How to Volunteer with Love Your Park

Every spring and fall we work with our park Friends groups to recruit 2,500 volunteers who help clean and green parks across Philadelphia during Love Your Park Week and the Love Your Park Fall Service Day. Nearly 100 parks across Philadelphia participate each season and need help cleaning up litter and debris, caring for trees, gardening, and more!

The 2019 Love Your Park Fall Service Day will be held on Saturday, November 9, and volunteer registration will open on October 9. (Sign up to get the announcement here.) If you would like to volunteer outside of the Fall Service Day, please check out Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy’s volunteer pages for more information.

Most Love Your Park events are organized by our network of volunteer-based park friends groups. Park friends groups are community-based groups of neighbors who volunteer their time to host park clean-ups, plan events and activities in their park, and advocate for improvements. Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation partner to provide resources and support to participating park Friends groups.

On October 9, the list of participating parks will be posted on loveyourpark.org Interested volunteers will be able to search for events by type, neighborhood, and number of volunteers needed. Once you find an event that interests you, you can sign up to participate as an individual, family, or group.

Please note that we cannot register volunteers for specific events or reserve spots for your group prior to October 9. 


How to Participate

1) Sign up to get the announcement as soon as volunteer registration opens.

2) Consider joining one of our monthly Second Saturday volunteer events to build up your volunteer skills!

3) When registration opens October 9, visit loveyourpark.org and find an event in your favorite Philly park.