There are several ways to volunteer with Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Weekly Volunteer Events
Volunteers are invited to join us for weekly cleanups in Fairmount Park. The volunteer events will include trash removal, weeding, and invasive vines removal. No prior experience is required. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, but if you have your own gloves you regularly use, please bring them with you! Learn more here.
Love Your Park
Twice a year we organize a citywide park clean-up called Love Your Park. In the spring, Love Your Park Week is held in May, and in the fall, a service day is held in November. These volunteer days of cleaning and greening attract thousands of volunteers to various parks throughout the Philadelphia park system.
In 2019, Love Your Park Week was from May 11-19 and Love Your Park Fall Service Day will be November 9. Visit loveyourpark.org for more information.
Natural Lands Volunteer Leaders
The Natural Lands Volunteer Leadership program provides training and support to park users who want to become park leaders! Volunteer Leaders complete an intensive six-week training, followed by 20 hours of volunteer service. After graduating from the program, Volunteer Leaders work with FPC staff to lead volunteer projects in Philadelphia’s natural areas, with a special focus on East and West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, and FDR Park.
The 2021 round of applications for the Natural Lands Volunteer Leadership program has ended. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to apply for the program!
Volunteer with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Volunteers are needed to help preserve and restore Philadelphia‘s open space. Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy for outdoor volunteer experiences on the second Saturday of every month! Projects will rotate around the city- from the woods of the Wissahickon Valley, to the lakes of FDR, and every green space in between. Help us plant trees, remove invasive plants, clean waterways, and much more, all while exploring the hidden trails, forests, and historical gems of Philadelphia‘s park system. Projects are lead by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy staff–we bring the tools, gloves, and expertise. You bring the energy!
Sign up at volunteerphillyparks.