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Be a part of something big.  If you are passionate about parks and urban wild places, volunteer at Atlanta’s premier greenspace!  Volunteers are important members of the Piedmont Park community and critical to the success of our park and our programs.  With more than 200 acres, there are many ways to lend a hand.  Join our dynamic volunteer team who are committed to conservation and keeping Piedmont Park growing!

Please note

  • We operate year round except during severe weather conditions.
  • We offer both one-time, drop-in opportunities, and ongoing positions requiring a long-term commitment.
  • We provide necessary training and equipment.
  • We offer court-ordered community service opportunities with our Green Team and Green Market. Court-ordered volunteers must be 18 years of age or above and be pre-approved by the Conservancy prior to volunteering with us. 

We offer a variety of fun and rewarding outdoor volunteer experiences.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Piedmont Park sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.

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To become a volunteer with any of our programs click on one of the following links:

Get more information on the following volunteer programs:
Green Team
Green Market Volunteers
Piedmont Park Ambassadors
Group “Day in the Dirt” Volunteer Program
Get involved today as a Piedmont Park Conservancy Volunteer

If you have additional questions about the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s volunteer program, please write to us at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 extension 242.


Green Team

Green Team member spreading mulch by Lake Clara Meer.

The Green Team is a dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Piedmont Park beautiful year-round.  This opportunity is a great way to have fun, make new friends, explore Piedmont Park, and work alongside Piedmont Park Conservancy staff to care for the park’s diverse plant communities and habitats. 

  • All projects are outdoors and based on the current needs of the park. 
  • Our projects include; pruning, weeding, mulching, trash pick-up and much more!
  • This is a great individual, family, or group project for ages 14 and up.
  • Minors must present a signed parent or legal guardian waiver upon arrival on their first day volunteering with us.
  • Volunteer opportunities are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

For more information, requirements, and to sign up for this opportunity*, search Hands on Atlanta for “Piedmont Park Conservancy Green Team”

If you have a question about this or any other Piedmont Park Conservancy volunteer opportunity, please write to us at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 extension 242.



Green Market Volunteers

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. It's as simple as that.  Make new friends, have fun, shop for local food during your breaks, and support Piedmont Park Conservancy by joining our amazing Green Market volunteer team!

  • The Green Market occurs Saturdays from mid-March through mid-December.
  • Volunteer shifts are every Saturday from 7 am -2 pm.
  • Volunteers will primarily assist vendors with unloading their vehicles, general clean-up, market set-up and market break-down.
  • Volunteers must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy interacting with the public.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • This is a rain or shine event, so volunteers must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • We welcome anyone age 18 and up.

For more information, requirements, and to sign up for this opportunity, search Hands on Atlanta for “Piedmont Park Conservancy Green Market”.




Piedmont Park Ambassadors and Tour Docents

Join our group of friendly, knowledgeable, volunteers in providing information, promoting life-long environmental awareness, encouraging responsible park stewardship, giving tours, and/or helping enhance the overall experience for Piedmont Park’s visitors.

Park Ambassadors
Park Ambassadors introduce the park’s more than 2 million annual visitors to the park and help make Piedmont Park a more inviting place to bike, run, walk and play.  Park Ambassador volunteers will walk or bike Piedmont Park’s paths and trails while engaging the park’s visitors in order to create meaningful experiences for park patrons.  Volunteers will greet visitors, provide park information, assist visitors with way finding, provide information about upcoming conservancy events, and educate guests about the history of the park. 

  • As Park Ambassadors, you will spend your time helping park visitors navigate the park and answering general interest questions.
  • Enhance the visitor experience by informing them about the park’s best jogging trails, recreation areas, and natural areas; and whenever possible informing them about the importance of Piedmont Park Conservancy’s role in the park and much more.
  • Become the eyes and ears of Piedmont Park by observing Park patrons’ safety at amenities.
  • Assist at our annual fundraising events, including Splish Splash Doggie Bash, Passion for Piedmont, Doggie Dash 5k and more!
  • This is a great individual, family, or group project for ages 14 and up. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Training is provided and we ask for a commitment of 2 two-hour volunteer shifts per month for a minimum of 6 months to the Ambassador program.
  • Have internet access to record volunteer hours and communicate with through emails.

