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Northeast Region Program


The Northeast Region Volunteer Program involves a wide range of conservation projects aimed at conserving, monitoring, and protecting species and habitats.

Volunteer Opportunities

The following projects take place throughout the northeast region. Northeast Region counties include Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

Bluebird Next Box Monitoring

Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring

Volunteers maintain and monitor bluebird nest boxes.

Locations:  Marion County
Timeframe:  February through August

Habitat Maintenance

Habitat Maintenance

Wildlife depend on the habitat found on our Wildlife Management Areas. Help maintain this valuable habitat by participating in:

  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Native Plantings
  • Species Monitoring
  • Debris Cleanups  
  • Building/construction events (nest boxes)

Locations:  Region-wide
Timeframe:  Opportunities vary year-round

FWC JayWatch

Jay Watch

FWC partners with Audubon Florida to conduct Jay Watch surveys. Volunteers conduct surveys to monitor populations of the endemic Florida Scrub-Jay. 

Locations:  Marion and Citrus Counties
Timeframe:  Mid-May through July 15th (Weekdays)

Long Term Bat Monitoring

Long-Term Bat Monitoring

Volunteers assist FWC biologists by deploying and collecting acoustic bat monitoring equipment. Data collected is important in determining the status of bat populations throughout Florida.

Locations:  Duval, Alachua, and Seminole Counties
Timeframe:  Year-round

Shorebird nesting area marked with a sign at Anastasia State Park.


Volunteers assist the Florida Shorebird Alliance with:

  • Shorebird Monitoring: Conduct surveys to track beach nesting bird activity
  • Beach Stewarding: Stewards carry out two important tasks:  1) minimize disturbance to the nests, and 2) inform beach-goers about the need to protect beach-nesting birds
  • Posting Sites: Install signs and symbolic fencing to reduce the levels of disturbance at important beach-nesting bird sites

Locations:  St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, and Indian River Counties
Timeframe:  Spring-Summer

Southeast Kestrel Monitoring Program

 Southeastern American Kestrel Monitoring

FWC utilizes nest boxes to increase populations of the threatened kestrel. Volunteers assist with maintaining and monitoring nest boxes.

Locations:  Marion, Levy, and Sumter Counties
Timeframe:  April – July

Fish and Wildlife Research Program

Fish and Wildlife Research

FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) has various marine and terrestrial research projects throughout the region that work with volunteers through field or lab work.

Locations:  Region-wide
Timeframe:  Opportunities vary year-round

Trail Maintenance Program

Trail Maintenance

Volunteers maintain trails at FWC’s Wildlife Management Areas. Activities include lopping, mowing, blazing, and removing invasive plants.

Locations: Region-wide
Timeframe:  Year-round

More Information

For additional information please email the Volunteer Administrator.