Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.


Volunteers are needed at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park


We are currently seeking Visitor Center volunteers


We are currently seeking volunteers who can help in the Visitor Center on Saturday mornings or afternoons.  We are looking for a few extra folks so that we can have an alternating or rotating schedule that supports plenty of flexibility for our volunteers as we understand Saturdays are a popular time for many other activities.  Morning shifts are 9am - 12:30pm, and afternoon shifts are 12:30pm - 4pm.  The visitor center is open year-round and supported entirely by park volunteers.  All proceeds from sales in the Visitor Center directly support Paynes Prairie.  Please contact Amber to learn more.



We are currently seeking Ranger Station volunteers


Volunteer 4 hours per week, on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. 



Please contact Amber Roux to learn more about these positions.



Ranger Station Phone:  (352) 466-3397  





The park is also assembling a resource management team for seasonal maintenance along the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail and selected trails, and fence repair and removal.


Additional positions include grant writer/coordinator, fundraiser, and event coordinator.


There are lots of ways that you can help. Come be a part of the team!






For more information, email Amber Roux at or 352-466-4966.

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.

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