Volunteers – Our Most Valuable Resource!

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Volunteer at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park… for a fun and rewarding experience! It is our goal to keep you both challenged and satisfied by matching your skills and interests to the needs of the Park.

Volunteers Mike & Jennifer Chapman

As a volunteer  you will:

  • Use your talents to help preserve our natural resources
  • Meet new people
  • Do meaningful work
  • Gain work experience
  • Stay active and involved
  • Help improve Florida State Parks

We provide orientation, training, Workers’ Compensation coverage and volunteer recognition events and awards.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Visitor Services

  • Beach Outfitters Gift Shop: Greet customers, assist with purchases and provide Park information.
  • Nature & Welcome Center: Greet visitors, help to maintain our exhibits, terrariums, and aquariums; you may be trained to assist in the feeding of the reptiles, fish, and invertebrates.
  • Guided Nature Tours: Share your knowledge of South Florida’s coastal habitat with local school students; take a group of Park visitors on a walk through the Park’s various plant communities; or participate in our guided kayak tours.
  • Tram Driving: Enjoy a beautiful day outside, talking with and transporting Park visitors across the pedestrian bridge that spans our gorgeous estuary.

Natural Science Education Programs

  • Share your love of the out-of-doors with the next generation! Education programs are offered most school days and our Team would welcome you.

Natural Resources

  • Beach and Estuary Clean-up: Help us keep the environment safe and beautiful for our visitors and wildlife by removing litter from the beach, dunes, and mangroves.
  • Invasive/Exotic Plant Removal: Learn about native and exotic vegetation. Assist Park staff in maintaining our very important resource in its natural state.


  • Skilled and Unskilled Construction and Maintenance: From painting buildings to maintaining equipment to constructing sheds and other jobs that allow you to indulge your “inner contractor” while maintaining the Park infrastructure.

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Junior Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park
Are you interested in the environment, the out-of-doors, the beach, making friends and earning community service/volunteer hours? If so, Junior Friends is for YOU!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Junior Friends Park 2017-2018
Members are 6th – 12th grade  students whose  purpose is to support the Park through activity and special event development.

Meetings are from 11 am-noon in the Pew Family Natural Science Education Center at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.

Meeting dates:
October 7, 2017
November 4, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 3, 2018
March 3, 2018 – NatureScaping Event
April 7, 2018

May 2018 Specific Date TBD – End of Year Celebration
Community Service Points are awarded.
For more information contact Veronica Frehm at 776-7449 ext. 104 or Veronica Frehm