Community Service Day

Volunteers Needed for Community Service Day 2022

Join us on September 24, 2022, for the annual Community Service Day. First started in 2005, Community Service Day is an opportunity for residents of Pleasant Hill to come together in service to the City. Starting at 8:00 a.m, volunteers will meet at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, for a breakfast provided by the Lions Club. Afterward, they will go to their various project sites and the event will go from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

This year, volunteers will be working on 16 different projects. The projects include: 

Creek Cleanup - join with other volunteers in removing litter along the banks of Walnut Creek between Ellinwood and Santa Monica

Backpacks for the Homeless - collecting toiletries and other necessary items to be delivered to the unhoused in Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill Food Drive - bring non-perishable foods to our two locations, Pleasant Hill Park and Grocery Outlet to help the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank

Facial Tissue Collection Drive - bring facial tissue products to Pleasant Hill Park to help support our Pleasant Hill Schools

College Park High School campus cleanup

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden - help maintain and spruce up the water conservation garden

Dinosaur Hill Park Cleanup

Shadowood Park Cleanup

Sequoia Elementary Campus Cleanup

Strandwood Elementary Campus Cleanup

White Pony Express - help clean and assemble boxes for delivery to the needy

Valhalla Elementary School - help with the Edible garden and campus cleanup

Gregory Gardens Elementary School Campus Cleanup

Bike Build-A-Thon - donate bicycles to be cleaned up and refurbished for distribution to needy families

Pleasant Hill Middle School Campus Cleanup

Choice in Aging - help with yard cleanup at the Senior facility at 490 Golf Club Rd

To sign up for projects, go to

Together we can make a difference!

Donations Needed for Three Community Service Day Collections

This year on Community Service Day, the Pleasant Hill Community will have the opportunity to help out in a variety of ways.  Three separate collections are being held as part of this year's event, all with drop-offs at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane.  The collections are:

Backpacks for the Homeless:  The Diversity Commission is collecting the following items to be put into backpacks and distributed to the members of the City's unhoused population.  

  1. Socks (new)
  2. Deodorant
  3. Waterless (dry) shampoo
  4. Body wipes
  5. Hand sanitizer
  6. Toothbrushes
  7. Toothpaste
  8. Combs
  9. Brushes
  10. Drawstring backpacks
  11. Gallon Ziploc Bags
  12. Moving blankets

Facial Tissues for Area Schools: The Education Commission is holding a collection drive for facial tissue products (any brand). Sealed boxes or individual packets of facial tissues can be dropped off during the event. The commission will divide them up and deliver them to the City's schools.

Citywide Food Drive:  As we have the past few years, the City will hold a food drive as part of Community Service Day.  Food can be dropped off either at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane or at Grocery Outlet, 1671 Contra Costa Boulevard. At Grocery Outlet you can help our Pleasant Hill Police Department 'Stuff the Cruiser.'  Food items needed include:

  1. Natural peanut butter
  2. Whole grain cereals
  3. Hearty low sodium soups
  4. Beans and lentils (dry or canned) 
  5. Canned tuna and chicken in water
  6. Non-perishable low sodium ready to eat meals
  7. Low sodium canned vegetables
  8. Brown rice
  9. Whole wheat/grain pasta
  10. Canned tomato products

About Community Service Day

Launched in 2005 by Mayor Michael Harris and coordinated by the Civic Action Commission, CSD is a day where members of the community of all ages come together to volunteer their time for a variety of worthy causes and projects.

Over the past 16 years, more than 43,000 volunteer hours have been logged to improve the Pleasant Hill community. Together we have:

Cleaned up neighborhoods, schools, parks, and creeks

Planted scores of beautiful trees

Landscaped parks and organic gardens

Repaired over 1,000 bicycles for donation to children

Donated blood to save dozens of lives

Collected over 26 tons of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Helped children and seniors in need