Park Captain Program

TLCBD Park Captains foster clean, safe, and inviting parks in the Tenderloin by having a physical stewardship presence at the parks and positively engaging with park users and neighbors.


  • Positively engage with park users and nearby neighbors to create meaningful connections that foster a safe and inviting environment
  • Greet park visitors and develop positive community relationships
  • Deescalate situations when needed
  • Carry out light litter pickup daily to foster a clean environment
  • Support TLCBD-led activities such as arts and crafts and other youth activities by
  • maintaining supplies and equipment and bringing them out for activities
  • Assist with set-up and storage of equipment for programming activities as needed
  • Fill out a daily shift report with data of number of park users and other metrics
  • Participate in TLCBD Park Captain training and consistently practice techniques
  • Communicate daily with other Park Captains, Park Captain Leads, and Parks partners to
  • accomplish program goals
  • Carry out daily job duties in accordance with TLCBD values


  • Ability to work effectively and interact professionally with a diverse, multi-cultural, and
  • interdisciplinary team and population
  • Compassionate and empathetic communication approach
  • Intimate knowledge of the Tenderloin neighborhood, either as a resident or professional (preferred)
  • Multilingual (preferred)
  • Experience with de-escalation skills or willingness to learn
  • Willingness to learn TLCBD Park Captain policies and practices
  • Ability to work outdoors for long periods of any time in all weather
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift 50 lbs

How to Apply

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Email *
What neighborhood do you live in? En cual barrio vive? *
What is your address or cross streets? Dirección?
Why do you want to be a TLCBD Park Captain? *
What is your relationship to the Tenderloin? Do you live or work here? *
Do you have experience working with diverse low-income populations? If yes, please describe. *
Do you have any experience working with kids? If yes, please describe. *
Do you have any de-escalation training? If yes, please describe. *
Do you speak any other languages? If yes, please specify languages and level of proficiency. *