Friends of
WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

   A Citizen Support Organization                                          


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Friends has MANY volunteer opportunities for all types of skills, talents, and interests no matter what your skill level.  Below is a list of the types of volunteers we need.  If a special need arises, we will email our members and/or volunteers to seek out those that are interested in getting involved in a particular project or to use their special skills.  


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF FRIENDS TO VOLUNTEER!!!


Interested in Volunteering?  

Email: Friendsofweekiwacheestatepark@gmail.com


All volunteers are required to complete two DEP State Park Volunteer forms: 

Florida State Parks Volunteer Application. and Florida State Parks Volunteer Agreement


All activities are overseen by Friends or Park staff.

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We will post immediate volunteer opportunities on the home page of the website! Check back often!!! You can also look at our Calendar of Events  page to see when special events are cming up!    


Areas we can always use help:

  • Accounting
  • Report Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Landscaping/Landscape Maintenance
  • River Clean-up
  • Web Design
  • Newsletter
  • Brochure Design
  • Marketing/Promotional Materials
  • Building Maintenance - Licensed Contractors Only Please
  • Construction - Set 
  • Merchandiser - Assist with the Friends Gift Locker. 
  • Program Administrator - Supervise the Bench, Brick or other Friends Program including development of promotional items, collecting applications and payment, and follow through on product production and placement.

Event volunteers are needed for:

  • Beach Bashes (Spring/Summer) - Set-up/Break-down, Vendor Assistance, Errands, Promotional/Marketing Development, Ticket Sales
  • Yard Sales (Quarterly) - Promotional/Marketing Development, Errands, Vendor Assistance, Clean-up, Ticket Sales
  • Wild-n-Wicked Nights (End of October) - Set-up/Break-down, Vendor Assistance, Errands, Promotional/Marketing Development, Ticket Sales, Spooks, Goblins, =)
  • Winter Wonderland (December) - Light Installation, Set-up/Break-down, Vendor Assistance, Errands, Promotional/Marketing Development, Ticket Sales


BEACH BASHES


COMPUTER/GRAPHICS/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS


SET/BUILDING PAINTING/MAINTENANCE


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS


CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING MAINTENANCE


GRANT WRITING PREPARATION/FOLLOW-UP


LANDSCAPING


MERCHANDISE SALES/INVENTORY


WILD N WICKED NIGHTS






YARD SALES










ACCOUNTING/FINANCIAL


PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION


WEB ASSISTANCE/MAINTENANCE  

 

 

(All volunteers are required to complete the Park’s Volunteer form (link))

(All activities are overseen by FRIENDS or Park staff)

(Most events require one or more organizational meetings with FRIENDS organizers)

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ACCOUNTING/FINANCIAL

  • ·       Possible assistant to the FRIENDS treasurer
  • ·       Report writing

 

BEACH BASHES

  • ·       Tent Set-up
  • ·       Vendor Sales (at least two folks at each tent, may involve handling money)
  • ·       Clean-up (during and after event)
  • ·       Volunteer Helper (Run errands for volunteers, sign in volunteers coming into the park, assuring they have the DEP Volunteer form completed, help set up event areas)
  • ·       Signs (create signs for games/event advertising/distribution to area businesses)
  • ·       Game Operator

 

COMPUTER/GRAPHICS/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

  • ·       Web design/maintenance
  • ·       Newsletter creation
  • ·       Event Flyers
  • ·       Brochures
  • ·       Signs

 

CHRISTMAS or other EVENT LIGHTS/Decorations

  • ·       Installing Christmas light strings
  • ·       Help get donations for light strings or decorations
  • ·        

 

CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING/Electrical MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Construction helpers
  • ·       Licensed Contractor donations of time/materials
  • ·       Licensed Electrical contractor donation of time/materials

 

DONATIONS

  • ·       Secure donations from local businesses or patrons
  • ·        

 

GRANT WRITING PREPARATION/FOLLOW-UP

  • ·       Assist in writing grants for Friends funding
  • ·       Must be able to talk to government entities as needed

 

LANDSCAPING/River Maintenance

(Must dress appropriately, and/or have sun screen or bug spray, as needed)

  • ·       Planting/trimming/mulching
  • ·       Installation of new plants
  • ·       Raking
  • ·       Pulling Weeds
  • ·       Assist in river clean-ups by pulling invasive plants, picking up trash, etc.,
  • (sometimes requires canoe travel)

 

MERCHANDISE SALES/INVENTORY

  • ·       Requires handling of money and credit card sales
  • ·       Sell merchandise through Guest Services or an event tent
  • ·       Keep a regular inventory of our merchandise and order as needed/track sales

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

  • ·       Monitor a FRIENDS program like the Park Bench program, Brick Friends program, etc.
  • ·       Would be in charge of flyers, advertising, soliciting, collecting applications
  • ·       Must follow through to assure the buyer receives their product

 

 

SET/BUILDING PAINTING/MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Occasional assistance needed for set painting/creation
  • ·       Occasional assistance needed for painting park structures
  • ·       Handyman help

 

SPEAKER

  • ·       Speak on behalf of the FRIENDS organization to various local businesses, community organizations or educational facilities, or to promote a certain event.

