We Need You
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Corporate Volunteer Group Highlights
Building a fence and laying compost on the site of the future Columbia Waterfront Park with HR&A Advisors.
Spreading compost and finishing the fence building on the site of the future Columbia Waterfront Park with Turner Construction
Sprucing up BGI's Adopt-A-Highway Site with Goldman Sachs
Thank you to our Sponsor
Underwrite an Event or Sponsor a segment of the Greenway
By sponsoring a BGI event, your business will receive direct exposure to thousands of greenway supporters via mailings, e-blasts and other promotional materials. Additionally, you’ll receive broad exposure to Brooklyn residents and businesses through targeted print distribution and BGI’s web presence.
You will also be involved with a progressive project that demonstrates community-driven change and is a key element of NYC’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and sustainability agenda.
The Epic Ride, a 40 mile bike ride along the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront: July 21, 2018
The Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K, October 2018
Greenway + Industry, a Brooklyn Business Networking Event: November 2018
For General Event Sponsorship Inquiries
E-mail Brian McCormick, Director of Development, or call 718.522.0193