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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.

Volunteers join us Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9:30 am to noon.

All new volunteers are required to attend an orientation session which is arranged as part of the registration process.

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The Battery Core Group

The Battery Conservancy relies on dedicated volunteers who participate regularly. We call them The Battery Core Group, and they are qualified to volunteer outside the weekly scheduled volunteer hours. They earn service-based rewards, receive invitations to special events and activities, and gain advanced training in horticulture.

Battery Core Group Requirements:
  1. Complete a minimum of 8 days in the garden each year
  2. Learn the location of each garden bed
  3. Show progress in identifying the plants in the various gardens

Engage with fellow New Yorkers and visitors from around the world!
Greeters are available at information tables from 10:00am to 1:00pm on select weekdays and Saturdays, March through mid-November. Greeters answer questions from visitors about directions, park information, and The Battery Conservancy.

Greeters who volunteer on a regular basis are invited to participate in additional training to become Battery Tour Guides.

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Tour Guide

Tour Guides lead free hour-long tours to inform the public about The Battery’s rich history, landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and much more.

Tour Guides volunteer as Greeters before they are eligible for Tour Guide training.

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Team building at The Battery

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 Partners provide financial and hands-on support to ensure the future of The Battery’s 25 acres.

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. Contact corp@thebattery.org for more information.

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 35 people. To request a non-corporate volunteer day, please email volunteer@thebattery.org.

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