Anastasia - Opportunities to Get Involved

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Volunteer

  • Resident Campground Host: Provide public relations and general park information. Work on special projects as designated by management. Monitor activities in the campground and notify park staff when action is needed. Maintain campground facilities and sites to park standards. Other related tasks.
  • Field Worker: Clean the beach, camp sites, and nature trails. Perform grounds work such as mowing, weed eating, trail maintenance, painting, and other related tasks.
  • Interpretative Leader: Offer educational programs to the public, which can include talks, slide shows or power-point presentations, guided tours, living history, etc. All programs are subject to the Park Services Specialist’s approval.
  • Ranger Station Assistant: Operate the ranger station during open hours, greet people and take entry tolls, check in campers, answer telephone and complete other odd jobs. Educate yourself, as well as the public on park rules, history, programs/events, facilities, and ecology.
  • Friends of Anastasia State Park Member: Contribute to Friends of Anastasia awareness and/or set up a FOA Booth at the park for special events. Help with new member sign-up, membership recruitment, roadside cleanup, and other administrative duties. Serve on the CSO Board and on the multiple committees.

Single-day Opportunities:

  • Keep the park clean through beach clean-ups, trash pick-ups, trail maintenance, exotic plant removal, landscaping and sign cleaning.
  • Help to interpret the site’s natural and cultural resources to groups ranging from elementary students to adults.

Project-based Opportunities:

  • Lead fundraising efforts for special park projects.
  • Assist in transforming current structures to be ADA accessible.
  • Help improve nature trails and campsites.
  • Create documents to help us advertise events, programs and important information (writing skills, graphic design experience and Microsoft Office experience required).

Long-term or Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Assist in event planning and organizing. We have monthly hour-long programs, full-day programs or annual events that all need help!
  • Lend a hand in the ranger station to admit park guests.

Please contact the Park Services Specialist at 904-461-2035, on ways you can get involved. 

Volunteer

There are 175 state parks consisting of more than 791,000 acres, hosting more than 31 million visitors a year. Florida State Parks could not succeed without the help of volunteers. In 2015, volunteers contributed more than 1.2 million hours. Find out how you can volunteer at a state park. 

Friends of Florida State Parks

Friends of Florida State Parks is a statewide citizen support organization whose dedicated members and volunteers help support the entire Florida State Park system by preserving, protecting and ensuring accessibility to state parks, educating visitors about the value of state parks, encouraging community engagement and active use of state parks, and providing financial support to supplement state funding. For more information, visit the Friends of Florida State Parks.

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. 

Friends Groups

Friends groups, also referred to as Citizen Support Organizations (CSO), provide support to individual parks by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects. There are currently 86 friends groups supporting state parks throughout Florida.

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.

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.