• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Everglades National Park is seeking volunteers to assist the Shark Valley Interpretation staff with the operations of the visitor center answering questions about Everglades National Park, Shark Valley, and general area information. Volunteer may also be asked to assist Everglades Association employees with sales register and/or operate independently when associate is not available.
In addition, volunteers will assist the Shark Valley Interpretation staff with programs including, but not limited to, guided walks, talks, and assisting with bike rides and wet walks in the Everglades on an as needed basis. A portion of the duties will entail assisting with visitor center operations.
Job Duties may include:
Provide great experiences for park visitors
Answer questions about Everglades National Park.
Assist Everglades Association employees with sales register and/or operate independently when associate is not available.
Assist rangers with guided walks, talks, and assisting with bike rides and wet walks in the Everglades on an as needed basis.
Length of Commitment
This is a year-round position.
Volunteers must commit to at least 1 eight hour shift per week.
Hours per week will vary depending on the needs of the park and the availability of the volunteer.
A distinguishable volunteer uniform will be provided by the park.
The volunteer uniform must be worn at all times while the volunteer is on duty.
Uniform includes volunteer shirt, hat, and name tag.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
At least 18 years of age.
Valid driver’s license.
A background check will be required for this position.
Must have strong communications skills, work ethic, and be a team player.
Must be professional.
Must be flexible.
Physically fit for outdoor work in all types of inclement weather and harsh conditions (e.g. thunderstorms, biting insects, and hot, humid climate indicative of south Florida).
This position will involve working indoors and outdoors.
This position is moderately strenuous and may include standing for long periods of time, biking up to 3 hours, walk short periods of time, slogging (wading through water) up to 2-3 hours.
Outdoor work will involve conditions typical of South Florida: heat, humidity, and mosquitoes.
Benefits to Volunteer
Gain knowledge of the Everglades by attending annual interpretation training.
Be part of a team.
Help protect and preserve Everglades National Park.
Develop job skills and gain new skill sets.
Learn more about National Park Service operations and work alongside park rangers and other volunteers.
Opportunities to gain recognition items through cumulative service hours.