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.
Do you like art and playable spaces? Do you enjoy talking to the public? Join the Greenway Park Ambassador program for a fun season engaging with our visitors by discussing and gathering perspectives about our contemporary public art program, facilitating play, and leading tours for curious park-goers. This is a dynamic position that provides opportunities to create enriching experiences for adults, families, and kids alike. Park Ambassadors help make The Greenway a favorite place to gather, play, unwind and explore in the heart of Boston.
Recruitment for the 2019 season is now open and interviews will start in March, with rolling admissions into the spring. Training sessions will begin in late spring and early summer. To apply, please submit a Park Ambassador application.
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 once a month on weekday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm.
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 view our 2019 calendar of projects and e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Looking for a more regular gardening opportunity? Consider joining our Zone Garden program! Zone Garden Assistants work side-by-side with our horticulture team every week in established park zones to accomplish project goals and maintain our beautiful gardens. In this role, you can get to know The Greenway on a more intimate level and experience an area of the park like you never have before! Please read the full position description for this role and express interest by submitting a volunteer application.
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.
Please get in touch with the Volunteer & Programs Coordinator at email@example.com 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.