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:
Spread wood chips
Replenish playground mulch
Remove trip hazards
Replenish wood chips
Maintain the PATH
Drag debris to a chipper
Spread wood chips back on trails
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)
Stuffing and labeling envelopes for mailings
Other clerical projects
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.