• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

Volunteers

Group of volunteers

NPS PHOTO

There are many options for volunteers : group, individual, internships and special projects. They all offer different experiences. Group volunteering is typically low skilled labor intensive one time events such as beach cleanups and camp ground maintenance. Individual volunteering is for you if you would like to help with visitor use assistance or tours that require recurring participation. Check on our current volunteer opportunities to find out more.

Join our Mailing List to receive updates on volunteer opportunities!

If you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions, contact VIP/Volunteer Coordinator Keith White via email or call 718-354-4657.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Groups

Unit

Name of the Project

Date

Time

Site

Staten Island

Beach Grass Planting

4/6

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Crescent Beach

Staten Island

Beach Grass Planting

4/19

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Conference House Park

Sandy Hook

COA Beach Sweeps

4/26

9:00AM - 12:30PM

Sandy Hook, Lot E

Jamaica Bay

Rockaway Dune Project

TBA

TBA

Jamaica Bay



Individuals

Unit

Name of the Project

Date

Time

Site

Jamaica Bay

Mailroom Attendant

*Must be 18+

Indefinite

Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook

or Staten Island

Volunteer Corps Crew Leader

(Seeking 4-5 Leaders)

Indefinite

Staten Island

Database Entry

1 month

Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook

or Staten Island

Photographer

Indefinite

Staten Island or Sandy Hook

Social Media Specialist/Writer

Indefinite

Sandy Hook

Bike Ambassador A few times a month Spring - Fall

Staten Island and Sandy Hook

Oral History/Web design/Media Specialist

January - February 2014

Ft. Wadsworth and Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook

Archive Historic Slide Collection

Until Positions are Filled

Sandy Hook

Staten Island

Archive Historic Slide Collection

Until Positions are Filled

Ft. Wadsworth

Jamaica Bay

Volunteer-In-Parks Tour Guides

Until Positions are Filled

9:30AM - 2:30PM, several days a week

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Staten Island

Grounds and Roads Staff

Until positions are filled

Ft. Wadsworth



Special Projects

Unit

Name of Project

Date

Time

Site

Jamaica Bay Horseshoe Crab Surveys May 14 - June 29
Evenings
(tidal dependent)
Rockaway Point Yacht Club,
Breezy Point
Jamaica Bay Ecology Village Garden Construction and/or Gardening

Octo-Nov, Mar-June

M-F Afternoons

Ecology Village, Floyd Bennett Field

Staten Island
or Sandy Hook
Oral History Transcription and/or Outreach Jan, Feb M-F

Bldg. 210, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

Bldg. 24, Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook

Staten Island
or Sandy Hook
Collections (digitizing slides) Jan, Feb M-F

Bldg. 210, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

Bldg. 24, Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook

Staten Island

Mounting of Plant Specimens

ASAP

Flexible

Bldg 210, Fort Wadsworth



Other Ways to Volunteer

To find out more about the internship opportunities in Gateway NRA, go to our Internships at Gateway page

 

Did You Know?

Aeiral view of the eastern portion of Jamaica Bay

At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.