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Volunteer Opportunities



Would you like to help make the world a better place?  Help Okeeheelee Nature Center educate visitors about animals and the environment, and inspire people to take action to help our planet!

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least fifteen years old.
  • You must not need court-ordered service hours.
  • You must commit to volunteering for a minimum of six months.
  • You must complete the application/background check process.

Training is provided by staff or experienced volunteers for all positions.  Volunteer opportunities include:

EDUCATION DOCENT - Help lead nature walks for school groups or weekend public tours. Flexible weekly shifts.

GREETER – Welcome visitors to the nature center, answer questions, answer phones, make gift shop sales. Weekly shifts.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT - Remove unwanted plants, maintain nest boxes, clear trails, pruning garden plants, manage fire-ants.  Tools/Equipment provided.  Flexible shifts available.

ANIMAL CARETAKER – Clean animal enclosures and food/water dishes, prepare animal diets. Weekly shifts.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Collect data on Gopher Tortoises, compile species lists.  Flexible shifts.

If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, call Kelli at 561-233-1400 ext 2. 


Contact Information


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Okeeheelee Nature Center
Okeeheelee Park
7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(one mile west of Jog Road)
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(561) 233-1400
Fax (561) 233-1406

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  • Callie Sharkey
  • Lauren Rambo
  • Pam Veenstra
    Assistant Naturalist
  • Dottie Buchan
    Assistant Naturalist

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