Thousands of residents are making positive changes in our community by lending their time and talents through Volusia County’s volunteer programs. Volunteers rescue stranded sea turtles, clean river banks, help prevent crime, assist library staff, serve on advisory boards, and more. Read on to see how you can become a Volusia County volunteer.
Volusia County Government has 30 advisory boards composed
of citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Volusia County Council. These boards serve an essential role in the
policy-making process by providing the county council with in-depth assessments of issues related to their area of
expertise. Qualified citizens are encouraged to apply to become a board member by completing an application
available in the county manager's office or online by clicking here.
Daytona Beach International Airport
More than 150 volunteers, including families and organizations, commit to cleaning trash along their favorite mile
of beach. A clean beach is pleasant for us and safer for wildlife! With support and supplies, groups clean their
mile at least four times a year.
Counter Invasive Agents (CIA)
Jay Watch Volunteers
Monofilament Recovery and RecyclingThis group, which has 60 volunteers, empties monofilament bins once a
month. They clean the line; remove hooks, bobbers and sinkers; recycle the line; and record data. Monofilament
fishing line poses numerous threats to the environment, wildlife and humans.
River, beach and spring clean-ups
Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan
Volunteer firefighters respond to emergencies and help extinguish fires, clean and care for equipment, complete and
maintain reports, and assist with community presentations. They may be tasked to drive fire apparatus, operate
pumps, assist with EMS/rescue, and provide support services. Fire Police volunteers manage public access to
emergency scenes and ensure the safety and security of personnel. Other special teams include communications,
technical rescue, hazardous materials and rehab.
Library Volunteers and
Nearly 800 volunteers assist library staff at public service desks, check materials in and out, shelve returned
materials, help to process new materials, assist with children's programs, and make telephone calls to patrons with
overdue materials or reserved items ready for pickup. Friends groups are active at 13 branches throughout Volusia
Marine Science Center
Friends of the Marine Science Center
Parks, Recreation and Culture
Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a Trail programs
Botanical Gardens of Volusia
DeBary Hall Inc.
Volunteer in the Park Program
Citizen Observer Program (COP)
Solid Waste Division
University of Florida/Volusia County Extension
Home Community Educators
Lake Watch Program
Master Gardener Program
Program advisory committees