The Conservancy is the only organization that tends to Central Park, and with 843 acres to manage, there’s a lot of ground to cover. The health and history of the Park depends on the volunteers who help us year-round with gardening, greeting visitors, tending to lawns and pathways, and so much more. Check out the different ways you can join our team. We’re always looking to fill a variety of critical roles.

Are you a current volunteer? Manage your profile and schedule in our Volunteer Portal.

Volunteer Opportunities

 Green Team

Join us any Saturday to help with landscape maintenance, including raking, mulching, pulling weeds, and planting.

Seasonal Teams

Make an immediate difference in the Park with one of our seasonal teams—painting and weeding in spring and summer, raking in fall, and shoveling snow in winter.

Gardeners Assistants

Become an integral part of the Park by working alongside a staff gardener each week.


Serve as a knowledgeable resource – and a friendly, welcoming face – for the Park’s millions of annual visitors.

Tour Guide

Meet some of the Park’s millions of annual visitors on our public walking tours, and help them discover the Park’s history, ecology and design.

Pitch In, Pick Up

Help keep the Park clean and volunteer at any time convenient for you – once a week, once a year, or anything in between!

Teen Volunteer Days

Students! Give back to your City by volunteering in Central Park. Help to maintain and beautify the grounds through a variety of Park projects.

Volunteer with your Group

Day in the Dirt

A unique opportunity for corporate groups to build camaraderie while promoting volunteerism, “Day in the Dirt” is a hands-on way to give back to the Park.

Nonprofit Day In The Dirt

Seasonal projects are a great opportunity for small nonprofit groups to build teamwork while giving back.

Family Volunteers

Grab the kids and get some quality time while giving back! You’ll help keep the Park clean while enjoying the outdoors.

School Group Volunteer Days

Students can build teamwork skills and camaraderie while helping keep the Park clean and beautiful.