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Getting involved

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From voting to planting at a community garden, there are dozens of ways to get involved and better your community. 

City Council

Attend a meeting and find out how government works first-hand. Meetings are held at Boston City Hall. You can also watch live online.

Watch a hearing


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Community Gardens

Neighborhoods across the City boast community gardens and plots of every size.

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Neighborhood Crime Watch

Address problems across the City through partnerships with police and other agencies.

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Opportunities for older people

We can connect you to a variety of volunteer opportunities based on your interests, location, and preferred time commitment.

Civic Organizing

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Organizing hosts annual Love Your Block cleanups and offers mini-grants for beautification projects. We also support  year-round cleanups by lending tools and coordinating City services.

Love Your Block cleanups
Civic Organizing Services

Spark Boston

Let us know what matters to you.

SPARK Boston is made up of engaged and active young adults who want Boston to be the best place possible for 20-34 year olds.

Spark Boston

City Hall to Go Truck

We’re bringing City Hall to your neighborhood with our bright and friendly mobile City Hall truck! City Hall on the Go will visit Boston’s neighborhoods throughout the year. We offer a select menu of City services directly to constituents.

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