Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.


Volunteers are needed at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park


We are currently seeking Campground Host volunteers May through August 2016


Campground Hosts provide a minimum of 20 hours per week of volunteer service in exchange

for a campsite with water, electricity, and sewer connections. 

Campground Hosts must be friendly, reliable, able to work both independently and with others, and able to fulfill host position duties per the position description. 

Stays are limited to 16 weeks per year.


Campground Host Position Description



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.  or 352-466-4966  





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.

Friends of Paynes Prairie seeks a volunteer with web management skills to assist in management of this webpage and membership database.  Please contact the President at Contact Us


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