There are several ways to volunteer with Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Individual Volunteer Workdays
All are welcome to join us for our Individual Volunteer Workdays to help with removing invasive species, weeding, trash pick-up, trail maintenance, and more.
Planting and Seeding around Pattison Lagoon
Friday, November 3rd, 2023, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 4th, 2023, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carousel House Farm: Farm Philly Weekly Volunteer Workday
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, now through 10/24
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.
Love Your Park Fall Weekend 2023 is November 10-12!
Volunteer registration will open on October 11.
Check back for the full list of participating parks soon.
Corporate Stewardship Volunteer Events
Fairmount Park Conservancy’s corporate stewardship program offers unique, hands-on outdoor volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia’s parks for corporate groups. Our workdays are custom designed around your team’s interests, needs, and schedule, and they are led by our team of professional volunteer coordinators. We guarantee your team’s experience with us will be rewarding, engaging, and memorable. For more information, please fill out the form below.
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!
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 application window for the Natural Lands Volunteer Leadership program has ended. Stay tuned for updates about the program!