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 Special Event - Volunteers Needed!

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 24
This event is an excellent opportunity to be a steward for a day in a local park by helping staff remove exotic vegetation improving the habitat and park features
Register here for the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day Event at Pinecraft Park, 1420 Gilbert Ave., Sarasota from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24.

 Value of Volunteer Contributions

Our volunteers and community partners have contributed 143,823 hours from October-August equating to $3,307,929.00 added to our quality of life.
For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, click the OPPORTUNITIES button to find the right one for you and then complete the APPLICATION.
Because Sarasota County is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, all volunteers are required to fill out an application to apply.

 Volunteer Sarasota County


We welcome your participation in making Sarasota County the best place to live or visit.

Volunteering ... It's Your Community. Join the Team!

                 Share your skills
Reap the reward and have a 
Quality experience

Volunteering connects you to others, increases self-confidence, improves your outlook, helps you to stay physically healthy, and it brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

  • The application provides a list of all volunteer opportunities.
  • All volunteers are subject to a background check including Florida Statutes Chapter 943.043.



 Staff Contact


General Volunteer Questions:
Vickie French, Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Court-Ordered Community Service:
Call 941-861-9961 
Organize a Group Clean-up Event:
Brenda Canales, ​Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator


 Community Links



Group Leader Volunteer Service Agreement.pdf
Handbook Volunteer Sarasota County.pdf
Volunteer Program Resolution 2014-51.pdf
Volunteer Service Agreement for Youth.pdf

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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