​Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Contact: 

Lauren Rambo, 561-233-1400

Would you like to help make the world a better place?  Help Okeeheelee Nature Center educate visitors about animals and the environment, and inspire people to take action to help our planet!

In order to volunteer, interested persons must:

  • be at least fifteen years old.
  • not need court-ordered service hours.
  • commit to volunteering for a minimum of six months or 100 hours.
  • complete the application/background check process.

Training is provided by staff or experienced volunteers for all positions. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • FRIENDS OF OKEEHEELEE VOLUNTEER
    Volunteer to help the non-profit group that works to provide additional support for the nature center! Committees include: media specialist, special events, gift shop, and the membership/sponsorship committees.

  • HABITAT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
    Help maintain the trails, butterfly garden and nest boxes, and remove exotic/unwanted plants.

  • DOCENT/PROGRAM ASSISTANT
    Lead guided walks, and assist with educational programs for groups and the public.

  • OFFICE ASSISTANT
    Assist with office duties including: filing, confirming programs, data entry, faxing, etc.

  • GREETER
    Welcome the public, answer questions from visitors and over the phone, and complete gift shop sales.

  • ANIMAL CARETAKER
    Help care for our educational animals through feeding, watering, and keeping their cages/ aquariums clean.

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."  - Benjamin Franklin