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Group Volunteer Request for Youth

 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Partnerships for Parks! We coordinate and lead impactful cleanup, painting, and horticulture projects in city parks that need extra love while providing unique team-building experiences for our participants. Our focus is parks with the greatest needs, therefore requests for specific sites will be made on a case-by-case basis.

This request form is intended for nonprofit organizations that would like to schedule a volunteer project with 20-30 participants who are under 18 years of age. If your group is smaller in size, please refer to our It’s My Park projects that are open to the public. 



Guidelines

Planning
Three to six weeks lead time is required for most projects.  

Schedule
Our projects take place any day of the week between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for two hours.

Group size
We offer customized volunteer projects for groups of 20-30 youth with adult chaperones. Groups larger than 30 youth may be split into shifts. Smaller groups should refer to It’s My Park projects open to the public or can be connected to other group projects.

Chaperones
All youth groups must be supervised by adult chaperones within a 1:6 adult to youth ratio. To create a productive, enjoyable, and safe environment for all, we require adult chaperones and teachers to actively participate in projects.

Activities
We offer hands-on beautification projects including litter pick-up and other debris removal, mulching, raking, or weeding. Planting and painting projects are sometimes available and typically require a donation to purchase supplies. Painting projects are appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Supplies 
We provide gloves, garbage bags, and reusable supplies, such as rakes, grabbers, and wheelbarrows for all projects. Planting and painting projects typically require a donation to purchase supplies.

Waivers 

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 to inform all involved staff and reallocate supplies accordingly. Failure to notify us within this timeframe may impact your ability to plan future projects with Partnerships for Parks.

Donations 
Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks. All donations for supplies and administrative costs are 100% tax deductible and should be made payable to City Parks Foundation.
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Minimum is 20 volunteers. Please note that youth groups over 30 may be broken up into shifts.
Please estimate the breakdown of participants' ages. 
*Recall that for individuals under 18, we require a 1:6 adult to child ratio. 





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