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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, recreation centers, and more.

Internship Opportunities:

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers internships at the preserve and at the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center located at the preserve. Check out the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve opportunity section below to learn more.

Job Openings

List of seasonal and year-round positions (full-time and part-time):

Current Vacancies


More opportunities listed below.

Junior Leader Program

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7441

Teens entering tenth to twelfth grade can volunteer at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, a City recreation center, or a city pool.

Junior Leaders are carefully recruited, trained, and placed in leadership positions with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from professionals.

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 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.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

For more information call (727) 893-7326.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • - 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 volunteer application 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.

Internship Opportunities:

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.

Background Checks

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.

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.

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 scheduling 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.