Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center?

Note: volunteers who work directly with or around youth more than 10 hours a month will be asked to complete a background check.

    Program Preparation – Assist with setting up or completing prep work required for student educational programs such as preparing crafts, laminating, photocopying worksheets, staging outdoor activities on the JBYCC grounds, setting up microscopes, or assembling field equipment such as seine nets and specimen jars.

    Education – Work with school groups teaching environmental education and stewardship of our resources. Work with our community and used to educate them about the wonders of wetlands and Florida’s natural ecosystems. Provide examples of how everyone can make a difference. *Note will require a background check.

    Social Media – Assist with getting the JBYCC message out using social media.

    Greeter/Open Hours – Welcome visitors, staff building and display areas and share information about the JBYCC, it’s trails, displays, wildlife and programs-with others.

    Interpretation/information – Help create and maintain JBYCC information and display areas. Perhaps develop graphics for use in a variety of digital and printed media. Assist with the development or presentation of JBYCC materials.

    Maintenance – Assist with maintenance of trails, facilities and roadways. Work includes trimming vegetation, mowing, weed pulling, and maintaining buildings and equipment. Equipment includes that used for boating, archery and fishing programs.

    Habitat – Enhance habitat on the JBYCC property for wildlife. Help maintain the fishing pond and keep hiking trails clear of branches. Help eradicate invasive plants. Keep areas free from litter.

    Office/Administration – Assist with office tasks such as copying, filing, setting up phone trees, logging volunteer hours, etc.

    Outreach – Staff educational booths at community events and share the FYCCN mission with others. Encourage youth and adults to learn about Florida’s natural resources through hands-on activities.

    Photography – Take photos at JBYCC events and programs for use in brochures, displays, website, Facebook, etc.

    Website development – Provide additions to existing website materials such as a species database, interactive material, video clips, etc.

    Please print, fill out and return the following volunteer forms to the JBYCC:

    Contact Us

    Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center
    639 Pond Rd. | Midway, FL 32343
    850-933-4322 | jbycc@myfwc.com
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