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Volunteer with Deering Estate Foundation

Foundation Special Events Volunteer

  • Description: This position provides assistance during special events taking place at the Deering Estate.
  • Special Events: Deering Seafood Festival, Chefs Table on the Bay
  • Work Location: Deering Estate
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Assigned tasks include main gate assistance with will-call, visitor flow, guest arrival, and customer service and ushering at the program booths, lawn games, set up and cleanup of various event stations
  • Qualifications: This requires interactions with the public, being accustomed to Florida’s humid/warm outdoor environment, and standing throughout their shift. Day and evening events are scheduled.
  • Commitment Expected: Event volunteers are expected to volunteer for 4 to 8-hour shifts. Shifts are scheduled in advance and volunteers must commit to a brief onsite training.
  • Training: All volunteers will be trained on the job at the individual location in the areas of responsibilities for each site.
  • Standards and Performance: Volunteer will report to work on the day (s) assigned. The volunteer will check in with the supervisor for the day’s duties and shift sign in. Once the volunteer has finished their shift, they will sign out. If the volunteer cannot make the assigned date or time, he/she will notify the supervisor before the shift starts.

 

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Volunteer with Deering Estate

Special Events Volunteer

  • Description: This position provides assistance during special events taking place at the Deering Estate.
  • Special Events:  Evening by the Bay, Moonlight & Music Valentines Day Concert
  • Work Location: Deering Estate
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Assigned tasks include main gate assistance with will-call, visitor flow, guest arrival, and customer service and ushering at the program booths, lawn games, set up and cleanup of various event stations
  • Qualifications: This requires interactions with the public, being accustomed to Florida’s humid/warm outdoor environment, and standing throughout their shift. Day and evening events are scheduled.
  • Commitment Expected: Event volunteers are expected to volunteer for 4 to 8-hour shifts. Shifts are scheduled in advance and volunteers must commit to a brief onsite training.
  • Training: All volunteers will be trained on the job at the individual location in the areas of responsibilities for each site.
  • Standards and Performance: Volunteer will report to work on the day (s) assigned. The volunteer will check in with the supervisor for the day’s duties and shift sign in. Once the volunteer has finished their shift, they will sign out. If the volunteer cannot make the assigned date or time, he/she will notify the supervisor before the shift starts.

Gardening, Weeding, and Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer

  • Description: This position assists the grounds crew with their daily duties of maintaining the Deering Estate’s manicured garden areas.
  • Work Location: Deering Estate
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Assigned tasks will include assisting in weeding, gardening, and other landscaping related tasks.
  • Qualifications: This work requires a novice level of experience with landscaping and or gardening. Volunteers should be able to lift 25lbs or more, work with basic garden tools, and be accustomed to Florida’s humid/warm outdoor environment.
  • Commitment Expected: Varies based on location, but generally, the desired work schedule is Monday-Friday for a minimum of 3 hours per day.
  • Training: All volunteers will be trained on the job at the individual location in the areas of responsibilities for each site.
  • Standards and Performance: This volunteer opportunity is available only during Monday- Friday and organized in 2-3-hour shifts. The volunteer will report to work on the day (s) assigned. The volunteer will check in with the supervisor for the day’s duties and shift sign in. Once the volunteer has finished their shift, they will sign out. If the volunteer cannot make the assigned date or time, he/she will notify the supervisor before the shift starts.

Coastal Clean-up Volunteer 

  • Description: This position assists with marine debris removal at Deering Point, located just down the road from Deering Estate.
  • Work Location:  Deering Point
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Assigned tasks will include manual removal of plastic and glass along the coastline of Biscayne Bay.
  • Qualifications: This is entry-level work. Volunteers will perform labor-intensive work and should be accustomed to Florida’s humid/warm outdoor environment.
  • Commitment Expected: Varies based on location, but generally, the desired work schedule is Monday-Sunday for a minimum of 2 hours per day.
  • Training: All volunteers will be trained on the job at the individual location in the areas of responsibilities for each site.
  • Standards and Performance: This volunteer opportunity is available Monday-Sunday and organized in 2 hr shifts. The volunteer will report to work on the day (s) assigned. The volunteer will check in with the supervisor for the day’s duties and shift sign in. Once the volunteer has finished their shift, they will sign out. If the volunteer cannot make the assigned date or time, he/she will notify the supervisor before the shift starts.

Visitor Guide and Museum Exhibit Volunteer

  • Description: This position assists guests with information and directions on-site and in our historic house museum.
  • Work Location: Deering Estate
  • Responsibilities and Duties: Assigned tasks will include acting as a guide or host, assisting with guest relations, ushering, and other special exhibits& event activities.
  • Qualifications: This requires interactions with the public and standing throughout their shift.
  • Commitment Expected: Varies based on location, but generally, the desired work schedule is Monday-Sunday for a minimum of 4 hours per day.
  • Training: All volunteers will be trained on the job at the individual location in the areas of responsibilities for each site.
  • Standards and Performance: Volunteer will report to work on the day (s) assigned. The volunteer will check in with the supervisor for the day’s duties and shift sign in. Once the volunteer has finished their shift, they will sign out. If the volunteer cannot make the assigned date or time, he/she will notify the supervisor before the shift starts.

Scouts, School groups, Corporate Events, and Pop-Up volunteer experiences are regularly available or can be tailored for you by our team. 

 

For more information on volunteering with the Deering Estate, click here.

**All volunteers will sign Liability Waiver & Photo release prior to beginning their volunteer activity

**Face coverings and closed-toed shoes are required while the following are recommended, water, snacks, gloves, sun, and bug protection.

Upcoming Events

  1. Exhibit, Rosemarie Chiarlone: Still Now & UNIFORM and SIGNAL

    October 26, 2020 - January 31, 2021
  2. Daily Historic Tours

    January 1 - December 31
  3. Kayak Rentals

    January 1 - December 31
  4. Moonlight Kayak Tour

    January 29
  5. Boca Chita Key Cruise

    January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Stiltsville Guided Bay Cruise

    January 30 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  7. Nature Photography

    February 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Night Hike & Campfire

    February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  9. Exhibit: ICTUM OLIM VI by Miquel Salom

    February 12 - April 10
  10. Sunrise Photography

    February 13