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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.

Upcoming Volunteer Projects

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out last year, together we contributed over 500 volunteer hours of service.  Our 2022 Volunteer programming season is starting this March, and we will be posting registration links soon.

May 13th, 2022 – Volunteer Landscaping – New Springville Greenway – 1pm – 3pm

May 21st, 2022 – Volunteer Landscaping – Schmul Park – 9 am – 12 pm

June 25th, 2022 – “Thrive with Pride” Volunteer Landscaping – Schmul Park – 12 pm- 3pm

Learn what makes Pollinator gardens so exciting and what biodiversity can be found at Schmul Park by clicking here.

Volunteers are also needed for help with:

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

Check out some of our past volunteer events here

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 here.

The Freshkills Park Alliance also has a corporate sponsorship & volunteer program, for more information email info@freshkillspark.org

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 this Spring!

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