Work/Volunteer in Parks

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.

    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 (315) 435-8511 x112 or
    • Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center
      Click here for more information or contact Beaver Lake at (315) 638-2519 or
    • Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
      Trout Stocking volunteers are needed late march thru Mid May to stock area streams, lakes and ponds. Stocking takes place Tuesdays-Thursdays 8:30am-4:30pm. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and commit to an entire day. For more information on this and other volunteer opportunities, contact Carpenter's Brook at (315) 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, contact Highland Forest at (315) 683-5550 or
    • 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 trail while helping your community, call (315) 689-9367.

    Internship Opportunities

    Customized internship opportunities may be available, email Leiko Benson, at at the Parks Administrative Office for more information.

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