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VOLUNTEER

There are 160 state parks consisting of more than 700,000 acres, hosting more than 21 million visitors a year. Florida State Parks could not succeed without the help of volunteers. In 2008, volunteers contributed more than 1.2 million hours. Find out how you can volunteer at a state park.

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HOW TO APPLY

Before volunteering at a state park there are a few forms you will need to fill out. Find out how to apply to be a volunteer.

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FRIENDS OF FLORIDA STATE PARKS

Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc., is a nonprofit citizen support organization formed in support of the entire Florida State Park system. Visit their Web site for more information.

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FLORIDA GREENWAYS & TRAILS FOUNDATION

The Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation is Florida's chief advocacy organization for non-motorized trails. The Foundation supports greater use of trails for recreation, for fitness and health, for reducing carbon emissions, for attracting leisure travelers, for building community, for beautification, and for a larger role in evolving multi-modal transportation policy.

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FRIENDS GROUPS

There are currently more than 80 friends groups supporting state parks throughout Florida. These groups provide support by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects. Find a friends group supporting your favorite park.

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FLORIDA CONSERVATION CORPS

The Florida Conservation Corps works to develop natural and cultural resource leaders by connecting them to areas of critical need in conservation, preservation, interpretation and resource-based recreation. The program encompasses Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) and Park Cadets.

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LIFE PROGRAM

Are you interested in working with middle school students as they explore the natural world? The Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) program brings students out of their classrooms to learn science in Florida State Parks. The LIFE program offers a variety of volunteer duties and spans throughout Florida to include 22 state parks and many other public access lands along the way.