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Make a Difference: Become a Volunteer!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities that provide essential support for our daily operation and special events.

Volunteers play a vital role in our mission of natural resource protection, education, research, and advocacy.

Submit your application here!   

Current volunteers, click here to access your Volgistics profile.

If you are a graduate research student or professional looking to conduct research at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, please click here.

Basic Information

  • Most of our regularly scheduled volunteer positions require specific time commitments based on the needs of each position.
  • Regularly scheduled adult volunteers must pass a background check. Volunteering can't begin until the background check has been cleared. 
  • No background check is required for those who only volunteer for one-day events and community science programs.
  • Prior experience is not required to be considered for a volunteer position. Interest and availability are much more important than experience, and volunteering is a great way to learn a new skill. Orientation and training will allow you to succeed!
  • Youth volunteers (17 or under) may be considered for special projects upon request. An application is required.
  • Volunteer opportunities for people needing to fulfill court-ordered community service hours are not available. 


Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers interested in joining the Sanctuary team have historically provided support across different programs and departments, such as:

  • Blair Audubon Visitor Center
  • Youth education programs
  • Interpretive programs
  • Land management
  • Community science
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Development
  • Seasonal Campus Host*

*Do you own a recreational vehicle (RV) and have an interest in being a part of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary team? The Campus Host position is a paid, part-time, seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and after-hours functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Opportunities to volunteer are plentiful and help us meet our conservation mission. Hosts are required to live on-site in their personal RV. RV pads are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio with a table and a grill. Seasonal opportunities are posted on our Careers page when positions are open. 

Questions? Please contact Kristina O'Hern, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. 

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