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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. Open Houses 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.

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 Weeding Team in spring and summer, 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 weeding, raking, and mulching. 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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Tour Guide Program
Tour Guides lead public walking tours throughout the Park, helping visitors discover Central Park's history, ecology, and design.
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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"
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 family, fellow teens, or school group for a morning of fun work in the Park:

Family Volunteer Day
Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green by spreading mulch or raking leaves.
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Teen Volunteer Day
Teens can give back to their community and promote good stewardship by helping out with seasonal projects in Central Park.
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School Group Volunteer Day
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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