The Conservancy's success depends on a dedicated corps of volunteers who fill a number of critical roles, from maintaining landscapes to leading visitors on tours. With 843 acres there's a lot of ground to cover, and many ways to lend a hand. Join our team and find an excuse to spend more time in the Park!

Please note that our volunteer programs:

  • Welcome anyone ages 18 +
  • Offer dedicated opportunities for individuals and groups under the age of 18
  • Operate year round except during severe weather conditions
  • Include drop-in opportunities and ongoing positions requiring a long-term commitment
  • Provide any necessary training and equipment

If your questions about the Conservancy's volunteer program are not answered here, please write us at volunteer@centralparknyc.org or call the Volunteer Hotline, 212.360.2751. For Youth and Family volunteers programs, email youth@centralparknyc.org.


Horticulture Programs
Help us keep Central Park beautiful by volunteering to maintain and enhance its landscapes by planting, mulching, raking, weeding, pruning, and painting.

Greeter/Guide Program
Become a greeter/guide and provide information, give tours, and help enhance the overall experience for Central Park's 40 million visitors.

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.

Pitch In, Pick Up
Help keep Central Park clean on your own schedule by volunteering to pitch in and pick up!

Central Park Paws
Support the Park’s dog-loving community by volunteering for Central Park Paws programs and events.

Family Program
Bring your family to the Park and help in “Keeping It Green” through raking and mulching projects in the spring and fall.

Youth Programs
Participate in the Youth Education & Service Programs and learn hands-on about the Park while helping preserve its landscapes.

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