Volunteering in the Everglades National Park

volunteeringDo you enjoy helping others? Do you enjoy giving back? Do you like the outdoors? Do you like plants and wildlife? If so, we think you’d enjoy volunteering in the Everglades National Park. There’s a pretty big and active volunteer program in the Everglades. In fact, there is limited housing for many volunteers from November through April.

There are many volunteer options within the Park. Some positions deal with the public while others are more “behind the scenes.” Some volunteer opportunities are a one-time gig while others are longer-term positions. You can volunteer alone, with a group, for service hours. Adults and children can volunteer. Non-U.S. citizens who have a legal permanent resident status can volunteer, as well.

As a volunteer, no matter your job position, you will receive on-site training. All volunteers are protected under the Park’s workers’ compensation.

When you work for the Park, you’re giving back to the Everglades and community. You’re helping the Park with its mission and goals. As a volunteer, you will be invited to an annual appreciation event and may even win an award based on your efforts.

In 2012, the Park’s volunteer program won the George B. Hartzog Volunteers-in-Parks Program Award, which means the service in the Park provided above-and-beyond service.

Sound interesting to you? If you’re looking for a volunteering position in the Park, visitwww.nps.gov/volunteer or www.volunteer.gov.

Explore the Everglades on An Airboat

Looking to spend some time in the Everglades? Check it out on an airboat tour! An airboat tour will get you close to plants and animals while seeing areas of the wetland you’d never get to see by foot.

An airboat ride is a thrilling adventure, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will surely leave you will great memories. To book an airboat tour, call Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours at 800-368-0065 or click our Private Everglades Airboat Tours page.