Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to Snug Harbor. We are always looking for people of all ages and skills to work with us and make Snug Harbor truly a treasure for the whole community.

Do you have a special passion or skill set where we can work together to serve the community?  If so, we can’t wait to meet you! 

Introduce yourself and ask any questions you have by filling out this volunteer application

We love hearing from people to who would like to work the gardens, welcome guests, help with administrative duties, manage soil and raise produce, and more.  With 14 botanical gardens on an 83-acre campus and events taking place all year, there’s plenty to do and we’d love to have you join us.

For corporate teams interested in group volunteerism, days of service, or volunteer retreats, please contact Susannah Abbate, Director of Education and Engagement, at (718) 425-3512 or engagement@snug-harbor.org.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is proud to be certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance.

Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically
use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization.


Volunteer Position Opportunities

Want to volunteer with Snug Harbor on an ongoing basis? Interested in volunteering for the arts department, helping in the gardens, or planting and weeding on the farm? Check out the volunteer opportunities below and apply if you’re interested. Application instructions and contact information is at the bottom of each PDF.

Arts Management and Office Administration

St George Greenmarket Compost Associate

Farm Cooking Demonstration

Farm Stand

Flower Garden

Carl Grillo Glass House

Herb Garden

Perennial Garden

Rose Garden

Tropical Border

White Garden

Visitor Services Admissions