Volunteers

Join a vibrant community that cares about civic participation and contribute to one of NYC’s most beloved public spaces.

Opportunities

Docents

Docents are committed volunteers who are trained in the High Line’s history, design, horticulture, and art. Docents guide groups with up to 20 people during 75-minute walks on the full length of the park, beginning at Gansevoort Street and ending at West 34th Street.


Horticulture Partners

Horticulture Partners work side-by-side with gardeners throughout the year. 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.


Photographers

Photographers work to develop a body of work that represents the High Line in all seasons. They document Friends of the High Line’s fundraising events and public programs, contributing to communications initiatives, marketing materials, and special projects.


Greeters

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 relevant information about Friends of the High Line and the park.


On-Call Supporters

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


Play Partners

Play Partners assist Friends of the High Line staff in facilitating family activities at the park, welcoming participants and encourage them to take part in nature and science programs, art-making activities, children’s storytelling, and building and design workshops.


Spring Cutback Volunteers

Spring Cutback volunteers help High Line Gardeners trim back all grasses and perennials in the park using pruners and scissors and assist us in preparing the planting beds for a lush, beautiful growing season. Volunteers are required to attend one training session in February and complete two volunteer shifts between March 2 and April 10.


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CONTACT US

To become a volunteer, please complete our brief Volunteer Application.

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Our Partners

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