Gardener’s Assistants

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

Qualifications

To become a Gardener's Assistant, you must:

  • Attend a Volunteer Open House to get started. Check back in February when new Open House dates will be added.
  • 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
Gardeners Assistants

When

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

This program is now on hiatus. Check back in February for spring dates.

Age Requirements

18+

Group Opportunity

No

Contact Information

volunteer@centralparknyc.org