Docent Volunteer needed for Oakland Nature Preserve

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Oakland Nature Preserve

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Oakland Nature Preserve

We are eagerly recruiting volunteers for our new Docent Program at Oakland Nature Preserve. Our Docents will offer guided tours throughout the property (musuem, trails & boardwalk) on a weekend/daily basis.

Whether you are an enthusiast or an nature expert, or passionate about the enviroment, restoration, conservation or preservation, we'd love to hear from you.

We offer a full and rigorous training program on the Museum’s artifacts, our ongoing resoration efforts and the trails and boardwalk on our property.

Docent Volunteer/Internship Requirements:

- At least 18 years old (or signed parental consent form)

- Reliable transportation

- Friendly and outgoing

- Comfortable standing for long periods or walking 1 to 4 miles in a day

- Desire to learn about Florida’s ecosystems, plants, animals and the history of the Preserve

- Desire to become proficient in material for at least 2 tours

- Minimum 6-month commitment and 4-weeks’ notice

- Minimum of 1 - 2 Saturday’s per month

- Minimum of 2 - 4 hours per day

- Attire must be comfortable and weather-appropriate, close-toed shoes; bring your own sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, water and food.

- Appearance must be neat and clean; no perfumes or scented lotions.

Our Docent Volunteers receive complimentary:

- Oakland Nature Preserve Membership (free admission to Saturday programs)

- Oakland Nature Preserve t-shirt, water bottle, key chain

- Name badge

- First-Aid training

If you are interested in this or other volunteer opportunities at Oakland Nature Preserve, contact Emily Haft at for more information.

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