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Koreshan State Historic Site

County: Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Glades, Other
Categories Environment
Marketing/PR/Event Planning
Historical & Cultural Sites
Youth
Education
Animals
Arts
Details:

Koreshan State Historic Site, located on the corner of Corkscrew and US 41, is a 200-acre park managed by the Florida Park Service. The site is dedicated to preserving the heritage and pioneer settlement of a communal society known as The Koreshan Unity. The park also provides nature-based recreation such as camping, canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, and picnicking. The Florida Park Service operates under the Division of Recreation and Parks, whose mission is to provide quality resource-based recreation while preserving, restoring, and interpreting natural and cultural resources. Koreshan State Historic Site is one of more than 174 state parks and trails in Florida.

Job Description:

Opportunities may include: removal or treatment of invasive exotic plants, planting of native vegetation, assisting with the creation and implementation of interpretative programs, advertisements and displays, maintenance of trails and campground area.  Start time is 8:30 am sharp.

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
Primary Contact: Ms. Brittany Petit
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928
Fax: (239) 992-1607
Phone: (239) 992-0311
Alt Phone: (239) 707-0006
Email: brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us
Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Koreshan
Secondary Contact: Catherine Moses
Phone: (239) 992-0311
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered:

Experience with the three time National Gold Medal winner, Florida Park Service. Training and experience in resource management, events, and/or environmental education. Experience working in a park/outdoor environment.

Additional Information:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Koreshan State Historic Site. The procedure is to come into the Ranger Station anytime between 8am and 5pm with government issued ID. We will have you complete paperwork and run a background check. Once you are cleared you will be notified. Then you can call the Ranger Station at 8am on the day you want work. We will let you know if we can accommodate you. If staff says “yes”, we ask that you arrive by 8:30am dressed in long plants, no tank-tops. Bring water, snack, and bug/sun protection. We ask that you stay at least until 12:30pm and as long as 3:30pm. We do need you to sign-in and out each time you volunteer.

If you have a great deal of hours to complete, please let us know and we will inform you of alternate volunteer opportunities such as Sundays Farmers Markets and special events.

Work is mostly outdoors in usually hot, wet, muddy, and buggy conditions. Work may be physically demanding. Volunteers must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, no tank tops, work gloves. Bring sun protection, water, and snack.

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