City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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The Friends of Largo Nature Parks

The Friends of Largo Nature Parks


The Friends of Largo Nature Parks is a strong independent group that acts in a supporting role in the goals of delivering nature programming and diverse natural spaces to the residents of Largo and beyond. The Friends of Largo Nature parks host several events and programs each year to engage the public in the natural world around them. Events include the 5k turtle trot race, several family camp outs, as well as reaching over 2,500 kids in Pinellas county schools with the Nature in the classroom program. Volunteers also assist with staffing at the nature center to help interpret nature for the public. To continue to meet the needs of the community, several volunteer positions are in need of being filled. Please consider filling out the short application on this page for one of the following important volunteer positions.



Trail and Site Volunteer Rangers
These volunteers ensure the safety and well being of visitors to the nature parks by inspections, resource protection and interpretation. Volunteers will inspect park sites for safety daily, enforce park rules and engage with visitors. Some training provided by Largo Police.

Special Events Coordinator
Coordinates volunteer assistance at all City nature park events and coordinate volunteer supplies. Coordinate volunteer staffing of events as well as supplies needed to make the events a success.

Animal Care Specialist
If you love animals than this volunteer position is for you. Care for McGough Nature Centers live animals species. Feed, clean and care for owls, toads, snakes, geckos and more.

Community Garden Coordinator
Love gardening and growing things? This position is for you. Help keep the garden plots rented to gardeners by marketing the garden in the community and ensure garden upkeep through education, and adherence to garden renters contracts. Assist with special project planning for expansion and care for the garden.

Just bring your passion We will teach you the rest!