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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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb 22

Presidential Conservation Legacy and Service Project

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

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Explore the history of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps, then participate in a trailwork service project.
Free!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Feb 24

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Feb 24

Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Inwood Hill Park!
Free!

Feb 24

Midtown East Stop 'N' Swap

at Saint Peter's Church , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce waste sent to landfills.
Free!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Feb 25

Frog Watch USA Training Session

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Become a citizen scientist! Discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls.
Free!

Feb 25

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park.
Free!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feb 27

Turn & Learn (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.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mar 3

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Mar 3

Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park!
Free!

Mar 3

Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

at Praxis Warren Residence , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window.
Free!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mar 10

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Mar 10

Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

at Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Mar 10

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mar 17

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Mar 17

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 trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trail blazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal.
Free!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mar 24

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mar 25

March for the Earth Volunteer Day

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We welcome helping hands to join us for a day of volunteering at QBG.
Free!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mar 31

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Mar 31

Marine Park Forest Restoration

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in Marine Park in order to help protect the forests and grasslands and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 5

Horticulture Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging and educational day.
Free!

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Event

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Apr 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, April 14, 2018

Apr 14

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Apr 22

25th Annual Earth Fest Celebration

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us at Pelham Bay Park to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us with a day of volunteering, arts & crafts, greening, music and performances, and much more.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 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!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May 12

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 30

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jun 6

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jun 10

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!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jun 13

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jun 20

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jun 27

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jul 1

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!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jul 4

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jul 11

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul 14

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul 18

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul 25

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aug 5

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!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 11

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug 15

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug 22

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug 29

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep 12

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sep 19

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sep 26

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct 3

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 7

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!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct 10

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct 13

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct 17

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct 24

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct 31

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nov 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, November 10, 2018

Nov 10

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Free!

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