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, April 3, 2020

Apr 3

CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Park Trail Work

at Quintard Street and Olympia Boulevard (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island

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

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Apr 4

CANCELLED: Spring Stewardship Day - Astoria Street Tree Care

at Athens Square ParkQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at our Spring Stewardship Day in Astoria! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.
Free!

Apr 4

CANCELLED: Spring Stewardship Day- Idlewild Park Forest Restoration

at 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane (in Idlewild Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Spring Stewardship Day in Idlewild Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a…
Free!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Apr10

CANCELLED: Van Cortlandt Park Trail Maintenance Hike

at Allen Shandler Rec Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Excited for Spring? Experience the blooming buds, chirping chickadees, and warm weather by joining NYC Parks Stewardship and the Natural Areas Conservancy on a trail maintenance hike!
Free!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Apr11

CANCELLED: 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
Apr11

CANCELLED: 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!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Apr18

CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Van Cortlandt Lake Cleanup

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance as we care for Van Cortlandt Lake by removing trash from the lake and its shoreline.
Free!

Apr18

CANCELLED: Earth Day Celebration at Forest Park

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with us with kid-friendly craft activities, nature walks, a trail cleanup, and live animal demonstrations led by the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Apr19

CANCELLED: Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by being a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.
Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Apr25

Woodlawn Beautification Day

at Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and Women of Woodlawn as we continue to care for the Van Cortlandt Park East border of the park.
Free!

Apr25

CANCELLED: Earth Day Beautification

at Sobelsohn Playground (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a family friendly volunteer day to beautify the gardens around the Overlook and Sobelsohn Playground area.
Free!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Apr28

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!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 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
May 9

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, May 24, 2020

May24

Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by being a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.
Free!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Jun13

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

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Jun28

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, July 4, 2020

Jul 4

CANCELLED: Green Team in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week! Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing…
Free!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Jul11

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

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Jul19

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 8, 2020

Aug 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

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Aug16

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, September 12, 2020

Sep12

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

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sep27

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, October 10, 2020

Oct10

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

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Oct25

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!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Nov14

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 12, 2020

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

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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