Volunteer

Calling Philadelphia Park Lovers!

Philadelphia’s parks make our city a wonderful place to live, work, and explore, but we need your help to keep our public green spaces in shape! We’re looking for 2,000+ volunteers to help plant trees, rake leaves, and clean up trash and litter in parks across Philadelphia on Saturday, November 4th. Click the button on the left to sign up!

Check out the map of all participating parks and the map of parks that need volunteers.

If you’re interested in volunteering in a deeper capacity, please consider joining one of 115 Park Friends Groups across Philadelphia.

How to Volunteer for LOVE Your Park

LOVE Your Park service days happen twice a year (each spring and fall), and around one month before each citywide service day we put out a call for volunteers. The call goes out through email newsletters, social media, posters/flyers, and our network of 115 neighborhood-based Park Friends Groups across Philadelphia. Volunteers can sign up to participate in a LOVE Your Park volunteer event as individuals, families, or a group of up to 50.

When registration opens, we will publish a map of participating parks so you can search for a site based on neighborhood, number of volunteers needed, work list, or date. When you register, we’ll ask you to choose two potential parks (in case one is full), and then follow up through email to confirm your site and connect you to the event coordinators. Event coordinators will let you know of any special instructions or changes to the event logistics.

Who Runs the Show

LOVE Your Park volunteer events are mostly organized by Park Friends Groups. Park Friends Groups are community-based groups of neighbors who volunteer their time to host park clean-ups and plan events during LOVE Your Park Week and throughout the year. In other words, the vast majority of LYP events are run by your friends and neighbors! Each participating Park Friends Group designates an event coordinator to lead their workday, and that leader will be your main contact for any updates, needs, special instructions, etc. Participating in a clean-up is a great way to get involved and support your neighborhood!

We currently work with over 115 active Park Friends Groups across Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

Sign Up for our Newsletters!

To get updates on volunteering in Philly’s parks, please sign up for our LOVE Your Park newsletter. You can also get updates on all Philly park news by signing up for newsletters from Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Follow us on Twitter @loveyourpark.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering in Philadelphia’s parks outside of LOVE Your Park Week and the LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day, please check out information on volunteering with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Corporate Stewardship Program.

Questions

Still have questions? Email us at volunteer@loveyourpark.org.