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Volunteering

In order to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are closing the Blair Audubon Center and boardwalk, trails, and outdoor areas until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation with direction from the State of Florida.

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 preservation and restoration of our natural resources, conservation education, and research.

Annually, more than 150 volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours of their time and talents to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Online Volunteer System

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.
  • No background check is required for those who only volunteer for one-day events and citizen 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) must be accompanied by an adult, or alternatively, may be able to participate in specific opportunities, which are supervised.
  • Corkscrew sometimes offers specific opportunities for college or high school students needing to complete service learning hours.
  • Corkscrew does not offer volunteer opportunities for people needing to fulfill court-ordered community service hours.


Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers interested in joining the Corkscrew team can provide support across different programs and departments, such as:

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

If you are interested in applying, download the application form.

Once your application has been received, the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview and orientation. Prospective volunteers will be required to submit a background check and liability waivers as necessary. Training and volunteering can't begin until the background check has been completed. 

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

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How you can help, right now