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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation occasionally has positions and internships available that are both paid and unpaid.  These positions will be posted when they become available.
Garden Educators
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Junior Farmers Program is currently seeking part-time, seasonal employees to work on a youth gardening program at various recreation centers. These seasonal employees teach children ages 6‐12 years old about gardening in after school programs and summer camps. Topics covered include growing food in raised beds, environmental science and nutrition. Each Garden Educator will be responsible for youth garden programming for 5 Recreation Centers in their region. The educators will work with staff, volunteers and community members to maintain and care for various garden projects.

Download the Garden Educator job description to learn more
Plants Make Positive Places Project Coordinator
Plants Make Positive Places (P3) is an innovative pilot program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. P3 aims to create a plant library of primarily native perennial pollinators to then redistribute throughout the parks system to beautify and rejuvenate the local ecosystems. The P3 project coordinator will propagate and care for plant material, design and install gardens, and teach the public how to maintain them. He or she will also be responsible for tracking the plants and organizing the plant library.

Please review the job description and submit your materials to by December 19th. 
Web and Graphic Designer
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) seeks a web and graphic designer to create the look, layout and features of an intranet for the department, as well as to provide creative services like designing flyers, posters and other promotional materials. The person in this position will work closely with members of the PPR website and communications teams to extend our reach both internally and externally and expand our brand identity.

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Ways to Volunteer

At a neighborhood park
If you would like to volunteer in a neighborhood park, check our list of Friends groups with websites to see if your park has an active group and reach out to them directly. If you don’t see your park listed, please contact Barb McCabe, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3679.
If you're a business or corporation
If you’re a corporate entity looking for an individualized volunteer experience for your employees in a watershed park, please contact Jennifer Mahar at the Fairmount Park Conservancy at 215-988-9334.
If you're a non-corporate group
Please contact Barb McCabe, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3679.