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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 Outreach Coordinator
The Garden Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and promoting community gardening on city-owned vacant parcels as well as assisting with communications and database management of community-led gardening projects on Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s land. This is a 9-month, seasonal position (January 2016-September 2016).

Download the full Garden Outreach Coordinator job description to learn more
Part-time Field Inspector
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a seasonal employee to work as a field inspector in its Operational Standards Unit. The Inspector will collect data and create reports as it relates to identified features at our PPR facilities city-wide. The PPR Facilities Standards Manual will be used as a guide to measure compliance.

Learn more about the Field Inspector position (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 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.