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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 spring and summer for Community Volunteer Days!

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.

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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.


Contact Information

Email BGI Director of Development Remy Schwartz to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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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