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05:35 AM
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HIGH 12:21 AM


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Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
Entry is Free!

Pier 28AM - 11PM* Pier 56AM - 11PM* Education Center3-5PM (THU/FRI), 1-5PM (SAT) Pier 6 Volleyball Courts6AM - 11PM Playgroundssunrise-sunset

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Volunteers are important members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park community and are critical to the success of the Conservancy’s programs.

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CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES

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2024 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers help us with in-person horticulture/maintenance, recreational, educational, and cultural programs. While some opportunities take place all year long, most take place between April-October. 

If you’re new to volunteering at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please sign-up as a new volunteer so that you can be the first to hear when new opportunities are ready to sign-up for. Some roles require a volunteer orientation. Keep an eye out for communications about any upcoming 2024 orientation dates.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

View all Green Team events here.

  • Volunteer alongside others to support essential horticultural care in the park, completing tasks such as wedding, planting and mulching – no gardening experience required 
  • Twice a month on Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm, April-October (2024)
  • Time commitment: 2 hours, sign up for as many or as little sessions are you like 
    • Minimum age: 16 (under 16 are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian)

View all Coastal Cleanup events here.

  • Volunteers give back to the community by helping to remove trash and debris from the park’s salt marshes and beaches (no experience required but note that activity will involve some rock scrambling) 
  • Volunteer opportunities take place periodically May–October
  • Time commitment: 2 hours, 2 hours, sign up for as many or as little sessions are you like 
  • Minimum age: 16 (under 16 are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian)
  • Volunteers play a dual role as volunteer educators and ambassadors within the Conservancy’s environmental education program. Education volunteers support by engaging visitors with activities in the Environmental Education Center during Open Hours. 
  • Time commitment: 2 shifts per month
  • Volunteer requirements: Volunteer orientation and further training required. 
  • Minimum age: 18

Education volunteers are recruited based on current needs. If you’re interested in joining this team, make sure you have a volunteer profile so that you can be informed about any upcoming opportunities. 

  • Zone Volunteers work alongside Horticulture staff to care for the park’s diverse landscapes and habitats
  • Volunteers have experience and/or an interest in native plants, landscape design, or ecology
  • Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours per week on a weekday (April-October)
  • Volunteer requirements: There is an application process for this role, and a volunteer orientation and Zone Volunteer training is required
  • Minimum age: 18

Zone volunteers are recruited based on current needs. If you’re interested in joining this team, make sure you have a volunteer profile so that you can be informed about any upcoming opportunities. 

  • Docents/tour guides lead public park tours on weekends and weekday evenings. Volunteers represent Brooklyn Bridge Park and The Conservancy to visitors and play a crucial role in educating the public about the park’s unique design, history, and ecology
  • Time commitment: Leading 1 tour per month (May-October)
  • Volunteer requirements There is an application process for this role. Volunteers will be required to complete an orientation and a Docent Training Program
  • Minimum age: 18

Docents are recruited based on current needs. If you’re interested in joining this team, make sure you have a volunteer profile so that you can be informed about any upcoming opportunities. 

  • Festival volunteers help deliver our public events by assisting with welcoming visitors, facilitating event activities, and setting-up and breaking-down events
  • Time commitment: Shifts last 2-3 hours and are generally available May-October 
  • Volunteer requirements: Volunteers must attend an orientation prior to signing up for shifts
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Photographers help capture images which represent Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and its programs. Volunteer photographers will be credited for their work.
  • There is an application process for this role. 
  • Minimum age: 18

Volunteer photographers are recruited based on current needs. If you’re interested in joining this team, make sure you have a volunteer profile so that you can be informed about any upcoming opportunities.

  • Seining Volunteers help with fishing activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park, allowing the public to discover the underwater world of the East River and learn more about the amazing creatures living in this unique estuarine habitat.  This is a catch and release program.
    • Volunteers responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping Education staff drag a 20-foot seine net along the bottom of the river bed to catch, identifying and releasing fish and invertebrates, and assisting with crowd control at the shoreline.
    • Volunteers are required to attend training for this role. 
    • Minimum age: 16
  • Rod & Reel Volunteers assist Conservancy staff with fishing programs off Pier 5. This is a catch and release program.
    • Knowledge of fishing/angling preferred. Volunteers are required to attend training for this role. 
    • Minimum age: 16

To learn more about TIDES (Teens Interested in & Dedicated to Environmental Stewardship) click here.

Support the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse during the kayaking season, by volunteering directly with them! Opportunities include check-in volunteers, dock volunteers, safety boaters, and program leaders. Learn more here.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about volunteering get in touch with us at volunteer@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Volunteer holding plant waste walking through a bed of flowers on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Volunteer smiling wearing volunteer jersey.

© Paula Berg

Volunteers trimming long grasses on a sunny day.

© Isabella Levent

Woman wading in water using a seine net on a sunny day.
Seining the River Wild Class

© Paula Berg

© Alexa Hoyer

Group of teens in waders on a pathway.

© Alexa Hoyer

Teens in waders looking at a seine net on the beach on a sunny day.

© Percy Holmes

© Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

© Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Volunteer by fence trimming long grasses. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.
Volunteers with a small child gardening on a sunny day.

© Percy Holmes

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