Corporate Volunteering

The Central Park Conservancy's "Day in the Dirt" program is a unique opportunity for corporate groups to promote volunteerism and environmental stewardship while building employee cohesiveness and camaraderie.

To meet the demand for this popular program and provide all the necessary resources to maximize the value of the day's activities for both the volunteers and the Central Park Conservancy, a "Day in the Dirt" is an exclusive benefit of the Corporate Partners Program and the only volunteer opportunity in Central Park for corporate groups.

To schedule a "Day in the Dirt" program, Corporate Partners may contact the Corporate Development Department at or 212.446.2244.

Join the Corporate Partners Program today to access a "Day in the Dirt" and other exclusive benefits.

Thursday – Friday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
The Conservancy requires a minimum of four weeks advance notice. The location and specific activity will be confirmed one to two weeks prior to the scheduled program.

Group Sizes by Season
Minimum of 10 (year-round)
Maximum of 30 (April–October)
Maximum of 75 (November–March)

Activities are assigned by the Conservancy based on the needs of the Park at the time of the scheduled program and may include:

  • Painting benches, pipe fencing or railing
  • Planting ground cover, bulbs or other plantings
  • Removing invasive plants or weeds
  • Sweeping pathways or perimeter sidewalks
  • Mulching
  • Raking leaves

Supplies and Supervision
Sessions are supervised by our trained field staff, and the Conservancy provides all of the tools or equipment needed for the activity. Fresh water is provided, and companies may supply additional beverages or snacks, if they wish.

On-site Signage
Participating companies are acknowledged with their logo on signage that is displayed in the work area while activities are under way.