Individual Volunteering

GrowNYC has opportunities for individuals to dig in and improve New York City's environment block by block and community by community. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older and attend an orientation before volunteering. Orientations are held monthly for volunteering with GrowNYC's food access programs, Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites. You are required to attend an orientation in order volunteer.

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

How to Volunteer

It takes just three easy steps to start volunteering with GrowNYC:

  1. Create a volunteer profile
  2. Sign up for an upcoming orientation.
  3. Once you've completed the orientation, sign up for GrowNYC Volunteer Opportunities via our volunteer portal. 

 

 

GrowNYC is happy to announce a free training available to nonprofit organizations and community groups interested in operating a food box or farm stand in their neighborhood. Attend our Information Session on January 10 to learn more. 

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    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 gardens and urban farms 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.