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Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

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!