Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center Volunteer Program

The Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 30 miles east of Tallahassee, was created so that young people would have a special place to discover and enjoy the outdoors. Through the center programs, children learn about northern Florida's natural landscapes, wildlife management, and renewable energy sources, and are given unique opportunities to develop their outdoor skills and respect for nature. Activities include fishing, shooting sports, hiking, viewing wildlife, and seasonal hunting on the impoundments, fields, and forests of the conservation center.

The center, the first public-private partnership of its kind in Florida, encompasses 160 acres that Beau Turner has leased to the FWC.  The goal for the center is to develop a stewardship ethic among youth through programs designed to develop their outdoor skills and to instill an appreciation and knowledge of the longleaf pine ecosystem and wildlife management techniques.

Volunteer Opportunities

Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center volunteers help with large events, oversee weekend programs, or assist by sharing their knowledge of how to enjoy outdoor activities.

Your level of service as a volunteer depends on the time and commitment you are willing to invest. It makes no difference if you want to work a day or two a year or a day or two a week, we have an opportunity for you to help!

BYTC-GroupHow to sign up

The excitement of becoming a part of the team of dedicated volunteers at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center all starts with a volunteer orientation. The orientations are designed to give you: 1) an understanding of the goals and objectives we want to achieve in training the next generation of responsible conservationists; 2) an overview of the safety policies and operational procedures; 3) a tour of all the facilities used at the center; and 3) an introduction to the programs the center offers youth.

After attending the volunteer orientation and passing a background check, you are authorized to assist in special events and assist with the delivery of our outdoor programs. After finding a program or programs that you enjoy the most, you can continue helping youth with hands-on learning experiences while at the same time continuing your training as a volunteer.

Upcoming Training Dates and Times


E-mail or call 850-688-7834 to register for a Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center volunteer training.

More information

For more information on Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, visit the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center's webpage.

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