Volunteer on Governors Island


Are you looking to meet new people and spend some time in the sunlight, all while giving back to New York City’s most innovative green space? The Friends of Governors Island wants you!

Passionate volunteers are essential to keeping the Island welcoming and beautiful for all. Apply today to help make the Island come alive this season.

We are especially excited to announce a brand new Tour Guide position - volunteers will lead visitors on a journey through the past, present, and future of Governors Island.

Full 2017 Volunteer Opportunities:

Tour Guide: Receive in-depth training on the sights and stories of Governors Island and share your expert knowledge with the world. If you have a passion for public speaking — or just love everything about Governors Island — this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Island Ambassador: Welcome visitors, answer questions and help visitors take full advantage of the Island’s exciting features, as well as share the daily line-up of special programs and events.

Governors Gardener: Get down in the dirt by tending to the Island’s sprawling meadows, young forest groves, beautiful flowerbeds, and brand new landscaped hillsides.

Volunteering on Governors Island is an excellent way to meet like-minded people and get the inside scoop on the workings of this vibrant oasis.

Volunteers get some great perks:
Free ferry to the Island and off-season access
Free Governors Island volunteer t-shirt
10% discount on souvenirs and merchandise
Free admission to various events and programs run by the Friends of Governors Island
Exciting professional development programs, workshops, and field trips throughout the year

Governors Island opens May 1… what are you waiting for?

Apply to be a Governors Island volunteer today!

Looking to get your whole office involved? Check out our Corporate Membership program and bring your team out for a unique day of fun and service.

See you on the Island!