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.

During COVID-19, volunteers are needed to assist GrowNYC staff with implementing proper protocols at our food access points to ensure the safety of the public, as well as our Producer community, staff, and volunteers. 

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 (below).
2. View and sign up for an upcoming orientation.
3. Sign up for Food Access Program events via our volunteer portal. 

Already have a GrowNYC volunteer profile? Click here to log in.


 

 

 

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.