Corporate Volunteering

Through NYRP’s corporate volunteering program, Seasons of Service, volunteers from New York’s leading companies clean and green community gardens, maintain parks, and plant trees, shrubs and flowers. Our dedicated volunteers also care for newly planted MillionTreesNYC trees, restore forgotten shoreline, remove invasive vegetation, and bring life to city parks. 

Let Us Handle It 
NYRP staff will take care of everything needed for a quality volunteering experience – from scouting and prepping locations to sourcing plants and supplying equipment, drinking water, lunch, work gloves, tools, and training. Our standard greening projects fall on weekdays from 9:30am to 1pm, with a boxed lunch served during the day.

Just a Hop, Skip and Jump Away  
Our sites in upper Manhattan are just 40 minutes by mass transit from Midtown, and we frequently have volunteer opportunities in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. 

Let Us Brag About You
NYRP offers corporate partners a range of benefits around visibility and employee and community engagement.

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Maximum distance from office you would be willing to travel? Do you have a date in mind? Do you have a budget? Do you have fewer than 15 volunteers?

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a typical schedule for a day of volunteering?
Volunteers typically meet at the project site at 9:30am and wrap up work at 1:00pm at which time a boxed lunch is served. We are happy to work with your organization to develop customized schedules.  

Why is volunteering limited to April through November?
From December to March, most trees and plants are hibernating and new plantings won’t survive. NYRP’s greatest demand for volunteer assistance is during the summer, but we also offer opportunities each fall and spring.

Where will we volunteer?
During the summer, our volunteers work on stewardship projects mainly in Highbridge and Sherman Creek Parks in Northern Manhattan. Tree planting projects occur in the fall and spring and are typically held at public housing developments and school campuses in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. 

How do we get to our volunteer site?
All project sites are accessible by mass transit. For an additional fee, NYRP is happy to arrange for transportation through trusted coach bus services.

How many employees can participate?
Our standard projects accommodate volunteer groups between 20 to 100 people. Events for more than 100 volunteers require additional planning and lead time.  

Will our company receive press coverage for our participation?
NYRP offers limited PR surrounding volunteer events with our available media assets, but we are happy to discuss a broader media strategy if you desire additional publicity.

Will NYRP provide photos of our organization's volunteer day?
NYRP staff will take informal photos throughout the day. We can also arrange for a professional photographer to visit the site on your volunteer day for an additional fee.

How much does it cost? 
The required donation amount varies depending on group size and project type. The typical minimum required donation begins at $2,000 for a parks and garden stewardship project. We are happy to work with you on this, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a specific budget in mind.
Corporate partnerships beginning at $25,000 are entitled to benefit packages that include volunteer days and priority scheduling.


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