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Youth Volunteer Opportunities 


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 educators and counselors of our Environmental Summer Camp program.

  • LITs is for youth ages 14 to 17 years old.

  • The number of LIT positions available is limited.

  • A LIT must commit to at least one full week of our summer camp, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

  • LITs must attend LIT camp and animal handling training.


ONP Eco-Interpreters (EIs) can be found doing a variety of tasks here at the Preserve! EIs 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 is for youth ages 15 to 17 years old.

  • The number of EI positions available is limited.

  • EIs must commit to at least one 2-hour shift per month on Saturdays.

  • EIs will attend EI and animal handling training.


Please email at outreach@oaklandnaturepreserve.org or call 407-905-0054, to learn more or apply for our Youth Volunteer programs!

Our organization encourages the teamwork of employees and volunteers so that we can effectively educate visitors and restore and conserve the lands within the Preserve. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills, and abilities to complete physical and non-physical tasks, enable the paid staff to concentrate on the work for which they were trained, and educate the public about our organization and its cause.


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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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