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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

Benefits

  • 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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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 bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

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.

Download the BGI Corporate Volunteer Proposal

Contact Information

E: info@brooklyngreenway.org

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

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Sprucing up BGI's Adopt-A-Highway Site with Goldman Sachs

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Thank you to our Sponsor

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Contact Information

EMAIL here.