Help the Conservancy meet the informational needs of Central Park's 42 million annual visitors from all over the world. Whether they are from far-away places or are New Yorkers who use the Park regularly, many visitors need help navigating the Park or have general interest questions. You can choose the type of Greeter role you’d prefer by selecting one of the options below. Training is provided and required for all positions, and we ask for a commitment of one three-hour shift per week.
As a Greeter, you must:
- attend a Volunteer Open House to get started
- complete the interview and training processes
- be physically able to walk through various types of terrain
- have an excellent sense of direction and a strong knowledge of Park features
- have a positive, service-oriented demeanor
- be willing to commit annually to one three-hour shift per week
- have internet access to record work hours and communicate through email
Work with a partner or on your own in designated areas of the Park greeting visitors, giving directions, answering Park-related questions, providing information about upcoming events, and teaching good Park stewardship.
Like Walking Greeters, Kiosk Greeters greet visitors, give directions, answer Park-related questions, provide information about upcoming events, and teach good Park stewardship. But they do it all from inside one of our three information kiosks located throughout the Park.
Visitor Center Greeter
As a Visitor Center volunteer, you will work out of one of three Centers. Your main job will be to support the Center staff, especially around lunch time or when they are short-staffed.
Tour Guides lead public and/or custom walking tours throughout the Park, helping visitors discover Central Park's history, ecology, and design. You will learn and lead tours in all areas of the Park.