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!

Sign Up Today

Community Volunteer Days on the Greenway

Keeping the Greenway clean and green for tens of thousands of people who cycle, run, walk, stroll, skate, scoot (and other modes!) isn’t easy! But with your help, together we can keep the Greenway litter-free and enjoyable for all!

Join us this season for Community Volunteer Days every 3rd Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, from May – September!
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21

Meet fellow community members, Greenway users, and a broad cross-section of Brooklynites who want to make a difference in our city! Tasks will include picking up litter and maintaining tree pits, planters, and planted areas. BGI will provide necessary tools and gloves (or bring your own gloves if you have some). Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and sign a participant waiver. Wearing comfortable clothing and bringing a water bottle and snacks is recommended.

To register and for full details, click here!

If you’re interested in corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Brian McCormick, Director of Development, at 718-522-0193 or

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.