Volunteer Opportunities for 2017 – High Rock Challenge Trail Race and more!

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Volunteering in the Greenbelt is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.  We are  grateful to our dedicated volunteers whose efforts make a huge difference in the Greenbelt.

As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as the High Rock Challenge Adventure Race in April, our fundraising events, and festivities at our Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park.  There are also some indoor opportunities performing clerical or docent duties available.

Contact Jeanne Doyle Paliswiat at 718-667-2165, ext. 311 or by email at jeanne.paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov for current volunteer opportunities and/or read below for what is available this season.

Volunteer on Saturday, March 18: Forest Restoration with the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods. Click here for details.

Volunteer on Saturday, April 15: Forest Restoration with the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods. Click here for the details. 

Volunteer on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 for the High Rock Challenge 10K on the trails.  Click here to learn about the event. 

Additional opportunities: Do you have computer, photography and/or digital skills, and some free time to assist with public relations projects?  If interested, please email us here with your cover letter and a short resume.

The Greenbelt works with the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference and Protectors of Pine Oak Woods to help maintain the park’s extensive trail system.  Our volunteer trail maintenance team members “adopt” part of a trail and are responsible for its upkeep throughout the year.  This important work supplements the work of the Greenbelt maintenance and operation division.

The Greenbelt works with students and scout groups that are required to volunteer in order to earn school credit or merit badges.

Please email our volunteer coordinator Jeanne.paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov or call Greenbelt headquarters at (718) 667-2165, ext. 311 to request a volunteer application and project schedule.

For volunteer opportunities in other New York City parks, click here