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 can 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 coworkers, flexible scheduling, and the opportunity to be part of a special 39-acre urban oasis.

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.

The opportunities listed below are for INDIVIDUAL SIGN-UP ONLY.

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


Community Volunteer Days

We welcome small groups, individuals, and families to tackle big outdoor projects at QBG’s Community Volunteer Days. Held at various times throughout the year, these days are an opportunity to work as a team to keep our garden looking beautiful. From mulching flower beds, to weed removal, planting bulbs, and raking leaves, this is a chance to bring a friend, get your hands dirty, and give back to your local botanical garden. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 3, 10am to 1pm
Registration required: communityvolunteer.eventbrite.com

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served.


Farm & Compost Volunteer Days

Wednesdays, thru October, 9am to 12pm
Last Saturday of the month (Farm only), thru October, 9am to 12pm
Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.


Horticulture Volunteer Days

June 1, 9 to 12pm
September 7, 9-12pm
October 5, 1 to 4pm
November 2, 1 to 4pm
Registration required: 2017qbgvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com

Held monthly through most of the year, each Horticulture Volunteer Day is an opportunity to learn specialty skills while working right alongside our seasoned gardeners. Activities change depending on the time of year and might include anything from pruning roses and weeding flower beds to planting fall bulbs and preparing the garden for winter. Come join us to refine your skills or learn something new! Space is limited and pre-registration required  Sign-up opens one month prior to each Volunteer Day.