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Volunteer Opportunities

Join the thousands of New Yorkers who help us keep our city's parks and playgrounds clean and green. Find a program, upcoming volunteer event, or learn more about becoming a member of one of our many partner organizations.

Partnerships for Parks

Want to start volunteering, but don't know how? Partnerships for Parks leads volunteer programs for New Yorkers who want to make their neighborhood parks thrive.

Partnerships for Parks is a public-private partnership led by NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Learn More about Partnerships for Parks

NYC Parks Volunteer Programs

This day-long celebration of volunteering in neighborhood parks takes place at more than a hundred parks and playgrounds around the city.

Learn More about It's My Park Day

Green Teens

In this program, teens become stewards of their neighborhood parks and recreation centers, by learning how to make a “green” positive impact in their community and encouraging the public to recycle. Email Green.Teens@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Learn hands-on forestry techniques and provide ongoing care to New York City’s natural spaces, forests, and wetlands.

Learn More about NAV

Volunteer Opportunities with Partner Organizations

During planting seasons, MillionTreesNYC volunteers work together to help reforest parks with as many as 20,000 new trees in a day!

Learn More about MillionTreesNYC planting events

Find a local street tree that needs attention and volunteer to care for it, helping us grow NYC’s urban forest and earning yourself "green points" in the process.

Learn More about Adopt-a-Tree

Everybody has something to offer. Visit NYC Service to see the latest list of volunteer opportunities throughout the five boroughs.

Learn More about NYC Service

Upcoming NYC Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec20

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!

Dec20

Saturday Volunteering: Forest Restoration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help restore our Forever Wild Preserve by clearing invasive weeds and planting native species.
Free!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Conference House Park

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Travers Park

at 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Astoria Park

at 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Washington Square Park

at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Tompkins Square Park

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Prospect Park

at Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at McCarren Park

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Fort Greene Park

at Fort Greene Park at Willoughby Avenue (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Jan10

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Brook Park

at Brook Park (in ), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015! MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to…
Free!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jan19

Martin Luther King Day Idlewild Park Wetland Cleanup

at 230th Place and 149th Avenue (in Idlewild Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Idlewild Park to removal floatable debris washed up from Hurricane Sandy. This work will help protect and maintain the wetlands of…
Free!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jan24

Volunteer at Winter Jam

at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Winter Jam NYC is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages and abilities! Gain event operations experience while providing fun for the public by volunteering with…
Free!

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