Volunteering for Friends of the High Line: Tons ‘O Fun

Working with our volunteers is one of my favorite parts of my job.  Friends of the High Line has about 115 active volunteers, all of them dynamic individuals who care about the future of New York City.

Seed Harvest

Last month, we held a volunteer orientation for current and prospective volunteers at the General Theological Seminary in Chelsea.  The beginning of the year is a good time to bring everyone together for an update on where we are in the construction process, as well as give a heads-up as to what events and projects are coming down the pike in 2008.  There are lots of ways to get involved, including staffing special events, working in our office helping to get out big mailings, or serving as a volunteer docent on the High Line during openhousenewyork.  And with the High Line’s opening scheduled to take place before the end of the year, there will be a huge need for volunteer support going forward.

If you’re interested in becoming a Friends of the High Line volunteer, please e-mail volunteer@thehighline.org.

More photos of our awesome volunteers in action after the jump.

Block Party
[Volunteer Marianne Mathieu assists an artist at a craft booth at the 2007 Kitchen High Line Block Party.]    
[Friends of the High Line Volunteers B.C. Roberts and Patrick Kennedy check in visitors at OHNY 2007 last October.]  
Volunteer Party
[Volunteers Muriel Ellenport, Yvonne Chang, staff member Sanaya Kaufman, and 2007 Volunteer of the Year Jamila Dphrepaulezz at Friends of the High Line’s annual volunteer party.]
Spike Pick-Up
[Volunteer Niru Nukalapati collects rail spikes on the High Line for storage during construction.]

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