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High Line Volunteers play a critical role in all areas of the High Line and Friends of the High Line’s operations. You’ll find volunteers tending plants alongside High Line Gardeners, introducing visitors to the park’s history during guided docent tours, helping out at special events, and much more.



Docents are committed volunteers who have expertise on the High Line’s history, design, horticulture, art, and more. Docents guide Private Group Tours, Members-Only Tours, and Free Public Tours every Tuesday evening during the warmer months.

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Greeters engage High Line visitors and help them connect with the park at the Information Station during the warmer months. Greeters answer questions about the park’s history, design, art installations, planting beds, and distribute calendars and membership brochures.

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Horticulture Partners

Horticulture Partners work side-by-side with High Line Gardeners during High Line Spring Cutback, and may continue volunteering throughout the year if opportunities become available. Volunteer work in this team may be physically demanding, but rewarding; Horticulture Partners are part of a broad community of neighbors and friends who care for the park’s landscape.

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On-Call Supporters

On-Call Supporters help with myriad projects at Friends of the High Line, including special events, projects, fundraising mailings, filing, data entry, assembling, organizing, editing, set-up and break down of programs, and interacting with visitors at public events.

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Photographers work to develop a body of work that represents the High Line in all seasons. Their talents contribute to Friends of the High Line’s fundraising events, public programs, communications initiatives, marketing materials, special projects, and much more.

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Play Partners

Play Partners assist Friends of the High Line in facilitating family activities at the park, from nature and science programs, to art-making activities, to children’s storytelling, and to building and design workshops, and more.

To become a High Line Volunteer, please complete our brief Volunteer Application. Applications are accepted at all times, but please note that there are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available. If no positions are available, you will be placed on a wait-list after your application is received. All applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application.


Volunteer Fairs

Chat with current volunteers to hear about ways to get involved. High Line Volunteer Fairs are informal events that offer prospective volunteers the opportunity to meet current volunteers and Friends of the High Line staff, and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities at the High Line.

REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.

Spring Cutback is supported by the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, REI, and Toyota

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