• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteers are needed on the Osceola National Forest (NF) to man the Olustee Depot, a visitor center off of US Highway 90 in Olustee, Florida. The Depot history dates back to the 1860s, where it played a significant role in serving as both a passenger and freight station during the Civil War and afterwards as a hub for mail, supplies and people in the development of north Florida. Osceola is home to one of the largest reenactments in Florida the Olustee Battle which draws 20,000 visitors each year.
Experience at a visitor center is preferred.
Volunteers will greet Forest Service visitors, provide information and sell books, collectibles and other Eastern National materials. Experience operating a cash register and working in an interpretive setting is preferred. Nature-based education experience is welcome.
Volunteers will maintain all aspects of the building (cleaning inside and outside the building, restrooms, mowing, maintaining the flower boxes). Volunteer will also greet visitors to the Group Landing and maintain that facility with one bathhouse and shelter. At times assist volunteers at Olustee Beach. Host site offers private shed, electric, water, sewer hookup, propane reimbursement and lake views.
The Osceola NF is located about 45 minutes from Jacksonville, a major city, 40 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida, and 20 minutes from Lake City, Florida with full amenities. The Osceola is close to the Atlantic beaches and the many springs and rivers that make up the Nature Coast.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Assignment includes a full hook-up, water electric, sewer, propane reimbursement and use of vehicle as available.