Individual Volunteer

If we’ve learned anything recently, it’s that we have to keep what we can’t afford to lose. Piedmont Park has been a haven, a resource and a saving grace for Atlantans during tough times. Get involved in and give back to Atlanta’s backyard with the Conservancy’s volunteer program.

All projects are in Piedmont Park and work to beautify the landscape. Find all of our opportunities below.

Why Volunteering is Critical

The Park has become more than just a place: it’s an outdoor gym, a calming escape from the city and a safe gathering place for friends. You help us keep Piedmont Park a place where we can clear our minds and keep our sanity.

“Piedmont Park means so much to me and our city and it’s been a joy to make a difference. Not only have I been able to get outdoors and work in the park in a variety of ways but I’ve also learned more about native plants and the Conservancy’s important work, as well as made new friends and connections in the community – not to mention it’s a good workout (spreading mulch is a fantastic way to exercise!)” – Daniel Easton

Because of our volunteers, here are a few moments witnessed in 2021 that were able to happen.

  • Keep over 40 acres of lawn space clear of trash so people were able to celebrate and safely gather in a clean space
  • Plant native shrubs and trees that keep Piedmont Park beautiful and shaded, especially during the extreme summer heat
  • Restored benches and flower beds throughout Piedmont Park to enhance its beauty
$176,379

AMOUNT SAVED BY VOLUNTEERS

2,024

PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED

6,180

TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS

65

TREES PLANTED BY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer in the Park to pick up trash, please contact Erica Glasener at volunteer@piedmontpark.org.

Seeking volunteer garden assistants to help with garden and landscape projects in the Park. Gardeners preferred, some training provided. Must be willing to volunteer weekly or biweekly and commit to a training program.

You can sign up for trainings for this volunteer position here. Email Erica Glasener at volunteer@piedmontpark.org for more information.

Join our dynamic corps of Tour Docents in bringing Piedmont Park’s incredibly rich history to life!  Our History Tours provide both a comprehensive and vivid retelling of the Park’s narrative as well as a new lens from which to examine Atlanta’s history and the Conservancy’s central role in transforming the Park.  Tour Docents lead public and/or custom walking tours throughout the park; enhancing the overall visitor experience by helping visitors learn about Piedmont Park’s history, ecology and design.

  • Passion for Piedmont Park and the history of Atlanta
  • Volunteers must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy interacting with the public
  • Physically able to walk in various types of terrain for 60-90 minutes
  • Be able to work outdoors during all seasons
  • Complete the required training process
  • Be willing to commit to at least one-year commitment and to lead 1-2 tours per month
  • Be able to communicate through email
  • Age requirement 18 and up
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver

For more information and requirements, please contact email volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x242.

Have fun volunteering while enjoying the fresh air, learning about locally grown produce and listening to live music! Green Market volunteers play an important role in supporting healthy lifestyles and encouraging sustainable communities. Our Green Market encourages sustainable communities in the most basic way – by providing shoppers with direct access to local farmers and merchants.

Green Market Volunteers:

  • March – December
  • Volunteer opportunities are Saturdays, 7:30 am -2:00 pm
  • Requirements: must be able to lift 25lbs, must stay the duration of shift to receive credit, must be able to be polite to customers, and must be able to follow directions
  • Duties: support market staff with market set up and tear down, monitor numbers of customers into market area, provide direction for customers and support market vendors during market hours
  • Age requirement is 18 and up
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver
  • Court-ordered volunteers are accepted. Must be pre-approved by the Conservancy. DOWNLOAD FORM

For more information, requirements and to sign up for this opportunity, click here to visit the Hands on Atlanta website.

A lot goes into maintaining and enhancing Atlanta’s favorite urban green space!  With more than 4 million visitors annually, we need your help to keep Piedmont Park beautiful.  Pitch in by picking up litter in the park.  Grab some gloves, a trash bag, and trash grabber; and head out into the park to keep the park clean and green year-round.  Every stray straw, plastic bottle, bottle cap, and chip bag collected makes a difference!

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 11am
  • Project takes place outdoors
  • This opportunity is self-guided
  • Age requirement: 5 and up. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent, legal guardian, or adult chaperone volunteer with them
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have this waiver signed in advance by their parent or legal guardian – DOWNLOAD WAIVER
  • We have a park map and all of the supplies for this project on hand, making it easier for you
  • We encourage volunteers to bring a refillable water bottle
  • This experience is ideal for a family, individual, or group (no larger than 4 people)
  • Court-ordered volunteers are accepted. Must be pre-approved by the Conservancy. DOWNLOAD FORM

For more information, requirements and to sign up for this opportunity, click here to visit the Hands on Atlanta website.

Branch out and head outside with us to have some fun while making a dramatic difference in Piedmont Park!  Green Team volunteers sustain and transform Piedmont Park by working together to make the park a more beautiful place.

  • Projects are held Wednesday, 9 am – 11 am
  • All projects take place outdoors and are based on the current needs of the park
  • Projects include; pruning, weeding, mulching, collecting trash, rooting out invasive species, etc.
  • Age requirement: 14 and up. Volunteers under the age of 16 must have a parent or legal guardian volunteer with them
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have this waiver signed in advance by their parent or legal guardian – DOWNLOAD WAIVER
  • For all projects, we have all of the tools, gloves and supplies on hand, making it easier for you
  • We encourage volunteers to bring a refillable water bottle
  • This experience is ideal for a family, individual or group
  • Court-ordered volunteers are accepted. Must be pre-approved by the Conservancy. DOWNLOAD FORM

For more information, requirements and to sign up for this opportunity, click here to visit the Hands on Atlanta website.

Helpful Information

Volunteer Contact

Erica Glasener, Volunteer and Special Events Manager
volunteer@piedmontpark.org
404.875.7275 x242

Mailing Address

Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 570355
Atlanta, GA 30357