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Volunteer

Do you want to give back to your parks? NYC Parks and our hundreds of partners hold organized events throughout the year asking New Yorkers to pitch in and paint, clean, rake, and generally take care of our city's great and vast park system. Groups and individuals are welcome at volunteer events across the city.

Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Reach out to one of our many partner organizations, or visit Partnerships for Parks, a public-private partnership between NYC Parks and City Parks Foundation that manages our network of volunteers.

Volunteer Events

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

FrogWatch USA Training

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide…
Free!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mar 14

Volunteer Event: Forest Restoration

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park.
Free!

Mar 14

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather!
Free!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mar 21

31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

at Hostos Community College , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening…

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 28

Greenbelt Red Trail Restoration Project with Friends of Island Trails and NYC Parks

at The Greenbelt , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our team will work together to improve this trail section that will benefit many who hike and run there.
Free!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mar 29

Junior Volunteer Corps

at 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the Park for spring.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apr 11

Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference

at NYU Law , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Partnerships is celebrating 20 years of community engagement in neighborhood green spaces.
Free!

Apr 11

Junior Volunteer Corps

at 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to help rake leaves.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr 18

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Con Edison and New York Cares join forces to help make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum beautiful.
Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr 25

Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge Race

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.
Free!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Apr 26

Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge 5K Race

at Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.
Free!

Apr 26

Weekend Volunteer Corps

at Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as we gear up for spring cleaning! Help the environment in your community.
Free!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

Elements Art Expo NYC

at Conference House Park , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House.
Free!

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Event
May 2

Volunteer Event: Carousel Opening Day

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed for set-up/breakdown of the event and for assisting with activities during the event.
Free!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10

Weekend Volunteer Corps

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning!
Free!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

It's My Park Day

at 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.
Free!

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