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Volunteer Opportunities

    OUTREACH COMMITTEE
  • Participate in local events promoting the Friends' mission.
  • Network with other environmental groups. Speakers Bureau for local organizations. Develop educational programs.
    MANATEE WATCH VOLUNTEER
  • Provide "on the water" information to the public about the Refuge and manatees (kayak/canoe)
  • Flexible schedule during Manatee season.
    FRIENDS GIFT SHOP/FRONT DESK
  • Greet, assist and educate public/visitors about the Refuge and ecotourism opportunities.
  • Assist with Friends™ Gift Shop sales.
    FINANCE COMMITTEE
  • Oversee financial management of Friends.
  • Plan and implement fund-raising events.
    ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • Work with the Education Committee to bring hands-on environmental science education to Citrus County Elementary Schools through field trips to the Salt Marsh Trails.

    GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
  • Assist the Board of Directors in dealing with governmental issues impacting the Refuge.
  • Communicate the Board's views to elected officials, local state and national
  • Propose communications to the local media regarding environmental issues.
  • Grant Writing to benefit the Friends’ mission
    PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • Friends Ambassador to the community
  • Prepare and distribute newsletter and bulletins.
  • Communicate Public Service Announcements and articles to the media
    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
  • Participate in local events and other opportunities to recruit members.
  • Maintain database information and process renewal correspondence.
  • Propose new member activities and benefits for membership interest and retention.
    SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • Assist Board with special projects as needed including funding, etc.
  • Projects (i,e.) Chassahowitzka Salt Marsh Trails. Dog Island Maintenance, Three Sisters Springs Project.

Start Volunteering

Send an e-mail to info@friendsofchazz.org with your name, phone number and the committees you are interested in, and our Volunteer Committee will contact you.