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Employment

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

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.