Volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Conservancy. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida thanks our dedicated volunteers who have provided well over $1-million in service to the Conservancy during the past year alone.

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Become a Volunteer

Become an important member of this team and share your time, talent, and abilities. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 16 and have outstanding people skills and a love for nature. A variety of fun volunteer opportunities are available. Interact with diverse people, learn new skills, and enhance and share your knowledge about the environmental issues facing Southwest Florida.

Or you may call 239.403.4212 for more information or email James Kintz at JamesK@conservancy.org

Conservancy Volunteer Positions

We are looking for some great volunteers to join our team!  Full-time residents welcome!

CLAM PASS

Teach visitors about the special flora and fauna that dominate in the unusual environment.

CONCIERGE CORPS

Deliver, place, and monitor collateral and promotional materials in various southwest Florida hotels, visitor centers, and other locations.

CONSERVANCY NATURE CENTER – GUEST SERVICES

Welcome visitors, collect admission fees, sell memberships, answer phones, and provide information to visitors.

GOOD FORTUNE II NATURALIST

Provide educational guided cruises aboard the Good Fortune II pontoon boat through Rookery Bay.

DALTON DISCOVERY CENTER - DOCENTS

Provide guided tours through the Dalton Discovery Center and assist with environmental education programs throughout the Nature Center. Training is provided.

DOCK MASTERS

Register members, guests, and students for boat rides, assist in docking boats, and answer guest inquiries. Boating knowledge is preferred.

BOAT CAPTAINS

Provide educational guided cruises on the Gordon River aboard an electric boat. Boating experience and boat handling is preferred but not required.

FACILITIES TEAM

Work with the facilities staff to provide support in cleaning the campus, repair of equipment, woodworking, and other general maintenance work.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS TEAM

Attend select community events to promote the work of the Conservancy, interact with attendees, distribute Conservancy publications, and promote the importance and benefits of Conservancy membership and volunteering.

GREETERS

Welcome members and visitors to the Conservancy Nature Center.

SMITH PRESERVE MAINTENANCE TEAM

Assist with the maintenance of the Smith Preserve by removing exotic plants and maintaining the natural habitat for the gopher tortoise preserve.

OUTREACH TEAM

Deliver “Conservancy Story” presentations to civic, homeowners associations, and other community organizations, promoting the work of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the benefits and importance of Conservancy membership and volunteering.

VON ARX WILDLIFE HOSPITAL – ANIMAL CAREGIVERS

Assist with the care of injured animals, prepare food, clean enclosures, and laundry.

VON ARX WILDLIFE HOSPITAL – CRITTER COURIERS

Conservancy Critter Couriers pick up injured wildlife and deliver them to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital when the person who informed hospital staff about the animal is unable to do so.

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