Get Involved

Get involved

Anyone can volunteer at Central Park! Whether you wish to contribute money or time, or if you are volunteering by yourself or as part of a group, there is an opportunity to give back.

The Central Park Conservancy offers programs for children and adults of all ages.


Volunteer Hotline

Call (212) 360-2751.

This is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to directly contact the Central Park Conservancy to find the way in which they can best help Central Park.

You must be 18+ for most programs, but some are specially designed for children and teens 18 and younger.


Youth and Family Days Programs

The Central Park Conservancy accepts students under 18 in their specialized youth and Family Days Programs.


Adopt a bench

The majority of benches can be adopted with a donation of $10,000.


Endow a tree

When you endow a Central Park tree, your money funds the planting of new trees in the Park. As a donor, you will receive an engraved stone at Literary Walk.


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Become a Member of the Central Park Conservancy

Choose from Individual Membership, Family Membership, or Greensward Circle, and enjoy your membership benefits knowing that your donation helps the Conservancy in the preservation of Central Park. To become a member, click here.


Popular Programs

To learn more and to become a volunteer with any of their programs click on one of the following links: 

Field/Horticulture Programs 
Become part of a team of volunteers that help keep Central Park beautiful by maintaining and enhancing its landscapes. Our projects include; planting, mulching, raking, weeding, pruning, and painting. Open to individuals and non-profit groups. 

Greeter/Guide Program 
Join our group of friendly, knowledgeable, greeter/guides in providing information, giving tours, and/or helping enhance the overall experience for Central Park's 42 million visitors. 

Corporate "Day in the Dirt" Programs 
The "Day in the Dirt" program offers a unique opportunity for corporate groups to promote volunteerism and environmental stewardship while building employee cohesiveness and camaraderie. 

Paws Volunteer Program 
Paws volunteers help in strengthening links with the dog community through day to day interactions educational programs and engagement events. 

Youth & Family Programs 
Participate in the Youth Education & Service Programs and learn hands-on about the Park while helping preserve its landscapes. During the spring and fall families’ can participate in Central Park Conservancy’s “Keeping It Green” program by helping with raking and mulching projects. 


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