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Become a volunteer

Make Moakley Yours when you give back to your local park! Moakley Park hosts regular volunteering events that welcome both individuals and groups to give back to their community. Volunteers help to keep Moakley Park looking clean and beautiful, making it feel welcoming for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers enjoy working as a team, making connections with others in the community, and a sense of satisfaction through giving back to their local park.


Volunteer hours contributed


Bulbs planted


Pounds of trash picked up

Moakley Park Clean-Ups

Monthly clean-up days are offered on the third Saturday of the month from March through October and are the most popular way for volunteers to get involved in the park. Activities vary depending on the season, and may include picking up trash, raking leaves, clearing garden beds, or planting bulbs in the fall. Volunteers can register in advance through Eventbrite.

DCR Park Serve Day

Park Serve Day is a state-wide day of service that occurs each year close to Earth Day in April. Park Serve Day invites volunteers to lend a hand in Massachusetts State Parks and help get them ready for the busy spring and summer season. Moakley Park is just steps away from DCR’s Carson Beach, with these two park areas together forming the largest waterfront recreational area in the City of Boston. Follow the link below to learn more about Park Serve Day and find out how you can get involved in this year’s day of service at Carson Beach.

Group Volunteering

Is your workplace or community group interested in volunteering together at Moakley Park? Please reach out to us directly with information about your group – including the number of participants and dates you are interested in volunteering – to find an opportunity that is best for your group.

Volunteer Events
Aug 17
9:00am — 11:00am

Moakley Park Cleanup

Sep 21
9:00am — 11:00am

Moakley Park Cleanup

“What an absolutely fantastic day yesterday!  Everything seemed to go just perfectly and according to plan.  The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative, and although I know there will always be more clean-up to be done, hopefully the amount of trash which was removed made an impact.  It was truly a pleasure working with you and all of the staff from NPS/BHN/DCR”
Susan, Park Volunteer

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