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Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

County: Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Glades, Other
Categories Environment
Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Historical & Cultural Sites
Details: The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private not for profit organization that was incorporated in the early seventies to serve children and adults with environmental education opportunities. The Center is home to many native reptiles, raptors, and butterflies. Three trails - 1/3 mile, 1/2 miles, and 1 1/4 mile with shell paths, packed dirt, and some boardwalks on 105 acres. Our Planetarium offers astronomy learning experiences and entertaining cosmic shows. More than 10,000 people visit annually, both in school and camp field trips and the general public. Telescopic viewing and other special programs are held throughout the year, and solar telescopic observing is hosted for the public every Friday morning. Several times a year, we hold large weekend family-oriented events and fundraisers for the public, and classes and weekend workshops related to our mission: "Connecting People With Nature!"
Job Description: 1. Complete and submit a hand signed volunteer form found on our web site
2. After your form is received email including your full name, total hours desired type of work desired, and days available. Make sure to put the type of work desired into the subject line so the correct department contacts you. Please be sure to read the descriptions for each volunteer opportunity to make sure it is something you are interested in doing
3. Wait for a response with available dates for the type of volunteer work you requested.
4. Confirm that you will or will not be available on the dates offered.
5. Wait for a response confirming you are added to the volunteer schedule.
6. Show up on time and in appropriate clothing for each day you have been scheduled.
Make sure we receive a signed form when you arrive. We can sometimes put you to work right away but be prepared with closed shoes, your own bug spray, water bottles and food. Please keep valuables at home or locked in your car. Call before coming so we know how many to expect.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Diana Santos
3450 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Fax: (239) 275-9016
Phone: (239) 275-3435 223
Secondary Contact: Jayne Johnston
Phone: (239) 275-3435
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

All volunteers receive 20% off in our gift shop.

Additional Information:

Some special events are held in the evenings and special projects can be arranged outside of our normal hours of operation.

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