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!

On this day 50 years ago, 20 million people across the country joined together to fight for a better future for our environment in what became the first Earth Day. The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC), now GrowNYC, was born out of the spirit of that day in 1970. 

  • 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.