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Martin County Volunteer Opportunities

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Page Updated: 
August 10, 2020 at 04:43 PM

Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of our local community. There are many volunteer opportunities available here at Martin County and we hope you will find one or many that interest you! 

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Library Volunteer Opportunities for Adults:

  • Shelving library materials
  • Repairing damaged materials
  • Digital idea lab assistant
  • Computer Class Instructor
  • Computer Coaching
  • Literacy Services
  • Homework Help
  • Library Docents
  • Assist in the Children's department
  • Bonnie's Bookstore
  • Friend's Book Depot in the B&A Flea market
  • Special Events and Programs

Library Volunteer Opportunities for Teens:

  • Shelving library materials
  • Assist in Children's Department

Book Reviews for Teens: If you are a teenager interested in volunteer hours by submitting book reviews, please visit the Library's Teen Services page for more information.

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Games: The event annually occurs during the last weekend in October through the first weekend in November. Various sports games from swimming, bowling, track and field, tennis, basketball, etc. take place throughout the county to help qualify for the State Senior Games. The volunteer position consists in helping out with a variety of sports in keeping score, timers for swimming, registration forms, helping with our vendor booths, and help set up and breakdown activities within each sport.

FPSA & FSHAA Swim Meets: The swim meets annually occur at the Sailfish Splash water park during the last weekend in September (FSPA) and second and third weekends in November (FSHAA). The volunteer position consists in helping with timing each swimmer, gate attendants, volunteer booth, hospitality room, parking detail, etc. 

Winter Fest: The event is held in December at Indian Riverside Park. The volunteer positions consist in helping decorate the park in holiday cheer, assist with setting up and breaking down for the event, arts and crafts with children, field games, assisting with Santa Clause, etc.  

Music at the Mansion Concert Series: The community concerts will be the first Sunday of each month from December through May, from either 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Indian Riverside Park. The volunteer position consists in helping with setting up and breaking down for the event, face painting, assisting in our Marketing booth, help assist vendors at the event.

Parks Department: The parks department needs volunteers year-round to assist with clean-up of our county parks and beaches. Please inquire if interested in more details. You would be shadowing a lead parks attendant at local parks and assisting in a variety of duties from trash pickup to painting. 

Parks Department Office Assistant: The Parks and Recreation Administration office would need a volunteer to assist with answering phone calls from the public on a variety of topics. The volunteer would be trained and prepared for basic public questions or concerns. In addition, the volunteer may be asked to file paperwork, create spreadsheets, research programs and activities, and assist with other office-related duties as necessary.

Parks Operations: Volunteer opportunities within the park operations division include mulching beds around our park entry signs, planting around our park entry signs, maintenance of our hiking trails, painting picnic tables and data entry. 

Emergency Management Volunteer Opportunities

Martin Activation Program-Pet Friendly Shelter Volunteers

We are looking for people with experience working with animals to support our pet friendly shelter operations during times of disaster. This position requires an individual or group of individuals who can assist with the care and support of the pets in a sometimes-stressful environment, in a safe facility, working at a pet-friendly hurricane emergency shelter.

The volunteer/s will be working as part of our Martin Activation Team which includes partners agencies and county staff and will be required to stay at the shelter when weather conditions prohibit travel.

Please complete the application online to participate as part of this team in times of disasters. We look forward to including you on our team!

Some of the duties you may be asked to perform will include:

  • Walking the dogs outside
  • Provide feeding at designated times
  • Managing the visitation times with pets and owners
  • Maintaining a clean environment
  • Lifting may be required up to 20 pounds 

How to Apply:

  • To apply for a Library volunteer position, please complete the "Library Volunteer Application."
  • To apply for all other (non-library) volunteer opportunities, select "Martin County Volunteer Application."

Contact Us:

For any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please select the "Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry.

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