Lake Talquin - Opportunities to Get Involved

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Join the Lake Talquin State Park Team!

Lake Talquin State Park is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals and groups to help with park projects.  We are recruiting applicants for the following volunteer positions.  Please click on the position you are interested in to learn more about opportunities available.

Current Positions:

General Volunteer

Construction and Maintenance

Grants and Promotion

Park Attendant

Resource Management

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply...

1. Electronic

Complete a digital application and submit it electronically.  Apply now at:

2.  You can also apply by printing a paper application and mailing to the park address below or send as an email attachment to the Volunteer Coodinator.

Mailing Address:

Tallahassee/St. Marks Administration

c/o Volunteer Coordinator

1358 Old Woodville Hwy

Crawfordville, FL 32327

Please notify the Volunteer Coordinator of your interest, completed application, or if you have any questions, they look forward to your application!

Volunteer Coordinator: (850) 925-6216

Lake Talquin State Park has RV sites available to volunteers interested in resident positions.  Resident volunteers assist with various park projects and daily duties that enhance the visitor's park experience.  Florida State Parks ask for a minimum of 20 hours/week per site in return for the site occupancy.  Volunteers may stay up to 16 weeks per fiscal year (FY: July 1 - June 30) at any one park.

For more information on volunteering in Florida State Parks go to Get Involved.





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.