Greening Maintenance Program





The UC Green Corps is a greening maintenance program that offers environmental education and leadership training for young people and adults. The program provides sustainable, seasonal maintenance to approximately 500 trees and public spaces in the University City, West, and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. The goal of the UC Green Corps is to ensure that newly planted trees receive care during their first two growing seasons.


The UC Green Corps is an attractive, part-time summer employment opportunity that provides an $8.00 per hour wage for young people or adults residing (preferably) in University City, Southwest, or West Philadelphia. The primary responsibilities of the UC Green Corps are watering, weeding, mulching,some pruning, and cleanup. This rewarding work teaches basic tree maintenance and some landscaping skills using shovels, rakes, buckets, hoses, and other hand tools.

The UC Green Corps season starts mid-May, on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During summer break, the regular schedule will be 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and may continue after school and on Saturdays during September. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.


The best candidates for the UC Green Corps are enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, not afraid of getting dirty, outdoors-loving, and team oriented. Uniforms consisting of t-shirts, hats, and gloves will be provided, as well as tools, training, and supervision.

To apply, fill out and submit an application with all required attachments to UC Green via postal mail or e-mail. Applicants are required to participate in a mandatory UC Green volunteer community service event.

For more information, please contact Winnie Harris, Program and Volunteer Coordinator:

Office: (215) 476 - 0124

It is the policy of UC Green, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This policy of equal opportunity covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including application and initial employment, working conditions, promotion, selection for training opportunities, compensation and the applications of service. UC Green recognizes that our continued growth and success depends on the development and utilization of the full range of UC Green’s human resources and full utilization of all segments of the available workforce in which we operate our non-profit.

UC Green Corps Application

**Please print and fill out BOTH pages of the application. Thank You!

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