Resident Volunteer - Maintenance - Lake Talquin State Park

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Florida State Parks_Tallahassee/St. Marks Geo Parks

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Position: Resident Volunteer - Maintenance - Lake Talquin State Park

General Description:
Enjoy the Real Florida while volunteering at Lake Talquin State Park! Just to the west of Tallahassee, this hidden gem of a park is nestled on the bluffs above Lake Talquin, a 12,000-acre reservoir. Resident volunteers enjoy the ONLY campsites in the park.

The park is currently looking for volunteers to assist park staff by keeping park grounds and facilities clean and well maintained in exchange for a campsite. Other duties may include greeting visitors and interpreting park rules, trail maintenance, grounds keeping, cleaning restrooms and facilities, and opening and closing the park. 20 hours per week per site required.

Volunteer sites have water, electric (50/30 amp) and septic hook ups and will accommodate up to a 35' RV.

We are currently accepting applications for the months of May through December 2022. Residents are allowed a maximum of 16 weeks. At least 2 months is preferred.

Qualifications & Skills:
General maintenance skills. Knowledge of safety procedures required during maintenance. Ability to communicate in a friendly, effective, and professional manner.

Standards & Performance:
Must meet the minimum number of hours required each week. Must submit weekly log of hours worked each week. Must be able to present oneself in a professional manner to the public when encountered. Must be trained in and adhere to all Florida Park Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures and convey an understanding of our mission statement to the public and to fellow staff members. Must adhere to the volunteer uniform standards as designated by supervisor. Must be able to work independently and with staff and other volunteers effectively.

Hours Required: Park Resident Volunteers: 20 hours/week per site minimum. Volunteers are required to stay 1-4 months, maximum stay is 16 weeks per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) at any one park.

Supervisor: Volunteer Coordinator, Park Manager, and the On‚ÄźDuty Ranger


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About Florida State Parks_Tallahassee/St. Marks Geo Parks


148 Old Fort Road, Saint Marks, FL 32355, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The objective in park planning is to achieve an equitable balance between preserving natural resources and providing public access for outdoor recreation.


The Tallahassee-St. Marks Geo Parks is a system of 9 different state parks located across multiple counties in northwestern Florida. We have opportunities for both resident and non-resident (individual and group) volunteers and encourage people of various backgrounds to apply. From construction to education to visitor services to trail maintenance and invasive plant removal, there is room for people with many different interests, skills, and goals.

Our parks include:

  • Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
  • Lake Talquin State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
  • San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (resident, non-resident, & group opportunities)
  • Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (non-resident & group opportunities)
  • Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
  • Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
  • St. Marks River Preserve State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)
  • Econfina River State Park (non-resident & group opportunities)



We'll work with your schedule.


14850 Jack Vause Landing RoadTallahassee, FL 32310



  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Janitorial Maintenance




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 20 hrs/week

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