Volunteer

We LOVE our volunteers!  There is always something to do at both CHEC locations, so be sure to CHEC out our opportunities and sign up!  Aside from our long-term opportunities, short-term, we welcome volunteers for our fundraisers and events, so please reach out if you are interested. 

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If you are passionate about the environment, love boats, can speak with knowledge about life on the land surrounding Charlotte Harbor, and the life beneath it, we want you!

We're looking for volunteer naturalists to narrate Peace River Nature Cruises provided by Kingfisher Fleet from Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda.  Magnificent wildlife are found in the waters, marshes and mangrove islands of the Peace River.  Interested individuals may contact Ashley Cook at ashley@checflorida.org, or at 941-575-5435.

We need volunteers at both Alligator Creek in Punta Gorda, and Cedar Point in Englewood in all the areas listed below.  We are flexible and can accommodate your schedule. Please consider helping us. Complete our Volunteer Application, print and drop it off at either location, or scan and email it to chec@checflorida.org.

Volunteer for any of the following areas:

  • Visitor Center Attendant: greet visitors, distribute information, and gift shop sales

  • Trail Maintenance: mowing, trimming, weed whacking, exotic plant removal

  • Site Maintenance Helper: carpentry, painting, small engine repairs, cleaning

  • Butterfly & Native Plant gardening: planting and weeding

  • Trail Guide: Flora and fauna, guide visitors along trails

  • Office Assistant: answer phone, filing, recordkeeping

  • Wading Trip Helper: assist with nets, buckets, and finding sea creatures

  • Nature Presentations, Speaker, or Spring, Summer or Fall Camp helper

  • Qualified Interest in serving on CHEC's Board of Directors

For additional information, please contact us.

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