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Individual Volunteering

Join in and help support innovative approaches to systemic change in Red Hook. Based on your interest and availability we offer a host of regularly occurring opportunities as well as event based support.

Tutor a high school youth in a challenging subject, coach a senior through writing a college essay with a senior, bring your professional experiences to lead a workshop and much more. Fill out our intake form to share your interest in volunteering!

Corporate Volunteering

Does your office, department or team want to spend time giving back and sharing your talents with our community? Red Hook Initiative’s Professional Development team is always looking for exciting opportunities to exhibit real-world professions. Experience tells us that hearing from established professionals has a powerful impact for our Young Adults in order to help them envision professional pathways in dynamic industries.

Reach out to to start this conversation today. Interested in a meaningful team-building day of outdoor work? Check out the Team Volunteer Days section below.

Volunteer at the Columbia Street Farm

Drop-In Volunteering

We welcome drop-in farm volunteers weekly on Saturdays from 10am-1pm from April to November. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get dirty! Closed toed shoes are a must. Children (under 14) are welcome during these sessions so long as they are accompanied by an adult. Sign up for the Farms newsletter to hear the latest on everything Red Hook Farms! For all NYC Compost Project volunteer inquiries, please check the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s page, email or call (718) 623-7290.

Team Volunteer Days

We welcome groups and corporate teams for meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities. We are able to host groups of 10-25 people to tackle a variety of tasks – turning windrows, pulling weeds and harvesting all while getting dirty in our outdoor classroom! If your group has experience with construction, that’s a major plus. We generally request a donation to support staff time and materials. Please email us at to schedule a session on the Farms today.