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Horticulture Programs

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

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 or call the Volunteer Hotline, 212.360.2751.

Saturday Green Team
Join our group of Saturday volunteers to complete large-scale horticultural and maintenance projects throughout the Park.

Gardener's Assistant
Work closely with a Conservancy Zone Gardener and other volunteers to help meet the horticulture and maintenance needs of a Park zone.

Clean Team
Help keep Central Park beautiful by supporting Conservancy staff through litter pick up in high-use areas of the Park.

Apply online! If you have previously created an online volunteer profile, please do not create a new one.  If you do not remember your log-in information, please contact us at: