Volunteers keep the Brooklyn Greenway clean

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We Need You

BGI’s co-founders started as volunteers over a decade ago. Today, hundreds of people annually donate their time towards completing the Greenway. Even if you can’t commit to a specific timeframe now, please sign up as a potential volunteer and we will contact you as projects arise. Thanks!

Volunteers Help

  • Plant trees, shrubs and flowers along the greenway
  • Assist at major events by signing up new supporters
  • Help with outreach initiatives and tabling at street festivals and expo


  • Meet neighbors and fellow greenway supporters while enjoying fresh air and exercise
  • Access to unique Brooklyn waterfront locations
  • Know that you’re an integral part of making the greenway happen!

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wednesday, January 30

    Call for 2019 Board of Directors Nominations

    Brooklyn Greenway Initiative seeks qualified and interested individuals to join its Board of Directors, a volunteer position that guides and supports its mission and scope of work.


Brooklyn Greenway Initiative's Coporate Volunteer Program

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative relies on volunteers to support its stewardship activities on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Volunteers from your company can work alongside BGI’s staff at various sites on the route and participate in:

Volunteer Activities include

  • Planting shrubs and flowers
  • Providing tree pit maintenance
  • Removing weeds
  • Assisting at major public events

Volunteer opportunities are available for short or long term projects, for groups of all sizes, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of your company. They are designed to be team building activities that are fun, lively, and get your hands a little dirty.

Corporate Volunteer Benefits

  • Give back to the community
  • Work together as a team
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment
  • Enjoy a change of pace from their regular workday
  • Strengthen your corporate culture

Program Requirements

BGI requests a minimum of 10 volunteers and a donation from every corporation that participates in our Corporate Volunteer Program. Funds not only provide necessary supplies, materials and tools for each stewardship project, but also ensure that the work we do can continue beyond each volunteer day. BGI is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Download the BGI Corporate Volunteer Proposal

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Corporate Volunteer Group Highlights

Building a fence and laying compost on the site of the future Columbia Waterfront Park with HR&A Advisors.

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Spreading compost and finishing the fence building on the site of the future Columbia Waterfront Park with Turner Construction

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Planting along the Red Hook segment of the Greenway with Levi Strauss


Sprucing up BGI's Adopt-A-Highway Site with Goldman Sachs


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