Other Volunteer Opportunities

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is asking the public to report observations of horseshoe crab mating activities in order to help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state. Visit the FWRI website to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy's Jay Watch program needs your help! Jay Watch citizen science volunteers assist with monitoring populations of the endemic scrub-jay and scrub vegetation conditions. This data helps land managers determine where prescribed fire is needed for the survival of fire-dependent species like the scrub-jay. Visit the Jay Watch website for more information.

The Painted Bunting Observer Team (PBOT) Project at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) needs your assistance! Read the news release to find out more about this volunteer opportunity.

The Florida Shorebird Alliance (FSA) is a statewide partnership of government and non-government organizations committed to advancing shorebird and seabird conservation in Florida through coordinated and collaborative work that helps identify and address important needs with regard to research, management, education, outreach, and public policy. Visit the FSA website to learn more.

The Florida Bird Conservation Initiative is a voluntary public-private partnership that seeks to promote the sustainability of native Florida birds and their habitats through coordinated efforts that strategically address critical needs related to conservation planning, delivery of conservation programs, research and monitoring, education and outreach, and public policy. Visit the FBCI website to learn about citizen science volunteer opportunities.

Note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead use the mailing addresses or phone numbers provided.

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State Employees can volunteer under the Governor's Mentoring Program. Visit the Volunteer Florida Foundation or you may contact your Agency's Personnel Office.

Read how Federal Employees can volunteer under the Rules in CPM98.

FWC Facts:
In Florida, male black bears typically have home ranges of 50 to 120 square miles; female ranges generally are 10 to 25 square miles.

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