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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.

Current Volunteers

Manage your schedule and profile in our Volunteer Portal.


Program Opportunities


Join a team of volunteers and help keep the Park beautiful. No prior experience required:

Saturday Green Team
Join our group of Saturday volunteers to complete large-scale horticulture and maintenance projects in various areas throughout the Park. Projects may include raking, mulching, pulling weeds, planting, and other landscape maintenance projects.
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Seasonal Teams
Help maintain and beautify Central Park by joining our Paint Team in spring and summer, Raking Team in autumn, and Snow Team in winter. Our Seasonal Teams are the perfect way to make immediate, lasting improvements throughout Central Park.
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Commit to a regular schedule by jumping into one of our trained positions:

Gardener’s Assistant 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.
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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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Come help out in the Park with your corporate or non-profit group:

Corporate "Day in the Dirt"
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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Join your school or a group of families for a morning of fun work in the Park:

Keeping It Green for Families
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green by spreading mulch or raking leaves.
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Keeping It Green for Schools
Give your students the opportunity to learn the value of volunteering by spreading mulch or raking leaves during the spring or fall.
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Drop in today and help us keep litter under control in the Park:

Pitch In, Pick Up
Want to get started right away? Pitch In, Pick Up is the perfect one-time volunteer opportunity for a person or small group wanting to help keep Central Park clean!
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