Adopt a Spot is a scheme that enables volunteers across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it.
Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, and sporting associations. Live Here Love Here will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.
The guys at Mid Ulster Walking Club take their litter pickers out with them on all of their walks across Northern Ireland - mostly the Mourne Mountains! Your spot can be as big or as small as you want it to be, it can even be the street you live on. It could be a mile of beach that always seems to be full of litter, an urban park, your local forest….anywhere is possible!
We'll provide you with up to 5 litter pickers, 5 pairs of gloves, 5 high vis vests, bin bags, a sharps box, a first aid kit, a bucket, a certificate and a hints and tips booklet. All we ask is that you agree to adopt the area for a minimum of two years, do four clean ups within a year and report your results through the Live Here Love Here website. They don’t have to be massive clean ups and can be done whenever you feel like it! With permission from participants we also ask that you send any quotes or photographs from the day to us via email or Facebook.
To register for Adopt A Spot, create a profile via the button below. Once you have created a profile simply, login to your profile then click the 'Adopt A Spot Applications' tab on your profile page to begin your application.
Once you have registered, we will approve your application. After this, please booked your kit collection from our office in Belfast through our Facebook appointment system. We’re not yet back in the office full time and the booking system allows us to safely manage your collection. Once you have registered, click ‘book now’ at the top of our Facebook page! Currently we are trialling Thursdays from 8.30am-6.30pm, if this doesn't suit or if you don't have Facebook please let us know!