 

WEB ASSISTANCE/MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Occasionally, the FRIENDS may need a knowledgable web designer or computer graphic person to help with web maintenance, page creation, technical issues. 

 

WILD N WICKED NIGHTS

  • ·       Advertising of the event
  • ·       Tent Set-up
  • ·       Vendor Sales (at least two folks at each tent, may involve handling money)
  • ·       Clean-up (during and after event) May need to drive a golf cart.
  • ·       Volunteer Helper (Run errands for volunteers, sign in volunteers coming into the park, assuring they have the DEP Volunteer form completed, help set up event areas)
  • ·       Signs (create signs for games/event advertising/distribution to area businesses)
  • ·       Game Operator

 

YARD SALES

  • ·       Advertising of the event
  • ·       Assisting with vendor table list and answering questions
  • ·       Runner for the FRIENDS event organizer in charge
  • ·       Clean-up

 

(All volunteers are required to complete the Park’s Volunteer form (link))

(All activities are overseen by FRIENDS or Park staff)

(Most events require one or more organizational meetings with FRIENDS organizers)

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

ACCOUNTING/FINANCIAL

  • ·       Possible assistant to the FRIENDS treasurer
  • ·       Report writing

 

BEACH BASHES

  • ·       Tent Set-up
  • ·       Vendor Sales (at least two folks at each tent, may involve handling money)
  • ·       Clean-up (during and after event)
  • ·       Volunteer Helper (Run errands for volunteers, sign in volunteers coming into the park, assuring they have the DEP Volunteer form completed, help set up event areas)
  • ·       Signs (create signs for games/event advertising/distribution to area businesses)
  • ·       Game Operator

 

COMPUTER/GRAPHICS/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

  • ·       Web design/maintenance
  • ·       Newsletter creation
  • ·       Event Flyers
  • ·       Brochures
  • ·       Signs

 

CHRISTMAS or other EVENT LIGHTS/Decorations

  • ·       Installing Christmas light strings
  • ·       Help get donations for light strings or decorations
  • ·        

 

CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING/Electrical MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Construction helpers
  • ·       Licensed Contractor donations of time/materials
  • ·       Licensed Electrical contractor donation of time/materials

 

DONATIONS

  • ·       Secure donations from local businesses or patrons
  • ·        

 

GRANT WRITING PREPARATION/FOLLOW-UP

  • ·       Assist in writing grants for Friends funding
  • ·       Must be able to talk to government entities as needed

 

LANDSCAPING/River Maintenance

(Must dress appropriately, and/or have sun screen or bug spray, as needed)

  • ·       Planting/trimming/mulching
  • ·       Installation of new plants
  • ·       Raking
  • ·       Pulling Weeds
  • ·       Assist in river clean-ups by pulling invasive plants, picking up trash, etc.,
  • (sometimes requires canoe travel)

 

MERCHANDISE SALES/INVENTORY

  • ·       Requires handling of money and credit card sales
  • ·       Sell merchandise through Guest Services or an event tent
  • ·       Keep a regular inventory of our merchandise and order as needed/track sales

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

  • ·       Monitor a FRIENDS program like the Park Bench program, Brick Friends program, etc.
  • ·       Would be in charge of flyers, advertising, soliciting, collecting applications
  • ·       Must follow through to assure the buyer receives their product

 

 

SET/BUILDING PAINTING/MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Occasional assistance needed for set painting/creation
  • ·       Occasional assistance needed for painting park structures
  • ·       Handyman help

 

SPEAKER

  • ·       Speak on behalf of the FRIENDS organization to various local businesses, community organizations or educational facilities, or to promote a certain event.

 

WEB ASSISTANCE/MAINTENANCE

  • ·       Occasionally, the FRIENDS may need a knowledgable web designer or computer graphic person to help with web maintenance, page creation, technical issues. 

 

WILD N WICKED NIGHTS

  • ·       Advertising of the event
  • ·       Tent Set-up
  • ·       Vendor Sales (at least two folks at each tent, may involve handling money)
  • ·       Clean-up (during and after event) May need to drive a golf cart.
  • ·       Volunteer Helper (Run errands for volunteers, sign in volunteers coming into the park, assuring they have the DEP Volunteer form completed, help set up event areas)
  • ·       Signs (create signs for games/event advertising/distribution to area businesses)
  • ·       Game Operator

 

YARD SALES

  • ·       Advertising of the event
  • ·       Assisting with vendor table list and answering questions
  • ·       Runner for the FRIENDS event organizer in charge
  • ·       Clean-up

Contact Us

Physical Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 5346, Weeki Wachee, FL 34611

Phone: (352) 592-5656

Email: friendsofweekiwacheestatepark@gmail.com



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