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Recent Grad - Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Big Cypress National Preserve

Volunteers for this position are needed for the whole season, from October through March.

Recent college graduates pursuing a career in the National Park Service are needed to assist with our 6th grade curriculum-based environmental education program in South Florida. During the season, volunteers work with the S.W.A.M.P., Swamp Water and Me Program, a hands-on curriculum-based program with the 6th grade students and their teachers from the Collier County School System. Volunteers will work under the guidance of Lisa Andrews, Outreach/Education Coordinator.

Volunteers are schedule for 40-hrs per week, Mon.- Fri. and some weekend days. Housing will be provided on-site in a shared bunkhouse. Laundry facilities, a pool, and a weight room are also available.

Volunteer will be issued uniform shirts, a jacket, and a hat. Volunteer must supply neutral color pants, socks, and closed-toed shoes. While on duty, the volunteer must wear the required uniform. Uniform items are not to be worn off-duty.

Local Volunteers who are not in need of housing may not required to work the full 40 hours. Exceptions may be discussed.

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About Big Cypress National Preserve


33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopeee, FL 34141, US

Mission Statement

Are you looking for an invaluable "hands-on" experience in your career field? The National Park Service (NPS) offers beautiful and challenging environments with a VIP (Volunteer in Parks)/Internship program intended to provide working experiences to augment your degree program.


The Big Cypress National Preserve was created in 1974 to protect the water quality, natural resources, and ecological integrity of the Big Cypress Swamp. The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Protecting over 750,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.

Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park Service. As a Preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and Off-road Vehicle access.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Employment, Environment


Sun Sep 25, 2022 - Sat Dec 24, 2022


Multiple locations Naples, FL 34120



  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers for this position are needed for the whole season, from October through March, and are expected to work 40 hours each week.
  • Volunteers will be provided housing if requested

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