Volunteer

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!

How it Works

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. That’s right – the vast majority of LYP events are run by community volunteers! Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation partner to provide resources and support to participating park friends groups, most of whom are officially registered members of the Philadelphia Park Friends Network.

How to Participate

Volunteer registration for Love Your Park events opens approximately one month before each event. (For the Fall Service Day on November 10, volunteer registration will open around October 10.) When volunteer registration opens, we will publish a map of participating parks that includes all the details of each service day. Interested volunteers can register and select two site preferences, and then we’ll connect you to the coordinators for that event through email.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering in Philadelphia’s parks outside of Love Your Park events, please check out information on volunteering with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

If you would like to set up a private workday for a company, please check out Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Corporate Stewardship Program.

If you want to get more involved with your local park friends group – or start a new one – please check out information on our Park Friends Network.