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

Volunteer on Governors Island this season


Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Join our team!

Governors Island relies on dedicated volunteers to keep this incredible public space welcoming and beautiful for all. Whether you’re hoping to try your hand at gardening, meet new people or become a true Island insider, our volunteer program has something for everyone. Apply today!

Opportunities include:

Island Ambassador

Want to share your enthusiasm about Governors Island with other visitors and help build a community of supporters? Island Ambassadors provide visitor services and act as a welcoming presence on Governors Island by giving directions, answering questions and informing visitors about events and activities around the Island.

Data Collector

Comments and opinions count! Join our survey team and collect valuable feedback from visitors about their experience on Governors Island. Your efforts will help us understand and improve the visitor experience!

Governors Gardener

Got a green thumb? As a Gardening Volunteer, you will assist the Trust for Governors Island Horticulture Staff in caring for the Island’s sprawling meadows, young forest groves, ornamental flowerbeds and landscaped hillsides.

Tour Guide

Love Governors Island and want to share your enthusiasm with other visitors? Tour Guides lead engaging free public tours that highlight the Island’s history, current programming and plans for the future.

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

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

If you have a passion about public spaces and the value they bring to urban environments, enjoy getting to know new people, and love being outdoors, Governors Island is the ideal place to volunteer. We look forward to having you on our team!

Apply now!