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Art in the Park 2021 Summer Volunteer

This summer, the National Parks of Boston will be hosting an Art In The Park Program: Inspired By The Parks ! Starting Thursday, July 22, 2021, there will be an Art Cart, with craft and art supplies for public use. Visitors will have the chance to participate in a community art project, make postcards, create art inspired by the parks, and/or color coloring pages. The carts will run weekly throughout the season, Wednesdays at Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Thursdays at the Boston Harbor Island Welcome Center Downtown and Fridays at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Attached below is the calendar and time for the art carts). NBP is recruiting 5-10 volunteers ages 15-25 to work with the Art Carts this summer and earn community service hours!


Ages 15-25
Minimum commitment of 1 afternoon (12:30pm to 3:30pm) a week for 4+ weeks

Volunteer Duties:
Help set up and take down the Art Carts.
Help sanitize used supplies
Explain to visitors how they can participate in the program

Art Cart Schedule:

Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown - Wednesdays, 1 - 3pm
Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center, Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston - Thursdays, 1 - 3pm
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown - Fridays 1-3pm

The park wants to ensure that our volunteers feel safe in returning or joining the parks. Some actions to mitigate risks will be:
A pop up tent. With the high temperatures, we want to ensure staff, volunteers, and visitors stay cool.
Visitors will have clipboards and will spread out while creating their art to prevent crowding
Visitors will be able to keep any of the supplies that cannot be sanitized. The supplies that can be sanitized will be dropped off in a box for us to spray down at the end of the event.
Drop boxes to limit contact


We would love to have you helping at the art carts! If you are interested you can sign up at or follow this microsoft form:

Please reach out to Thea Jackson at regarding any questions or concerns!

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About National Park Service


15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.


The Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is a dynamic natural and cultural wonder with a diversity of experiences for volunteers and visitors alike. Volunteers have a very important role in helping to preserve and protect the islands' natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources, as well as to enhance visitor experiences on the islands. Whether you are looking to volunteer on a regular basis, plan a group volunteer event, or help out at a single day event or special program, there is a volunteer opportunity for you!

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


Thu Jul 22, 2021 - Fri Oct 01, 2021
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM


Boston National Historical Park21 2nd AveCharlestown Navy YardCharlestown, MA 02129



  • People Skills


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 15
  • 1 afternoon (12:30 - 3:30pm) per week for at least 4 weeks this summer
  • Age 15 - 25

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