Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s Volunteer Program is one of the more successful programs in the State Park System. This Park is special in many ways: we care for three freshwater springs, dozens of native and endangered animal species, and acres of beautiful native plants. It is no wonder that every month, our volunteers share over 5,000 hours of their time with us! The Volunteer Program provides the community with an opportunity to give something to the Park while providing a much-needed work force to enhance overall Park operations. We offer a variety of job positions, and brief descriptions can be found in a link below. Hours volunteered at the Park count toward work experience that is recognized by the Florida Park Service on job applications and can count toward high school community service requirements. We also host an internship program at the Park where qualified students can work for the Park and even do a scientific research project, if approved. This is a competitive placement, but the experience is unique and open to college students majoring in biology or related fields. Details can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have ever thought about volunteering before, now is the time to think of joining. The process is simple.
  • 1. Fill out an application and turn it into the Administrative Office at the Visitor Center off US-19.
  • 2. Attend an orientation explaining all aspects of our program.
  • 3. Begin on-the-job training with your new Park family.

Volunteers are required to provide their own uniforms, complete State codes training, and volunteer a minimum of 4 hours a week. If you do not have time to volunteer on a weekly basis, consider joining our Friends organization. Your membership entitles you to complimentary Park admission on the 2nd Saturday of each month, a quarterly newsletter, invitations to special "Friends only events," and the privilege of knowing your membership money stays at the Wildlife Park to support our wildlife and enhance visitor services. Come join us!

For questions regarding volunteering or internships,

contact theVolunteer Coordinator

Allyssa Kordon or (352) 628-5343
Volunteer Application Agreement
Volunteer Handbook
Volunteer Positions
Volunteer State Park Pass