General Field Volunteer

We would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering at our park. Volunteers are an integral part to our success. There are a wide variety of areas where we could use volunteers like helping in the Ranger Station, mowing the lawn, trimming shrubbery, campground/cabin assistance, tour guides...  and the list goes on and on. We would like to find a volunteer opportunity that is best suited for you.  
The first step is to have you register as a Florida State Park Volunteer. You can register at the following link.
Be sure to choose Blue Spring State Park as your work location. Once you are registered, please go to the Trainings and Agreements section of the website, and complete the Volunteer DEP Annual Combo Training and Volunteer Agreement. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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General Field Volunteer 

This position covers a wide range of activities including grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance. You will also be providing general information to park visitors and utilizing park interpretive materials and programs to teach visitors about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Skills in all of these areas are not necessary, but, a willingness to learn and work efficiently are essential. Volunteers are expected to assist park staff and have the ability to work on their own with projects identified by park management.

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Location:                    Blue Spring State Park

Duration:                    At least once per week for at least one month

Time Commitment:   Shifts ranging from 2 to 8 hours depending on availability.

Contact:                      Connor Wagner

                                     Email: Connor.Wagner@FloridaDEP.gov

                                     Phone: 386.775.3625

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Description of Duties:

This position covers a wide range of activities including grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance. You will also be providing general information to park visitors and utilizing park interpretive materials and programs to teach visitors about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Skills in all of these areas are not necessary, but, a willingness to learn and work efficiently are essential. Volunteers are expected to assist park staff and have the ability to work on their own with projects identified by park management.

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Benefits to Volunteer:

Volunteering allows you to preserve a valuable Florida resource and provide visitors with a positive and comfortable experience.

Volunteers are provided with a T-Shirt, name tag, and park specific training. Upon completion of 500 hours, volunteers receive an annual pass for all Florida State Parks. Volunteers are eligible for recognition and awards on a district and statewide level. Volunteers are also eligible for workers compensation if injured while volunteering. Volunteers are included in all park staff gatherings as well (potlucks, celebrations, holiday parties etc.)

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Standards of Performance:

A positive attitude and a high degree of professionalism is essential. When encountering visitors, volunteers must be a positive reflection on the park and be friendly and courteous.

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Knowledge, Skills and Experience Desired:

Strong attention to detail and organizational skill are needed. The ability to work with others and alone. Comfort with speaking publicly to various sized groups is a plus.

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Special Requirements:

All volunteers must be friendly and courteous to visitors at all times.

 

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