Get Involved

A variety of volunteer positions are available at parks and preserves throughout Manatee County.

Examples of volunteer activities include trail maintenance, trash retrieval, exotic species removal, gardening/planting, wildlife identification, seed collection, greeting the public, leading nature programs, and small carpentry projects.

By volunteering in Manatee County's parks and preserves you can:

  • Preserve Manatee County's natural lands
  • Discover and learn about Florida's natural environment
  • Share your special skills and talents with others
  • Take part in opportunities for special training and classes designed to expand your knowledge of Florida's environment
  • Work as part of a dynamic and dedicated volunteer team
  • Make new friends
  • Help others learn to appreciate nature
  • Learn new skills and trades
  • Earn community service hours

For more information on our volunteer openings, to request a volunteer application, or to schedule a group volunteer event please contact the Manatee County Volunteer and Education Division.