Hear From Volunteers


A group of 25 students teamed up with NPS and the Jamaica Bay Restoration Corps to fix up the Frank M. Charles Memorial Park post-Sandy.

Photo by SCA

Stories From Our Volunteers

Sandy Recovery

The SCA (Student Conservation Association) has been working in Gateway this summer to help repair our parks and beaches due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy. One group made a fantastic effort at Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach and was intrinsicly rewarded. Check out what they did here.

victoria pennacchio

Photo by Student Conservation Association

Volunteers Speak

Sandy recovery by the SCA for summer 2013 has ended, but our volunteers are still connected by heart! Find out how volunteering with the SCA has changed Victoria Pennacchio and her crew members.

Read this special Q&A with Jeff Sohn about why he wanted to volunteer with the SCA and Gateway.

See what James Coyle has to say about what he learned after working with his SCA group at Jacob Riis Park.

Vicki Rubino also had a lot of fun with her new teammates at Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field, and Great Kills Park while moving a ton of sand.

Check out Carolyn Lucy's first week with her group working on Floyd Bennett Field.


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