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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 April – November, 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 Training Workshop 

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


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 

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