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VOLUNTEER AT THE BATTERY

 

Horticulture Volunteer

 

Become a Horticulture Volunteer at The Battery!

 

March through mid-November, Orientations begin March 21

Horticulture Volunteers, together with our gardeners, plant, weed, cut back plants, prune, rake, and perform all other tasks required to maintain The Battery’s beautiful perennial gardens.

 

Regular Volunteer Hours are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from March through mid-November with limited shifts on Saturday mornings. Occasionally, there will be volunteer opportunities outside of Regular Volunteer Hours. These may include farm projects in Battery Urban Farm’s vegetable and forest gardens or preparing for special events in the park. Please indicate your interest in being contacted for these opportunities on your registration form.

 

The Battery Core Group: The Battery Conservancy relies on dedicated community members who volunteer on a regular basis. The Battery Core Group members are qualified to volunteer outside Regular Volunteer Hours, earn service-based rewards, invitations to special events and activities, and receive advanced training in various horticultural skills.

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Complete a minimum of eight (8) 2.5 hour shifts during the calendar year. These do not need to be consecutive shifts.
  2. Learn the bed numbers throughout the park.
  3. Show progress towards learning the plants throughout the park.

 

Sign-Up: To sign up as a Horticulture Volunteer, please fill out our volunteer registration form. Once your registration is approved (1 – 2 business days), you will be able to pick up an orientation shift on the calendar.

 

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend an orientation before their first volunteer shift. This will be a 30 – 45 minute session taking place before volunteer hours on a Tuesday or Thursday. Once an orientation shift has been completed, volunteers will be free to sign up for any Tuesday or Thursday volunteer hours during the season.

Greeter

 

Help our visitors get to know the park as a Greeter at The Battery!

 

Greeters are stationed at an information table from 10:00am to 1:00pm on select weekdays and Saturdays from March through mid-November. Greeters answer any questions visitors might have about way-finding, basic park information, and The Battery Conservancy. Additionally, Greeters record simple data regarding park visitors. This is a great way to engage with fellow New Yorkers and learn about visitors from all over the world!

Greeters who have volunteered on a regular basis are invited to participate in additional training to become a Battery Tour Guide.

 

Sign-Up: To sign up as a Greeter, please fill out our volunteer registration form. Once your registration is approved (1 – 2 business days), you will be able to pick up an orientation shift on the calendar.

 

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend an orientation before their first volunteer shift. This will be a 30 – 45 minute session taking place before Tuesday and Thursday volunteer hours. Once an orientation shift has been completed, volunteers will be free to sign up for any Tuesday or Thursday volunteer hours during the season.

 

Event Team

 

Help The Battery Conservancy with all of our events

 

Year-round

 

The Event Team works with The Battery Conservancy office and operations staff to prepare for and launch special events in the park throughout the year. This includes Workshops at The Battery, Summer Trivia Nights, our annual Gala and Luncheon, and The Battery Fair! Volunteers will work on mailings, preparing for and staffing info tables, setting up for the event, and breaking down afterwards. There are volunteer opportunities for the Event Team all year long!

 

Sign-Up: To sign up for the Event Team, please fill out our volunteer registration form. Once your registration is approved (1 – 2 business days), you will be able to select Event Team shifts on the calendar. Volunteers must be 15 or over. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf.