4 ways to volunteer towards a greener Lagos

Our everyday actions can make a notable difference for the environment, from reducing our plastic use to recycling our kitchen waste. Nonetheless, if you’d like to take things a step further, you can do something practical to help various communities in Lagos.

Participating in volunteer activities promotes a cleaner and greener environment, enables you to meet and connect with others that share the same values, and helps you accomplish a larger goal by giving back to your community.

In this article, I will be giving us four ways we can volunteer.

Tree Planting 

The effects of climate change on our environment cannot be overemphasized, and as far as fighting climate change is concerned, trees are a great help. During hot weather, they provide shade for humans and animals alike and also hinder soil erosion.

Thankfully, there are lots of organizations constantly planning tree planting events, so keep an eye on social media for them.


This fusion of physical exercise and environmental sanitation is something I would like to try. Take a trash bag and some gloves with you when you are jogging, running, or walking, and pick up the litter as you go.

A positive outcome of plogging is that it improves our physical health, mental wellbeing, and the environment, which is a win-win situation.

This sounds like a fun way to bond with your friends, so ask yours and go plogging. Remember to bring hand sanitizers and litter pickers (if you have them).

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Partner with an advocacy group 

Organizations that advocate for social or economic causes usually seek to influence decisions in political, socioeconomic, or governmental institutions.

Different types of participation in advocacy groups are available.

The skills could be helping to build the website, or bringing awareness to communities about environmental issues.

As a partner, you can promote the events through social media or take part in the drafting of policy documents.

Waterways Clean-ups

There are several water bodies in Lagos state, which means there is a high probability that they will be contaminated with plastic.

Whilst collectively, there is the option of preventing pollution which is the best solution. In the meantime, we can offer our services to clean our waterways.

It is important to clean and maintain our waterways to protect the animals that live in them and their habitat.


In addition to all the benefits that come with volunteering, one key advantage is that volunteering expands your knowledge base.

I hope with these few points of mine, I have convinced you to go volunteering today.

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