Get Involved with Shorewalkers

There are many ways to help support the Shorewalkers organization. Throughout the year, volunteers provide support in areas ranging from leading walks to writing blog posts to curating our social media feeds.

No matter how you decide to get involved, you’ll be joining a group of individuals who share your passion for walking, along with helping to preserve NYC’s shorelines.

Scroll down for a list of opportunities.

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Great Saunter

Help us host the Great Saunter by directing walkers on the route, distributing water and snacks, or congratulating walkers at the finish line. We also recruit a large team to mail out bib packets a month before the event. Indicate your interest in volunteering for the 2024 Great Saunter by adding your name to our Volunteer List or contact Carole Blane at

Our annual Great Saunter provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your company’s brand to our members. We seek Supporting sponsors ($500-$5,000 levels), as well as in-kind donations (apples, energy bars, drinks, etc.), in return for brand acknowledgement. Contact Pam Cress at for more information on becoming a sponsor or to serve on our Sponsorship Committee.

Year-Round Opportunities

Enjoy exclusive benefits and support advocacy work for New York City’s shorelines and parks. Members get unlimited access to members-only walks and receive a 20% discount off special events like the Great Saunter. Join today and register for walks at our Members Only Meetup Group.  We walk year-round throughout the NYC metro area. It’s a great way to stay fit while connecting with New Yorkers who share your enthusiasm for walking.

To become a Shorewalkers’ hike leader, you must walk with Shorewalkers for at least 6 months and co-lead as a sweep on several events. We’ll provide training in our approach so that you are able to safely and confidently lead a walk. If you’ve considered becoming a hike leader, now is the ideal time. For more information, email Laura Clark – Hike Leader Committee Chair – at

You can share your favorite walk with fellow members using Suggest-a-Walk. First, scout your walk of 4 to 6 miles. Do it twice to get down all the details. Next, download and fill out this form and email to our Hike Leader Committee at We’ll pair you with a hike leader who will scout the walk with you a final time and schedule on the Meetup calendar. The hike leader will lead the walk and you will get full credit for suggesting it.

Advisory members are key members of Shorewalkers Governing Team. They attend board meetings, head committees, and provide input on agenda items while serving in a non-voting capacity. Any member may request to be considered for the position; hike leader status is not required. The position requires nomination by a Board Member and confirmation by the Board of Directors.

If you support the Shorewalkers mission, consider taking the next step by joining the Advisory Board. Send an email to Pam Cress – President Shorewalkers – at

Events are posted on the Shorewalkers Members Meetup calendar and offer a wonderful opportunity to socialize with fellow members, while doing good for the community. We partner with community organizations like Partnerships for Parks and NYC H2O.

Social Media Support:

Follow us and share your posts on our social media feeds: Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and X (formerly Twitter).

Passionate about social media? Join our all-volunteer Social Media Team by emailing Diane Cimine – Social Media Coordianator – at

Our Editor seeks posts for our Blog on any topic related to walking: personal stories, walking tips, Great Saunter experiences, etc. If you enjoy writing, share your voice and perspective with fellow members. Submit articles to Nick DiNapoli at

Your donation allows us to sustain low membership dues ($20 Individual per year) so that everyone can afford to be a member. Shorewalkers is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law. Your support allows others to discover the pleasure of walking the paths of our city’s parks and shoreline.