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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. 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?

Bear in a tree.

Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."