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

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mar 6

Bush Terminal Park Wetland Restoration

at Bush Terminal ParkBrooklyn

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

Mar 6

Winter Work Days at the Foodway

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us lay mulch, prune plants, and more as we prepare the Foodway for its 2021 spring revival!
Free!

Mar 6

Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

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

Monday, March 8, 2021

Mar 8

Monday Sweep at Forest Park

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Volunteers can help clean up Forest Park by picking up litter in the picnic area and near Strack Pond.
Free!

Mar 8

Webinar for Volunteers: Capacity Fund Grant Design Support

at Virtual/Online Only

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In this session, the PfP art director will discuss the process of creating a publication or website for your community group.
Free!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Mar11

Tidy Thursdays

at Starlight ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help clean up Starlight Park. Masks, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, and temperature checks for COVID-19 provided.
Free!

Mar11

Webinar for Volunteers: Capacity Fund Grant Info Session

at Virtual/Online Only

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to apply for a grant of up to $3000 for your local park, garden, or green space. At the Capacity Fund Grant Info Session Webinar we’ll share everything you need to know.
Free!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Mar13

Volunteer Cleanup at Schmul Park

at Pearson Street and Watson Avenue (in Schmul Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Become an “Eco Warrior” and help Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks support a pollinator garden at Schmul Park!
Free!

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
Mar13

Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

at Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This season, please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Seaside Wildlife Nature Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Mar14

Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Cleanup

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This season, please join the Urban Park Rangers to clean and beautify Bayswater Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Mar15

Webinar for Volunteers: Capacity Fund Grant Info Session

at Virtual/Online Only

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn how to apply for a grant of up to $3000 for your local park, garden, or green space. At the Capacity Fund Grant Info Session Webinar we’ll share everything you need to know.
Free!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mar17

Restoration Wednesdays

at Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)Bronx, Bronx River Forest at Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)Bronx, Muskrat CoveBronx This is an Accessible location, Starlight ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Support the conservation crew in green infrastructure maintenance and litter collection in one of our Bronx Parks.
Free!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Mar18

Tidy Thursdays

at Starlight ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help clean up Starlight Park. Masks, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, and temperature checks for COVID-19 provided.
Free!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mar20

Hike & Pick! (Blue Trail)

at Blue Trail Head (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will be provided with trash pickers and garbage bags to clean as they hike the trail!
Free!

Mar20

It's My Park at John Golden Park

at Entrance to John Golden Park (in John Golden Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park to remove invasive plant species in John Golden Park.
Free!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Mar22

Monday Sweep at Forest Park

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Volunteers can help clean up Forest Park by picking up litter in the picnic area and near Strack Pond.
Free!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mar24

Beach Grass Planting Prep

at Greenbelt Native Plant CenterStaten Island

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team and staff at the Greenbelt Native Plant Center while we process beach grass for the upcoming spring season!
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mar25

Tidy Thursdays

at Starlight ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help clean up Starlight Park. Masks, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, and temperature checks for COVID-19 provided.
Free!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Mar26

Beach Grass Planting Prep

at Greenbelt Native Plant CenterStaten Island

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team and staff at the Greenbelt Native Plant Center while we process beach grass for the upcoming spring season!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mar27

Hike & Pick! (Blue Trail)

at Blue Trail Head (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will be provided with trash pickers and garbage bags to clean as they hike the trail!
Free!

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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