Greeters

Help the Conservancy meet the informational needs of Central Park's millions of 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.

Training is required and includes several classroom sessions, and multiple one-on-one mentoring shifts in the Park with experienced Greeters. Anyone interested in becoming a Greeter must attend a Volunteer Open House.

Kiosk Greeter

Kiosk Greeters are stationed in one of three kiosks throughout the Park. They greet visitors, give directions, answer Park-related questions, provide information about upcoming events, and teach good Park stewardship.

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. You also will have the opportunity to assist with any exhibits, Center-related programs, or events.

Qualifications

To become a Greeter, 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
  • 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
Greeter

When

One 3-hour shift per week.

The Greeter program is now on hiatus. Please check back in February for spring dates.

Age Requirements

18+

Group Opportunity

No

Contact Information

volunteer@centralparknyc.org