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City of Philadelphia


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation occasionally has positions and internships available that are both paid and unpaid.  These positions will be posted when they become available.
TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway Program Assistant
TreePhilly seeks a seasonal Tree Giveaway Program Assistant to support the Yard Tree Giveaway Program and to develop new ideas to improve and expand the TreePhilly program. The position requires an energetic, self-motivated and organized person who can work independently as well as collaboratively with the rest of the TreePhilly team. The position will begin on October 1st, 2017 and end on July 1st, 2018 and will have a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, evening and weekend work, both in and out of the office. This position reports directly to the TreePhilly Program Manager. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to influence the direction of PPR’s urban forestry programming, and to get an intimate view of how a large city department functions.

Download the TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway Program Assistant job description (PDF)
Please visit the City of Philadelphia's Office of Human Resources website for additional civil service and non-civil service job opportunities. 

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 Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.
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 Lindsey Walker at the Fairmount Park Conservancy at 215-607-3489.
If you're a non-corporate group
Please contact Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.