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Volunteering

The Wetlands Park is supported by a volunteer group called the Friends of the Wetlands. As a Friend of the Wetlands you will have access to the Park for behind the scene events, special trips, meetings, and training opportunities.

  1. Volunteer Services

    • Provide a meaningful, pleasant and safe park experience for guests
    • Be an attendant, greeter, ambassador, naturalist and interpreter at the Park and outreach events
    • Promote the park and its historical, scientific and natural qualities
    • Promote and protect one of Florida’s finest constructed and natural resources
    • Assist the City of Orlando staff with operations, programs and public service
    • Friday & Saturday services: open the Education Center, raise support for education programs through sales of items, give public tram tours, greet and answer questions at entrance
    • Periodically care for the entrance area, education center, Wildlife Garden and landscaped areas throughout the Park
    • Photograph and document seasonal flora and fauna
    • Plan, design and develop a specialty display/program/publication for public use
    • Give special tours and programs for pre-registered groups of all ages and interests
  2. Who Should Apply

    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must be able to volunteer; "snowbirds", retirees, working folks, students and others are welcome so long as they can give their time
    • Must have a special interest and enthusiasm for the park; no expert knowledge required. We will train!
  3. How to Apply

    • To learn more about volunteering and start the process, contact the park by email at orlandowetlandspark@cityoforlando.net or call the Park's Public Awareness Specialist at 407.568.1706
    • To become an official member of the Friends of the Wetlands, you need to apply with a City of Orlando Volunteer Application found here.

Contact the Park at:

Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Road
Christmas, Florida 32709
Phone: 407.568.1706
Fax: 407.568.1725

Email:  orlandowetlandspark@cityoforlando.net