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Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

VOLUNTEER ON GOVERNORS ISLAND

Governors Island relies on dedicated volunteers to keep this incredible public space welcoming and beautiful for all. Our volunteer program has something for everyone, whether you’re hoping to try your hand at gardening, meet new people, or become a true Island insider.

What we’re looking for in our volunteers:

  • Passion about public spaces and the value they bring to urban environments
  • Excitement about getting to know new people
  • Joy in being outdoors
  • Commitment to environmental and community stewardship


Our volunteer application is now closed for the 2020 season, but if you’re interested in learning more about the Individual Volunteer Program and additional opportunities, please email volunteer@friendsgi.org.

Corporate Volunteering

Looking to get your whole team or company involved?

Check out our Corporate Opportunities and bring your group out to Governors Island for a fun, fulfilling and rejuvenating day outside the office.