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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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

It's My Park at Conference House Park

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 help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Dec 10

Conference House Deer Guard Installation

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained to identify which species of trees deer favor, how to identify browse, and how to properly install the guards onto the trees.
Free!

Dec 10

Green Neighborhood: Inwood

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Inwood Hill Park!
Free!

Dec 10

Volunteer Opportunity: Prepping for the Winter

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy digging in the dirt? Are you proud of your green thumb? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us as we finish preparing the park for the winter.
Free!

Dec 10

It's My Park at Paerdegat Park

at Comfort Station (in Paerdegat Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Brooklyn Community Board 17 to for a general cleanup which includes raking and planting of daffodil bulbs at Paerdegat Park.
Free!

Dec 10

Peace in the Park: Third Annual Winter Season Celebration

at Amersfort Park , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This free, family-friendly event includes lighting of the park's beautiful 28-foot-tall Norway spruce holiday tree, as well as refreshments and entertainment.
Free!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dec 12

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Free!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dec 13

Marine Park Mugwort Pull

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help to pull and cut Mugwort, which threatens the otherwise healthy forest.
Free!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec 15

Gowanus Street Tree Care

at Third Avenue and Butler Street , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in best practices and street tree identification techniques.
Free!

Dec 15

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Free!

Dec 15

How to Start or Join a Community Park Group

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!
Free!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

It's My Park at Conference House Park

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 help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Dec 17

Green Neighborhood: Richmond Hill

at Strack Pond (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young trees in Forest Park!
Free!

Dec 17

Piping Plover Fencing Project

at End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.
Free!

Dec 17

Forest Restoration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteer with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to help fix up forested areas in the park. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a snack.
Free!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec 19

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Free!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dec 20

Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

at McGuire Fields at Avenue W (in McGuire Fields) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Stewardship Team for a day of service to care for the forest in Canarsie Park!
Free!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dec 22

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Free!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Dec 26

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Free!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dec 29

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Free!

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