Group Volunteer Opportunities

Group Volunteer Days in the park

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

Volunteering on the Esplanade is a great way to build team camaraderie while participating in a visible philanthropic effort to keep Boston’s iconic riverside park beautiful!. Volunteers report a sense of pride caring for a public space that they are likely to return to with friends and family.

If you are interested in scheduling a separate volunteer opportunity on the Esplanade, please email Programs & Sustainability Coordinator, Christine Francois,

Activities May Include:

  • Painting benches or fencing
  • Litter pick-up/park beautification
  • Sweeping park pathways
  • Planting bulbs (fall)
  • Mulching
  • Raking leaves (fall)

Scheduling and Time Commitment

  • A maximum of 25 volunteers are permitted per volunteer day, where groups may be asked to divide into two volunteer project site locations to ensure safe physical distance between volunteers. These volunteer sites would be located 14 feet apart from each other.
  • Volunteer days are two hours
  • Volunteer days are scheduled for Tuesday or Thursday
  • The Esplanade Association’s Volunteer Program guidance is subject to change based on the Reopening Massachusetts Plan.
  • Each group is required to designate one or more volunteer leaders from their group who will be present during the event to assist with coordination.

Read our FAQs here.

Please email Programs & Sustainability Coordinator, Christine Francoisif you have any questions. We would love to set up a volunteer day for your group!

Volunteer Sponsorship Donation

Coordinating Volunteer Days and maintaining the Park has both operational and material costs for the Esplanade Association. Because of this, we ask our corporate and for-profit volunteer groups to support our management of this program with a tax-deductible donation to the Esplanade Association. This mandatory fee is based on the size of your group. Your organization will be recognized for your support on EA’s Facebook and Twitter pages. View suggested donation levels