Volunteering can be a great way to build teamwork, foster relationships, and give back to your community! Throughout the year, we partner with corporate groups, schools, and nonprofits to accomplish both horticulture and maintenance projects that keep our parks looking beautiful. Group projects run from March to December and are typically from 9AM – 12PM.
Corporate Engagement Fee
Volunteer groups provide an engagement fee of $1000 to help cover the costs of planning and executing our volunteer events and to support the non-profit Greenway Conservancy.
Project assignments are based on current park needs and may occur anywhere along The Greenway. The project location and meeting point will be communicated to the Point of Contact at least two days prior to the project.
All of our projects occur outdoors and weather can be unpredictable. Due to this, we almost always schedule a rain date following the primary project date, and we ask groups to commit to this date if possible.
Greenway volunteer groups must follow our COVID-19 safety guidelines, which are updated as needed. We closely monitor and comply with guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston in planning for volunteer safety.
All volunteers must wear masks for the duration of the project and must certify their health by completing this form on the morning of their volunteer project. We are so pleased to be able to offer these safe opportunities for small groups to give back to their community.
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
While our greatest need is for in-park assistance, this year we want to make sure your staff is engaged even if you are unable to complete the in-person project. We are excited to offer virtual volunteer opportunities over Zoom for any group that needs to make the switch! Please see the attached schedule for more information. We ask that groups provide at least two weeks notice to switch to a virtual volunteer program.
Volunteers play a large role in sustaining The Greenway in a year that saw many challenges. We remain extremely proud to provide high-quality, meaningful volunteer experiences that significantly contribute to the upkeep of this special public space.