Community Volunteer

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.


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

Available Dates: Mondays, year-round, 9:30am – 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.

Compost Beautification Volunteer Days

Available Dates: Wednesdays, May through July, 2 – 4pm

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost and gardening. This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves.

Farm Community Volunteer Days

Available Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April through July, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Join our QBG Farm expert to prepare our raised farm beds for planting by weeding, raking and mulching them. The produce we grow will be distributed to food pantries to support our communities with food relief. Volunteers can learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops!

Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Available Dates: Check back this summer for Fall volunteer dates

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, watering, pruning, planting, mulching, and more! Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Horticulture seasonal volunteer.


We welcome individuals to register to help us set up, clean up, and run day of Public Programs and Festivals throughout the year.

Movie Night at the Garden Volunteer Events

Available Dates: Saturdays June 12 & July 24 and Fridays June 25, July 9, August 6 & 20, 7 – 11pm.

Join our Movie Nights at the Garden series! Experience big screen magic with a movie and a beautiful backdrop of golden hour in the evening. On each movie night, we need volunteers to staff information tables and assist visitors, assist with crafts activities, help in the store kiosk and more!


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]