Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is essential to keeping the Esplanade clean and beautiful. We would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Esplanade Association (EA)! Volunteering on the Esplanade is a great way to get some fresh air and spend time outdoors while making a visible difference in the park!

EA has opportunities for corporate and non-corporate groups throughout the year, as well as for individual volunteers on Saturdays. Working alongside EA staff, volunteers participate in a host of park beautification and maintenance projects including planting native species, managing invasive species and weeds, raking leaves, removing litter, and painting park benches. Volunteer project activities vary by season.

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Groups/Corporate Volunteering

Bring your company’s employees to volunteer on the Esplanade as part of our award-winning Volunteer Program!

Volunteering with the Esplanade Association is a great way to build your team while participating in a visible corporate philanthropic effort to benefit a local nonprofit.

Volunteers report a sense of pride caring for a public space that they are likely to return to with friends and family.

To learn more about the volunteer day, and to register to volunteer, click here.

Individual Volunteer Days

We’re pleased to introduce a series of volunteer days for individuals and families in 2018! Please save the following dates:

Thursday, May 31, 9:00am to Noon
Saturday, July 28, 9:00am to Noon
Thursday, September 27, 9:00am to Noon

Potential activities could include planting native species, managing invasive species and weeds, raking leaves, removing litter, and painting park benches.

If you’re interested in being added to list to learn more about these individual volunteer opportunities, please email Micah Jasny at mjasny@esplanade.org. (Looking to schedule a day for your company or group? Micah can help with that, too!)

Volunteering with Boston Cares on the Esplanade

The Esplanade Association, in partnership with Boston Cares, hosts Saturday individual volunteer opportunities from Spring-Fall. If you are interested, please register with Boston Cares at https://www.bostoncares.org/opportunity/a0CA000000oGfAyMAK

Esplanade Community Cleanup Day

On April 28, 2018, the Esplanade Association will host the Esplanade Community Cleanup Day as part of the Annual Charles River Cleanup. This event is now SOLD OUT. If you are interested in scheduling a separate volunteer opportunity on the Esplanade, please email Micah Jasny, Stewardship Manager (mjasny@esplanade.org)

Special Event Volunteering

EA hosts various events and programs throughout the year that require volunteer assistance. If you are interested in learning about future opportunities please email Micah Jasny, Stewardship Manager (mjasny@esplanade.org)

Friends Council

The Friends Council supports the Esplanade Association through volunteerism, event support, and park stewardship. Learn more about our Friends Council.

Volunteer Photographer Program

Are you inspired by the Esplanade? Are you looking to build your personal portfolio of photos? We need your skills! The Esplanade Association is seeking dedicated photographers to help showcase the beauty and vitality of the Esplanade and to help build awareness of the work we do to care for the park throughout the year. Learn more.