Jobs & Volunteers

Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Onondaga County Parks. Each park has different needs and you may want to contact the individual park(s) that you are interested in to see what positions are available, click here for park contact information. Seasonal/part time jobs are available year round. If you're looking for a summer position it is recommended that you apply between January and March.

  • For seasonal jobs, click here to link to the application.
  • For full time, civil service, positions, click here to visit the Onondaga County Personnel Department website.

Internship Opportunities

Customized internship opportunities are available at most parks, email Nate Stevens at at the Parks Administrative Office for more information.


Volunteering is a productive and rewarding use of leisure time, and thanks to the devotion of hundreds of residents who collectively contribute over 50,000 hours of their time each year, Onondaga County Parks are truly special places.

  • Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Click here for more information or contact Ellen Vaughn at 435-8511 x112 or
  • Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center
    Click here for more information or contact Beaver Lake at 638-2519 or email
  • Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
    Click here for more information or contact Carpenter's Brook at 689-9367 or
  • Highland Forest Nordic Ski Patrol
    The Highland Forest Nordic Ski Patrol is looking for some volunteers to help patrol the trails... improve your skiing and make new friends! For more information, email or call 683-5550.
  • Jordan Level Trail
    Trail volunteers are needed for the Jordan Level Trail. The 4 mile stone dust trail is part of the Western Canalway and can be accessed from the Sims Store in Camillus, the Village Park in Jordan, Laird Road and McDonald Road. Parks is looking for families, individuals or groups - a scout troop would be ideal - to monitor the trail monthly and help pick up debris from April -October. If you would like to enjoy this new trail while helping your community call 689-9367.
  • Onondaga County Parks EMS Team
    The Onondaga County Parks EMS Team is a volunteer organization whose primary responsibility is to provide emergency medical services for events, which take place within an Onondaga County Park. On occasion we are asked to provide services at other venues. Membership is open to any Certified First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Each member is required to possess current certification at their level of training, as well as current “professional rescuer” CPR. Copies of CFR/EMT certification must be included. For more information, email or call 952-1145. Click here to download an application.