Project R.O.A.R. members are stationed one- two members per Florida Park Service district, working closely with the Park Program Development Specialist. These members spend the year developing interpretive materials, hosting events at parks within their district (mostly virtual dependent on Covid-19), and participating in tabling opportunities. Project R.O.A.R. members are the educators for environmental stewardship, and help foster the service related mindset.
Regional Volunteer Recruitment
- using park platforms and resources to bring in volunteers for workdays and events
Recruitment and Outreach Projects
- Junior Ranger program
- Park events
- Creation of virtual programs and recruiting virtually
Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Assistance
- help match volunteers to other FLCC project areas T.R.E.C. and A.N.T.
Coordination with FLCC Staff on Special Projects and Initiatives
Community Need Addressed
Offering interpretive services and community programs to educate and spread awareness for environmental stewardship. Creating educative material to make the community aware of our Florida State Parks protected natural envirionments, and the recreational activities offered on these preserved and restored lands.
To reach out to the community and build knowledge investing in the future of environmental stewardship.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Housing is not provided at all locations, but a select few.
Two of the districts are hosting two R.O.A.R. members. District 1 and District 4. A map of locations will be provided.
GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Skills you will gain
Volunteer and Community Outreach, Interpretive Skills, computer skills
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment