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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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mar19

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar19

Workshop for Volunteers: Introduction to the 2019 Partnerships Academy Fellowship

at Partnerships for Parks OfficeManhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Are you a leader of a community group that supports NYC parks and green spaces? Would you like to get to the next level in membership, fundraising, 501c3 status, or group…
Free!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mar20

Central Park Celebrates Spring: Volunteer Drive

at The Pool (in Central Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help us prep the park for growing season!
Free!

Mar20

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mar21

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mar22

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Mar23

It's My Park at Allison Pond Park

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean and beautify Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Mar23

Edenwald Green Neighborhood - Forest Restoration

at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

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

Mar23

North Shore - Street Tree Care

at Jersey Street and Scribner AvenueStaten Island

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.
Free!

Mar23

It's My Park at Oakwood Beach

at Oakwood Beach (in Great Kills Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline of garbage and debris at Oakwood Beach.
Free!

Mar23

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.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park as we prepare for the spring season.
Free!

Mar23

Help the Garden Day

at Community Garden (in Highland Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join our community gardeners and help us “wake up the garden” as we get it ready for the new growing season.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar23

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar23

It's My Park at Milestone Park

at Milestone ParkBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with My Friends Place NY Inc. at Milestone Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mar24

It's My Park at Kissena Park

at The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Kissena Velodrome Friends to complete a cleanup at Kissena Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Mar24

Greenbelt Conservation Program

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Participate in an outdoor service project to benefit the Greenbelt! Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Community service credit available.
Free!

Mar24

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at 9th Avenue and 67th Street (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. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Mar24

The Explorer’s Club: Eastchester Bay Exploration and Beach Cleanup

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Earn a Responsibility stamp as you give back to the parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers for a beach cleanup of Eastchester Bay while learning about coastal ecology.
Free!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mar25

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mar26

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mar27

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mar28

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar28

Photography Volunteer Orientation

at Washington Square ParkManhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in photography? You’re in luck! The Washington Square Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to spend time taking photos in the park.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mar29

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mar30

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park as we prepare for the Spring season.
Free!

Mar30

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.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Hendrick I. Lott House Preservation Alliance to beautify the grounds at Hendrick I. Lott House.
Free!

Mar30

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Pelham Bay Park: Wetland Clean-up

at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up Pelham Bay by removing debris from the coastline.
Free!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mar31

March for the Earth Volunteer Day

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will assist with weeding and mulching to beautify the gardens for our busy spring season. Light refreshments, free garden admission, and a fun-filled day of hard work!
Free!

Mar31

QBG Community Volunteer & Internship Fair

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Meet friendly Queens Botanical Garden staff and local community partners to learn about current volunteer and internship opportunities.
Free!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Apr 2

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

at The ArsenalManhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
At this introductory workshop, learn what you can do for your community green spaces and how Partnerships for Parks can help.
Free!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Apr 3

Wednesday Weeder Orientation

at Washington Square ParkManhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the horticulture of the park while lending a helping hand! Wednesday Weeders commit to at least 6 hours of service each month, of weeding, mulching, and planting.
Free!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Apr 4

Horticulture Volunteer Day

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On the first Thursday of April, May, and June, join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.
Free!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Apr 6

Forest Park - Tree Planting

at Bandshell Parking Lot (in Forest Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This program is full and does not allow registration at this time.
Free!

Apr 6

Marine Park - Forest Restoration

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Marine Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Apr 6

Conference House Park - Forest Restoration

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island 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!

Apr 6

Washington Square Park Greeter/Guide Orientation

at Washington Square ParkManhattan

4:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Interested in Washington Square Park history? Like meeting new people? Then consider becoming a WSP Greeter or Guide! Applications are due March 25.
Free!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Apr 7

Ridgewood Reservoir Volunteer Work Day

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Highland Park's Ridgewood Reservoir is 50+ acres and sits atop a ridge rising above the surrounding Jamaica Bay outwash plain.
Free!

Apr 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, April 10, 2019

Apr10

Wednesday Weeder Orientation

at Washington Square ParkManhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the horticulture of the park while lending a helping hand. Wednesday Weeders commit to at least 6 hours of service each month, of weeding, mulching, and planting.
Free!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Apr13

Washington Square Park Greeter/Guide Orientation

at Washington Square ParkManhattan

4:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Interested in Washington Square Park history? Like meeting new people? Then consider becoming a WSP Greeter or Guide! Applications are due March 25.
Free!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Apr27

Earth Day Beautification

at Sobelsohn Playground (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location, The Overlook Parking Lot (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a family-friendly volunteer day to beautify the gardens around the Overlook and Sobelsohn Playground area.
Free!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apr28

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!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 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!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May11

Help the Garden Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join our community gardeners and help us beautify the garden. Learn some basic gardening skills such as weeding, composting, pruning and planting.
Free!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May18

Forest Park - Yellow Trail Restoration

at Yellow Trail Head (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Spend a spring morning with us as we restore sections of the Yellow hiking trail.
Free!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May26

Spring 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, June 1, 2019

Jun 1

Forest Park – National Trails Day at Strack Pond

at Strack Pond (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Trails Day with us as we help improve the trails around Strack Pond. You can also enjoy a tour led by an Urban Park Ranger.
Free!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jun 2

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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