Volunteer Park Captain


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Riverside Healthy Living Center601 Division Avenue NEand other parks in DCWashington, DC 20009


Title : Parks Captain Volunteer

Number of volunteers needed: 4

Part Time : Maximum of 5 hours per week. This opportunity is flexible - from one day per month to 10 days per month, usually during weekend days.

Location : Different parks in Washington DC (Marvin Gaye Park, Oxon Run Park, Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park, Walter Pierce Park, and others). Occasional duties at Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th Street, NW and at the Riverside Center, 601 Division Avenue, NE

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with Parks & People staff members to schedule and plan upcoming volunteer days, and to oversee the volunteer site(s).

  • Greet the volunteers upon their arrival and ensure they have the information and tools they need to do their job.

  • Guide groups of volunteers through the work they need to perform out at the parks ( invasive removal, cleaning-up, tree planting...)

  • Collect all the documents the volunteers need to sign (waivers, image release forms...) and return these to Parks & People in an organized and timely manner.

  • Supervise the volunteer group to ensure all responsibilities are being carried out.

  • Lead efforts to get volunteers to collaborate on a regular basis and attract new volunteers.

  • Provide information to volunteers on other ways to engage with WPP, including membership.

  • Report back to Parks & People staff, including feedback and suggestions for improving the volunteer program.

Required and Desired skills:

  • Background and interest in working with volunteers.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative way with a small staff.

  • Must be able to multi-task, problem solve, thrive in a dynamic work environment, and enjoy working with a variety of people

  • Resourceful, flexible, and a self starter.

  • Excellent oral communication skills

  • Passionate about the mission of Parks & People and the ThinkOutside! campaign.

Candidates for the Captain volunteer position must pass an interview. Orientation and training are provided.

Please, send a cover letter and your resume to Lydia Vanderbilt at lydia.vanderbilt @washingtonparks.net

Washington Parks & People is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or any other practices on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, or sexual orientation. People of color and residents of Washington, DC are strongly encouraged to apply.


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