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St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Is Looking For A Volunteer Host In Florida

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer PreserveSt. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve
3915 State Road 30A
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Volunteer Host Position Description
Position Title: Volunteer Host
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve is a 5,027 acre Preserve in the Florida panhandle. Volunteers utilize their skills to aid in maintaining the Preserve.

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week (per site).

Volunteers can only fill up to a four-month block of time each year.

Free Benefits to Volunteer

  • Gravel campsite pad for an RV up to 60ft
  • 120volt, 30amp and 50amp electric hookup
  • Water hookup
  • Sewage hookup
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful St. Joe Bay view!

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Must maintain a positive attitude and work well with others.
  • Must be able to attend the 8:00am staff meetings.
  • Must maintain a clean and organized volunteer host site.
  • Must maintain an occupancy and visible presence in the Preserve after normal business hours and on weekends.
  • Ability to operate small, motorized equipment.
    o Example: UTV’s, lawn mowers and handheld blowers.
  • Ability to clean basic household areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms areas.
  • Ability to greet and provide visitors and researchers with maps and information about the Preserve and surrounding area with a smile!
  • Ability to secure facilities after 4:00pm on weekdays.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to help with programs and tours within the Preserve.
  • Desire to learn about the surrounding area and speak with visitors about its history.

Hazards and/or Caution

  • Safety is a top priority! The use of safety equipment is required for all jobs.
  • Physical exertion and exposure to Florida weather and biting insects; precautions should be taken.

Please visit the below weblinks to learn more about ORPC and the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve.

  • Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection | Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve | Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves | A Citizen Support Organization established to protect and preserve one of the most ecologically significant areas in the Southeastern United States (stjosephbaypreserve.org)

Supervisor: Dylan Shoemaker, Preserve Manager
If interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 850–247-9550 or email


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