Volunteering at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

  • Do you like marine animals?
  • Is education your passion?
  • Do you like to meet and talk to new people every day?

If so, then we need you! There are multiple volunteer positions available at Gumbo Limbo! Our volunteers contribute over 30,000 hours annually! We could not survive without the tireless efforts of our capable, dedicated volunteers... people just like YOU!

The Volunteer Program is housed under the City of Boca Raton.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Commit to working at least one 4-hour shift a week for a minimum of 6 months

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Ongoing educational opportunities
  • Free or discounted reservations for Gumbo Limbo programs
  • Opportunity to meet new people and learn new things

How to Apply

  • Email us to request an interview
  • If accepted:
    • complete City of Boca Raton volunteer application and a level 2 background check
    • attend a new volunteer orientation (offered 1-2 times a month)

Check out our Volunteer Positions!


The City of Boca Raton does not currently offer internships at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.  Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards offers one 7-month sea turtle rehabilitation internship on a rotating basis.  Please visit their website for additional information.

Volunteers and staff at Gumbo Limbo posing for a group picture

Active Volunteers

Sign up for shifts on VicNet.

Access our online training academy.