Drop-in Saturdays

Drop-in Saturdays 

Please note that the last Drop-in-Saturday of 2014 will be November 22nd.

Every Saturday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, individual volunteers and groups of under 15 can just show up, no registration needed, and get their hands dirty on the Esplanade.


Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm during the spring, summer, fall volunteers can just show up to volunteer, no application needed.

For all Drop-in Saturdays, the Association asks volunteer participants to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, appropriate gear for the weather, and bring sun protection, water, and snacks. We provide tools and protective equipment. More information can be found on our Day of FAQ page.

All participants must sign our volunteer waiver form. Please either fill out this form in advance or you sign the waiver form when you arrive at project on-site. Guardians must sign the form for participants under the age of 18 in advance.

To participate, volunteers should meet the Association’s Horticulturist, Ozzie Bateman at 9:00 am sharp, BEHIND the Dartmouth Street Comfort Station on the Esplanade, see directions below. Volunteers will depart from Dartmouth Street shortly after 9:00 am to head to the work site for the day so it is important to arrive on time. Visit our Volunteer Page to find out more about volunteering with TEA.


Volunteer Meeting Location

Location: Dartmouth Street Comfort Station (BEHIND THE BUILDING)

Nearest Footbridge: (Google Map Address) Dartmouth St. & Back St., Boston MA

Nearest T-Stop: Copley Station (Green Line)

Parking: Parking is not available on the Esplanade. We recommend that volunteers take the T to the park. If you want to drive you can park at one of the parking garages below and then walk to the intersection of Dartmouth St. and Back St. and over the Dartmouth St. Footbridge, which will put you in front of the Dartmouth St. Bathroom and Comfort Station.

LAZ Storrow Drive Parking Lot (across from Mass Eye & Ear)

LAZ Copley Place Parking

Garage @ 100 Clarendon Street

More Information: Visit our Volunteer Directions page to find information on how to get to the Dartmouth Street Comfort Station.

Photograph of Dartmouth Street Comfort Station

We hope to see you at the park. Thank you!