Boca Chita Weekend Harbor Host

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Biscayne National Park

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Boca Chita

We have a brand new, exciting volunteer opportunity! We are looking for experienced, responsible individuals to help us find opportunities to better connect the boating community to the beautiful island of Boca Chita. We will provide transportation to the island, and back again, if you will help us with some basic maintenance tasks as well as visitor services such as opening the lighthouse.

How many people required: 10 people
Goals of this position: Present opportunities for island visitors to better be able to connect with the island. The individual will assist with basic maintenance tasks as well greeting visitors.

How many days per month: Individual must commit to a twice a month commitment for at least six months

Duration of position: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, year-round

Location of Volunteer Position: Begin at Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Will be transported to Boca Chita Key via Biscayne National Park Institute Boat.

Times: Boat departs at 10a and returns at 4:30.

Tasks required:

  • Greet visitors to Boca Chita Key & remind them of the rules of island life (fees, noise, etc...)
  • Basic maintenance tasks as assigned
  • Open lighthouse for visitors

Characteristics of Volunteer Position

  • Responsible and professional
  • Self-starter and quick to learn
  • Follows directions, but can independently perform tasks once oriented
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Good with people
  • Bilingual a plus, boating knowledge a plus

Paperwork Needed:

  • Application (OF301)
  • Agreement (OF301a or 301b)
  • Job description (this page will suffice for PD)
  • JHA
  • DO-16E Signature Page

Volunteer Program Supervisor: 786.335.3673

Required Training: CPR & First Aid training, park orientation

Suggested Training: Interpretation training ( Foundations of Interpretation, How to Prepare an Interpretive Program, National Park Service - Micro Learning), Maintenance training (all provided)

Uniform/Dress Code: uniformed position (we will provide)

Other Items to Note: Must be 21+, no reimbursements available, work can be strenuous, environment can be challenging (hot, bugs, rain, etc...).

Housing Availability:
Not Available

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About Biscayne National Park


9700 SW 328th Street, Homestead, FL 33033, US

Mission Statement

Biscayne National Park provides for a unique volunteer experience. We aim to give individuals the opportunity to make a difference in a place of great natural beauty. In an attempt to balance use and preservation, Biscayne is committed to the long term preservation of its 172,971 acres, most of which is under water. Aquatic and marine-based, service oriented projects help to further the protection and preservation of this South Florida treasure.


Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents.

Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Boca Chita KeyBiscayne National Park9700 SW 328th StreetHomestead, FL 33033


  • Environmental Education
  • Housekeeping
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • How many days per month: Individual must commit to a twice a month commitment for at least six months Duration of position: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, year-round
  • First Aid and CPR required (training may be provided

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