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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

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jun17

Calvert Vaux Park - Horseshoe crab Monitoring

at South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
e'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen.
Free!

Jun17

Kaiser Park - Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at Park Entrance at Bayview Avenue and W 33rd Street (in Kaiser Park)Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen.
Free!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jun19

It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park

at Congress Street and Clinton Street (in Cobble Hill Park)Brooklyn

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park.
Free!

Jun19

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Field House (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Volunteer with Health for Youths to beautify and care for McCarren Park.
Free!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jun20

It's My Park at Northerleigh Park

at North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park.
Free!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jun22

Ridgewood - Street Tree Care

at Enter at Madison Avenue (in Benninger Playground)Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the…
Free!

Jun22

Cunningham Park - Trail Work

at Union Turnpike & Francis Lewis Blvd

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

Jun22

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Wetland Restoration

at Parking Lot between Meadow Lake Trail and Meadow Lake Drive

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn why our wetlands are important and how to carefully remove invasive species.
Free!

Jun22

It's My Park at Northerleigh Park

at North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park.
Free!

Jun22

It's My Park at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Fresh Creek Nature Association for a general clean up at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve.
Free!

Jun22

It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park

at Congress Street and Clinton Street (in Cobble Hill Park)Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park.
Free!

Jun22

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Jun22

Artsy Bloom Community Garden Opening

at Artsy Bloom Community GardenBrooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Artsy Bloom Community Garden in East New York for a day in the garden! Help with planting while enjoying some music, free food, and drinks.
Free!

Jun22

It's My Park at Martinez Playground

at Martinez PlaygroundBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Volunteer with NYSoM Group to beautify Martinez Playground.
Free!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Jun23

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Jun23

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park Park House (in Brower Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to care for the natural elements of the park, including the Monarch Butterfly Garden at Brower Park.
Free!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jun25

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Free!

Jun25

Workshop for Volunteers: Brooklyn Parks Connections

at Brooklyn Borough HallBrooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Discover how volunteers, city agencies, and elected officials collaborate to create thriving parks. Learn to advocate for funding, bring programming to your park, and more. Free dinner!
Free!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jun26

It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park

at Congress Street and Clinton Street (in Cobble Hill Park)Brooklyn

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park.
Free!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jun27

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jun28

PfP Presents: It's My Park at MacArthur Park

at Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Playground)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help improve the park! We need extra hands for several projects
Free!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Forest Park - Trail Work

at Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)Queens

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

Jun29

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Jun29

It's My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House

at Hendrick I. Lott HouseBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of the Lott House for a general clean up of the grounds and care of our sidewalk trees at Hendrick I. Lott House.
Free!

Jun29

Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting

at Sunset CoveQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us as we restore saltwater marsh in Sunset Cove Park with a volunteer plug planting!
Free!

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Jun29

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach

at Maple Terrace Beach Entrance (in Great Kills Park)Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean New Dorp Beach by removing garbage and debris along the shoreline.
Free!

Jun29

It's My Park at Olmsted-Beil House Park

at 4485 Hylan BoulevardStaten Island

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Olmsted-Beil House to help remove weeds and clear paths at Olmsted-Beil House Park.
Free!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jun30

Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting

at Sunset CoveQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us as we restore saltwater marsh in Sunset Cove Park with a volunteer plug planting!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun30

Forest Crew Volunteer Day

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!
Free!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure.
Free!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jul11

Pelham Bay Park - Forest Restoration

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx 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 create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul11

Willowbrook Park - Forest Restoration

at Archery Field Parking Lot (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

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

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul12

Inwood Hill Park - Forest Restoration

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.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, July 13, 2019

Jul13

City of Water Day - Kaiser Park Beach Cleanup

at Entrance on Bayview Avenue, near W 31st Street (in Kaiser Park)Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up the beach at Kaiser Park by removing debris from the coastline.
Free!

Jul13

Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trail blazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal.
Free!

Jul13

City of Water Day - 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!

Jul13

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Jul13

Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure.
Free!

Jul13

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Free!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Jul14

Forest Crew Volunteer Day

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

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!
Free!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jul19

Harlem - Street Tree Care

at 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan

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, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Conference House Park - Forest Restoration

at Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Jul21

Forest Crew Volunteer Day

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

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us each week to connect with fellow New Yorkers and keep this city beautiful and healthy for everyone!
Free!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jul23

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Free!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jul24

Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park

at Southbridge TowersManhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Make a difference in your community by supporting a park near you. Learn what you can do for your neighborhood green spaces & how Partnerships for Parks can help. Complimentary dinner!
Free!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Jul27

Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure.
Free!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure.
Free!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Fall It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!
Free!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct27

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Nov 3

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Nov 9

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nov23

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

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