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Job/Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Tucson utilizes an online application process for all employment positions. To see our current permanent and non-permanent job listings and to apply, visit and click on jobs.

2010 Summer Job Opportunities Coming Soon

The hiring process for summer job opportunities will take place February 1-26, 2010. Non-permanent positions will be available in Youth and Teen, Sports, and Therapeutic Recreation programs. Applicants applying for the Recreation Worker position must be at least 16 years of age, and applicants applying for the Senior Recreation Worker position must be 18 years of age by February 26, 2010.

Summer season employment will vary according to placement. These positions require availability from June 1 to August 13. In addition, applicants must be available for evening or weekend training beginning April 12, 2010.

Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the on-line City of Tucson employment application and supplemental questions. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

For more information, please call the Tucson Parks and Recreation Job Line at (520) 837-8300.

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you're a teen, adult, or senior you can make a difference in your community! The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department welcomes volunteers, age 13 and older, in our programs.

Jr. Leadership Volunteer Program

(13-17 year olds) - Placement for teens includes Youth and Teen programs, City pools, and some offices. One of the goals of the Jr. Leadership Volunteer Program is to provide hands-on pre-employment training to help bring better-trained entry-level employees to the City's programs. The Jr. Leader’s schedule is determined by the site and the program needs of the Parks and Recreation Department. Jr. Leaders must attend a scheduled orientation session to be eligible to be placed as a Jr. Leader. Every effort is made to place teens at their requested location, but this is not always possible.

Current information about the Jr. Leadership Volunteer Program can be found in the Program Guide & Class Catalog.

The Jr. Leadership Volunteer Program is a free program to City residents and $25.00 for non-residents.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Available at various sites, recreation centers, and special events. Contact a District office for details.

Court Ordered Community Service

Opportunities are available to complete some court-ordered community service sanctions. Contact a District Office for details.

Reid Park Zoo Docent Program

Reid Park Zoo also offers volunteers the opportunity to serve the community. For information on the Zoo docent program call 791-3204, Ext. 17.

Volunteer Contact Numbers

Ask for the volunteer coordinator at these locations:

East District 791-5934
Northwest District 791-4873, Ext. 0
Southwest District 791-5915
Therapeutic Recreation 791-4504
Aquatics 791-5352
Reid Park Zoo 791-3204
Parks Administration 791-4873, Ext. 0