• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.


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  • Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable

    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

  • Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice

    Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »


Volunteer Roger Boone helps a Family Fun Fest participant learn about marine archaeology.

Volunteer Roger Boone helps a young Family Fun Fest participant learn about marine archaeology.


Whether you are retired and looking for a way to give back to the community, a college student looking for valuable career experience, or someone actively working and just looking for an occasional change of pace, there are opportunities for you as a volunteer at Biscayne National Park.

Volunteers fill a variety of roles in the park, including:

  • providing visitor information at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center
  • counting and measuring fish at area marinas to provide important data that will help ensure sustainable fisheries
  • roving the park's islands in a boat providing visitor information
  • working with kids and families at the park's award-winning Family Fun Fest
  • serving as a resident host onboard your own boat at Boca Chita Key
  • participating in one of several yearly cleanups to help remove some of the many tons of debris that wash onto park shorelines

Visit our Volunteer Position Descriptions page

Visit our Volunteer Application Forms page

Did You Know?


Manatees are aquatic relatives of elephants. They have thick gray skin, coarse hairs, big toenails on their flippers, and lips that can rip and tear plants. Ask a Biscayne National Park ranger for suggestions on good places to look for these gentle giants.