Volunteers keep the Brooklyn Greenway clean

Become a BGI Member Today

Members are vital to BGI’s work, now and in the future. Your support makes our voice stronger when we speak to elected officials, city agencies and other decision makers. At every amount, your membership will make a difference! Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. BGI is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


  • Friend / $50
  • Receive a BGI membership card offering discounts at participating merchants along the Greenway
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events, including BGI’s annual Spring Greenway Bike Tour and Holiday Party
  • Advance registration and member discounts to BGI’s annual events including New Views: Waterfront Tastes, The Epic Ride, and the Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K.
  • Skater / $75
  • All of the above benefits of friend plus
    – Free gift! BGI bike bell
  • Family / $100
  • All of the benefits above for your family (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Jogger / $250
  • All of the above, plus
    – A ticket to The Epic Ride or Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K

  • Blader / $500
  • All of the above plus
    – Two tickets to The Epic Ride or Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K

  • Biker / $1000
  • All of the above plus
  • A ticket to all BGI ticketed events including summer and fall benefit parties, The Epic Ride and Brooklyn Greenway Half.
  • Greenway Sustainer
  • Reoccurring donations starting from $5 / month

We Need You

BGI’s three 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 expos


  • 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

New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes

Wednesday, June 17th

Glasserie, 95 Commercial St, Brooklyn 11222

Outgoing volunteers are needed to offer event assistance at New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes, our annual summer benefit party on the waterfront featuring food tastings from dozens of Brooklyn’s most distinctive restaurants, as well as open bar, dessert, live music and performance artists.  

Duties include pack in/pack down, guest check in, greeting, and silent auction.

BONUS – Volunteers will receive dinner, two drinks and  a free ticket to the after party valued at $45.

Sign up to volunteer at http://volunteernewviews.eventbrite.com

The Epic Ride

Saturday, July 25, 1000 participants will ride 40 miles along the waterfront’s edge from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach.   More information about the event can be found at www.epicride.nyc

Volunteers are needed as ride marshals, course marshals and rest stop assistants. To sign up to volunteer, visit https://epicridevolunteer.eventbrite.com

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative's Coporate Volunteer Program

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) 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

  • 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

“Target likes to give back to the community and seeing the positive response of people walking and riding along the Greenway and thanking us for our work was a real highlight.”

— Tony Roman, Target Group Vice President

More information and photos from Target’s corporate volunteer day.

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 insure 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

Contact Information

Olivia Lynch
Program Manager
E: olynch@brooklyngreenway.org

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