For more information call (727) 893-7441
All instructors must be permitted and approved.
To apply to teach a class or specialty camp at one of our recreation centers, please contact the
center directly that you would like to teach at.
Youth Development 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 $16.25 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.
Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
For more information call (727) 893-7326.
- - Junior Leaders Program (Must be 14 to 18 years old and in high school)
- - Program Animal Care (Must be 14 years old and younger)
- - Birds of Prey Program Steward (Must be 16 years old and up)
- - Environmental Education/Envrionmental Outreach
- - Gardening
- - Land Management/Invasive Plant Removal
- - Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
- - Special Events and Festivals
- - Tram Tour Docent (Must be 18 years old and up with a valid driver's license)
- - Wildlife Research
- We also accept court adjudicated community service workers.
How to become a volunteer:
Step 1: Fill out the
prior to attending a volunteer orientation
Step 2: Attend an orientation.
Sign up for an orientation by calling the preserve at (727) 893-7326.
- PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers are expected to commit to volunteer at least once every 90 days.
PLEASE NOTE: Internship interest should be reported at least two months to the date that you expect to start your internship.
- - Land Management Internship focuses on learning plant identification and land management strategies
- Environmental Education Internship
focuses on leading public programs, learning to create lesson plans, and developing evaluation tools.
Interns and volunteers over the age of 13 are required to complete a background check. Please note that if you have lived out of the state of Florida
in the past five years, the background check process will take longer than usual. Please sign up for a volunteer orientation at least two months
in advance of when you would like to begin your internship.