We would like your help to keep Christchurch clean and graffiti-free.

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer

We are currently accepting new volunteers. There is a requirement for volunteers to be vaccinated. Volunteers must be able to provide a copy of a valid Vaccine Pass.

Anyone can get involved and there’s lots of ways you can help. Graffiti volunteers play an important role in keeping our communities clean, safe and free of graffiti.

There’s something for everyone – from spotting and reporting graffiti around your neighbourhood to getting involved in cleaning it up. You can even use your artistic flair to create beautiful murals or support the community as they complete murals around Christchurch.

Join the team at the Graffiti Programme and you’ll have a great time and meet new people.

Help us keep Christchurch beautiful.

Tag spotter

Spot and report graffiti vandalism in all areas of Christchurch.  Reporting can be done by phone, email, post or the Snap Send Solve(external link) app. This is a flexible role – you choose your hours and the time commitment to suit you.

Adopt a spot

You identify a place in your neighbourhood to adopt and keep graffiti-free. As an adopt-a-spot volunteer, you get to choose what you work on – a fence, an alleyway, a building or something else.

Requirements – basic painting skills.

Directed graffiti remover

As a directed graffiti remover volunteer you’ll be contacted when we need help to remove graffiti somewhere in your neighbourhood. This is a casual, on-call role. You’ll need to provide your own transport and capture an after photo.

Requirements – basic painting skills.

Group volunteering – tag spotters and removers

As group volunteers, you’ll be directed to a site or area to either report or remove graffiti. The group will need to organise its own transport, provide after photos and ensure all equipment is returned clean. Reporting is done using the Snap Send Solve app(external link) and a smartphone will be needed. All the paint, resources and safety equipment are provided.

Artists and mentors

Are you creative? Do you enjoy supporting others? As an artist, you can help businesses and other groups to create murals on their properties to prevent them from getting tagged with unsightly graffiti.

As an art mentor, you will share your artistic flair with the community as they complete mural projects around Christchurch.


Have fun while learning. Get your class together and help clean up your community. Our programme gives students a chance to help clean up their neighbourhood and keep everyone feeling safe.


Give back (and get fresh air). Get your team together, get out of the office and give back to your community. Volunteer with your workmates for teambuilding, clean up some graffiti and make the place look great.

Community groups

Make a difference together. The Graffiti Programme works together with the community to keep Christchurch beautiful and graffiti-free. Join a community group and meet likeminded people doing great work and making a real difference.

Our team often present at schools, community groups, expos and community events. If you would like us to visit, please contact us(external link).

Neveah is a volunteer who regularly cleans up graffiti around Christchurch. She's a dab hand with a paintbrush. Be like Neveah!

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