleanup event in Allston on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Harvard employees and students have the opportunity to give back to one of Harvard’s host communities by volunteering with cleanup projects in the neighborhood’s parks, streets, schools, and other community locations. Activities will include raking, weeding, and cleaning up brush, painting projects such as benches, fences, and buildings, planting flowers, and other landscape projects. Last year, more than 70 Harvard employees across multiple departments participated.

The event is set to kick off at 9 a.m., and check-in for volunteers will be at the Brighton Mills Shopping Plaza (400 Western Ave. in Allston), where projects will be assigned and coffee and donuts will be provided. Following the project tasks at approximately noon, lunch will be provided at Brighton Mills for all volunteers.

Shuttle service will be available from Holyoke Center at 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., with return service at 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. Pickup for the shuttle bus will be on the Mount Auburn Street side of Holyoke Center across from University Health Services.
To sign up to volunteer for a one-hour or three-hour time, visit For more information, call 617.495.3525.