Prospect Park is home to many types of engaging volunteer opportunities. Weekly events occur regularly, with the exception of holidays and holiday weekends. Please read below for details regarding each event.
If you have questions, please contact the Volunteer Office at (718) 287-3400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Side Revival
Mondays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The East Side Revival helps beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden.
Meet on the east side of the Park at the Vale of Cashmere Pump House
Tuesday Youth Corps
Tuesday, July 8 – August 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Corps is a new chance for Brooklyn teens to volunteer in Prospect Park with other teenagers. Each week, Prospect Park staff will lead the volunteer team to take on a unique, challenging project in the Park, ranging from painting benches to landscaping work such as invasive plant removal, mulching, weeding, path edging and litter removal. By working collaboratively on varied jobs, the teen volunteers will also develop personal and professional skills.
Meet at Picnic House parking lot
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
The Wednesday Corps volunteers are dedicated to keeping the southeast section of the Park beautiful through a variety of horticulture and clean-up tasks. Work locations include the lakeshore, the Audubon Center, and Lefferts Historic House.
Audubon Center Lefferts Historic House
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Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout Prospect Park as needed. The event takes place at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Weekend Woodland Corps is a team of volunteers committed to the continued restoration and revitalization of Prospect Park’s 250 acres of forest.
Meet at the Picnic House parking lot
Weekend Volunteer Corps
Select weekends throughout 2014, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include: sprucing up gardens; clearing fence lines; painting fences & benches; weeding; spreading mulch; sweeping and clearing pathways; and removing trash.
Sunday, April 27: Meet at Lincoln Road entrance
Sunday, May 11: Meet at Picnic House parking lot
Saturday, June 7: Meet at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance
Sunday, June 15:
Meet near the arch on the side closer to the Brooklyn Public Library at
Grand Army Plaza
Sunday, June 22: Meet at Park Circle
Sunday, July 13: Meet at Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
Sunday, July 20: Boathouse
Saturday, August 2: Meet at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance
Sunday, August 10: Meet at 3rd Street entrance
Saturday, September 13: Meet at Lincoln Road entrance
Sunday, November 16: Meet at Picnic House
Interested in bringing a group? Please visit our Community Groups or Corporate Groups pages.
Friends of the Berms
Saturdays, Monthly: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join your neighbors from Prospect Heights and Park Slope for our monthly clean-up day in the Plaza Street Berms. Adults and supervised children are welcome.
Meet at Plaza Street & Vanderbilt Avenue
Litter Patrol Volunteer
If you are looking for an opportunity with more flexibility, help keep the Park litter-free! Gloves, garbage bags, and grabbers provided. All volunteers must pre-arrange a date and time by calling (718) 287-3400.
Meet at the Eastwood Building
Saturdays & Sundays, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families can take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Locations at Pop-Up Audubon >