Volunteer Opportunities

GrowNYC has several types of volunteer opportunities, including public outreach, cooking demonstrations, garden maintenance, event recycling and translation. Upcoming events are listed below.

Prospective volunteers must first register in order to sign up for activities. Greenmarket volunteers must attend an orientation before volunteering at market. Orientations are scheduled monthly, and volunteers can sign up to attend them below. Note: volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. 

Groups interested in volunteering should visit our corporate volunteering page.


On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

  • 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.