Volunteer with the Off The Wall Graffiti Programme, the backbone of the Council's graffiti programme and key to the success of reducing the impact of graffiti in our city.

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer

Alternatively, contact the graffiti volunteer coordinator on 03 941 6655.

Off The Wall

Off the Wall is a volunteer-based graffiti removal programme that supports individuals and communities in graffiti removal.

You can choose to become a tag remover (paint out graffiti) or to become a tag spotter (spot and report graffiti for removal) or do both. Do as much or as little,  when you want.

A volunteer shows off their hard work

A volunteer shows off their hard work

As a volunteer you will:

  • make a difference to your community and environment
  • contribute to making your community feel safer
  • be provided with free resources and equipment
  • receive ongoing support and formal recognition
  • gain skills and work experience
  • receive newsletters(external link) and relevant graffiti information

Become a volunteer

To become a volunteer:

Volunteer information sessions and sign-up days

  • Every Thursday 
  • 8.30am to 1.30pm
  • Graffiti Programme Office, 180 Smith Street, Christchurch 8062.

If you cannot make it on a Thursday then please contact 03 941 6655 to make an alternative time.

Volunteers make their mark against graffiti

Eight-year-old Nevaeh has been volunteering for Christchurch City Council with her dad Ben as a tag spotter and graffiti remover since last year.

Residents like the McCallums are the backbone of the Council’s Off the Wall volunteer initiative which harnesses their efforts to combat tagging and graffiti around the city. Run by the Council’s Graffiti Programme, Off the Wall, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year.

Read more in our recent Newline article(external link).