Group Volunteer Request for Youth


Youth Volunteer Groups and Partnerships for Parks

This form is intended for groups of 10 to 25 individuals, most of whom are under the age of 18.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for NYC Parks during this unprecedented time. As a result of many facility closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, parks have become more important than ever for New Yorkers; providing space for exercise, access to nature, and a change of scenery from their homes. Our parks are being used more than ever during this crisis and any help that you can offer is greatly needed and appreciated. 

In order to most effectively support high need parks across the city, we are providing volunteer opportunities focusing on the most necessary tasks. Our projects will be held throughout the city at specific parks on designated days and hours, and will begin shortly after Labor Day.

Additional Information and Guidelines

Please be sure to review these important volunteer guidelines in addition to the guidelines listed below before requesting a project with us.

Group size
We are able to accommodate groups of up to 25 individuals at this time. If your group is fewer than 25 people, you may be joined by walk-ons from the public. For groups smaller than 10, we invite individual members to register for the publicly listed projects of their choice.

Project dates and times vary.

We require two (2) weeks' notice in order to secure your group's spot at a project. 

All youth groups must be supervised by responsible adult chaperones (we require a 1:5 adult to youth ratio). In order to make our volunteer projects productive and enjoyable, we require all volunteers, including adult chaperones and teachers, to actively participate in the project. We ask that you pre-assign group leaders. 

Projects involve park beautification activities, which might include one or more of the following:litter or debris removal; leaf raking, weeding, mulching, or beach cleaning. 

All volunteers are required to bring and wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth; other supplies will be provided.


All participants (or their adult guardians) are required to sign our volunteer and photo release waivers.

Cancellation policy
We require at least a 24 hour notice; With adequate notice, we can inform all involved staff and reallocate supplies accordingly. Failure to notify us within this time frame may impact your ability to plan future projects with PfP.
Contact Information

Please estimate the breakdown of participants' ages. 
*Remember, for individuals under 18, we require a 1:5 adult to child ratio. 

Please note: We ask for at least two (2) weeks to secure your group's spot in a project.

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