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Youth Volunteer Opportunities 

Photo Leader in Training Emelia with Summer CamperLEADERS IN TRAINING

ONPs Leader in Training (LIT) program is for youth who want to gain knowledge in programming events, working with kids and gain leadership skills. Participants will take part in a counselor orientation/training and take on more responsibility as they plan and execute games, sports and nature education with the camp supervisors and counselors of our Environmental Summer Camp  program.

  • LITs must be age 14 to 17 years old.

  • The number of LIT positions available is limited.

  • LITs must attend LIT camp and animal handling training.


ONP Eco-Interpreters (EI) can be found doing a variety of tasks here at the Preserve! EI's main priority is engaging with ONP guests at activity stations on the porch of our Education Center. These include animal bio-facts and interactive games to help guests learn more about wildlife and the ecosystems where they live. Volunteers may also be asked to participate with special events such as Oakland Heritage Festival, ONP Open House, etc.

  • EIs must be age 15 to 17 years old.

  • The number of EI positions available is limited.

  • EIs must attend EI and animal handling training.


Please email at outreach@oaklandnaturepreserve.org or call 407-905-0054, to learn more or sign up!


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Funding for the acquisition of this site was provided by the Florida Communities Trust using Preservation 2000 funds.



Office: +1 407-905-0054

P O Box 841

747 Machete Trail

Oakland, FL 34760

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