Volunteer Opportunities

Join the thousands of New Yorkers who help us keep our city’s parks and playgrounds clean and green. Find a program, upcoming volunteer event, or partner organization in your community where you can offer your service.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

From planting flowers to growing natural areas, browse our list of upcoming volunteer events to find all opportunities in parks where you can help out.

Find a volunteer event

Join a Volunteer Program

We need your help growing and sustaining a greener New York City. Join our teams and local community groups helping out with our on-going greening projects:

Help restore natural areas, plant and care for trees, and monitor wildlife in our parklands. Find events and learn how you can grow as a Parks volunteer.

Become an NYC Parks Steward

Each year, hundreds of neighbors meet in their local parks to help us plant flowers, paint benches, weed, and rake leaves.

Find out how you can join It’s My Park

We're always looking for a helping hand. Find out how your group can team up with NYC Parks to lead a volunteer project.

Request a Volunteer Project

Join GreenThumb and the 20,000 community gardeners who tend to more than 550 gardens across the city.

Learn More About GreenThumb

Get Involved with a Partner Organization

Find out about local groups that are helping us care and build stronger, better, and more beautiful community parks.

Partnerships for Parks leads volunteer programs for New Yorkers who want to make their neighborhood parks thrive. Partnerships for Parks is a public-private partnership led by NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Learn more about Partnerships for Parks

Everybody has something to offer. Visit NYC Service to see the latest list of volunteer opportunities throughout the five boroughs.

Learn more about NYC Service

Team up with local conservancies, local park groups, and other partner organizations working with us to help care for your neighborhood parks and communities in need.

Find a partner organization

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