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View the Fall 2011 GreenApple Corps flyer (PDF, 123 KB)

As stewards of nearly 14 percent of New York City's land, Parks & Recreation builds and maintains clean, safe, and accessible parks Citywide and programs those parks with recreational, cultural, and educational activities for people of all ages. Through this work, Parks & Recreation improves peoples' lives, providing outlets for creative expression, opportunities for healthy recreation, and exposure to the restorative beauty of the natural world.

Photo of GreenApple Corps members working

Parks is looking for candidates interested in improving the City's natural environment who want to make a nine–month commitment to the GreenApple Corps. Work with our Natural Resources Group, Central Forestry and Horticulture Division, the Urban Park Rangers, and Maintenance and Operations to conduct projects aimed towards improving the City through environmental initiatives. Projects will focus on the promotion of community involvement and awareness of environmental issues through urban forestry, ecological restoration, and environmental education initiatives in schools and neighborhoods.

Major Responsibilities

  • Working in teams under the guidance of a Crew Leader to address environmental issues.
  • Spearheading environmental education programs geared towards students and Parks patrons.
  • Restoring environmentally neglected natural areas including forests, marshes and trails.
  • Supporting community-focused or sponsored restoration, greening and cleanup events.

Qualification Requirements

  • New York State Driver's license.
  • Able to work at least 40 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.  This is an intense and physically demanding outdoor program that pushes you to the highest levels of performance and achievement.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Interest in environmental, public service, public health, and/or urban issues encouraged.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Highly motivated and dedicated.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and personal statement to:
Brian Aucoin, Director
GreenApple Corps
City of New York Parks & Recreation
1234 5th Avenue, Room 200
New York, NY 10029
Email: GreenApple@parks.nyc.gov