Ready to make a difference? Lend a hand in your parks!

Boston Harbor Now is proud to work in partnership with with other harbor agencies and organizations to offer opportunities to give back to the community through meaningful volunteer experiences. Opportunities range from clean-ups to planting flowers and clearing invasives, with options suited for both individuals and groups.

Ready to foll up your sleeves and lend a hand? Scroll down to learn more about volunteer opportunites on Boston’s harbor, islands and waterfront!


Moakley Park Clean-Ups

Join Boston Harbor Now and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at Moakley Park to give back to your community and enjoy the beauty of this waterfront park! All necessary tools, including gloves, pickers, bags, sharps containers, and safety instructions will be provided. Clean-up events take place the third or fourth Saturday of each month from March through September (except May) from 9:00 -11:00 AM.

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

Boston Harbor Now offers a variety of group volunteering opportunities in collaboration with city, state, non-profit, and federal partners. Volunteer projects are available at Moakley Park, on the Boston Harborwalk, and on the Boston Harbor Islands. Fill out a volunteer intrest form and a member of our team will reach out to help you plan your organization’s next volunteer day.

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Volunteer on the Boston Harbor Islands

Spend a day on the water and lend a hand in Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park! Regular Stewardship Saturday events are offered year-round, where volunteers can work alongside park staff to clear invasive plants, restore trails in habitats, care for the park’s tool library, and engage in other projects that preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park. Interested volunteers can learn more on the Boston Harbor Islands website and check the park calendar for upcoming events.

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