We are excited to invite volunteers back into The Battery after a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New volunteers can sign up here and existing volunteers can log in to find available shifts on their opportunities page.

Have an Impact


Get involved! There are many opportunities for individuals at The Battery, the beautiful historic park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Volunteers are an essential part of The Battery Conservancy team. All volunteers must watch an orientation video and complete a follow-up form. Because of COVID-9 safety guidance, volunteer slots are currently limited. We will be adding slots based on safety guidance, so please keep checking in!

All volunteers, staff, and park visitors must maintain a distance of 6 feet from others and wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while in The Battery.


Garden at The Battery! Gardeners work side-by-side with our professional horticulturalists to plant, weed, divide, prune, rake, and perform the tasks required to maintain The Battery’s beautiful perennial gardens.

Volunteers join us 9:30 am to noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Battery Urban Farm

Farm at our educational urban farm! Volunteers assist with a range of tasks to maintain our vegetable and forest farms. Activities include harvesting produce for donations, layering and turning compost, bed prep, weeding, mulching, and occasional planting.

Volunteers join us on the farm Wednesdays from 9:30 am to noon.


Engage with fellow New Yorkers and visitors from around the world! Greeters answer questions from visitors about directions, park information, and The Battery Conservancy. Greeters must attend a Greeter Training session in addition to Orientation.

Greeters are available at information tables from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on select weekdays and Saturdays, March through mid-November.

Tour Guide

Tour Guides lead free, hour-long tours to inform the public about The Battery’s rich history, landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and much more.

Tour Guides volunteer as Greeters before they are eligible for Tour Guide training.

Core Volunteers

The Battery Conservancy relies on dedicated volunteers who participate regularly. Core group members are invited to volunteer Monday through Saturday, outside usually scheduled volunteer hours. They earn service-based rewards, receive invitations to special events and activities, and gain advanced training in horticulture.


Get involved with your community group or coworkers! There are many opportunities for groups at The Battery, the beautiful historic park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Volunteers are an essential part of The Battery Conservancy team.


Team building at The Battery

Corporate Partners provide financial and hands-on support to ensure the future of The Battery’s 25 acres. The Battery Conservancy is proud to partner with civic-minded corporations committed to supporting the rebuilding of New York’s first waterfront park and the revitalization of the cultural life of Downtown Manhattan. Battery Corporate Partners enrich the quality of life of their employees, customers, and the local community, as well as the millions of visitors who come to The Battery each year.

Corporate Volunteer days provide employees valuable team-building experiences and the opportunity to develop a sense of stewardship. The Battery can accommodate corporate groups of up to 25 volunteers. Contact corp@thebattery.org for more information.

Become a Corporate Partner


Non-corporate organizations are welcome to schedule a volunteer day for a suggested donation of $25 per person. The maximum capacity is 25 people. To request a non-corporate volunteer day, please fill out this application form.

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