• 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?

Two Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins ride the bow wave of the wooden passenger ferry.

Did you know that two thirds of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water? The largest, most common, mammal in this underwater realm is the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.