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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 volunteer@centralparknyc.org 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: volunteer@centralparknyc.org.