Projects can be scheduled 7 days a week, between 9am-3pm, for a minimum of 2 hours. A 3 hour project is best.
3-6 weeks is required for most projects.
We are able to create personalized volunteer opportunities for groups of 20 people or more. Smaller sized groups will be encouraged to volunteer during public volunteer days.
All youth must be supervised by responsible adult chaperones (we require a 1:5 adult to youth ratio). Most service projects are not appropriate for children under the age of 8.
Projects involve park beautification activities, which might include one or more of the following: litter pick-up and other debris removal, mulching, raking, or weeding. Planting and painting projects are sometimes available, and usually require a supply budget.
PfP is able to provide gloves, garbage bags, and reusable supplies, such as rakes, grabbers, and wheelbarrows for all projects. Painting and planting projects will usually require a donation.
All participants are required to sign our volunteer and photo release waivers.
We require at least a 24 hour notice to 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.
PfP is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks. All donations for supplies and administrative costs should be made payable to City Parks Foundation (501c3), and are 100% tax-deductible.