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Truckee Day

Volunteer Opportunity
All ages welcome! – Courtesy Sierra Sun

Truckee Day, a community-wide roadside clean up and block party, is held the first Saturday in June each year. Since its inception in 2003, an average of 7 tons of trash is collected annually by an average of 700 volunteers! Show your pride by stepping out to clean the streets.

When the roads are clean, join in the "Block Party" the same day to celebrate! The food is free for Truckee Day volunteers and there's a Green Expo and lots of activities.

The event has spread to include the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and includes the communities of Northstar, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista and Tahoe City, all of whom have their own unique event, typically on the same day.

Registration is the day of the event at the check-in stations. Free t-shirts are available to volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. In some neighborhoods the check-in station will be the local Fire Station; in other neighborhoods it will be the home or office of a Champion or a local merchant or business. Bags and instructions will be provided to volunteers the morning of the pick-up. The bags will be picked up by the Town's refuse collector.

The block party starts at noon at Regional Park in Truckee and features free lunch for all volunteers, live music, kids activities and a community expo.

Visit our site for Check in station locations and more information for volunteers!

Appropriate Ages for Volunteer Opportunity

All ages are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will be assigned to secondary roads.

Special Skills that May be Required or Helpful

None! It doesn't get much easier than Truckee Day - walk a few blocks and fill your bag(s) with the trash made visible when the snow melts.

Types of Volunteer Work Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist in event coordination (fund-raising, logistics, etc) and especially on the day of the event. No pre-registration is needed to be a volunteer on Truckee Day!

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