Blank It Out volunteer programme

Blank It Out is a volunteer-based graffiti vandalism removal programme that helps clean up private property. Get involved and help keep our communities graffiti free.

Two mean painting over graffiti with colourful paints.

How it works

Blank It Out has been set up to support individuals and communities who want to help remove graffiti vandalism from private properties.

The programme provides coordination of community based clean-up activities, advice and support on the best ways to remove tagging, and resources and equipment for clean-up projects.

Get involved

As a volunteer, you will be a community guardian helping to keep your neighbourhood free of graffiti. You can:

  • join as an individual or be part of a team
  • choose area that you'd prefer to work in
  • let us know how frequently you can volunteer.

The Blank It Out programme will supply you with a graffiti removal kit that includes water based paint, graffiti removal products and brushes. The paints are water-based so brushes can be cleaned with water. Protective clothing is your responsibility.

Volunteer as an individual online

Volunteer as a group online

Don't want to register online?

Download the registration of interest form and post it in or drop it off at our Service Centre.

Registration of interest form (92KB PDF)

17 years or younger?

You'll need to fill out the participation consent form and get your parent or caregiver to sign it.

Participation consent form (336KB PDF)

Report graffiti removal

As a Blank It Out volunteer, you can report removals to us using our online form:

Report a problem

Report graffiti on the go

If you see someone tagging, call the Police on 111.

If you see any graffiti on Council property, you can report it online:

Report a problem

More information

Delly Ranginui
Graffiti Volunteer Coordinator

Phone 04 499 4444
Email graffiti@wcc.govt.nz