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We’re always looking for dedicated and talented folks to join our team. So, if you are fired up about open and equitable public space in North Brooklyn we want to hear from you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of NBK Parks. From fun events like waterfront concerts and the opening McCarren Park Pool to crises like the Covid-19 pandemic, our volunteers have led the way—ensuring our local parks and green spaces are well-cared for and welcoming spaces for all!

Garden Club: Open Volunteer

  • The Garden Club is Back! This May through November, we are offering open volunteer sessions at Under the K Bridge Park, where you can learn how to identify native and invasive plant species, propagate and transplant plants from our nursery, weed beds, care for trees, manage pests, amend the soil, and connect with neighbors as you help transform this dynamic space. Led by NBK Parks Director of Horticulture, Lisa Bloodgood and our garden experts – select Fridays and Saturdays every month. –>> Sign Up Today!

Graphic Design Intern

  • Two Intern positions are open for students currently attending college or graduate school with a focus on Graphic Design and Digital Media. The candidate will assist the Deputy Director & Public Relations and Fundraising Managers with the layout and production of digital and print projects. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required, a healthy obsession with design apps is helpful, and hand illustration skills are a plus. Candidates should have good communication, organization, and computer skills. Please send a CV and include links to your portfolio or work examples to
    • Six-month commitment 
    • Two consecutive week-days or ten hours per week is preferred
    • College Credit can be arranged
    • A small monthly stipend is offered to help offset expenses  


North Brooklyn Park Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and equity are core values of our organization. If you are interested in any of these positions please apply by sending a cover letter & résumé to email Please put the position you are applying to in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Full-time & Part-time Positions

McGolrick Park Gardener (1 Open Position)

  • Part-time, hourly ($22.50/hour ~ 30 hours/week)
  • Work takes place onsite at McGolrick Park
  • Maintains plant life at McGolrick Park. Develops and executes planting plans in coordination with NYC Parks and Friends of McGolrick Park. Must be able to perform manual labor outdoors in all weather conditions. Able to use horticultural tools and electric equipment. Has an NY State driver’s license.
  • Reports to NBK Parks Director of Horticulture & Stewardship
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Grounds Crew Member (2 Open Positions)

  • Part-time, seasonal, hourly ($20/hour ~ April–December, 30 hours/week, schedule may include evenings and/or weekends)
  • Work takes place either onsite at Under the K Bridge Park OR in public green spaces NBK Parks cares for in Community Board 1 (Greenpoint & Williamsburg)
  • Works with team to maintain public green spaces to the highest standards of cleanliness. Must have experience with operations equipment as well as computer skills. Able to perform manual labor outdoors in all weather conditions. NY State driver’s license is required.
  • Reports to NBK Parks Director of Operations
  • Learn More


All smiles at opening week of McCarren Pool (2012)

credit: North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

We appreciate every helping hand

credit: North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

When playgrounds go under construction our park attendees think outside the box

credit: North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

Summer concert volunteers can’t wait to open the gates

credit: North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

Winter chills won’t stop the heart of a volunteer

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Clean-up crews keep our parks and waterfront trash free

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Fall staff thanking the community after a successful fundraiser

credit: North Brooklyn Parks Alliance

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