Volunteer with SCCF
The information on this form will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer service for you.
You will be contacted as volunteer positions become available.
Thank you!

*** If you are looking for our Sea Turtle Volunteer Form, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc91keap_FR2bnoCmoJqcw_aOCmThs0f2K6iBMOXZoP54o60g/viewform

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Nature Center Volunteer
The SCCF exhibit area houses several aquaria focusing on the herpetofauna of the islands - snakes and turtles.
An interlocking maze of four miles of trails allows visitors to choose a short stroll or a longer walk through the quiet heart of the island, paralleling low-lying wetlands and the Sanibel Slough. Indoors, an interactive exhibit, maps, and videos describe the challenges of maintaining benchmarks in water quality.

Freshwater turtles and our resident Eastern Indigo Snake, though captive-bred, represent endemic species found in Southwest Florida, and act as ambassadors for keystone species in the environment.

Volunteers are needed to act as docents to the Nature Center, as well as provide general information about SCCF and our programs to the general public – through interacting with visitors and answering phones.

Shifts are broken into morning (8:30am to 12:30pm) and afternoon (12:30pm to 3/4pm).

Wildlife & Habitat Management Volunteer
Our Wildlife & Habitat Management Department offers a variety of seasonal and year round work. The department involves two main areas: habitat management and wildlife biology/ecology. WHMP consists of both field technicians and biologists who work together to maintain the habitat and research the organisms that live on them.
Native Landscapes & Garden Center Volunteer
SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center encourages landscaping to attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your backyard, contribute to better water quality in our local water bodies, help fight the spread of invasive plants on our wild lands, and conserve drinking water supplies. Demonstration gardens provide a guide to planting for different habitats and attracting wildlife.
Environmental Education
The environmental education department provides experiences for the community and visitors to increase their awareness and understanding of the nature of the islands and their surroundings. A variety of venues for learning about the islands and the waters surrounding them are offered to people of all ages with an emphasis on utilizing the outdoors as a classroom.
Marine Laboratory
The SCCF Marine Lab provides an outdoor laboratory for researchers, students, and the general public. Major program areas include: the RECON sensor array, oyster and seagrass restoration, Caloosahatchee conditions report, Ding Darling water quality and seagrass project, Sanibel nutrient management plan development, and macroalgae research.
Sea Turtle Program
Our sea turtle volunteer team is made up over 100 highly trained and experienced individuals, who are dedicated to the conservation effort of sea turtles.

Given our permitting through the state of Florida, a sea turtle volunteer is required to survey the beach once per week from April 15-October. Volunteers start the surveys around 6:30 am and walk their assigned stretch of beach (approximately 1 mile) to look for tracks that the sea turtle left behind the previous night. You must be able to commit for the entire sea turtle season (April 15-October) and attend a training session in early April to become a volunteer. A mandatory training takes places in March each year.

We ask all interested parties to complete a survey on becoming a sea turtle volunteer with SCCF. The survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc91keap_FR2bnoCmoJqcw_aOCmThs0f2K6iBMOXZoP54o60g/viewform

I understand that volunteer services will be provided to SCCF with no monetary or material compensation. Volunteers are not considered employees of SCCF, and as such are not covered by Workers’ Compensation. Volunteers are held to the same high standards of conduct as employees and other rules and regulations as stated in the Volunteer Handbook. Volunteers are covered by SCCF insurance while volunteering. Either party may cancel this agreement at any time following notice of the other party. *
Thank You! You will be contacted as volunteer positions become available.
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