PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®!

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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

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3 - 4+ hrs


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How Often Is This Offered?


Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Each year, the Conservancy works with approximately 2,000 volunteers to perform vital park maintenance work and ensure permanent improvements in the parks. Volunteer events are a great way to get outside, learn more about the river, have fun working with friends, coworkers, and neighbors, and help restore the centerpiece of Greater Boston's urban park system.  Projects may include:  Invasive plant removal Bench, fencing, and picnic table painting Planting and maintaining garden beds Fall bulb planting Mulching Raking leaves Removing litter and debris

What's Needed To Complete

Special Requirements

Event Safety Protocols: All volunteers will be required to wear a facemask. All equipment, tools, and materials will be disinfected before and after use in accordance with CDC guidelines. Furthermore, participants should not share equipment, tools, or other materials. A list of tools will be provided prior to the event for participants who prefer to bring tools from home. Alcohol-based sanitizer will be available for participants to use. Participants must adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain at least six feet away from others. Food and drinks should be brought from participants™ homes and not shared with individuals outside of one™s household.

How It Makes A Difference

Since 2002, more than 34,500 Conservancy Volunteers have contributed over $2.3 million of donated labor to improve the health, safety, and beauty of the Charles River parks. We are grateful!

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


Our volunteers are taking action to make Massachusetts communities cleaner, greener places to live, work, and play.

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