Planning a Volunteer Event

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Volunteers at an invasive species removal event in Anacostia Park.

NPS/Rebecca George

General Volunteer Events

Community groups, non-profit organizations, university students, partner organizations, etc. generously give their time planning and carrying out volunteer events on National Capital Parks – East (NACE) land. NACE must be aware of all events and ensure awareness and all required required paperwork is completed.

If interested in planning and carrying out a volunteer event within NACE, please email Our volunteer coordinator then will contact you with next steps concerning project options, permits, compliance, and volunteer service agreements.

NPS Service Days

NACE also has takes part in three major service days throughout the year on MLK Day, Earth Day, and National Public Lands Day. If interested in volunteering or planning a volunteer event for one or more of the NPS service days, please view the sections below.
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Earth Day

Find further information about Earth Day 2024 at National Capital Parks-East!

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National Public Lands Day

Find further information about planning an event for National Public Lands Day 2024.

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MLK Day of Service

Find further information about planning an event for MLK Day 2025.

Last updated: April 5, 2024

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1900 Anacostia Drive SE
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