Volunteering

Volunteers make a difference!

Our refuge volunteers lead tours, assist with special events, help restore habitat, conduct plant and wildlife surveys, remove invasive plants, teach students about the importance of healthy ecosystems in the Everglades, and so much more.

To apply for a volunteer position, please fill out and return a Volunteer Service Application to maria_perez@fws.gov. Please include “Volunteer Application” in the subject line.

Visitor Center Front Desk Assistant

Front desk volunteers welcome and orient visitors the refuge. They answer questions, provide maps, relay recent wildlife sightings, and help orient visitors to the refuge. View the Volunteer Job Description for Visitor Center Front Desk Assistant.

Environmental Education and Interpretation Assistant

Volunteers work with schools, formal groups, and the public to deliver educational and interpretive programs. Volunteers also interact with visitors in the visitor center and on refuge trails by roving to provide information on other recreational activities available on the refuge and surrounding area. View the Volunteer Job Description for Education and Interpretation Assistant.

Maintenance Assistant

Volunteers maintain refuge lands, trails, facilities, and equipment in safe and fully functional condition to support public use and refuge operations. View the Volunteer Job Description for Maintenance Assistant.

Biology Assistant

Volunteers work with the biology staff on a myriad of projects from migratory bird monitoring, data collection, water quality, and exotic species removal from the refuge. View the Volunteer Job Description for Biology Assistant.

Our Partners

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.