Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Maintain Pelham Bay Park


Maintain Pelham Bay Park

Beautify and maintain New York City's largest park. Pelham Bay Park is an exciting place- at 2,772 acres, it’s the largest park in New York City (more than three times the size of Central Park!). Pelham’s amenities include a 13-mile coastline, salt marshes, shady forests and sunny meadows, a 19th century historic house, the Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary, bridle trails, golf courses, bike paths and Orchard Beach, the only public beach in the Bronx.

Pelham Bay Park is truly a Bronx treasure and we could use your help in keeping it clean, green, and accessible. Our volunteers plant trees, remove invasive plants, maintain the park’s nature trails, and host special events and programs.

This project is group-friendly and can accommodate large groups. If you would like to register a group, please contact

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More than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park, Pelham Bay Park is the City's largest park property. Visitors to the park enjoy miles of bridle paths and hiking trails, Orchard Beach, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, two golf courses, and a breathtaking 13-mile saltwater shoreline that hugs Long Island Sound. Athletes frequent its numerous fields and courts while children frolic in its playgrounds. Pelham Bay Park also has a wide and diverse range of plant and animal life and features prime locations to view one of nature's most skillful hunters, the osprey.