Philadelphia Parks Alliance Internship and Volunteer Opportunities


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5070 Parkside AveSuite 3500APhiladelphia, PA 19131


The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic, skilled volunteers for 2017. Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia's parks and recreation users-advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban recreation systems in the country. We cultivate Philadelphia into becoming a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all.

We are a fast-paced and lively 501(c)(3) non-profit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our West Philadelphia office. Our work is collaborative by nature and empowering by design. We are committed to giving volunteers real responsibility and assigning them valuable work. These positions are unpaid, but we can promise a rewarding experience doing work that matters.

The Parks Alliance is searching for skilled community organizers for our Recreation Community Initiative (RCI).

The RCI seeks to strengthen Philadelphia’s underserved neighborhoods by turning parks and rec centers into true community spaces. Through old-school community organizing techniques, we increase community investment, build neighborhood-based volunteer networks, and bring diverse programs and services to rec centers and parks-fostering a sense of ownership for public spaces and promoting equity.

For more information, visit our website.

Community Organizer Duties:

  • Recruit and manage outreach volunteers
  • Build neighborhood coalitions
  • Launch community canvassing and phone banking campaigns
  • Organize events to boost community engagement at partner rec centers
  • Host training sessions for recreation advisory council members on fundraising and programming at rec centers
  • Provide support to rec staff and volunteers in increasing their attendance and developing new programs

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.


Please send resumes and cover letters to Katie Breiner at

Call 215-879-8159 for more information.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum 10 hours per week

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