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Volunteers are Central to the Park!

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, and have Youth & Family Programs for those under 18. To learn more and to become a volunteer with any of our programs, click on one of the following links:

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.

Greeter/Guide Program
Join our group of friendly and knowledgeable greeter/guides in providing information, giving tours, and helping enhance the overall experience for Central Park's 42 million annual visitors.

Painting Program
Help maintain and beautify Central Park by painting fencing, railing, and more than 9,000 iconic benches. The Painting Program is the perfect way to make immediate, lasting improvements throughout Central Park.

Pitch In, Pick Up Program (Quickest way to volunteer!)
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 a person or small group wanting to help keep Central Park clean!

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.

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.