Individual Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for a dynamic and growing non-profit while helping to green your community, you have come to the right place! Learn more about our opportunities below, sign up for our Volunteer E-Newsletter and check out our calendar of events.

Arts Ambassadors

This volunteer position supports our public art program by providing park-based ambassadors that are knowledgeable about contemporary art practices, the artwork on the Greenway and our park system. This new position is intended to help the public better understand the artworks that dot the park system, helping to inspire our many visitors.

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis and are looking for people who are passionate about public art and public spaces, and are willing to work with a team to create meaningful experiences for park patrons. This position is moderately structured with set shifts and responsibilities, and includes a range of opportunities and experiences.

Please read the Arts Ambassador Job Description for more information. To apply, fill out our Arts Ambassador Application and submit it along with your resume to volunteer@rfkgc.org.

Regular Horticulture Projects

Many of our volunteers know and love our parks—as their front yard, their lunch-time escape, or a place to relax on the weekends—and they want to make a difference right on the ground. We hold a series of outdoor projects from mid-March to December to work on common gardening tasks such as weeding, raking, mulching, planting, and pruning. These typically occur every other week on weekday mornings from 9:00am-12:00noon, and we also have several Saturday and after-work Brush Hour opportunities each year.

Our 2015 Horticulture Volunteer Calendar is available here! 

If you are interested in helping, please email the Volunteer Coordinator (at least 24 hours in advance) to register. The specific area that we will be working in that day and any changes due to inclement weather will be sent to you prior to the project. We ask that all volunteers arrive on time and ready to work with closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. All volunteers are asked to sign a waiver prior to beginning the project, and we will provide gloves, tools, water, and a snack!

Please see our FAQs or contact us to find out more.

Special Horticulture Volunteer Projects

Throughout the year, we also have a number of special volunteer project days. Email volunteer@rfkgc.org to sign up or for more information!

  • Brush Hours: Since most of our projects happen during the weekday, these projects are geared towards working professionals and people who don't like the morning! Avoid rush hour and join us for Brush Hour.  The next Brush Hour project is Thursday, June 18th (5:30pm-7:00pm).
  • Saturday Projects: Saturday mornings are also a great time to lend a hand on the Greenway. The next Saturday horticulture project is Saturday, July 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
  • Family Days: On typical projects, we ask that all volunteers be at least 14 years old--on Family Days we design projects that all ages can help out with! Our upcoming Family Days are Saturday, August 22nd (10:00am-12:00pm) and Monday, October 12th (10:00am-12:00pm). We ask that all Family Day volunteers sign up with at least one other person--children, parents, or friends encouraged!

Creative Media Arts Team

The Greenway is a place of stories. From the plants and flowers to the lunchtime patrons, every square foot of this 1.5 mile contemporary park needs your vision and skills to help tell these tales. The Creative Media Arts Volunteer Team will bring outside expertise, ideas and creativity to the table and provide invaluable support in highlighting this amazing space. 

 To learn more about this position, see the volunteer job description and to apply, download the Creative Media Arts Team Volunteer Application!

Other Individual Opportunities

As we work to expand our volunteer program, more opportunities for individuals to be involved will be offered. To get started, you can fill out our General Volunteer Application! We also have set job descriptions and responsibilities for the following volunteer positions. 

Please get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rfkgc.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities or if you would like to explore other possibilities.

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