Apply to Volunteer with Parks

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Overview

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available through Parks, Recreation & Conservation.

Eligibility

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to volunteer, or be a member of a pre-approved group such as Scouts or 4-H. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.

Guidance

Volunteers are always needed in these areas:

  • Adopt-A-Spot: Commitment to maintain a park or roadway. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful manages volunteers for this program.
  • Conservation: Assist with habitat restoration, trail blazing, removal of invasive species,  and site clean-ups.
  • Parks: Opportunities include park maintenance, beautification, interpretive programs, and special projects.
  • Recreation: Work with children in out-of-school-time programs, teen programs, senior activities, preschool-age tiny tots, and more.
  • Special Events: Help with coastal and river clean-up, family fun days, bike and road races, Scout projects, and the annual Senior Games.
  • Therapeutic Recreation: Volunteer for paralympic sports, out-of-school-time programs, the Special Olympics, Camp Sparks Summer Program, and the Bakas Equestrian Center.

How To

Follow this step-by-step process to volunteer:

  1. Download the appropriate application:
  2. Print and fill out the application, then submit via email or mail
    • Volunteer with Parks and Recreation, including youth sports or specialty classes
      • Email
      • Mailing address:
        Parks and Recreation
        Attn: Dave Ramirez, CPRP
        6105 E. Sligh Ave.
        Tampa, FL 33617
    • Volunteer with Conservation or Environmental Lands, including work at conservation parks, wilderness preserves, Bakas Equestrian Center, and Veterans Memorial Park
      • Email
      • Mailing address:
        Conservation and Environmental Lands Management
        Attn: Chris Kiddy
        10940 McMullen Rd.
        Riverview, FL 33569
  3. Submit your background check information
    • If you submit the background check online using the above link, you do not need to complete the one included in the volunteer application packet

 

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