I volunteered as part of a corporate group and had a wonderful time. I have lunch at the food trucks a few times a week and it was great to see another aspect of the park. We did some weeding and raked and laid gravel on the paths. Everyone was so nice and the experience was very positive for our staff. We look forward to doing it again next year
I had a wonderful time volunteering with the Rose Kenney Greenway Conservancy!
I have been a Play Ambassador at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy since summer 2017. It truly is a pleasure and a privilege to be a volunteer at an organization with such important mission. The Greenway Conservancy not only manage a park but also help shaping the image of Boston through public open space. The park has become the heart of Boston serving both locals and tourists. Moreover, the Greenway Conservancy staffs are very dedicated and considerate. They work extra miles to support special programs during weekends and summer time. They also value volunteers and are very supportive on what I would like to do. It has been a very good experience being a Play Ambassador for me.
Because of the Greenway there is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, always beautiful art to enjoy, and delicious food truck meals to be had in downtown. Plus the fun events, beer garden, and Carousel...what else could you ask for?? This park makes Boston special!
They always have lots of awesome food trucks which rotate throughout the week. Makes finding lunches super easy and with a great selection!
Breckinridge Capital Advisors has been a long standing supporter of the Greenway Conservancy since 2009. Working alongside The Greenway’s horticulturists and groundskeepers, employees of Breckinridge have planted, weeded, constructed and learned so much about the 1.5 miles of greenspace that is our headquarters’ backyard. The Greenway continues to bring Boston a beautiful green space to enjoy and we couldn’t be happier to recommend them as a Great Nonprofit.
As a recently retired history professor, I looked for a volunteer activity that was meaningful and satisfying. Working on the Greenway seemed ideal. It turned out to be even better than I had expected. Aside from the chance to care for a section of the Greenway, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and other volunteers. Without exception, they were highly professional, dedicated, and hard working. I have been doing this since August and intend to continue.
I've been volunteering with the Rose Kennedy Greenway for 2 years now, and look forward to volunteering for many more! As an organization they value the volunteers that put in time and effort to ensure volunteers are set up to succeed at the tasks/roles given to them. Also, it's a great way to get involved in the Boston community and learn about how public art and green space can transform a community and bring people together.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway makes volunteering fulfilling and fun by being organized, communicating effectively and valuing each volunteer.
I have been a zone volunteer on the Greenway since 2017. In that capacity I have worked side-by-side, on a weekly basis, with staff horticulturalists and other volunteers in every area of the park.
I have sampled quite a few other volunteer opportunities in Boston over the past several years. Here's what makes me stick with the Greenway:
*The work is always planned out ahead of time. I'm never just standing around while those "in charge" get themselves organized.
*I am always provided with the knowledge, skills, and tools I need to be successful.
*The staff always works with me, providing valuable and interesting information as well as constructive feedback.
*I always know why I'm doing what I'm doing and how my work contributes to the well being of the park.
*The staff are all smart, welcoming, and appreciative, and -- important to me -- a hoot to work with.
*Unlike many volunteer experiences that are targeted toward helping a specific group/cause, the Greenway makes life better for everyone in Boston and its visitors.
Great nonprofit with a wide range of horticulture projects and volunteer opportunities. A huge asset to our community
Amazing public art and a wide variety of activities to do in the park.
What a wonderful place to volunteer this is! Through the Rose Kennedy Greenway art ambassador volunteer program I was not only able to learn about the public art, but had the opportunity to meet the artists who created the exhibits, and also teach the public about them. There is always something new and interesting to see, and yet, enough space and greenery to immerse into nature. I highly recommend visiting the Greenway every season and following its phenomenal transformation month by month.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway park is the link that Boston needed between downtown and the waters edge. I've lived in Dorchester for 25 years now and watched the Greenway literally blossom into the thriving greenspace that it is today. I encourage visitors to start their city exploration walking the Greenway since there are so many connecting points to other city areas (North End, Seaport, Business District, Fanueil Hall, Haymarket, Chinatown). I've enjoyed volunteering and attending events that the Greenway offers throughout the year. When I need a city fix I'll take the T to South Station and stroll down to the North End, visit the Saturday market, or get lunch at a food truck, or grab a cider at Dewey Square. The flora and fauna changes with the seasons and I enjoy documenting it as a volunteer photographer. The art installations over the years have been wonderful, my favorite being the aerial sculpture near India Wharf a few years back, but the Harbor Fog installation is always fun to take in. I took my kids to the Rings fountain when they were young and they loved playing on the grass and in the fountains in the North End. I can't say enough about what a gem this park is in Boston!
