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

Friday, November 27, 2020

Nov27

Ecology Park Forest Restoration

at Ecology ParkBrooklyn

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Nov28

Ecology Park Forest Restoration

at Ecology ParkBrooklyn

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Nov28

Fort Tryon Park: Broadway Stewardship Day

at Broadway and Arden Street (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come help improve the ecology of Fort Tryon Park! Help us remove invasive species, weed, mulch, and prepare areas for future plantings.
Free!

Nov28

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship Association to beautify Leif Ericson Park.
Free!

Nov28

It's My Park at Seton Falls Park

at High Rock Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition to cleanup at Seton Falls Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Nov29

Fort Tryon Park: Dog Run Stewardship Day

at Sir William's Dog Run (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Get to know the Fort Tryon Park's dog owner community while helping to improve Sir William’s Dog Run - the largest Dog Run in Manhattan!
Free!

Nov29

Ecology Park Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Nov29

Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Alley Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Nov30

Monday Sweep

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join us for Monday Sweep at Forest Park. Come out to help clean up Forest Park by picking litter near the bandshell and picnic areas.
Free!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dec 2

Workshop for Volunteers: Fundraising Strategies, Grant Writing, and Discretionary Funding

at Virtual/Online Only

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, our second fundraising webinar this fall will help you hone your grant-writing skills and learn how to seek out discretionary funding from elected officials.
Free!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Dec 4

Canarsie Park Forest Restoration

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dec 5

Rockaway Beach Piping Plover Fencing

at Rockaway Beach and 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach)Queens, 56th street

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team as we care for the habitat and nesting grounds of these endangered shorebirds and plants. Volunteers will be removing the fencing that protects the nesting area so that it is not damaged over the winter.
Free!

Dec 5

Tulip Bowl Planting at Highland Park

at Highland ParkBrooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Come participate in an opportunity to work in a socially-distanced way for public art! Once spring comes, these tulips will provide a month of stunningly beautiful flowers.
Free!

Dec 5

Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

at Shore Parkway and Rabbi Block Street (in Calvert Vaux Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This season, please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Calvert Vaux Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dec10

Workshop for Volunteers: Setting Goals During Uncertain Times Session 2, Being Persistent Despite Setbacks

at Virtual/Online Only

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn how to reach fundraising goals, receive 501(c)3 status, develop new programs, and recruit members. Meet like-minded New Yorkers doing work to support their parks and communities.
Free!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Dec11

CANCELLED: Inwood Street Tree Care

at InwoodManhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please note: this event has been cancelled.
Free!

Dec11

Inwood Street Tree Care

at Ellwood Street and Sherman AvenueManhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.
Free!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dec12

12/12 Conference House Park Forest Restoration

at Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Dec12

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dec18

Soundview Park Wetland Restoration

at Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will remove debris and learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore this natural area.
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Dec19

Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

at Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Jan 9

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Feb13

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Mar13

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Apr10

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Jun12

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Jul10

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Oct 9

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Nov13

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Dec11

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Jan 8

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Feb12

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Mar12

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Apr 9

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 14, 2022

May14

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Jun11

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Jul 9

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Aug13

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sep10

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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