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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

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!