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 eNews and check out our calendar of events.

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.

Check out our 2016 individual project calendar! 

If you are interested in helping, please email the Volunteer & Education Manager (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.

Art Ambassadors

 Our Ambassador program will be returning to The Greenway this year after a great first season! 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. We 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. 

 

To lean more, check out the Art Ambassador volunteer job description. The application for Art Ambassadors is closed for 2016; check back for a 2017 announcement in the spring!

Play Ambassadors

in 2016 we are piloting a new Play Ambassador program! This position will support the Play Coordinator in providing engaging and educational play activities along The Greenway. We are looking for people who are passionate about working with children and adults in our public spaces. This position is moderately structured with set shifts and responsibilities, and includes a range of opportunities and experiences.  

To lean more, check out the Play Ambassador volunteer job description and to apply, download the Play Ambassador Application! The application for Play Ambassadors is closed for 2016; check back for a 2017 announcement in the spring!

Other Individual Opportunities 

We also have some additional opportunities for individuals to be involved. To get started, you can fill out our General Volunteer Application! We also have set job descriptions and responsibilities for the following volunteer positions. 

  • Plant Records Assistant: completing plant inventories, recording phenology information, inputting date (see the volunteer job description)
  • Special Projects Assistant: working one-on-one in our office to assist with benchmarking, research, and special projects within a specific area (see the volunteer job description)
  • Creative Media Arts Team: bringing outside expertise, ideas and creativity to the table and providing invaluable support in highlighting this amazing space (this position is currently full but see the volunteer job description

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. As a general note, the volunteer intake process runs more quickly from November to April; from May to October many of our staff are busy out in the parks and response times may be delayed.

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