Thank you for your interest in volunteering on the High Line.
Volunteers play a critical role at the High Line, while they connect with people that share similar values and get exposed to new opportunities and skills.
Volunteers tend plants alongside our gardeners, introduce visitors to the park’s history, help out at special events, and provide administrative support in the office. 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.