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Volunteers are Helping

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Oyster restoration is impossible without community support and the help of dedicated volunteers!

BOP holds regularly scheduled volunteer days on Governors Island throughout the Spring and Summer. Volunteers work alongside Harbor School students and teachers to build oyster cages, prepare recycled shell for seeding, sort and count baby oysters, and much more. Every volunteer day also includes learning opportunities, Q&A with project staff, tours of the BOP facilities, and if the weather nice we often end the day with oysters from Fishers Island farm on the half shell overlooking the Harbor.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

In addition to public volunteer days, we also partner with companies and organizations to create corporate volunteer days on Governors Island. If you or your organization is interested in working with us, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at restore@nyharbor.org.

Ways to Get Involved

Volunteers can also help out by joining our Ambassadors Program, fundraising, or doing any type of community outreach and recruitment on behalf of BOP.

2017 Volunteer Season is now OPEN!

Click HERE to Sign Up!


Participate in: building wire mesh reef structures, oyster cages, washing and preparing recycled shells, maintaining our oyster nursery, monitoring oyster reefs and more
MEET new people and work alongside Harbor School students and staff
ENJOY amazing views while doing inspiring outdoor work

BRING: snacks, water bottle, work clothes, rain gear as needed
LUNCH: Please bring a bagged lunch

If you’re interested in volunteering longer term for us, please check out our BOP Ambassadors Program.

Any additional questions contact restore@nyharbor.org 

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