Volunteer Projects

Volunteer Projects


Saturday, October 12

Meadow Planting
Alley Pond Park, Queens, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Volunteers will plant native herbaceous species within Oakland Meadow to restore the habitat for birds and pollinators! Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Stewardship Team. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Saturday, October 19

Shoreline Cleanup
Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 39 acres of salt marsh and wildlife habitat. Remove trash and other marine debris from this salt marsh-lined shoreline. Enjoy stunning city views and wildlife viewing, while protecting the shoreline of this important wildlife sanctuary in Jamaica Bay. Pre-registration is required. Program is hosted by Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information.


Wednesday, October 23

Beach Cleanup
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May–October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please visit their website for registration information. 


Saturday, October 26

Coastal Cleanup
Riverside Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
59th Street Mound

Remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline. Closed-toed work shoes required and be prepared to get dirty. Program is hosted by the Riverside Park Conservancy with Trash Hero NY. Registration preferred. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Fall Stewardship Forest Restoration
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Volunteers will learn how to install deer guards to protect young trees in Pelham Bay Park. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Stewardship Team. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Sunday, October 27

Beach Cleanup
Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Help clean the beach and dune areas of Fort Wadsworth. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring water. Reservations suggested, please call 718-354-4655. Program is hosted by Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website for more information.