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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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 1

Volunteer Gardening Event: Spring Bulb Planting

at Washington Square Park , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help contribute to next year’s beautiful display of blooming spring flowers.
Free!

Nov 1

CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at Doughboy Plaza

at Doughboy Plaza , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the students, staff, and families of Intermediate School 125Q to help clean litter and rake at Doughboy Plaza.
Free!

Nov 1

It's My Park Day at Clement Clarke Moore Park

at Clement Clarke Moore Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Support this season's Pumpkin Composting Project and help demonstrate sustainable living habits with local gardeners in Chelsea.
Free!

Nov 1

It's My Park Day at Brower Park

at Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean-up of the park.
Free!

Nov 1

Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects.
Free!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 2

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6

It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza

at Cadman Plaza Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On It's My Park Day, volunteers from the Cadman Plaza Conservancy will clean and beautify Cadman Plaza.
Free!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 8

It's My Park Day at Carl Schurz Park

at East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain garden beds. The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy thrives because of its many wonderful volunteers.
Free!

Nov 8

It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park

at Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park) , Queens

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Please come out on It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park and help plant daffodil bulbs near the open field. Volunteers will also be raking leaves, doing some mulching, and…
Free!

Nov 8

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Nov 8

Trail Restoration: High Rock Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with invasive plant removal.
Free!

Nov 8

It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park

at Graniteville Quarry Park , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry.
Free!

Nov 8

It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza

at Cadman Plaza Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will come together to plant more than 1000 daffodil bulbs in the park.
Free!

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Event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

Keeping It Green for Families

at Central Park , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green.
Free!

Nov 9

It's My Park Day at Brower Park

at Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean-up of the park.
Free!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nov 12

Hunts Point Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up

at Garrison Avenue and Edgewater Road (in ) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Garrison to help care for and clean up a newly planted forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification…
Free!

Nov 12

Fall Park Jam for Peace

at Hope Ballfield Community Space (in Hope Ballfield) , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please join El Puente and the Friends of Hope Ballfield for a celebration where hip-hop artists will facilitate dance tutorials for the community and a break dance battle.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13

Grow to Learn Workshop: Think Outside the Box: Bed-Building for School Gardens

at PS 373 / The Brooklyn Transition Center , Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Grow to Learn team for a hands-on workshop covering the basic principles behind building raised beds.
Free!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov 15

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 15

Volunteer Gardening Event: Spring Bulb Planting

at Washington Square Park , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help contribute to next year’s beautiful display of blooming spring flowers.
Free!

Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Brower Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

It's My Park Day at Brower Park

at Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean-up.
Free!

Nov 15

It's My Park Day at Schmul Park

at Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the waterfront.
Free!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov 16

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Lower East Side Ecology Center (in East River Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov 18

Highland Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship

at Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be…
Free!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nov 20

Wolfe's Pond Park Tree Guard Installation

at Cooper Place and Holten Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Wolfe’s Pond Park to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and…
Free!

Nov 20

Grow to Learn Meet Up: Seed Swap!

at GrowNYC Greening Library , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please bring seeds (at least one packet) you'd like to exchange for seeds brought by other school gardeners.
Free!

Nov 20

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain and lead your own tree care workshops and events! Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care…
Free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 22

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 22

Fall Flat 5K Trail Race at Willowbrook Park

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up and break-down of the event. Help with distribution of the food and give-a-ways. Please meet at the Carousel for All Children To volunteer…
Free!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nov 23

Keeping It Green for Families

at Central Park , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green.
Free!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Keeping It Green for Families

at Central Park , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green.
Free!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Dec 13

It's My Park Day at Carl Schurz Park

at East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On It's My Park day come visit Carl Schurz Park and consider the advocacy endeavors in this unique NYC Park. Volunteers are needed to help maintain garden beds.
Free!

Dec 13

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

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