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Volunteering with Freshkills Park

Bring your energy and enthusiasm to our volunteer events and help with beautification/cleanup projects at Schmul Park, the New Springville Greenway, 2240 Richmond Avenue and our kayak launch.  Come participate in the events, learn more about the Park and then spread the enthusiasm to your friends and family. By maintaining green spaces and assisting with events, like our annual Discovery Day, volunteers help make visiting Freshkills Park a great experience. Staff are always there for support and guidance. You can find upcoming volunteer events on our Events page.  Please know that when these programs, will be conducted in accordance with all necessary protocols.

In the fall of 2020, volunteers planted a Pollinator Garden at Schmul Park, which was maintained and supported throughout 2021.  Next Spring, the Alliance will continue hosting a monthly stewardship opportunity at Schmul Park.  Learn what makes Pollinator gardens so exciting and what was planted last year by clicking here.

Volunteers are also needed for help with:

  • Events
  • Cleanups
  • Kayak tours
  • Photography
  • Education programs

We need your help! If you want to help make an impact and become a volunteer, fill out our volunteer application form.  Ae you a school group or environmental organization, looking to get involved and support NYC’s next big park? Request a customized volunteer opportunity by emailing karl.vetter@parks.nyc.gov.

Upcoming Volunteer Projects

William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge Tree Planting 12/4/21

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out this year, together we contributed over 500 volunteer hours of service.  Our 2021 Volunteer programming season is finished, but we will resume hosting volunteer opportunities in the Spring.  Check out some of the highlights from this year here.  Please join our email list and follow us on Social Media!  Volunteer opportunities will also be posted on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page.   We look forward to seeing you at Freshkills Park next year!

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