Museum, Trail and Nature Guides required for Oakland Nature Preserve


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


747 Machete TrailOakland, FL 34760


We are eagerly recruiting volunteers for our Museuem, Trail and Nature Guide Program at Oakland Nature Preserve. Our Guides 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.

Volunteer Museum, Trail & Nature Guide 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 Volunteer Guides 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 Denise Byrne at for more information.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 6-month commitment and 4-weeks’ notice

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