Community Volunteer

Contribute as a Community Volunteer

Help Keep QBG clean, green, and growing!

Make a difference. Be part of someplace special by volunteering at QBG. Led by our knowledgeable staff, volunteers participate in a variety of activities—from seeding to weeding to composting, or supporting our public programming—while gaining new experience and meeting new people.

2023 Opportunities

Registration available approximately one month prior to each event. For more information or to register, click on the corresponding event title below.


Compost Build Volunteer Days

Dates: Various Mondays, year-round, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time.

Register here: Compost Build Volunteer Days


Compost Bagging Volunteer Days

Dates: Wednesdays, Spring and Fall, 9:30am to 12pm

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff prep for our compost giveaway events. Help to bag finished compost and learn about the composting process

Register here: Please check back in the Winter


Compost Beautification Volunteer Days

Dates: Wednesdays, April through September, 1 to 3pm

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost and gardening.

Register here: Please check back in the Spring


Farm Volunteer Days

Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, April through September, 9:30am to 12pm

Join our QBG Farm expert in preparing our raised farm beds for planting by weeding, raking, and mulching them. The produce is distributed to food pantries to support communities with food relief. Volunteers learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops! QBG staff will provide gloves.

Register here: Please check back in the Spring


Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Dates: Various Thursdays, April through November, 9:30am to 12pm

Join our Horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants. Put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects, including weeding, removing annuals, pruning, planting, mulching, and more! Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Horticulture seasonal volunteer.

Register here: Horticulture Community Volunteer Days


Student & Service Group Opportunities 

We welcome student and community service groups to register to help us with special volunteer event opportunities. Please submit an inquiry form or email [email protected] for more information


Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Please visit our Employment Opportunities Page for details on long-term internship and volunteer opportunities at the Garden.


Eryn Hatzithomas, Community Engagement Manager

718.886-3800 x216 | [email protected]