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Our Work & You

Be A Part of Our Mission

Volunteers can do many things—greet visitors, conduct tours, help rangers remove exotic plants or maintain the natural beauty of pine flatwoods and hiking trails. The Florida Park Service, due to increased demands on park staff, works closely with volunteers to assist with the sometimes-daunting task of keeping the parks running and providing visitor services.

Volunteers are essential to the operation of Fort Foster Historic Site, as well as the never-ending maintenance of our historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) buildings. “There is a lot to do right now. It is a great time for community service,” says CSO President Walt Williams.

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How Can You Help? 


There are a million ways to help at Hillsborough River State Park. From pluming and electrical work, to tour guides and administrative projects- there are plenty opportunities for all skill sets.​ 


Love being outdoors? Help restore and maintain the natural resources and fight non native species growing in the park. 

Have extensive knowledge on wildlife? Guide tours for bird watching, canoe tours or other interpretative programs for visitors. 

Love fixing things? Facilities and maintenance can use your help!

Love talking to people and meeting new friends? Volunteer in the ranger station or help with our many fundraising events. 

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Volunteers replacing the wooden ramp to the administrative office. 

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