Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Rookery Bay Research Reserve volunteer. Please add as much information about yourself in the notes, and if you are seasonal, please add your northern address in the notes section as well. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Purpose for Volunteering?

For example: Give Back to the Community; Internship; Educational Requirement; etc. List reasons in text box below.


Applicant Information


Do you have a valid Driver's License?

Required for some duties. Answer Yes or No in text box below.


Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


Background & Experience

Use the text box below to provide a description of the following: Education; Knowledge; Skills; Abilities; Experience;Licenses/Certifications


Background Information

Provide Y/N answers to the following questions in the text box below:

1. Have you ever been asked to vacate a volunteer position? Y/N
2. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a first degree misdemeanor? Y/N
3. Have you ever plead Nolo Contendre or plead quilty to a felony or a first degree felony? Y/N
4. Have you ever had the adjudication of guilt withheld for a crime which is a felony or first degree misdemeanor? Y/N
5. If YES to any of the questions above, please explain, what charges or convictions and where?


Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.


Volunteer Orientation

You will be required to attend an orientation session in order to start volunteering with us. We are holding the following dates for orientation training. This session will be held virtually using Zoom. Please select which session you would like to attend. Note: You will be sent the Zoom details to the email you provided.


I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.

Volunteer Agreement Standards
I agree to:
1. Support the FCO mission and policies when communicating with the public, staff and fellow
volunteers.
2. Uphold a high level of professionalism at all times, to include maintaining a courteous and
supportive attitude.
3. Only participate in approved assignments and duties as outlined in my volunteer position description.
4. Abstain from using my volunteer position to secure special privileges, benefits, personal business or
exemptions for others or myself.
5. Only use state equipment, office space and vehicles as assigned to me for my volunteer position,
and return all state property issued to me at the end of my service.
6. Implement all safety standards and report job-related injuries immediately to supervisory staff.
7. Report volunteer hours and other information as required by my supervisor.
8. Request clarification of rules and policies that I do not understand.
Volunteers are not considered to be employees of the State of Florida. Volunteers are covered by state
liability protection (Section 768.28, F.S.) and by workers’ compensation (Chapter 440, F.S.). No other
benefits of collective bargaining agreements apply. I understand my volunteer performance will be
evaluated. I also understand my service can be terminated by the FCO, or I can terminate my volunteer
status at any time, with or without cause, and I do not have the right to grieve or appeal. I understand that
volunteers on duty for the Department may be photographed or videoed and the materials may be used to
promote the Department. No further releases are required.