Tour Docents
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.  Training is provided and we ask for a commitment of 1-2 shifts per month for a minimum of one year to the Tour Docent program.

Some of the requirements for this position are:
  • Knowledge of Piedmont Park.
  • Physically able to walk in various types of terrain.
  • Be able to work outdoors during all seasons.
  • Have a good sense of direction.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and have an excellent speaking voice.
  • Complete the required training process.
  • Be willing to commit to at least one year commitment.
  • Have internet access to record volunteer hours and communicate with through emails.
  • We welcome anyone ages 18 and up

For more information, requirements, and to sign up for this opportunity, please contact the Piedmont Park Community Involvement Specialist, Kalia Edmonds, at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x242.


Group “Day in the Dirt” Program

Group Volunteer Project on the Active Oval in Piedmont Park

The Piedmont Park Conservancy Corporate “Day in the Dirt” Program provides an extraordinary opportunity for your organization to promote volunteerism, encourage environmental stewardship, and build teamwork; while making Piedmont Park a more beautiful and welcoming place to bike, run, walk and play. 

In addition to individual volunteers, the Park benefits greatly from the generosity of civic, school, youth and corporate groups.  To schedule a “Day in the Dirt” group service day or learn more about this program, , please contact us at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275, extension 242.

General Information
  • All projects are outdoors and based on the current needs of the park. 
  • Typical projects include general clean-up of park grounds, planting, weeding, mulching, spreading of pine straw, watering of plants, removal of invasive plant species, seasonal planting, dog park maintenance, painting, graffiti removal, and miscellaneous maintenance and horticulture projects. 
  • No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn about Piedmont Park and help keep Piedmont Park beautiful.
  • Projects are typically Tuesday-Friday from 9 am -12 pm or 1-4 pm. 
  • Weekend projects are available by special request.  Minimum group size for weekend projects is 15 individuals.
  • The Conservancy requires a minimum of four weeks advance notice.

Civic, School, Camp or Youth Groups

  • This is a great opportunity to learn about the natural world while having fun and making a difference for Piedmont Park.
  • We can accommodate groups of 10 - 50 volunteers. 
  • For youth groups, we recommend one chaperone per every 10 youth volunteers.
  • We welcome volunteers age 13 and above.
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver prior to participating in our group service program.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must have this waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian prior to the project date.

Corporate Groups

  • This opportunity is a great way to have fun, build camaraderie, explore Piedmont Park, and work alongside Piedmont Park Conservancy staff to care for the park’s diverse plant communities and habitats. 
  • We can accommodate groups of 10 - +75 volunteers. 
  • We also offer unique opportunities for corporations interested in sponsoring a project and/or designing a combined team-building/service project with us.  To learn more about these special opportunities, please contact us at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275, extension 242.
  • All volunteers must sign a liability waiver prior to participating in our group service program. 

Supplies and Supervision

  • “Day in the Dirt” projects are supervised by our trained Conservancy staff. 
  • For most projects we have all of the tools, gloves and supplies on hand, which makes it easier for you!
  • Fresh water is provided.  We encourage groups to bring refillable water bottles with them.
  • Groups may supply additional beverages or snacks, if they wish.


How to Get Involved

Sign up to volunteer by visiting Hands on Atlanta.
Visit the HOA site to view and register for any of our upcoming volunteer opportunities as well.

If you have a question about this or any other Piedmont Park Conservancy volunteer opportunity, please write us at volunteer@piedmontpark.org or call 404.875.7275, extension 242.

We would like to thank UPS for their commitment to volunteerism.
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Keep in Touch

Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 7795
Atlanta, GA 30357-0795
404.875.7275 (PARK)
404.875.0530 fax
info@piedmontpark.org