Grassroots Volunteer Program

Volunteerism is at the heart of the Conservancy’s mission to conserve, improve, and beautify Riverside Park. Community involvement is essential to the park’s well-being, and our Grassroots Volunteer Program guides individuals and groups of all skill levels in making meaningful contributions to the park’s overall care.

Visit our volunteer events calendar to learn about upcoming one-time and drop-in volunteer opportunities. You are welcome to register and join us for our weekly, monthly, or annual volunteer events. This is a great way to get started as a park volunteer — it provides an opportunity for you to get to know the program and for us to get to know you. Check back often as volunteer projects and details are updated frequently.


Learn how individual volunteers may make longer-term commitments as ParkTenders, Place Partners, or ParkRovers. Individuals can also assist with the various volunteer-based ‘User Groups’ that support specific areas such as dog runs, playgrounds and tennis courts.


The Conservancy has hosted volunteer groups since its inception in 1986, and we would be delighted to welcome your group to the park. Group projects are a great way for corporations, private clubs, or schools to strengthen their ties to one another while giving back to the community.

Teen Volunteer Corps

Led by our skilled horticultural staff, the teen corps spends a couple hours each week working during the summer to undertake improvement projects throughout the park.