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 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

  • Sunday, October 18

    The Brooklyn Greenway Half and 5K

    Brooklyn Greenway Initiative presents the Brooklyn Greenway Half – the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, located on the historic East River waterfront in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 18The Brooklyn Greenway Half course is a Red Hook-Williamsburg loop and offers unique and memorable urban views including the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan and the iconic Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges.

    Everyone Can Help: You can volunteer in a range of roles, including check-in, bib pick up, setup, water stations, directing traffic, and clean up. While there are many ways you can help, they all have one thing in common: you are part of the event. No matter if you’re young, old, love running or never raced before, if you’d like to be part of the Brooklyn Greenway Half – we are looking forward to seeing you!

    Sign up to Volunteer

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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