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Volunteer opportunity description

The GreenTumb Youth Leadership Council (YLC) provides high school youth ages 14–21 with the opportunity to volunteer at a community garden from May to August in New York City. 

Through YLC, students have the opportunity to learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden, covering topics such as botany, agriculture, horticulture, composting, and community development. All program participants are required to volunteer at a garden at least twice a month, accumulating a minimum of 20 service hours.
It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, learn new skills, and have fun!
GreenThumb is a division of NYC Parks and provides resources and support to 500 community gardens throughout the five boroughs. It is the largest gardening program in the country.



Any high school or college student interested in horticulture, botany, agriculture, nature, and the environment should apply! Follow this link for the application

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Amanda Groziak
Youth Leadership Council Coordinator
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