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Hudson River Park’s Volunteer Program

Volunteers play a vital role in keeping the Park looking great year-round and are a key part of the Hudson River Park community.

Hudson River Park Friends, a non-profit dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park, is proud to provide numerous opportunities for the public to give back through gardening, environmental cleanup, events and more! Learn more about how you can get involved in our Neighborhood Gardener ProgramHRPK Green TeamCorporate Volunteer OpportunitiesCompost Volunteering and Special Events Volunteer opportunities.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at [email protected].

Neighborhood Gardener Program

Give back to the Park by gardening alongside our amazing Horticulture staff by volunteering as a Neighborhood Gardener. Learn more about the flora and fauna while developing your green thumb in your community’s backyard!

HRPK Green Team

Join our enthusiastic team of Saturday volunteers who meet regularly to roll up their sleeves and meet their neighbors while beautifying a specific section of the Park

Corporate Volunteer Days

Volunteer Days provide a meaningful way for corporate groups to give back to the community, while building camaraderie and corporate culture through fun and rewarding outdoor projects. Volunteer Days are an exclusive benefit of our Corporate Membership Program designed to engage companies and their employees with the best the Park has to offer. For more information about our engagement programs, including our Volunteer Days, please email [email protected].

Compost Volunteers

Are you passionate about making your local community more sustainable? Volunteer as a Hudson River Park Compost Facilitator! Compost Facilitators work alongside Park horticulturists in our Compost Center to maintain and process compost materials, record data and more! 

HRPK Blue Team

At Blue Team events, volunteers remove marine debris from our Gansevoort Peninsula shoreline alongside dedicated River Project scientists and our WasteShark, a remote-controlled aquadrone that can remove hard-to-reach plastic pollution from the River.

Special Event Volunteers

Hudson River Park offers a variety of programs, events and fundraisers every year. Special Event Volunteers get a behind-the-scenes look at the Park’s event execution, with opportunities to greet and provide information to the public, administer surveys, help facilitate programs, act as Park ambassadors and more! Special Event Volunteers provide crucial support for premier events such as our annual Gala and public events throughout the summer.

Additional Support Provided by:
Colgate and New York Cruise Lines at Pier 81/83
Snacks & Beverages Provided by:
GoGo Squeeze and Liberty Coca Cola Beverages