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Your talents can make a great park even better. Whether your interests are in wildlife, historic aviation, military history or healthy recreation, Gateway's 26,000 acres have something for you. Duties can be tailored to fit your needs, interests and schedule.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Please fill out a volunteer waiver form as well.
If you are under 18 years old, you have to fill out a parental consent form before you can volunteer.
We accept checks or money orders made payable to the National Park Service. Send donations to:
Gateway National Recreation Area Attention: Superintendent 210 New York Avenue Staten Isalnd, New York 10305
Please visit our donation webpage for more information. Click on Arrowhead.
Scouts are awarded a certificate to recognize their leadership development and resource stewardship activities after five hours of service at national park sites. A patch is awarded after ten hours at one or more national park sites.
The National Park Service would also like to congratulate Eagle Scouts with a Certificate of Recognition.
Click on the image to get more information about the program.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers make in our communities with the President's Volunteer Service Award to encourage more people to serve. The President's Volunteer Service Award program is a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. Awards are based on age of volunteer(s) and hours of volunteer service.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.