Press Release: Volunteers needed for Ernie Davis Playground Building

City of Elmira is Recruiting Volunteers for the Ernie Davis Park Community Build

City of Elmira, Department of Community Development invites the general public to participate in a community build park project by volunteering their time or providing donations. Volunteers will help install a new custom-built custom-made playground at Ernie Davis Park, located at 603 Dickinson Street, Elmira, NY.

The Ernie Davis Community Build is scheduled from July 7-12; three daily shifts are available for volunteers: 8:00AM-12:00PM; 12:30PM-4:30PM; 5:00PM-8:30PM. You can sign up to be “skilled” or “unskilled” volunteer. A “skilled worker” by definition is one who is comfortable and able to cut a straight line with a circular saw. Children 13 and under MAY NOT be on the construction site, and individuals under the age of 18 cannot use power tools.

If you are unable to join us in one of the build days, you can still make a big difference by offering the use of tools, food, supplies and/or financial assistance to purchase items such as food/water/tools/gloves.

Community members interested in volunteering may sign up at Eventbrite or contact the City of Elmira Department of Community Development at 607-737-5691 or email