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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Volunteers assist all over Brooklyn Bridge Park and are critical to the success of the park and its programs. For any questions about volunteering at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please contact sward@brooklynbridgepark.org

All volunteers must fill out the Volunteer Application to be considered.

Existing volunteers, please login here.

The Green Team
Park Greeters
Docents
Zone Gardeners
Public Programs & Events Volunteers
Group Volunteering


The Green Team
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful! The Green Team is a weekly volunteer group that provides essential horticultural care to the park including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Green Team meets every Saturday from April through October. Volunteers meet at the entrance to Pier 1.

· Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Park Greeters
With more than 1 million visitors to the park each year, Park Greeters are an important part of the BBP team. Stationed at the Conservancy’s Mobile Info Station, Park Greeters engage the public, answer questions, distribute park literature, and more.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Docents
Docents lead public tours on weekends and play a crucial role in educating the public about Brooklyn Bridge Park’s unique design, history, and ecology.

Docents must have strong public speaking skills, be comfortable working outdoors and commit to lead 2 tours per month for one year. Please note that all Spring/Summer 2014 docent positions have been filled. Individuals who first volunteer as Park Greeters will receive priority for future positions.

Zone Gardeners
Learn all aspects of horticultural maintenance while working in one of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s beautifully designed landscapes.

Zone Gardeners assist BBP Gardeners to care for more than 5 acres of planting beds throughout the park. Members of this horticultural team must have some previous horticultural experience and commit to working 3-4 hours per week.

Opportunities for specialized horticultural and educational workshops take place throughout the season. Please note that volunteers with weekday availability will be given priority shifts.

Public Programs & Events Volunteers
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy produces more than 400 exciting, free public programs every year. From performing arts to history tours to fitness classes and more, there is a public program for every interest. Public Program Volunteers greet and provide information to the public, assist in the set-up and break down of equipment, administer park surveys, and distribute park-related materials.  

Group Volunteering

School Groups
School groups are welcome to schedule outdoor volunteer or community service projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Community service projects promote environmental stewardship while providing hands-on connections to concepts learned in the classroom.  BBP can host up to 30 volunteers per group. Activities are based on the needs of the park at the time of the visit. The cost for school service projects is $100.  Fee waivers may be available for qualifying schools.

To schedule a volunteer service project at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please fill out a School Group CSL form here.

Community Groups
Community Groups are welcome to volunteer at the park during weekly Green Team sessions. The Green Team meets every Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm, BBP can host groups with up to 15 members for Green Team sessions. Please fill out a group volunteer request form here.

Corporate Groups
Corporate volunteer groups play a vital role in the health and upkeep of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Large-scale horticultural and maintenance projects promote team-building while providing an important service to the park. Brooklyn Bridge Park can host groups with up to 25 members. Projects are typically scheduled Tuesdays through Fridays for 3-5 hours. Activities are based on the needs of the park at the time of the scheduled visit.

To best serve the park and its needs, corporate volunteer projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park are an exclusive benefit of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Corporate Membership program at the Partner Level or above. 

For more information about becoming a Corporate Member, please click here.

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