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Would you like to take a more active role in protecting water resources and our environment? As a volunteer, you can take a hands-on approach to improving recreational opportunities in your neighborhood or in your favorite areas.

Throughout our 16-county region, we have nine Service Centers with staff who work with local communities, businesses and governments. Look for the Service Center closest to you, and contact them to see if they can recommend volunteer opportunities in your area.

Calling All Land Stewardship Volunteers!

Do you have a passion for preserving the natural landscape and water resources of Florida? A desire to protect native plants and animals... and to enhance their critical wetland and woodland habitats? Looking for a meaningful way to contribute to natural lands conservation and ecosystem restoration? If so, then join us in carrying out the South Florida Water Management District's land stewardship mission by volunteering your time and talents!

Land Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities
  • Develop and maintain hiking and equestrian trails
  • Maintain and improve public use facilities and amenities
  • Conduct field interpretations and guided tours
  • Remove exotic plants and replant native species
  • Organize and lead litter clean-ups
  • Assist with District-sponsored public events such as Earth Day and Public Lands Day

Become part of our team today and reap the personal rewards from doing your part to restore and preserve the "real" Florida. YOUR Florida.

For information on land stewardship volunteer opportunities, contact:

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Known as the crown jewel of Audubon sanctuaries, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a spectacular and pristine mix of native plants and animals. Ancient 600-year-old cypress trees tower into the sky, shading the shallow swamp waters. Volunteers can be involved with protecting the swamp in many different areas of sanctuary operations. Working closely with Audubon employees, volunteers contribute countless hours and services. You, too, can be part of this family.

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Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

The Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is one of the oldest nature centers in the nation serving more than 25,000 students, 750 teachers and 12,500 adults/families each year. The center is located in Palm Beach County.

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Everglades National Park – Jobs and Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work in many different areas of the park. The Park's Web site has a Volunteer link with additional information and an online application. You will need to print the application from the Park, fill it out and mail it to the Park. Summer Intern Positions are filled locally through the U. S. Park Service.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

You can volunteer to help Florida's Department of Environmental Protection preserve a variety of coastal resources. Whether it's helping monitor water quality in Charlotte Harbor, planting mangroves in Rookery Bay, or participating in a beach cleanup near St. Augustine, there's lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty.

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The Nature Conservancy

Welcome to The Nature Conservancy's environmental volunteer center. Are you interested in...

  • Volunteering to help nature and the environment?
  • Performing volunteer work with others who share your love of nature?
  • Contributing your time and skills to an organization that you believe in?
  • Broadening your resume and/or life experiences?


Explorer Post 57 Volunteers

Young people between the age of 14 and 20 who want to:

  • Learn about the environment first-hand by camping, canoeing, hiking and exploring the outdoors
  • Know more about the Everglades and other natural areas in Florida
  • Explore careers in environmental protection, water resources, biology, engineering and other environmental sciences
  • No experience is necessary

SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
B-1 3rd Floor – Storch Room (see Map)

7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday evenings, with the exception of the first Thursday of each month.

Contact Emily Richardson at (561) 682-6824 or email at

Parents, SFWMD employees and environmental professionals are welcome and encouraged to volunteer time with this outstanding program!


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