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Jobs & Volunteers

Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities with the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department

Job Opportunities:

The City of St. Petersburg's Human Resource Office is located on the fourth floor of the Municipal Services Center.

Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For updated job vacancies, please visit our website,, or call our 24-hour JobLine at 727-893-7033.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities at a variety of our divisions and events, including Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Sunshine Center, Enoch Davis Center, the Green Thumb Festival and more.

Recreation Center

Job Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7441

Teaching Opportunities

All instructors must be permitted and approved.

To apply to teach a class or specialty camp at one of our recreation centers, please complete the following program proposal and contract agreement and bring to the center you would like to teach at.

Youth Develeopment Opportunities

Youth Development Worker positions are available throughout the year, including summers. This position works as a counselor in youth programs at our recreation centers by overseeing a group of 25 children in Kindergarten to eighth grade.
The position monitors activities, plans programs and maintains the facility in a safe and efficient manner.
Work involves actively engaging youth in positive character building and youth development activities while providing leadership and instruction in games, sports, crafts, and other programs and activities.

You must be 18 years of age with a high school Diploma to apply. Pay is $11.48 an hour and position requires 15-29 hours per week during the school year and 35-40 hours per week during the summer.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Administration at 727-893-7441.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7326.

Community members looking for meaningful experiences to connect with nature and share their passion with others are always welcome. Listed below are the general categories of volunteer opportunities available:

  • Program Animal Care
  • Special Events
  • Environmental Education
  • Land Management & invasive plant removal
  • Birds of Prey (Steward)
  • Gardening
  • Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
  • Friends of Boyd Hill
  • Summer Camp Junior Leader
  • Tram Tour Docent
  • Wildlife Research
  • Internships

Becoming a volunteer\intern is easy. Follow these two steps:

We also accept Court Adjudicated Community Service Workers.

Green Thumb Festival

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7441.

The Green Thumb Festival is seeking adult, teenage, and family volunteers for the annual Arbor Day celebration at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue North.

Family and friend groups are welcome and credit for school volunteer hours is available for students who volunteer.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit Green Thumb Festival page or Sign up now!

Sunshine Senior Center

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7622.

The Sunshine Center Volunteer Office coordinates several part time staffed positions through the Senior Community Employment Service Office with AARP as well as overseeing the operations of the three enterprise operations at the Sunshine Center including the snack bar, gift shop, resale shop and greenhouse as well as schedule the positions for those operations.

Several collating and mailing projects are coordinated utilizing various volunteers for city and county agencies throughout the year. Call for volunteer opportunities, (727) 893-7622.