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Local Teens Can Get Paid to Build a Compost Bin

Are you 13-19 Years Old?

Do you want to Work in a beautiful Garden & make $8 an hour?

You can join the South Bronx Green Team Collaborative

We are assembling a South Bronx Green Team Collaborative to build a new compost system in Brook Park on East 141st Street and Brook Avenue. We’re looking for students between 13 and 19 years old living or going to school in the 10454 or 10455 zip codes.

Applicants must be willing to learn, interested in (or at least curious about) protecting the environment, have good communications skills, and be punctual. You will be responsible to bring what you have learned as members of the South Bronx Green Team Collaborative to at least one classroom in the South Bronx, sharing your experience and insights into the environment with others.

Desirable qualities: ability to work outdoors, public speaking experience, computer skills,
writing & communication skills, video/flip cam skills, attending high school or college.

Applicants that are accepted to the program will be paid $8.00/hr.
Participants must be available on 6 consecutive weekends (either Saturday or Sunday to
be determined) for four hours a day beginning in mid-May.

To apply, please fill out the form and include a two paragraph statement about why you are interested in participating in this project by visiting:

Click here to fill in the form.

You can also mail to FoBP, PO Box 801 Bronx NY 10454.
Include your contact information and statement.

Apply before May 10th.

If you are selected for an interview, we will need to meet your parent or guardian and they will have to sign a permission and waiver to allow you to participate in this program.

Include a resume if you have one.

This is a project of Friends of Brook Park and the Urban Transformers. With support from Citizens Committee for New York and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development thanks to Councilmanic funds from Members Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Melissa Mark Viverito.

Northern Manhattan Parks


Summer Youth Employment Program (S.Y.E.P.,) Assistant and Volunteer/ Research Coordinator.

Four (4) positions

Six (6) week or twelve (12) week internships available


Manhattan Parks and Recreation/ Operations and Maintenance Division:

This unit is responsible for repair and maintenance of all park properties and regulation of all park events and activities.

Other agencies/ organizations involved in this program:

The Department of Parks and Recreation (D.P.R.) works with The Summer Youth Employment Program (S.Y.E.P.,) which is operated by the Department of Youth and Community Development (D.Y.C.D.). When S.Y.E.P. participants are assigned to Parks their work in the park makes a big difference if they are scheduled, monitored, trained and tasked appropriately.

Park volunteers usually come from Partnerships for Parks and are a variety of corporate groups, community members and not-for-profit organizations that want to make a difference in our parks.



This internship provides supervising and coordinating experience, teen-mentoring skills and some specialized skills in horticulture, Geographic Information Systems and Operations Management. Each intern will help encourage and monitor our S.Y.E.P. participants and our volunteers to ensure that all activities are safe and engaging so that we can get the most out of both resources.

The two interns we are seeking will help us to work with Partnerships for Parks and the Summer Youth Employment Program  in Ft. Tryon, Anne Loftus, Inwood Hill Park, Isham Park and Dyckman Fields in Northern Manhattan near the Hudson River. Four (4) interns will have a morning in Ft. Tryon, Monday – Friday with some Saturdays for at least 20 hours per week, (see more details regarding schedule and duties attached.)


  • Full-time College student, recent college graduate or part-time college student with at least 2 years experience working in a position with the following types of duties:

o       Clerical, customer relations

o       Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs like Word and Excel

o       Data entry experience or ability to type 50 WPM.

Preferred skills:

  • 30 College credits, knowledge of Arc Map or AutoCAD a plus,
  • experience using independent judgment or supervising with an energetic and enthusiastic personality,
  • Interest in: not-for-profit management, youth and child development, or operations management, horticulture, forestry, geographic information systems, ecology, engineering, or conservation biology/ ecology, are a definite plus but we will accept a detail oriented person with goals and dreams in any career field related to government.


Be ready to learn about NYC Parks and grasp the city by its roots!

CONTACT PERSON: please list here who will be responsible for receiving resumes etc. name, phone number and email

Terese Flores

Parks and Recreation Manager

Northern Manhattan Parks

24 W. 61st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-408-0261 Fax: 212-408-0202

Join MillionTreesNYC Spring Planting Day as a Compost Coordinator!

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteering to help plant 20,000 trees at parks citywide!  Join us and fellow volunteers to make New York City greener and greater, by volunteering to help support our planting day as a Compost Coordinator. We are looking to recruit Master Composters, and green gurus who can help manage our compost collection at each of our planting sites. As we provide our planting volunteers with light breakfast and lunch refreshments, they need gentle reminders about which waste goes where. As a Compost Coordinator we ask that you review our orientation guidebook and commit to staffing from 9-1PM. All Compost Coordinator volunteers will receive training by our staff, breakfast and lunch, t-shirt and giveaway item.

DATE: Saturday, April 28
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM




Register to volunteer as a Compost Coordinator by emailing with your contact information and preferred planting site. Parks staff will be coordinating transport compost materials to drop off sites, but any volunteers with their own transportation who would be willing to drop off would be appreciated. Please list that in your email to us.

Thank you for helping to make NYC greener and greater.

We’re seeking Bloggers, Writers, Greenies, Visionaries, Queens residents, New Yorkers!

We need your skills (+ the power of social media for good) to help bring attention to the positive effects of transforming abandoned rails to beautiful trails and thus create The Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway/Queens Highline/Queensway!

Facebook Group:
Use hashtag #QueensHighline when tweeting

Contact Anandi Premlall for more info.

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Parks Greeter Corps

Join the Parks Greeter Corps!

The newly launched Parks
Greeter Corps
is a team of motivated volunteers who are ambassadors of
New York’s park system in the community. Park greeters are a
welcoming presence at the entrance to parks and playgrounds, inform patrons
of the available amenities and programs, gauge the public’s opinion
and interests, and serve as eyes and ears for the park’s condition
and environment. We are looking for volunteers from all backgrounds in all
five boroughs.

If you are interested in volunteering as a greeter for Parks, please sign
up at

If you have any questions or cannot access the website, please contact
Mahanth Joishy at
or (212) 360-8287.


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