Volunteer

Calling Philadelphia Park Lovers!

We’re looking for 2,000 volunteers to help clean and green Philly’s parks during LOVE Your Park Week 2017 (May 13-21)! Over 80 Park Friends Groups across Philadelphia will host volunteer workdays during LYP Week and we need your help to get our parks ready for the summer season.

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How It Works

Volunteers can sign up to participate in a LOVE Your Park volunteer event as individuals, families, or a group of up to 50. (Opportunities for large groups are limited.)

Register Online:
Check out the map of participating parks at loveyourpark.org, or search for a site based on neighborhood, number of volunteers needed, work list, or event date. 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.

Register Via Phone:
We are also happy to take volunteer registrations over the phone. If you need assistance registering over the phone, please call us at (215) 683-3679.

Who Runs the Show

LOVE Your Park Week 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 110 active Park Friends Groups across Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

What to Bring

Tools and materials will be provided.We supply participating Park Friends Groups with all the tools, gloves, and materials they need to host a LOVE Your Park clean-up. In some cases, volunteer coordinators will put out a call for special or extra tools (like hand trowels), but for the most part all you need to bring is yourself and a pair of work gloves if you have them!

Please dress appropriately. Closed-toed shoes are a must! Boots or sturdy sneakers are best; please avoid ballet flats, sandals, flip flops, etc. We also encourage volunteers to bring a reusable water bottle and anything else you might need to be comfortable, like sunblock, a hat, bug spray, or a snack.

Sign Up for our Newsletters!

Stay up to day on the latest Philadelphia park news by signing up for Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation newsletters. You can also follow us on Twitter @loveyourpark and follow the hashtag #LoveYourPark.

Questions

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