HIGH LINE VOLUNTEERS
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 the 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.
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.
Gardening Partners work side-by-side with High Line Gardeners during High Line Spring Cutback, and may remain volunteering throughout the year if opportunities become available. Volunteer work in this team may be physically demanding, but rewarding; Gardening Partners are part of a broad community of neighbors and friends who care for the park’s landscape.
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.
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.
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 print and complete our brief Volunteer Application, and submit it to the address enclosed in the form. 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.
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.
Stop by the park on your way to work or school to assist High Line Gardeners and High Line Custodians with their morning activities, such as weeding the beds, raking leaves, cleaning the park’s design features, and more.
Following heavy snowfall, Friends of the High Line invites volunteers to help clear snow from the High Line’s pathway and access points, making the park safe for visitors to enjoy the unique winter landscape.
For questions about the High Line Volunteer Program, please contact Karla Osorio-Perez, Volunteer Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (212) 206-9922.
REI is a Supporting Sponsor of the High Line Volunteer Program.