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Sign Up As An Individual


Please Note: Our last orientation sessions for the season were September 19th and 21st. We will begin orientation again in the spring, please sign up to be notified when they start!


To sign up as an individual volunteer, please fill out our volunteer registration form. Once your registration is approved (1 – 2 business days), you will be able to pick up an orientation shift on the calendar.


Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend an orientation before their first volunteer shift. This will be a 30 – 45 minute session taking place before volunteer hours on a Tuesday or Thursday. Once an orientation shift has been completed, volunteers will be free to sign up for any volunteer hours during the season.





Become a Horticulture Volunteer at The Battery!


March through mid-November.


Horticulture Volunteers, together with our gardeners, plant, weed, cut back plants, prune, rake, and perform all other tasks required to maintain The Battery’s beautiful perennial gardens.


Regular Volunteer Hours are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from March through mid-November with limited shifts on Saturday mornings. Occasionally, there will be volunteer opportunities outside of Regular Volunteer Hours. These may include farm projects in Battery Urban Farm’s vegetable and forest gardens or preparing for special events in the park. Please indicate your interest in being contacted for these opportunities on your registration form.


The Battery Core Group: The Battery Conservancy relies on dedicated community members who volunteer on a regular basis. The Battery Core Group members are qualified to volunteer outside Regular Volunteer Hours, earn service-based rewards, invitations to special events and activities, and receive advanced training in various horticultural skills.



  1. Complete a minimum of eight (8) 2.5 hour shifts during the calendar year. These do not need to be consecutive shifts.
  2. Learn the bed numbers throughout the park.
  3. Show progress towards learning the plants throughout the park.



Help our visitors get to know the park as a Greeter at The Battery!


March through mid-November.


Greeters are stationed at an information table from 10:00am to 1:00pm on select weekdays and Saturdays from March through mid-November. Greeters answer any questions visitors might have about way-finding, basic park information, and The Battery Conservancy. Additionally, Greeters record simple data regarding park visitors. This is a great way to engage with fellow New Yorkers and learn about visitors from all over the world!


Greeters who have volunteered on a regular basis are invited to participate in additional training to become a Battery Tour Guide.



Tour Guide


Share The Battery’s story!


March through mid-November.


Tour Guides lead park visitors on walking tours of The Battery and teach them about its rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and so much more.


To join the Tour Guide program, volunteers must first participate in the Greeter program to familiarize themselves with The Battery and the Conservancy and will then be offered additional training before leading tours on their own.


Ritz Carlton
CME Group
Goldman Sachs
Whole Foods
Estee Lauder

The Battery Conservancy is proud to partner with a select group of business and corporate sponsors who are committed to supporting the rebuilding of New York’s first waterfront park and the revitalization of the cultural life of Downtown Manhattan.


Corporate Volunteer Groups


Through The Battery Corporate Partnership, your company can invest in the community and enrich the quality of life for your employees, customers, and community, as well as the millions of visitors who come to The Battery each year. Corporate Partners provide financial and hands-on support to ensure the future of The Battery’s 25 acres.  Group volunteer days provide employees valuable team-building experiences and the opportunity to develop a sense of stewardship. Group size is limited to 25 people. For inquiries and questions contact

Nearly a thousand hands dig through our soil every year. The Battery recognizes its Sponsor Level Corporate Partners: