The Friends of Blue Spring State Park Citizen Support Organization (CSO) is always looking for volunteers to help at outreach events, our Firefly Walks (each year in the spring), as well as to help out our Membership, Event and Fundraising committees. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to join or sign up for our emails and newsletters here
The Friends of Blue Spring State Park (CSO) opportunities:
Activities include things like: Coming up with ideas on member recruitment; Preparing membership cards for new members; Assist with member appreciation events; Maintain supplies of CSO insert and membership applications at the ranger station.
Activities include things like: Coordinating CSO events (e.g. Fireflies) and our involvement in other local events (e.g. Manatee Festival); Recruiting volunteers for the event; Creating/distributing flyers about the events; Scheduling volunteers for events (e.g. time slots, duties); Organizing supplies needed for events; Setting up and breaking down of events; Taking pictures of events.
Activities include things like: Investigate fundraising opportunities through grants, partnerships, etc.; Reach out to local businesses for support (corporate sponsorships); Develop ideas for fundraising at events in collaboration with Events committee; Work with website manager to publish news about corporate sponsors or collaborations.
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Blue Spring State Park opportunities:
Blue Spring State Park has several volunteer opportunities and we're always looking for help. Whatever skills that you have to offer can be used to help support the park. Anyone interested can register to become a Florida State Park Volunteer at https://volunteers.floridastateparks.org/. Be sure to select Blue Spring State Park as the park for which you want to volunteer. For more information, please contact Darrell Thomas at 386.775.3663 or Darrell.R.Thomas@dep.state.fl.us.
General Field Volunteering General Field Description.docx
This position covers a wide range of activities including grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance. You will also be providing general information to park visitors and utilizing park interpretive materials and programs to teach visitors about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Skills in all of these areas are not necessary, but, a willingness to learn and work efficiently are essential. Volunteers are expected to assist park staff and have the ability to work on their own with projects identified by park management.
Lawn Maintenance Lawn Maintenance Description.docx
The volunteer is expected to assist park staff with mowing and trimming throughout the Park which includes Main Park Drive, Admin area, campground, cabins, retention ponds, sewer treatment plant and trails.
Ranger Station Attendant Ranger Station Attendant Description.docx
Volunteer are expected to assist park staff with greeting visitors at the Ranger Station, answer phone line, answer visitor questions, help keep pamphlets/brochures stocked, help with traffic control and assist with campground/cabin check-in/out.
Traffic & Parking Attendant Traffic and Parking Attendant Description.docx
The Traffic & Parking Attendant is expected to assist park staff with directing traffic at the Park entrance, French Ave and the two parking lots; arrange/remove traffic cones at park entrance; monitor park capacity and parking space availability; close/open parking lots based on capacity; maintain parking spaces and repaint parking space lines; assist Park Staff at the Ranger Station with answering phone line, answering visitor questions and assisting with campground/cabin check-in/out.
Manatee Interpreter Manatee Interpreter Description.docx
Share facts about the Florida manatee during formal interpretive programs for children and the general public. Share facts about the Florida manatee informally to visitors along the boardwalk. Monitor the spring run from the boardwalk and keep the public informed about manatee awareness. Contact the Ranger Station if needed for non-compliant visitors.
Manatee Roving Interpreter Manatee Roving Interpreter Description.docx
The Interpreter will share facts about the Florida manatee informally to visitors along the boardwalk and day use area, assist Park Staff with obtaining the morning manatee count, assist Manatee Interpreters with visitor services during the children manatee presentations, assist Park Staff with visitor services during the general public manatee presentations, keep record of visitor contacts while roving the boardwalk and keep record of attendance during manatee presentations.
Volunteers are helping with boardwalk & overlook improvements