Corporate Volunteer Projects with GrowNYC

GrowNYC works with corporate groups of any size on outdoor volunteer projects all across New York City.

Building urban farms, planting in community gardens, and working major events and street fairs are all activities volunteers with GrowNYC take on, and we'd love to work with your team.  Our volunteer opportunities are designed to be team building activities that are fun, lively, and get your hands a little dirty.  

Whether it be planting flowers at a school in the South Bronx, staffing a recycling event in Jackson Heights, tackling a garden cleanup in East Harlem, or helping us tend to our new farm on Governors Island, we'll try to find a project that fits your needs. 

Interested in volunteering with GrowNYC?  Contact Mike Rezny by using our contact form, calling (212) 788-7935, or emailing

Watch a time lapse of a GrowNYC volunteer day below.


Volunteer Highlights

GrowNYC's corporate volunteering program worked with more than 4,300 volunteers in 20119, putting in 17,000 hours at 25 different gardens across the city. These volunteers worked on building brand new gardens, refurbishing old gardens, working at our spring plant sale, building rainwater harvesting systems, and much much more.

Altogether, GrowNYC build 10 brand new community gardens in 2019, giving the city 136,000 square feet of new green space for growing food, community meetings, and youth development.

As New York City and State responds to COVID-19, we want to update you on the steps we are taking--and recommending to you--to maintain GrowNYC Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites as vital community spaces in this time of uncertainty.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

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

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    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.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.