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Volunteers provide important support to the Freshkills Park team as we host special events and cleanups at the Park. With the help of volunteers, more people can enjoy and experience the beauty of the park and understand its transformation. Volunteers are ambassadors of the park. By serving as a friendly face and being willing to help others, they make a visit to Freshkills Park a great experience. Staff are always there for support and enthusiasm.

  • Visitor Services
    Large sections of Freshkills Park are open on select days for public events. Assist with event setup/breakdown, activities, and park exploration by providing directions and information. To learn about upcoming opportunities, join the mailing list and subscribe to “Volunteer Opportunities.”
  • Park Beautification
    As sections of Freshkills Park open, volunteers are a vital part of keeping the Park’s green spaces beautiful. Help clean up Freshkills Park’s open park projects by working on mulching, litter pick-up, or invasive plant removal at Schmul Playground or the New Springville Greenway. To learn about upcoming opportunities, join the mailing list and subscribe to “Volunteer Opportunities.”
  • Shoreline Cleanup
    Get into the mud and help protect Freshkills Park’s wetlands. Visit a normally closed section of the Park to remove litter and invasive plant species from the intertidal zones along the beautiful creeks. To learn about upcoming opportunities, join the mailing list and subscribe to “Volunteer Opportunities.”
  • Customized Volunteer Projects
    Is your team looking for a unique chance to get involved with Freshkills Park? Customized volunteer projects invite groups to help maintain the Park’s shorelines and paths and support the efforts of the Freshkills Park Alliance as it champions the largest landfill to park transformation project in the world. Projects are led by hands-on staff with training in the park’s history and future development as well as experience working with volunteers on a wide variety of projects. To inquire about organizing a customized volunteer project, email volunteer@freshkillspark.org.

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