I’ve signed up for advanced volunteer training with the NYC parks department this evening and I’m writing this to make sure I go and that I remember that this is something I want and that exists. For the past two years I’ve volunteered once a year in January (!) with parks, I flunked out of tree care school in May and I’ve been looking for a way to do more.
The program description said that volunteers will be matched with a site that meets their interests- this is a bit difficult for me because we are moving and I believe that I should pick a site near my home. There is also a volunteer event at Jamaica Bay on Saturday if this program doesn’t seem right for me.
I’ll report back.