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Central Park Conservancy's success depends upon a dedicated corps of volunteers who help fill a variety of critical roles. With 843 acres to manage, there's a lot of ground to cover, and many ways to volunteer year-round.

Join our team and find a great excuse to spend more time in Central Park! We welcome anyone ages 18 and up.

For those who are under the age of 18, please go to our Youth & Family Programs page.

Get Started: Attend a Volunteer Open House

The best way to learn about volunteering in Central Park is to attend one of our Volunteer Open House sessions. Held approximately twice a month, they offer prospective volunteers the opportunity to meet directly with Conservancy staff members and veteran volunteers who can provide specific information and answer questions about the types of volunteer jobs available in Central Park.

Current Volunteers

Manage your schedule and profile in our Volunteer Portal.

Volunteer Program Details

Learn about the various ways you can volunteer in Central Park.

Horticulture Program
Join a team of volunteers who help keep Central Park beautiful by maintaining and enhancing its landscapes. Projects include planting, mulching, raking, weeding, and pruning. Open to individuals and nonprofit groups.
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Greeter Program
Join our group of friendly and knowledgeable Greeters in providing information, giving tours, and helping enhance the overall experience for Central Park's 42 million annual visitors.
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Paint Program
Help maintain and beautify Central Park by painting fencing, railing, and more than 9,000 iconic benches. The Paint Program is the perfect way to make immediate, lasting improvements throughout Central Park.
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Pitch In, Pick Up Program
Want to get started right away? Looking to fulfill school community service requirements? Pitch In, Pick Up is the perfect one-time volunteer opportunity for individuals and families wanting to help keep Central Park clean!
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Corporate "Day in the Dirt" Program
The "Day in the Dirt" program offers a unique opportunity for corporate groups to promote volunteerism and environmental stewardship while building employee cohesiveness and camaraderie.
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Non-Profit "Day in the Dirt" Program
Non-profit groups of 12 or fewer adults may inquire about participating in a "Day in the Dirt." Projects are seasonal and involve raking leaves, mulching, weeding, and other landscape maintenance projects as needed.
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Youth & Family Programs
Participate in our Youth Education & Service Programs and learn about the Park while helping preserve its landscapes. Families can participate in Central Park Conservancy's "Keeping It Green" program by helping with raking and mulching projects.
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