There are so many ways to get involved in Washington Square Park! Check out the opportunities available to you now, and learn more about the wonderful people pitching in at their park.

If you have any questions or want more details about the programs below, please email volunteer@washingtonsqpark.org.

Are you part of a corporate group interested in volunteering? Click here for more info!


Weekend Community Clean Up

Spend a weekend morning volunteering with us and give back to the Park you love! On the second Saturday of each month we hit the park with a group of volunteers to keep things looking beautiful. 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, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Check out our next opportunity!

Clean Team
Be part of the effort keeping Washington Square Park clean and beautiful! Our Clean Team is a group of dedicated volunteers who make a regular commitment to litter pick-up around the park. You make your own schedule, (program runs during NYC Parks staff hours, 7:30am-8pm, 7 days a week) and determine your own work-load. Following a required orientation, we recommend a shift of 45-60 minutes once a week and ask for a 6-month commitment. Applications opening soon!


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Washington Sq. Waterers

Waterers show our trees love! They work with Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to learn all about watering young trees. Its thanks to them that newly planted trees thrive.

Wednesday Weeders
Our Wednesday Weeders are a small group of committed volunteers who work under the guidance of gardening staff at the Park. They learn about the horticulture of the Park while lending a helping hand at essential gardening tasks. Wednesday Weeders commit to at least 6 hours of service each month, of weeding, mulching, and planting. Volunteers complete an extensive orientation and receive special dispensation from NYC Parks to perform their work.

If you’ve seen WSPC share a beautiful photo of the park, it was probably taken by a volunteer Parktographer! This artistic bunch takes candid photos in the park as well as helping to photograph special events. Check out some of their work on our Instagram 📸

Greeter/Guides – Washington Square Park Docents
Found out and about at events or on particularly beautiful days in the Park, our Greeters answer questions from park users on various topics, from park horticulture and history to events and happenings. Some Greeters take things a step further and choose to become tour guides, developing their unique tour of the park under the guidance of Conservancy staff. If you see one of them out with our Welcome Wagon, be sure to stop by and say hello! If you ask, they may even have a special bit of park swag for you.

four volunteers in green t-shirts pose smiling with gardening tools