Thank you for a wonderful volunteer season!

The application for new volunteers will re-open in February 2024.  Existing volunteers can log in to find available shifts on their opportunities page.  See below for more information about our volunteering options.

Have an Impact


Get involved! Volunteers are an essential part of The Battery Conservancy team. There are many opportunities for individuals and groups at The Battery, the beautiful historic park at the southern tip of Manhattan.

During the season, volunteer shifts are available from March through October in a variety of locations across the park.  Volunteers help to maintain our 240,000 square feet of perennial gardens, care for crops in the Battery Urban Farm and Forest Farm, and support the beautification of our lawns and grounds.  Occasional shifts are available for special events and during the winter.

Registration for new volunteers will open in February.  All new volunteers must complete a Volunteer Orientation which is always available online after registration.

Existing volunteers can log in to find available shifts on their Opportunities page.


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.

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 planting.


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.

Tour Guide

Tour Guides lead free, hour-long tours to inform the public about The Battery’s rich history, landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, 240,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and much more.


Core Volunteers

The Battery Conservancy relies on dedicated volunteers who participate regularly. Core group members are invited to volunteer Tuesday 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.  To inquire about group volunteer days in 2021, please email [email protected].

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 email [email protected].

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