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Gardener's Assistant Program


CPC Volunteers Gardeners Assistants

Note: Recruitment for this program is currently on hiatus.

Gardener's Assistants commit to working a regular weekly schedule with a Conservancy Zone Gardener, helping meet the horticulture and maintenance needs of a particular zone. By regularly working in the same zone with a member of the Conservancy staff alongside other volunteers, you’ll develop a great deal of knowledge, ownership, and pride about your area of the Park.

All shifts are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

As a Gardener's Assistant, you must:

  • attend a Volunteer Open House to get started
  • complete the interview and training processes
  • have a strong interest in horticulture
  • be willing to commit annually to one three-hour shift per week
  • be able to do physically demanding work, including bending, lifting, and kneeling
  • have internet access to record work hours and communicate through email

Our Open Houses are on hiatus until February 2018. Please check back then!

If you have a question about this or any other Central Park Conservancy Volunteer Program, please write us at volunteer@centralparknyc.org or call the Volunteer Hotline at 212.360.2751.