Governors Island will open July 15 and ferry tickets are available now. Click here to reserve tickets.

Spring is here, join us as a volunteer!


Looking to get outside and give back to your favorite NYC destination? Volunteer with the Friends of Governors Island!

Dedicated volunteers help keep Governors Island welcoming and more beautiful for all. Whether you’re hoping to try your hand at gardening, meet new people or share the Island’s story with visitors, our volunteer program has something for everyone.

Apply today to join the Governors Island volunteer team! There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer:

Visitor Surveyor
Collect valuable visitor feedback and data to help us gain further insight about the visitor experience on Governors Island.

Island Ambassador
Welcome visitors to the Island by answering questions, providing directions, sharing the daily line-up of public events and programs, and selling essentials and souvenirs.

Governors Gardener
Get your hands dirty tending to the Island’s sprawling meadows, young forest groves, beautiful flowerbeds and landscaped hillsides.

We love our volunteers! Join our ranks and get some great perks:

  • Free ferry to Governors Island
  • Governors Island volunteer t-shirt
  • Discount on merchandise from the Welcome Centers
  • Exciting field trips to other parks, museums and exhibitions around the city

Join us!