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.
FALL 2021 OPPORTUNITIES
Registration available approximately one month prior to each event. For more information or to register, click on the corresponding event title below.
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.
Available Dates: Wednesdays, May through October, 2 – 4:30pm
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.
Available Dates: Wednesday, September 29, 9am – 12pm; Sunday, October 24, 10am – 12pm; Wednesday, November 3, 9am – 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.
STUDENT AND SERVICE GROUP OPPORTUNITIES
We welcome student and community service groups up to 15 people to register to help us with special volunteer event opportunities.
Available Dates: Saturdays and Sundays October 16th through 31st, 11am-5pm
The QBG Pumpkin Patch is the quintessential fall experience. On each event day, we need volunteers to help run this fall-lover’s delight. We are looking for small groups of 4 volunteers to assist visitors of the Patch and to help with the bar. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Lunch will be provided.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & FESTIVALS
We welcome individuals to register to help us set up, clean up, and run day of Public Programs and Festivals throughout the year.
Available Dates: September 10, 24, October 3, 8, 16, 22 & 30, 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!
Available Date: Sunday October 31st, 10:30am-5pm (FULL)
Halloween at the Garden is a fun-filled day for the whole family! We are looking for individuals or small groups to help at Halloween at the Garden from 10:30am-5pm. We need volunteers to staff and assist visitors at information tables, craft tables, guide people along the trick or treat trail, staff candy stations, and more! Lunch will be provided.
LONG TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES
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]