Bulow Creek - Opportunities to Get Involved

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Become a Volunteer

The park is always looking for local individuals, corporate and groups to help with trail maintenance, administrative, exotic removal, park interpretation, special events, small park repairs and general maintenance support.

Trail Maintenance
Patrol our hiking trails and address any maintenance issues (vegetation, debris and litter removal) and upgrades as needed. They will also check trail markers for any damage or general maintenance needs. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and be capable of using hand tools, possibly small gas powered landscape implements in a safe manner. Other skills and requirements may apply depending on the support needed. Training is offered as needed.

Exotic Removal
Identify exotics in the park and remove them by hand or with the use of herbicide (training provided). Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, be willing to learn to mix and apply herbicides and use hand tools safely and effectively. This volunteer will work closely with our on site park biologist and training will be provided.

Survey Volunteer
Other support might include helping to survey and map park areas for Invasive and Listed Species (work with park biologist) and birding checklists and data collection (work with our park birdbanding group). Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and often requires a lot of walking on uneven and different terrains.

Park Maintenance
Perform small maintenance repairs to park equipment and facilities and preferably have experience in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, painting, and minor construction, plumbing and electrical.

General Service Volunteer
May provide set-up/breakdown for park programs and special events, help to recruit new day use volunteers and event exhibitors by reaching out into the local community on the park’s behalf. We also need administrative support in our park offices on occasion.

Note: some volunteer positions may require a valid driver’s license and the use of on and off road vehicles (training provided, if needed).

For forms, information and benefits of volunteering, visit us our Citizens Support Organization at Friend of Tomoka Basin State Parks.

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.