Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
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Join the Volunteer-In-Parks Program and help Everglades National Park meet its mission of resource protection and visitor services.
Everglades National Park has an active volunteer program. Seasonal positions are available from November through April, and some opportunities are available all year. See current opportunities below, or read about other opportunities for individuals or groups.
Most anybody can volunteer. Download an application here. Non-U.S. citizens click here. Email or mail it to Everglades National Park, Attn: VIP Coordinator, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034-6733. If you have questions, please call us at 305-242-7752.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
"When volunteers agree to share their talents, skills and interests with the National Park Service, they are paying us one of the highest compliments possible by offering a most valued possession-their time."
George B. Hartzog, Jr., former Director of the National Park Service and creator of the Volunteers-in-Parks Program
Everglades National Park's Volunteer-In-Park's Program wins the George B. Hartzog Award!
Everglades National Park's volunteer program has been recognized nationally as the 2012 recipient of the George B. Hartzog Volunteers-in-Parks Program Award. To be eligible to receive this prestigious national award, the nominee must provide service above and beyond required policies. Everglades National Park's volunteer program was recognized for taking several strategic steps to increase public awareness and interest in the Volunteers-in-Parks program.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.