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VOLUNTEER! The Best Things in Life are Free!
You can volunteer at the park of your choice by building a playground, beautifying parks, maintaining natural areas, playing basketball with children in an inclusive setting, coordinating activities for seniors programs, completing a scouting merit badge program, providing golf ranger/starter duties, cleaning and maintaining a park or fulfilling community service hours and more.
For more information on volunteering contact 305-961-2781.
Youth Service Earth Fest 2017
Children, teens and young adults are invited to celebrate Earth Month by participating in Youth Service Earth Fest April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon (check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.) at Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead, FL. This great family-friendly service day will have projects with an environmental and conservation focus.
Volunteers will work on enhancing the park's natural protected area by helping remove invasive plants and litter, participate in Florida native plantings and help decorate rain water barrels. Other projects will include general beautification efforts throughout the park.
Community service hours will be awarded to all participants.
This event is hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities call 305-961-2781.
Become a member of the Park Conservation Corps
The Park Conservation Corps is a signature volunteer group comprised of individuals passionate about serving their community and playing an active role in enhancing our park system. Park Conservation Corps members represent a variety of professions across business, government, education and the non-profit sector. They come together with one goal in mind; to champion for parks, open spaces and the conservation of natural areas in our local community through direct civic engagement.
As a member of the Park Conservation Corps, you can:
- Connect with nature, explore our parks and get to know our local community through a ''parks'' lens.
- Become an advocate and help make parks, open spaces and the preservation of natural areas a top priority in our local community.
- Participate in volunteer projects that enhance our heritage parks and natural areas.
- Learn best practices in the areas of landscaping, tree planting, master gardening, coastal stewardship and many other key conservation efforts.
- Network with other members and interact with Parks staff and elected officials.
Applications for the Park Conservation Corps will be available May 1.
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