Be a Volunteer at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park...
for a fun and rewarding experience!
It is our goal to keep you both challenged and satisfied in your volunteer position. We will match your skills and interests to the needs of the Park.
As a volunteer at MacArthur Beach State Park, you will
-- Use your gifts and talents to help preserve Florida’s natural resources
-- Meet new people
-- Do meaningful and satisfying work
-- Gain work experience
-- Stay active and involve
-- Help improve Florida State Parks
Volunteer Opportunities - Our need for volunteer services vary from season to season. It is our goal to keep you both challenged and satisfied in your volunteer position.
--Gift Shop: Greet customers, assist with purchases and provide Park information.
--Tram Driving: Enjoy a beautiful day outside, talking with and transporting Park visitors across the pedestrian bridge that spans our gorgeous estuary.
--Guided Nature Tours: Take a group of Park visitors on a walk through the Park’s various plant communities; or participate in our guided kayak tours.
--Nature Center: Provide support to Park staff by greeting visitors, help to maintain exhibits, terrariums, and aquariums. If you are interested in animals, you may also assist in feeding the reptiles, fish, and invertebrates.
--Beach and Estuary Clean-up: Help us keep the environment safe and beautiful for our visitors and wildlife by removing litter from the beach, dunes, and mangroves.
--Invasive/Exotic Plant Removal: Learn about native and exotic vegetation. Assist Park staff in maintaining our very important resource in its natural state.
--Skilled and Unskilled Construction and Maintenance: From painting buildings to maintaining equipment to constructing sheds and other jobs that allow you to indulge your "inner contractor" while maintaining the Park infrastructure.
- Janitorial Maintenance
- Animal Care / Handling
- Auto Mechanics / Repair
- Aquarium Maintenance
- Customer Service
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible, depending on the volunteer activity
- Teens 15 may volunteer with parent or guardian.