Ferry drivers needed on the scenic St. Johns River


Cause Areas


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


Hontoon Island State Park2309 River Ridge RoadDeland, FL 32720
Hontoon Island Ferry


Hontoon Island State Park is looking for volunteers to help drive the ferry! Must have a boatUS card or be willing to get one with in your first week of hire. Must possess and maintain a Florida Class E driver's license and be able to successfully complete a background check.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Drives the ferry when needed, taking patrons back and forth from the parking lot to the island (approximately 50 yards across the St. Johns River). Gives guests information about the park while driving them to the Island. Provides customer service to park patrons. Helps with general maintenance and cleaning of the ferry and ferry dock. Scheduling and hours flexible.

Volunteers receive a volunteer T-Shirt, button up shirt, ball cap, and nametag. Volunteers are eligible for workers compensation and will receive an annual pass for all Florida State Parks after volunteering 500 hours. Resident volunteer positions are available for people volunteering a minimum of 20 hours per week.

For more information, please email Karianne.M.Rivera@dep.state.fl.us or call (386)736-5309


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Water Recreation
  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • boatUS Card

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