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Volunteering for Piedmont Park is easier than ever, donate your time and energy to Atlanta’s Premier Greenspace!

Piedmont Park is one of the most visited locations in metro Atlanta. The majority of the daily operations are managed by Piedmont Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working with the City of Atlanta in a nationally recognized example of a successful public/private partnership; however, we need your help to make this Park even better. Begin your commitment to stewardship and conservation by pledging to take individual actions toward greener living and help others do the same, become a green volunteer!

Volunteer Wisely By:
1. arriving by eco-friendly transportation to your volunteer project;
2. bringing your personal reusable water bottle;
3. bringing fruit as a snack to reduce pre-packaging waste;
4. looking at the Park map in advance in order to familiarize yourself with the Park and to arrive promptly for you volunteer shift.

Get more information on the following volunteer programs:
Clean & Green Team
Environmental Stewardship Docent
Green Market Brigade
Leash Free Alliance of Piedmont Park (LAPP) - Piedmont Dog Park Patrol
Piedmont Park Ambassadors
Corporate, Nonprofit, Government, School, Other Group Opportunities

Register Today as a Piedmont Park Volunteer

For more information, contact the Piedmont Park Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x247.


Clean & Green – Team

Volunteers gather in Piedmont Park.

Come make new friends and get some exercise in Piedmont Park while assisting with landscape maintenance projects. This is a great individual, family or group project for ages 5 and up. Projects may include mulching, seasonal planting, pine strawing and general park beautification. Those under 18 years of age are required to have parental supervision.

Volunteer opportunities are held Tuesday-Friday 9am-12pm. To arrange a group volunteer event or obtain more details, contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at  volunteer@piedmontpark.org or call 404.875.7275 x247.

Activities include:
  • General Landscape Maintenance Projects
  • Lake Edge Maintenance
  • Maintenance of playgrounds, public facilities, and athletic areas
  • Dark Park Landscape Projects
  • Watering Trees, Shrubs, & Flowers Park-wide

Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older and accompanied by a parent/guardian. Minors not accompanied by a parent/legal guardian will need to have a signed waiver before volunteering with us.

For more information and registration, contact Hands on Atlanta.



Environmental Stewardship Docent

Teach visitors of all ages about the environment through fun and interactive activities. You will be creating the environmental stewards of tomorrow! Activities include Workshops, Family Programs, Field Trips, Administrative Support and Park Tours. 

•  Year-round, Sunday thru Saturday

Volunteers are required to complete training and serve a minimum of 4 hours per month based on program needs.

Orientation sessions – schedules coming soon

For more information, contact the Piedmont Park Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x247.



Green Market Brigade

The Green Market is a program in partnership between the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta Parks, Recreation and Bureau of Cultural Affairs and offers fresh, locally grown produce, farm fresh meats, artisan cheeses, snacks for everyone, live music, chef demos, kids programs and plain fun for all in a weekly open-air farmer's market. This program supports healthy lifestyles, encourages sustainable communities.

Volunteers shifts are every Saturday between 7am and 2pm. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older unless accompanied by an adult, able to communicate effectively with the public, lift up to 20 lbs, and work outdoors in various weather conditions (Market is rain or shine). The Primary and most Important task is set up and break down for Green Market:

•  Saturdays 7:00am - 2:00pm
•  be able to lift up to 20 lbs (required)
•  willing to work in all kinds of weather (ware appropriate attire)
•  able to follow direction
•  good communication skills
•  good organizational skills
•  clean Appearance
•  close toe shoes for safety and hygiene

Green Market is a local farmers market that happens every Saturday March-mid December. We need volunteers to help set up for this event and then break it down once the market is over. This project will consist of carrying tables, chairs, umbrellas, tents, etc.  Helping Vendors unload their vehicles, general clean up and assistance with other programs that happen during the market such as: Green Market Chef Demonstration Assistant, Green Market Recycling Monitor, Green Market Survey Team, Green Market Taste of Green Market and Kids Tent Assistant.

Monthly Surveys
Help us at Green Market by joining our survey team. This team will conduct monthly head counts of people shopping the market, customer satisfaction surveys and vendor surveys. A one hour training class is required to be part of this team, which will be held an hour before surveys begin.

•  volunteers must be 18 or older
•  3rd Saturday of every month we need 8 survey team members to attend the market from 8:00am - 1:30pm, a full 5.5 hour period.
•  comfortable communicating with the public about Piedmont Park and Green Market; after the one hour training class which is included in the 5.5 hours of volunteering.

Green Market Music

•  9:00am - 2:00pm
•  must be able to lift at least 20 lbs
•  help musicians move equipment and setup
•  assist musicians with drinking water
•  help musicians with tear down and moving equipment

Taste of Green Market
Do you love eating locally grown produce and knowledgeable on different veggie and fruits? If so this is the volunteer project for you!

