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NYC Parks Stewardship Program

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment


Queens Plaza South and 10th StreetLittle Green TrailerNew York, NY 11101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Stewardship Program is a service program that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers for ecological projects across the city. You can help keep New York City’s forests, wetlands, and coastlines thriving. Join us to plant trees, shrubs, and grasses; restore our forests; care for street tree beds; and remove debris from our wetlands.


What We Offer

You’ll be led by an experienced staff that provides all of the tools and equipment needed to properly care for our natural areas. Get hands-on, educational experience in some of the most beautiful and diverse habitats throughout NYC!

Who Should Volunteer

Our volunteer program is for anyone who loves nature. We can accommodate local organizations, individuals, corporations, "voluntourists," schools, universities and visiting service organizations. We welcome a wide range of experience levels, abilities, and group sizes.


Would you recommend NYC Parks Stewardship Program?
10 reviews Write a review
by MOHAMMED F. from YE (September 24, 2023)
Because of the great opportunities to volunteer and make the world better than it is.
by Kaitlin G. from East Brunswick, NJ (April 7, 2021)
The group was efficient and the leaders were knowledgeable. I’d definitely volunteer with this group again!
by Ashley C. (November 12, 2020)
Very organized organization as well as a great experience.
by Shawn W. from Brooklyn, NY (February 3, 2020)
I want start doing volunteering before I recommend anything.
by Christopher V. (January 26, 2020)
NYC Parks Stewardship events are a must-try for anyone living in the five boroughs who enjoys getting outside and back to nature. Instead of driving 2+ hours north to go for a hike, try seeing the parks in your neighborhood from a whole new perspective. Work off-trail to learn about and remove invasives, meet likeminded people, get out some of that pent up energy. I love this initiative.
by Monique P. from Brooklyn, NY (March 21, 2017)
This was a great initiative. The fact that it was in my neighborhood made it even more special. I got an opportunity to assist with a cleanup of the Canarsie coastline and met some awesome people. My 2017 goal is to be more and do more...this was a start for me. Thanks for the opportunity.
by Chelsea H. from Brooklyn, NY (July 9, 2016)
The people are friendly and the work is extremely productive.

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