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is the twenty-first century garden jewel of our city. The 1.5 miles of open space and gardens are maintained to the highest quality through The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The plants are maintained to high standards using organic practices, limited staff and a generous group of volunteers, although I'm sure more are always welcome. I have been a volunteer for the past two years and I am still amazed at how much takes place on The Greenway and how well it is kept looking its best. The Seaport area has become a hub of activity in the past decade and will continue for many years to come. The only open green space that can hold numerous outdoor events is The Greenway. People, pets, birds and bees alike have all found pleasure in this city oasis.
I have lived in around Boston for most of my life. I have seen many changes in the city, but none more great than witnessing "The Big Dig" with the destruction of the Central Artery to create the new vibrant seaport area of Boston. Reuniting Boston to its seaport has brought a new vitality to the city. The jewel in the crown is The Rose Kennedy Greenway. "The Greenway" has not only connected the old city with the new, it is also a vibrant place in its own right with beautiful gardens, areas of respite and play and many activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Walking the various parcels of The Greenway, one has a chance to feel at peace with the surroundings, yet simultaneously feeling part of the city surrounding it. Watching children play in the splashing fountains, adults picnicking on the lawns and all ages riding the carousel or enjoying the rotating art exhibits is a pure delight. As a Bostonian, I wanted to do my part being involved in the scene. With my interest in plants and landscape design, I have volunteered, along with many others, helping to keep The Greenway pristine.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with a limited staff, is solely in charge of maintaining the park's many vibrant parcels and organizing its activities. Darrah Cole, Senior Horticulturist and Designer is at the helm. Darrah and her small but highly skilled staff keep The Greenway humming year-round. I was impressed with how The Greenway Conservancy was able to utilize my plant knowledge skills to provide me with fulfilling and entertaining volunteer placements. My first placement was assisting with spring clean up earlier in the season but then morphed into helping the horticultural staff with plant phenology in the summer months . The Greenway Conservancy staff keeps detailed records on each individual plant along the 1.5 miles of open land space. I highly recommend strolling through The Greenway to discover the magnitude of the area and to understand the amount of work The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy does to keep this green jewel so vibrant amongst the difficulties of being in the center of bustling city streets.
The Greenway is a special place in Boston! I highly recommend spending some time there exploring the art, plants and spectacular events that the Conservancy hosts. Boston is extremely fortunate to have this park and I am lucky to have it in my backyard! Bravo Greenway Conservancy to do such a spectacular job maintaining this gift for Boston and it’s visitors.
The Greenway is a wonderful place to explore and unwind in Boston! There is truly something for everyone, whether you want to visit the beer garden, or if you want to bring your kids to play in the fountains. Be sure to check out the events calendar on their website because there are so many fun and interesting events happening all the time!
I've done volunteer photography for the Rose Kennedy Greenway for 2 years and strongly believe they're an amazing organization. Staff are personable, easy to work with, and above all passionate about their mission. I've personally worked with a lot of non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area, but have almost exclusively volunteered for the Greenway as I feel my values align with theirs.
This summer was my first time volunteering for the Rose Kennedy Greenway within their Public Arts and Art Ambassador program. Being able to meet and work with local artists and help the public engage with the installations has been deeply fulfilling- from hearing stories of people growing up with the historic Neon signs to seeing young children astonished by interactive installations, the Greenway facilitates culture and the imagination purely for the benefit of the community.
My living room window views The Greenway's Ring Fountain. It's the Happiest Place in Boston. All spring, summer and Fall peals of joy erupt out of the Fountain and children aged 2 to 80 play in the fountain. Beyond the fountain, The Greenway is the bond that holds our community together. There are multiple activities daily that bring people out of our homes and create a neighborhood in the middle of what could be an autonomous city.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a great non-profit in the heart of Boston! I'm currently volunteering as an art ambassador, and it's so wonderful to connect with visitors at the park. The park truly offers something for everyone, be it the gardens, the artwork, or just a nice escape into nature while walking to the T.
I have been volunteering with the Greenway for 3 years and I hope to do so for many more. I think this organization does such wonderful things for the urban environment of downtown Boston, the public art installations in particular. They are taking excellent care of the backyard of Boston and giving residents the opportunity to give back and become part of that effort.
I've only volunteered at the Greenway for one summer, but it has been absolutely lovely so far. It's exciting to be surrounded by innovative art, gorgeous plants, markets and food trucks. People really gravitate towards the Greenway because it's beautiful, it's always clean and well-maintained, it's dynamic, there's always something new to discover, and everyone who works for the Greenway is welcoming. It's a great organization and the Conservancy's work has improved the lives of tourists, Bostonians, and everyone in between.