Volunteer Opportunities in the Greenbelt

 

Volunteering in the Greenbelt is a great way to get involved in your community, and 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 have a large impact in our parks and at our events. Thank you!

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 select indoor opportunities performing clerical or docent duties available.

Saturday, December 15: Forest Restoration Workshop by the multi-use trail/St. Andrews Church with Protector of Pine Oak Woods.  Click here for details. 

Cold Feat Trail Race Volunteer Assistants: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8 am – 1 pm:  Join us to assist runners with directions, handing out water, registration table etc.  We’d love to have you. This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity.  Click here to read about this traditional winter trail race. 

Additional Winter Volunteer Opportunities will be Posted Shortly

As our Fall events wind down, we are preparing for a busy winter season. We still hold many outdoor programs, and we’d love to have your input and assistance.  Winter programs will be posted shortly but please reach out to us at volunteer@sigreenbelt.org to discuss your interests and availability.

Administrative 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. 115 to request a volunteer application and project schedule.

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