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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

Volunteer Opportunities

While we have far more applicants than positions, we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic people. Competition for positions is highest during the winter months. Your chances of being selected as a volunteer are increased if you are able to provide your own housing. Anyone interested in volunteering at Big Cypress National Preserve must either apply for one of the positions below, or fill out and mail in a volunteer application.

 

APPLICATIONS

A volunteer application is required for all volunteer positions. Some positions require a time commitment, training, and background check. Training is provided unless otherwise noted.

To request a volunteer application via "snail mail:"

ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Join the Volunteer Team
Be part a great team and make a difference!

The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Many large trees that did exist were harvested in the early 1900s.

There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.