Group Volunteer Request - City Parks Foundation

Group Volunteer Request

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 or more participants. If your group is smaller in size, please refer to our It’s My Park projects that are open to the public.


Three to six weeks is required for most projects.


Our projects take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a minimum of two hours (though a three-hour project is best). At this time, we are unable to accommodate weekend projects through February 2024. Small groups with only weekend availability may refer to our events calendar for projects that are open to the public.


Group size

We offer customized volunteer projects for groups of 20 people or more. Smaller groups should refer to open-to-the-public It’s My Park projects or can be connected to other group projects. 


All youth must be supervised by adult chaperones (we require a 1:6 adult to youth ratio).


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 may require a donation to purchase 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.


All participants 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.


Partnerships for Parks 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 and are 100% tax-deductible.

Please note: 3-6 weeks is required for planning most projects.

Keep in mind that projects must end by 3pm.
Minimum is 20 volunteers.
Breakdown of participants or additional information about volunteer numbers can be noted in Comments section below.

(We appreciate flexibility so that we can accomplish the highest priority needs across the city)

Please be specific.

(MTA, walk, bus, etc)

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