Volunteering with GrowNYC


GrowNYC has many opportunities for volunteers to dig in and improve New York City's environment block by block and community by community. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Greenmarket volunteers help with at-market promotions like cooking demonstrations, farmer support, and community outreach. Attending an orientation is mandatory before volunteering. View current Greenmarket opportunities and orientations

Recycling volunteers conduct interactive recycling demonstrations, ensure proper recycling at major public events, facilitate community reuse events, and more. Our monthly volunteer orientations are recommended. View current recycling opportunities and orientations.

NEW!  Live at NYCHA and love your community?  Join our new Environmental Ambassadors program (NYCHA residents only)

Are you a corporate group interested in volunteering? Get more info.


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  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.