Volunteer at a Florida State Park
Opportunities are diverse – volunteers greet visitors, conduct tours, special events, remove exotic plants or maintain a beach, waterway or trail.
Campground hosts answer questions, help with maintenance and are available for late-night emergencies. Parks without campgrounds may also have resident volunteer opportunities. Position descriptions are park-specific. A campsite is provided in return at no charge. Positions are highly coveted, so keep the following in mind:
- Inquire early. Parks book winter volunteers as far as 1-2 years in advance.
- Most parks, regardless of location, need campground hosts in the summer.
- For a free campsite, volunteers serve a minimum of 20 hours per week, per campsite.
- The maximum length of stay for all locations is 16 weeks.
- Download list of parks with host and resident opportunities
Family, community, scouting, civic, corporate, church and student groups are invited to get outdoors and make a difference! Group projects may include beach clean-ups, invasive exotic plant removal, trail maintenance, special events and other park improvements. Parks often have exciting opportunities to get involved with alternative spring breaks, National Public Lands Day, Earth Day and more.
Thank you for all you do! To access your volunteer profile, please login using your user email address and password. Using the volunteer portal, you can enter your volunteer hours, browse opportunities, complete training, sign the volunteer agreement, update your application and more.
- Make a difference in preserving, interpreting and restoring our natural and cultural resources
- Contribute your first 50 hours of service and receive a family pass to the park served and 6 free entrance passes to other state parks*
- Contribute 250 hours of service and receive a special volunteer pass for you and your family to other state parks*
- Volunteer recognition events, certificates, awards and more!
*Some restrictions apply. Good for one year from the date received