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Paid work and training at NYC Parks

Parks Opportunity Program (POP) by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) | Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Actively recruiting

Help finding a job, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Adults, Young adults, Public assistance recipients

6 months or more, Varies

Last updated on Aug 18, 2021

POP Workers work and receive services for up to six months, earning $15.45/hour for 40 hours each week.

Workers referred by HRA receive training to clean and green NYC’s parks, playgrounds, and other facilities. POP also provides skills training and career coaching to find work after the program.

Who it's for

To take part in POP, you must:

  • Be an NYC resident
  • Receive cash assistance and qualify for referral by HRA


Throughout the six-month program, POP Workers receive orienting, on-the-job training, career coaching, and specialized training opportunities. Once hired, POP Workers will work a 40-hour workweek, which includes career coaching and training services.

Next Steps

To express your interest, please complete this online form.