The Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC) is looking for passionate volunteers to join them in “creating the next generation that cares” about Florida’s natural resources. Our volunteers help us with everything from invasive plant removals to engaging visitors at our nature center in Apollo Beach, and more! Take a look at our options below and see if an opportunity meets your interests!
Photo: A group of occasional service volunteers help harvest mangroves for use in restoration efforts.
Occasional Service Volunteer (OSV)
Looking to volunteer, but short on time? Then our OSV opportunity may be right for you!
SYCC relies on OSVs to aid in completing projects such as grounds maintenance, invasive species removal, and gear maintenance. The OSV role does not require a set time-commitment nor prior experience/training.
Age requirements: 16 and up (with signed permission form for minors). There are occasional opportunities for volunteers younger than 16 if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
If you are interested in becoming an OSV, email us at Suncoast@MyFWC.com to sign up for our contact list. We send out recruitment emails for OSV opportunities one to two weeks ahead of each event.
An educator engages visitors to our exhibit hall with one of our ambassador animals—a corn snake named Peyton!
Regular Service Volunteer (RSV)
Our RSV opportunities are best for those interested in volunteering on a regular basis. Hour commitments vary by position. Please see the description/requirements for available opportunities.
RSV: Guest Engagement
- Applications accepted August 1st-October 31st of each year.
- Age 18 and up
- Minimum of 4 hours/month November-April
- Please read the PDF for detailed description, requirements, and how to apply. (PDF available soon)
Any questions about volunteering can be directed to Suncoast@MyFWC.com. Thank you for your interest!