Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for Administration
During summer 2020, Delaney Doum volunteered more than 100 hours at Henderson Beach State Park. Delaney helped answer phones, answered questions about the park’s resources and collected entrance fees. She also took on the responsibility of aiding in training other youth volunteers in office procedures. Additionally, Delaney was instrumental in helping our front office operations during peak visitor times, directing traffic into the proper designated lanes and reducing lines into the park.
Delaney Doum’s dedication and personality shined when she made a positive first impression to over 100,000 visitors to Henderson Beach State Park within a four-month period. Additionally, she was able to recruit volunteers from her classmates at school.
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for Resource Management
Spencer MacKenzie started volunteering two years ago at Henderson Beach State Park when he was 16 years ago. Since then, he has contributed more than 200 hours of volunteer service, using his positive thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle a big problem at the park.
Spencer was a part of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 504. For his Eagle Scout project, he worked with park staff and local businesses to design, build and install five “borrow boxes” to promote the reuse and recycling of beach gear, such as toys, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. His project including fundraising to purchase the materials and marketing the boxes.
Spencer’s project inspires others to remember that they, too, can use simple but effective methods to make a positive impact for their communities.
2020 Florida State Parks Volunteer Recognition Award Winner