Volunteer Opportunities in NYC

Help make an even greater difference for your community by volunteering for these local environmentally and socially focused organizations!

Help make an even greater difference for your community by volunteering for these local environmentally and socially focused organizations!

 

City of New York Parks & Recreation

Date: Ongoing
Location: New York, New York

Caring for New York’s parks is an important job. That’s why thousands of community groups work year-round to care for them! You can be part of it by volunteering for Partnerships for Parks, which works to strengthen and network these local park groups whose goals and activities are as diverse as NYC. Many community groups coordinate monthly volunteer projects, plan free events and celebrations, or advocate for resources and support to help their parks thrive! For more information about joining or a supporting a neighborhood park group in your area, visit www.partnershipsforparks.org/get_involved/volunteer/volunteer_group.html.

 

MillionTreesNYC

Date: Ongoing
Location: New York, New York


To make MillionTreesNYC a success, the help of volunteers just like you is needed! Join other volunteers by planting a tree in your yard or community, join a tree stewardship group, or talk about the importance of preserving New York’s urban forests with your friends and family. Every New Yorker will enjoy more beautiful neighborhoods and parks, cleaner air and water, energy savings, cooler summer streets, and a healthier, more sustainable city. For more information about getting involved with MillionTreesNYC, visit milliontreesnyc.org/html/involved/get_involved.shtml.

Queens Botanical Garden

Date: Ongoing
Location: Queens, New York

Queens Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for volunteers to contribute to their community, form friendships, learn new skills, and have a great time doing it! Whether you like getting your hands dirty, want to help out with office work, or enjoy the excitement of special events, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for all. For more information about different opportunities with Queens Botanical Garden, visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/support/143968.

 

GrowNYC

Date: Ongoing
Location: New York, New York
Join GrowNYC to help empower New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. For 40 years, GrowNYC has been rolling up its sleeves alongside New York residents to provide access to healthy, fresh, local food for all New Yorkers, grow and maintain vibrant green spaces and community gardens, and teach New Yorkers about recycling and reducing waste. For more information about volunteering with GrowNYC, please visit http://www.grownyc.org/recycling/volunteer.


The Horticultural Society of New York

Date: Ongoing
Location: New York, New York

From its inception, The Horticultural Society of New York has relied on volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge, skills, and ideas to help enhances New York City’s environmental and cultural life. Volunteers come from many professions and parts of the city and it’s a great way to make a significant difference to The Horticultural Society and New York City. Visit http://www.hsny.org/support_volunteer.html for more information about volunteering.

 

Habitat For Humanity

Date: Ongoing
Location: Locations all over NY

Help a deserving family move into a home by volunteering with Habitat For Humanity! As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work in all the stages of construction: framing walls, installing insulation, hanging drywall, laying down hardwood floor and tiling, painting the interiors, putting up trim and doing finish work. If you don’t have construction experience, that’s OK! HFH is looking for individuals with or without construction skills ages 16 and older. For other ways to volunteer, visit www.habitatnyc.org/volunteer.html.


Central Park Conservancy

Date: Ongoing
Location: New York, New York
More than 35 million people visit Central Park every! Whether they’re from a faraway place, or local residents like you who use the Park every day, they might need help navigating the Park or have a general interest question. Help answer their questions and volunteer for the city by becoming a Central Park Greeter! Enhance visitors’ experiences by greeting, guiding and informing them about the Conservancy, upcoming events in the Park, and much more. Training is provided. All of the greeter programs require a minimum annual commitment of 48 hours. New volunteers need to fulfill this commitment in the first 6 months. For more information, visit www.centralparknyc.org.


New York Cares

Date: October 15, 2011
Location: New York, New York

Come join your neighbors and participate in New York Cares, New York City’s largest day of volunteer service! Volunteers can help with a variety of activities including colorful mural painting, classroom refreshes, organizing libraries, and brightening up playgrounds at more than 100 public schools. New York Cares Day is also a serve-a-thon; ask your friends and family to donate in honor of your service to ensure New York Cares’ year-round programs can reach even more people. For more information, visit www.newyorkcares.org.