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ORGANIZATION: The Friends of Governors Island

  • 10 people are interested

Want to share your enthu­si­asm about Gov­er­nors Island and urban green spaces with oth­er vis­i­tors and help build a com­mu­ni­ty of sup­port­ers? Island Ambassadors:

  • Serve as a friend­ly, help­ful and infor­ma­tive resource for vis­i­tors around the Island
  • Answer vis­i­tors’ ques­tions about the Island’s events and attractions
  • Pro­vide direc­tions to vis­i­tors to nav­i­gate around the Island
  • Help staff the Island’s wel­come cen­ter and info desk
We encourage anyone who has a passion about public spaces, a joy in being outdoors, and a commitment to environmental and community stewardship to join us! Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with diverse visitors and have exceptional communication skills.

Volunteers will be asked to attend an orientation to learn more about the Island's history and programming. These orientations will be held each month throughout the spring.

Learn more and apply today!

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About The Friends of Governors Island


10 South St. Slip 7, The Friends of Governors Island, New York, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

The Friends of Governors Island is an independent nonprofit that works to ensure the Island’s continued growth and accessibility as a vibrant public resource. As the designated fundraising partner of the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service, the Friends stewards the Island’s green spaces, enhances the visitor experience and builds a community dedicated to the Island’s future. Our core activities include running Governors Island’s visitor services and volunteer programs; raising funds to care for the park’s landscapes, expand public access, and create more free programming; and advocating to ensure Governors Island remains a shared space for all.


The Friends of Governors Island was founded in 1995 as the Governors Island Alliance to advocate for the return of Governors Island to the people of New York. The organization’s goal of redeveloping the former military base as a great civic space was the basis for the 2003 transfer of the Island from the Federal Government to New York and the National Park Service. The Governors Island Alliance became an independent nonprofit in late 2014 and changed its name to the Friends of Governors Island in 2016.


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Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


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10 South StreetNew York, NY 10004



  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month

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