There are many ways to get involved in Washington Square Park!
We welcome enthusiastic gardeners, docents for our greeter/guide program, photographers, and those who want to pitch-in at our monthly clean-up days. We are also happy to engage your other skills to support Washington Square Park.
Monthly Volunteer Days
Our group volunteer days take place weekend days during the warmer months. Work consists of weeding, raking leaves, mulching, planting, and other clean-up operations as necessary. No experience is needed for this program and there is no long-term commitment. Saturdays from 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM.
Our first session of the season will take place on Saturday, August 5th. Email us to register.
Our Wednesday Weeders are a small group of committed volunteers who work under the guidance of gardening staff at the park. You’ll learn about the horticulture of the park while lending a helping hand. Wednesday Weeders commit to at least 6 hours of service each month, of weeding, mulching, and planting. Volunteers must complete an orientation for this program, but no previous experience is necessary. Email us for more information.
Greeter/Guides – Washington Square Park Docents
Greeter volunteers answer questions from park visitors on various topics, from park horticulture and history to events and happenings. Tour guides develop a tour of the park under the guidance of Conservancy staff and lead groups on an exploration of the park’s many features and functions. This program requires submission of an application, extensive orientation and a commitment of at least 6 hours per month. Our next application period will take place in May. Email us for more information.
Interested in photography? We’re always looking for volunteers to spend time taking photos in the Park and to help photograph special events. We ask photographers to approximately 6 hours each month and participation in an orientation session. Email us for more information.
Please sign up below and we will reach out for help with other special events. These may include help with stuffing envelopes, special projects in the Park such as user counts, and other Conservancy special events.