Opportunity Details

Earth Keepers in Jersey City

Liberty State Park is known to many as a local treasure. Volunteer to maintain this beautiful park while enjoying wonderful views of the harbor, Lady Liberty, and Ellis Island. Volunteers are needed to support various gardening projects including weeding, mulching, clean-up, removing invasive botanical species and planting.

This is a rain or shine project and starts promptly at 9:00 am with the agency contact. We suggest you arrive by 8:45 am. Please note: If you arrive later than 9:00 am at the starting point it's highly likely you will not find the group. 

 

NEED-TO-KNOW

  • We will email a map of where to meet the day before the project. Please call us if you did not receive the email on Friday before 3 pm.

  • ​Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes/boots, hats, work gloves if possible, insect repellent, sunscreen, and long pants to protect yourself while gardening

  • Bring water and snacks

  • This is a labor-intensive project and all volunteers must have the capacity to complete the tasks noted in the description above. 

  • All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian on site at all times. Additionally, they will need to complete a State Park form (on site) and a Jersey Cares Youth Waiver which can be either submitted online prior to the opportunity, or it can be brought to the project.   


Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19

  • Volunteers are asked to wear protective masks throughout the opportunity.  

  • Social distancing guidelines are in place 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. 

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 


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Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you. 

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Environment
Visitors & Travelers
Cleaning,Gardening/Planting,Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:18+

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