Volunteer

Youth Volunteer Days

We’ll be hosting environmental stewardship opportunities for youth ages 14-24 to steward local street trees, and learn about our urban forest. Volunteer sessions will take place on:

  • May 4th: 10 AM to 12 PM
  • April 25th: 11AM to 1 PM

Sign up here.

Earth Day Youth Volunteer Event

Join GCC on Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM to 11 AM to celebrate Earth Day at the Lowlands Nursery! Youth will propagate native plants, remove weeds and mix soil!

Sign up here.

Ages 11+ are encouraged to sign-up. Volunteers under 14-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.

Corporate Volunteer Program

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to community service and environmental stewardship by spending a rewarding half-day volunteering in the Gowanus area. Join us on a short tour of the ecological and industrial history of the Gowanus Canal before pulling on your gloves. To set up your volunteer experience, email: partnerships[at]gowanuscanalconservancy.org 

For more information, please refer to this Corporate Volunteer Program Pamphlet.

Nursery Volunteer Program

Space is currently full for our 2024 Spring Nursery Volunteer Program.

 Please sign up for our volunteer e-newsletter for more 2024 opportunities.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and DO NOT engage in stewardship activities outside the home:

– You are sick.

– You are an older adult and/or have chronic health conditions, including chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system.

If volunteering:

– Wash your hands often, including at the start and end of your volunteer opportunity. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. (We have hand sanitizer and a handwashing station on-site).

– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.

– Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Partners and Sponsors

Council Member Shahana Hanif

Council Member Lincoln Restler

NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)