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Site Steward - Circle B Bar Reserve

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Polk

  • 64 people are interested

Polk's Nature Discovery Center is seeking volunteers as site stewards to assist in landscaping or gardening, maintenance of the exterior and inspections, or assisting in the education station.

  • Landscaping and Gardening
    • Work in a large shade house to weed and propagate native plants
    • Trim grass on the boardwalk
    • Maintain landscape beds
    • Maintain the outdoor classroom area
    • Water, weeding, and planting
  • Maintaining the Exterior Appearance and Inspecting Facility
    • Pressure-wash and clean building exterior
    • Create and maintain our outdoor classroom area
    • Hike the trails and remove trash, debris, and report issues to staff
    • Check buildings, barns, and shade house for issues with doors, lights, insects, etc.
    • Maintain the tour tram's appearance
  • Education Station Volunteer / Education Station Assistant Volunteer
    • Assigned to stations along the trail to talk to visitors about wildlife and conservation
    • Prepare and present educational programs to visitors
    • Assist in leading field studies programs for 3-5 grade classes
  • Research Assistant (Min Age 18)
    • Monitor and research of Florida Species of focus at the time of volunteering

Polk's Nature Discovery Center is located at the Circle B Bar Reserve. The free discovery center has exhibits specifically designed to engage and excite visitors of all ages. It is a place to explore Polk's water, wildlife, and wilderness and gain a better understanding of the delicate ecosystems of Central Florida. There are numerous hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits, picnic facilities, and nature trails, making it a great choice for families.

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About Volunteer Polk

Location:

1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission: We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.

Description

Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4399 Winter Lake RoadLakeland, FL 33803

(27.99671,-81.87301)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Local Background Screen National Sex Offender Registry Screen Polk BoCC Volunteer History Screen

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