It is of no surprise to anyone that Gulfport and our coastal communities have hit a tipping point. Residents want a clean and healthy environment, yet looking at our byways, highways, and in our own neighborhoods, we see litter, illegal dumping, and property blight out-of-control. OCG believes strongly that we cannot expect our government to tackle it all. We believe you, as a community member, want to help but sometime just don't know where to begin. Here are the ways to get involved with One Clean Gulfport.
As a volunteer here are just a few activities you may join in on!
Note: Okay, we have lofty goals, so please note the asterisks:
* Current activities
** Planned activities
With a "Multiple Strategies Across Multiple Domains," approach, one looks at the problem from many different angles. Usually, it is not any one massive thing that solves a problem. Most often it is many efforts, large and small, consistently applied over time, which begin to change a problem. In changing behavior, prevention strategies takes longer. But, as with smoke-free workplaces, we know that by establishing new social norms, they are often long-lasting. Our programming aims to create new social norms that create a cleaner and healthier community, because that is what our communities deserve.
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Join our team of volunteers and make a difference in the lives of others. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Sign up today!
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OCG is recruiting volunteers to serve as prevention educators in the community, and to become a dedicated standing group, the CLEAN Coast Corps (CCC). CCC volunteers will serve on a regular basis to assist with community clean-ups and other activities devoted to mitigating litter, illegal and curbside dumping, and property blight in the Gulfport area. Volunteers may also participate in one-day community clean-ups.
If you're interested in one of our opening volunteer positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume, or briefly tell us why our mission is important to you. Our need for volunteers for programming and one-time event supports is crucial to our success.