Would you like to help make the world a better place? Help Okeeheelee Nature Center educate visitors about animals and the environment, and inspire people to take action to help our planet!
Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least fifteen years old.
- You must not need court-ordered service hours.
- You must commit to volunteering for a minimum of six months.
- You must complete the application/background check process.
Training is provided by staff or experienced volunteers for all positions. Volunteer opportunities include:
EDUCATION DOCENT - Help lead nature walks for school groups or weekend public tours. Flexible weekly shifts.
GREETER – Welcome visitors to the nature center, answer questions, answer phones, make gift shop sales. Weekly shifts.
HABITAT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT - Remove unwanted plants, maintain nest boxes, clear trails, pruning garden plants, manage fire-ants. Tools/Equipment provided. Flexible shifts available.
ANIMAL CARETAKER – Clean animal enclosures and food/water dishes, prepare animal diets. Weekly shifts.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Collect data on Gopher Tortoises, compile species lists. Flexible shifts.
If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, call Kelli at 561-233-1400 ext 2.