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Become a Volunteer

City Green is always seeking passionate volunteers to lend a hand on the farm, keep up with community gardens, educate students on field trips, and sponsor innovative projects! See below for ways you or your organization to get involved and play an important role in helping City Green achieve our mission. In 2022:

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hours volunteered at field trips and youth programs

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individuals volunteered at City Green's facilities

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hours volunteered in our farms and gardens

2023 Individual & small group volunteers

City Green’s Wednesday Volunteer Program offers a way for individuals and small groups, of up to 5 people*, to get lend a hand to our Community Horticulture and Agriculture Teams here at City Green in a fun and productive way. All volunteers must attend one New Volunteer Orientation on an annual basis. Volunteer orientations will occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month prior to the volunteer session. *If your group has more than 5 participants, please fill out the Group Volunteer Inquiry below. 


Morning Garden Volunteers work in City Green's perennial gardens designed to support the local ecosystem and educational programming. Morning Garden Volunteers take part in a variety of activities including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, and more. 

Morning Garden Volunteering takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 am-12:00 pm. 


Evening Farm Volunteers work on City Green's farm where we grow over 80 varieties of organic vegetables to be harvested and sold at our farm stands! Volunteers will take part in a variety of activities including planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, processing, and more. 

Evening Farm Volunteering takes place every Wednesday from 5:00 pm-dusk. 


The Wednesday Volunteer Program will resume in Spring 2023. Sign up to get notified of when volunteer sessions will return below.

Now Open for 2023

Youth Programming Volunteer Application

Each season, dedicated City Green volunteers join us as  educators to work with elementary school students City Green’s Farm Eco-Center, Learning Garden, and satellite garden sites in Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic. Volunteering as a Garden Educator can range from crafting educational materials for lessons, assisting teaching during a field trip, reading books to preschoolers during Storytime in the Garden, and more! This volunteer opportunity is limited to individuals ages 18 and up. 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Programming Volunteers for our 2023 Season!

2023: CORPORATE & group volunteers

We are now accepting corporate & group volunteer inquiries for 2023!


Corporate and large groups can enjoy a team-building session while giving back to the community! To volunteer with us, please complete the group volunteer inquiry below!

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