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 Bagging Volunteer Days

Available Dates: Saturdays, January 22 & 29, 10am – 1:30pm

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to prep for our compost giveaway events. Volunteers will support staff sift and bag finished compost, have great conversations, and learn about the QBG composting process. 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 Volunteer Days

Available Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April through November, 9:30am – 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.

Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Available Dates: 1st Thursday of the Month and 1 weekend day per season, April through November, 9:30am – 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.


We welcome student and community service groups up to 10 people to register to help us with special volunteer event opportunities.

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

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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]