Volunteer Opportunities at Chastain

Thank you for your interest in Chastain Park Conservancy.  Volunteers are an integral part of achieving our mission to restore, enchance, maintain and preserve Chastain Park.  Chastain Park has flourished, partly due to the volunteerism of individuals and groups that assist us each year.  Our volunteers play a key role in maintaining the safety and accessibility of the park by performing a number of activities including planting, landscaping, pruning, maintaining footpaths, clearing brush as well as assisting with fundraising, special events and administrative tasks. 

The CPC volunteer program is divided into two parts:

First Saturday Volunteer Program

Corporate Community Building Program

The CPC provides project coordinators, tools, gloves, work project assignments to match the size and capabilities of any volunteer group.  Each volunteer day begins with an orientation including the goals of the park improvement effort, tool training and general safety rules. 

Volunteer Projects include the following tasks:

Fall/Winter Projects

Rake leaves

Spread wood chips

Remove graffiti

Replenish playground mulch

Maintain footpaths

Trim branches

Remove trip hazards

Replenish wood chips

Maintain the PATH

Drag debris to a chipper

Spread wood chips back on trails

Spring Projects:

Reverse stream bank erosion

Restore stream banks with plantings and natural materials

Remove debris from stream

Remove fallen trees

Restore and clean grills

Stain wooden picnic tables, benches, signage and swings

Plant native varieties (ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurel, sweet shrubs)

Administrative Projects

Stuffing and labeling envelopes for mailings

Data entry

Other clerical projects


It is simple to volunteer at the Chastain Park Conservancy.  If you would like more information or to sign your company up for a volunteer day in our Corporate Community Building Program, contact Ray Mock, Director of Operations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Those who would like to volunteer on First Saturday, please follow these simple directions:

1. Complete the online sign up form on this page.

2. Read the volunteer handbook PDF

2. Download and complete the volunteer release form and bring it with you to the 

    orientation on your volunteer day and turn into to our project coordinator.

First Saturday volunteers meet at the Chastain Park Red Parking Lot at the North end of the park on Powers Ferry Road at 9:00 AM for orientation and instructions.

Thank you for partnering with us to make Chastain Park cleaner, greener and safer.