How to organize volunteers on a clean-up day?

To coordinate the volunteers on a clean-up day it is good to have local meeting points, each meeting point should have a person who is managing action in and around that meeting point. Most likely that person could be the local coordinator of the area or other volunteer. 

It is easier to communicate one specific meeting time for all the volunteers, so that each volunteer or group of volunteers will go to their assigned meeting point at the same time and the coordinator can give out specific instructions, necessary tools and then send the volunteers to work.

This meeting point would be a good place to meet after the completed work and where to come to ask for help or answers if something is not going according to the plan.  

For example:
Local coordinators and flagstations (meeting points) were essential for organizing volunteers in Estonia. Flagstations were also calculated by the program to be the logistically most convenient center in the area, but often the local coordinators had to correct the position a bit. Not all the municipalities had the flagstations, but some had several, depending on the amount of garbage places and volunteers necessary to clean the amount of garbage in them.

A flagstation manager had: 
  1. Information about the teams coming to the region (maps, phone numbers, number of the teams and the people coming);
  2. Knowledge about the region and garbage places
  3. Contact with local authorities