Volunteer

Volunteer

Help Keep QBG clean, green, and growing!

Please note: to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Garden is TEMPORARILY CLOSED and all public events are canceled.

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, or supporting our education and administration departments—while gaining new experience and skills. We welcome individuals, community organizations, corporations, as well as high school and college groups. We offer a pleasant work environment, friendly mentors, flexible scheduling, and the opportunity to be part of a special 39-acre urban oasis.

Community Volunteer Days

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

These opportunities are for Individual Sign-Up Only.

Please join us back in the Fall for our community volunteer opportunities. 

Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Available Dates:

Wednesdays: 9am to 12pm on September 2 & 30, and November 4.

Weekends: 10am to 1pm on Sunday September 20.

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.

Long Term Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Long Term Internship and Volunteer Opportunities available at QBG.

Children’s Garden Horticulture Volunteer

Children’s Garden Programs Intern

Forest Explorers Intern

Garden Guide Volunteer (Fall opportunity)

Horticulture Seasonal Volunteer

Public Programs & Festivals

We welcome individuals and small groups up to 5 to register to help us set up, clean up, and run day of Public Programs and Festivals throughout the year. If you are interested in helping out at a program or festival, please email [email protected]. Volunteer placement may be limited based on event and not guaranteed, but we will always confirm prior to the event dates.

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

Please join us back in the Fall for our Public Programming volunteer opportunities. 

Stay Up-To-Date

To stay up-to-date on new or upcoming volunteer opportunities, please CLICK HERE to complete a contact form. Completing this form does not guarantee volunteer placement, but will help us match you to the right opportunity.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

To arrange for a separate private or corporate volunteer opportunity please email [email protected].