Get Involved - Bill Baggs
Are you interested in history and public speaking? Cape Florida boasts a 186-year-old lighthouse on-site, and we are in need of lighthouse tour guides and docents. Walking through the massive cast iron door, into the cool brick-lined tower immediately takes you back a century in time. The unobstructed view of Biscayne Bay, and the gateway to the Keys, from the summit of the tower is unsurpassed. The lighthouse is rich in history, and one can argue that the reason Miami exists here today is because of the light, established 70 years before the city itself.
We welcome new lighthouse tour guides and docents who can keep the tower or keeper’s residence open to the public for several hours during the day. If you have two hours a week to spare, and a talent or desire for public speaking, we will supply you with the background historical information and training, to make you an effective tour guide or docent.
Perhaps you have always wondered what it was like to have been one of the first pioneers in Florida, hacking your way through the dense undergrowth? If you’re not afraid of some hard, sweaty, but satisfying work, our resource management team has an unlimited amount of work available removing exotic vegetation and replanting with native species. We also welcome maintenance volunteers who assist us in picking up trash and cleaning restrooms, pavilions, and fishing piers.
Please consider that many rangers in the Florida Park Service gained the necessary skills and experience to apply for positions, by first volunteering in one of our parks.
At this time, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park requires that all volunteers live off the park premises, as we have no park housing or RV camping available. The Florida Park Service recognizes the tremendous accomplishments of our volunteers. We are happy to provide orientation, training and volunteer uniforms.
To volunteer with us, please contact Park Services Specialist Jorge Brito at Jorge.Brito@FloridaDEP.gov or by phone at (305) 361-8779, extension 114.