• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Volunteer

Gulf Islands National Seashore could not operate without our Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. Each year volunteers donate over 23,000 hours using their talents and expertise to assist the Seashore in our mission of conserving natural and historical resources.

VIPs can choose from a variety of volunteer jobs including:

  • Assisting visitors in four visitor centers
  • Painting historic cannons
  • Designing and conducting information programs for the general public and school groups
  • Removing marine debris for the International Beach Cleanup
  • Answering visitor information requests
  • Campground hosting

If you are interested in volunteering in America's largest National Seashore please complete a volunteer application and mail it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563-5000.

Did You Know?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.