Love Your Park Week 2018: May 12-20

We’re looking for 2,000+ volunteers to help clean and green parks across Philadelphia during Love Your Park Week! Most volunteer events will be held on Saturday, May 12.

How to Volunteer

Volunteer registration for Love Your Park Week 2018 will open on April 12. If you’re interested, please sign up for our newsletter so we can let you know when registration opens.

When registration opens, we will post a map of participating parks so you can search for a site based on neighborhood, number of volunteers needed, project list, or date. You’ll be asked to choose two potential sites, and you’ll be able to sign up as an individual, a family, or a group of up to 40.

Within a few days of receiving your registration, we’ll follow up through email to confirm your site and connect you to the friends group running the event.

Who Runs Volunteer Events

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 citizen volunteers!

We work with participating friends groups to provide all the supplies they need for volunteer workdays (including tools, gloves, and trash bags), so all you need to bring is yourself and whatever you need to feel comfortable working outside for a few hours.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering in Philadelphia’s parks outside of Love Your Park Week, please check out information on volunteering with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Please also save the date for the 2018 Love Your Park Fall Service Day on Saturday, November 10!

If you would like to set up a private workday for a company, please check out Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Corporate Stewardship Program. (Please note that we do not host private events during LYP Week.)

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.