Volunteers gather select produce from participating farmers, prep produce and pass out samples to Green Market Customers. Volunteers must be able to explain what it is they are sampling and who grew it. Volunteers must be willing to communicate with the public and be knowledgeable about the products they are sampling. If you don't know about the produce the farmer will teach you therefore giving you insight on Georgia Grown produce.

•  volunteers must be 18 or older
•  9:00am - 12:30pm
•  be able to lift 20 lbs
•  comfortable speaking to the public about local foods
•  comfortable using kitchen utensils
•  good communication skills

Recycling Monitor
Join our sustainability team! About half of typical materials ending up in the landfill trash bin is compostable or recyclable. By separating at the source Green Market can have a positive impact on the environment and reduce the amount of waste filling our landfills.

Volunteers will need to be able to communicate with customers and help them separate their waste as they approach the recycling station. Volunteers will document the about of waste produced at market by weighing and filling out information forms supplied by the market team.

•  9:00am - 12:30pm
•  be able to lift 20 lbs
•  comfortable communicating to the public about recycling and composting (cheat sheets will be available along with a brief training before market starts)
•  good communication skills

Kids Tent (must arrange before market)
Green Market is looking for experienced educators to help run our kids tent area. Volunteers needed to set up tent area, manage and recruit kids to join in and participate in the activity of the day. Most programs are developed already but we are looking for someone who can bring new ideas to the table.

•  9:00am - 2:00pm
•  be able to lift 20 lbs
•  like working with children
•  be able to pass a background check
•  good communication skills

Kids cooking: (must arrange before market)
Kids cooking is a hands on class that children ages 4-17 learn to use local in season produce for healthy meal choices.

•  need to be comfortable using basic kitchen utensils
•  help with passing out supplies and assisting students with tasks
•  assist with clean up after class which includes washing dishes and separating compostables from other waste and returning all materials to there proper storage location

Note to all Potential Volunteers:
Please note that as a volunteer for the Piedmont Park Green Market you are representing the Piedmont Park Conservancy.  The PPC asks that you dress appropriately for the market based on weather conditions, wear comfortable shoes with closed toes for safety and hygiene. Be polite and kind to vendors and market customers. There is absolutely no smoking in the Green Market (zero tolerance) and Piedmont Park is a smoke free environment.

For more information and registration, contact Hands on Atlanta.



LAPP - Piedmont Dog Park Patrol

Muching Piedmont Dog Park

LAPP (Leash-free Alliance of Piedmont Park) is a volunteer group that assists the Conservancy in fundraising efforts and clean up maintenance projects at the Piedmont Dog Park.  The Piedmont Dog Park is one of the few locations in metro Atlanta where dogs may run free. This special off-leash area, open since 2002, is one of the most popular features of Piedmont Park.  We need your help to keep it in tip-top condition for our four-legged friends.  Volunteers will receive training and earn points towards special items throughout the season such as Conservancy memberships and pool passes.

Dogs are welcome to attend the project provided they are over 6 months old, fully vaccinated and non-aggressive. All dog activities will be the owner’s responsibility even while volunteering.

Volunteers must be 13 years of age and older unless accompanied by
an adult.

Volunteer projects are scheduled on an as needed basis and coincide with our Clean and Green volunteer opportunities.

For more information and registration, contact Hands on Atlanta.



Piedmont Park Ambassadors and Docents

Volunteer Ambassadors play a significant role in our community and contribute in many ways to the quality of life that we all enjoy. In partnering with Piedmont Park, you are helping in the positive development of our community and its safety. The hours are flexible Sunday thru Saturday and are designed to have a daily impact on the park. 


Park Ambassadors assist park visitors and program participants in various areas. Some duties include meeting and greeting park users, assisting park users and monitoring activity at Park amenities. Monitoring will be needed at the Piedmont Dog Park, the Piedmont Park Aquatics Center and the renovated playgrounds. Ambassadors will provide customer service in the Park and at events, support park safety and security by reporting areas in need of maintenance repairs and reporting any unlawful activity around or within the Park. Become the eyes and ears of Piedmont Park by observing Park patrons’ safety at amenities while enjoying the overall experience of interacting with the community!

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older.

For more information and registration, contact Hands on Atlanta.


Corporate, Nonprofit, Government, School and Other Group Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to individual and family volunteers, the Park benefits greatly from the generosity of volunteer groups. These range from corporate groups to school groups and beyond. Your group can help make a difference at Piedmont Park as well and we encourage you to join us. For most activities we have all of the tools, gloves and supplies on hand, which makes it easier for you! These group activities can be planned for weekdays or Saturdays.

To arrange a group volunteer event or obtain more details, contact the Piedmont Park Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x247.

For more information and registration, contact Hands on Atlanta.


Registration and Information

Registering through Hand on Atlanta.
Visit the HOA site to view and register for any of our upcoming volunteer opportunities as well.

Questions: Feel free to call the Piedmont Park Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Michael Paul, at volunteer@piedmontpark.org, or call 404.875.7275 x247.

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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