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Become a Volunteer Leader


Are you interested in giving back to your community in a unique and exciting way? Are you a natural leader overflowing with energy?  Do you love Prospect Park and enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds? Become a Volunteer Leader with the Prospect Park Alliance and share your passion with our community!

As a Volunteer Leader, you will donate your time by assisting our staff in managing volunteer projects from start to finish. This includes helping our team setup our project areas, facilitating check-in, teaching new volunteers about the park, as well as ensuring all participants are following proper Parks Dept. procedures. Volunteer projects at Prospect Park include a range of landscaping and maintenance tasks using a variety of tools to remove invasive weeds, collect litter, paint park benches, and more! This is a great opportunity for volunteers to develop leadership skills and meet like-minded individuals, or share the skills you already have with other volunteers and staff. Please note: this is an unpaid volunteer position.
 
Commitment

  • Volunteer Leaders must participate in at least 8 projects throughout our active season, which runs September – November 2018 and April – August 2019, preferably at least 1 per month
  • Must be available for the duration of projects, typically 4-6 hours, both on weekdays and weekends
  • Must sign up for volunteer leader projects online at least one month in advance
  • Act as a peer leader, communicating concerns from volunteers to staff and vice versa.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Prospect Park Alliance and the Volunteer Dept. to volunteers and the public

Benefits

  • The chance to work alongside some of Prospect Park’s staff to learn about the park’s natural resources and improve your fieldwork skills
  • Invitations to participate in special events and trips
  • A Complimentary Prospect Park Alliance membership
  • A unique stewardship opportunity to sustain and improve Prospect Park in a substantial way

Requirements

  • Be in good physical condition—able to traverse park terrain and lift 15 lbs over a period of time
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, including rain and cold
  • Experience participating in at least two previous Prospect Park volunteer events
  • Reachable by phone and email and have reliable access to the internet
  • Attend the Mandatory Fall Training Workshop (Tuesday, August 28thth 5:30pm-8:30pm)

Qualifications

  • Good customer service skills and experience working with the public
  • Excellent communicator with a positive attitude
  • Able to independently lead a group as well as work in a team
  • Previous outdoor/gardening/landscaping experience preferred
  • Basic weed identification knowledge or a willingness to learn
  • Experience in using various hand tools and able to use them effectively and safely


The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 season is July 31st, 2018.

If interested, please complete the application form here or download the PDF and email it to volunteer@prospectpark.org or mail to:
Volunteer Department
Attn: Volunteer Leader Program
Prospect Park Alliance
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215 

The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 season is July 31st, 2018.

If interested, please complete the application form here or download the PDF and email it to volunteer@prospectpark.org or mail to:
Volunteer Department
Attn: Volunteer Leader Program
Prospect Park Alliance
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215