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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

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Be the Change

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.

Give a little, Learn a lot!

Volunteers are given the opportunity to learn new skills, gain work experiences, meet new people, and participate in great adventures. In return, volunteers make valuable contributions towards the park's mission to protect the natural and cultural resources and expand and enhance visitor services.

It's easy to lend a hand.

· Opportunities are available in a variety of career fields located throughout the park.

· Seasonal positions are available from November through April, and some opportunities are available all year.

Most anybody can volunteer.

Individuals and groups can volunteer. Individuals participating in court-approved probation, non-U.S. citizens with legal permanent resident status, and even participants under 18, may volunteer. Other non-U.S. citizens, please visit the Office of International Affairs.

What's in it for you?

· Volunteers are invited to an annual appreciation event.

· Awards may be given for time contributions and special accomplishments.

· Volunteers receive on-site training and are protected by Workers' Compensation Programs for tort claims and injury compensation.

· Some expenses incurred as a result of volunteer activities may be reimbursed.

Apply Today and Volunteer Tomorrow

· Individuals interested in volunteering for one day to several months should view Current Volunteer Opportunities, or submit an applicationabout other positions.

· Organized groups; corporate, community, and youth groups seeking volunteer opportunities should contact the park volunteer coordinator to join a previously scheduled event listed below, or arrange an activity.

Email or mail applications or questions 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.

Spread the Word

Print out a brochure for your friends, coworkers, affiliated organizations and clubs, or academic institutions.

Volunteers-in-Parks Brochure (English) pdf 7.59MB

Volunteers-in-Parks Brochure (Spanish) pdf 7.59MB

 

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.

Making a Difference

Everglades National Park's volunteer program has been recognized nationally as the 2012 recipient of the George B. Hartzog, Jr. 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.

Learn about Everglades National Park's active volunteer program in 2012 and the contributions of volunteers in the Annual Activity and Expense Report(pdf 71.15KB).

"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.

 

Did You Know?

West Indian Manatee

Around 15 federally threatened and endangered species reside within the boundaries of Everglades National Park. Sea turtles, crocodiles, and West Indian Manatees (pictured left) are but a few of these.