Spring is one of the best times of year for young people to help make Prospect Park look its best. When it comes to raking leaves and clearing small debris, children are some of the Park’s most productive volunteers
For four weekends in March and April, the Prospect Park Alliance is launching a new program called the Junior Volunteer Corps to encourage volunteerism in young people. “Studies have shown that children who volunteer with their families are more likely to volunteer has adults,” says Veronica Horvath, Environmental Youth Services Coordinator at the Prospect Park Alliance. Parents and elementary-aged children are encouraged to attend the events, as well as community organizations. To accommodate multiple neighborhoods and availability, Junior Volunteer Corps events will take place in different locations throughout Prospect Park each weekend. Participants will learn the importance of community impact while making a meaningful difference in the same Park where they learn, grow and play.
Junior Volunteer Corps events will take place on March 30 and April 13, 19 and 26.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online.
The Prospect Park Alliance works with over 4,000 volunteers who give nearly 25,000 hours of service annually. The spring season of the Volunteer program is just getting started! Learn about the wide range of programs for volunteers of all ages, and also for corporate groups. Find out more HERE.
2014 Season: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 30: Meet at 3rd Street entrance
Sunday, April 13: Meet at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance
Saturday, April 19: Meet at the Zucker Natural Exploration Area (enter at Grand Army Plaza)
Saturday, April 26: Meet at the Children's Corner entrance