Group Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Your time and effort are vital to sustaining Governors Island as a unique public resource! 

The Friends hosts volunteering events for corporate and community groups throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall on Governors Island. In the past, these full and/or half-day activities have included:

  • Gardening and landscaping with the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service
  • Urban farming, composting, and construction projects with Earth Matter
  • Public art installation and deconstruction with FIGMENT NYC
  • SCUBA equipment maintenance with Harbor School students and staff

The number and variety of projects available depends on the needs of Island organizations. 

To learn more about group volunteer opportunities on Governors Island, please send us a note at or call 646-832-3367. 


If you are attending a Governors Island volunteer workday with your group, please fill out a waiver online before your workday: 

or download it for printing and bring it with you.