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Be The Change

Join the Volunteer-In-Parks Program and help Everglades National Park meet its mission of resource protection and visitor services. The National Park Service offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups as part of the Volunteers-In-Parks program. Work behind the scenes or on the front line in positions ranging from a one-time service project/ volunteer event to a longer term position, serving alongside park employees or with one of our many partner organizations.

To find current opportunities in the park, please go to
volunteer.gov and type "Everglades National Park" in the search field.


Who Can Volunteer?

Most anyone can volunteer!

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Community service or service learning hours
  • Non-U.S. citizens with legal permanent resident status
  • Even participants under 18 years of age may volunteer!

What's in it for You?

Volunteers-In-Parks are given an amazing opportunity to experience the park in a hands-on way and work with park staff to meet the mission of the National Park Service!

  • Volunteers are invited to an annual appreciation event
  • Awards may be given for time contributions and special accomplishments
  • Volunteers receive on-site training and are protected by Workers' Compensation for tort claims and injury compensation.

Contact us by phone at (305) 242-7752 or email the volunteer program manager for additional information on the VIP program.

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Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can be found throughout the park, from the visitor centers to the trails.

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Artist in Residence in Everglades

This program offers artists, writers and composers the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment.

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Every Kid in the Everglades

We are looking for volunteers to staff hands-on field stations for 4th grade students, on topics including alligators, birds, and more.

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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