Green Team Summer Program

Employment opportunities for youth in Boston’s historic parks

The Green Team Summer Program combines nature connection, environmental education, team building and work skills development into a unique program. During the six-week intensive hybrid program,  30+ youth crew members meet for a total of 25 hours each week with a combination of virtual learning and optional outdoor activities. Summer Green Team Program applicants must be Boston residents and between the ages of 15-18 years old.

Green Team crew members receive an environmental education with nature connection activities woven into the program in order to build an awareness and understanding of natural systems. Crew members are divided into groups and learn and work under the guidance of crew leaders.

City of Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment Information

  • Applicants must be residents of Boston who are enrolled in high-school or a GED program and be between the ages of 15-18 (must turn 15 years old on or before September 1, 2021 and may not turn 19 years old on or before September 1, 2021).
  • Applicants must be registered with the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment at youth.boston.gov in order to participate. Once registered, select the Emerald Necklace Conservancy under the Job Search tab. For more information or help with registering, contact Kent Jackson at kjackson@emeraldnecklace.org or 617-285-1671.
  • Once you have registered, you must complete the Green Team Application and return it, along with a letter of recommendation, to Kent Jackson, Director of Education, at kjackson@emeraldnecklace.org.
  • Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Serve at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy!

As our 2021-2022 TerraCorps Youth Education Coordinator, you will help build the long-term capacity for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. The Conservancy collaborates with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy and encourage healthy lifestyles. Apply today!

Thank You to our Program Partners!

The Conservancy partners with the USDA Forest Service on the Green Team program.

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Green Team is generously supported by Charlotte Foundation, Hamilton Companies Charitable Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust, Red Sox Foundation and The Paul & Edith Babson Foundation.

Green Team Application

Green Team Fact Sheet

Additional Questions? Contact Kent Jackson, Director of Education, at kjackson@emeraldnecklace.org


The Green Team is made possible with support from:


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