Volunteering with GrowNYC

Individual Volunteering

GrowNYC offers volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in helping out at food access points. 

More about individual volunteering.

Corporate and Group Volunteering

Interested in having your company come out and volunteer with GrowNYC?  GrowNYC works with corporate groups of any size on outdoor volunteer projects - like building urban farms, community gardens, and school gardens - all across New York City.

More about corporate volunteering.

NYCHA Environmental Ambassadors

Environmental Ambassadors are NYCHA residents who are trained by GrowNYC to become community recycling experts.

Become an Environmental Ambassador!

February 2021 marks the 45th annual Black History Month. To close our month-long observance of Black History, we happily feature some of the incredibly hardworking and talented staff that make up GrowNYC.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, 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.