Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved in Washington Square Park!
Volunteer Log InWe 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.

Opportunities Available

Monthly Clean-Ups
Volunteer with us on the first Saturday of the month, and give back to the park you love! Work consists of weeding, raking leaves, mulching, planting, and other work – whatever is necessary to keep Washington Square Park clean, safe and beautiful. No experience is needed for this program and there is no long-term commitment. Ages 14+ please. Saturdays, 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM. Season begins on May 5th.

Wednesday Weeders
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. Spring orientations: March 28th & April 11th.

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.

Applications for Greeter/Guides are currently open, due March 19th.

Please reach out to volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org with your questions.

This application is due on or before 11:59 PM March 19. Email your application to volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org. No late applications will be accepted.

Please download the application here.

Photographers
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.

Other Opportunities
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

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