The participation of Pinellas Chapter members is essential in helping us to achieve the FNPS mission:
...to preserve, conserve, and protect the
native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
Volunteer help is ALWAYS needed and ALWAYS appreciated! If you'd like more information about any of the functions below, please email the chapter at email@example.com.
- Volunteer Coordinator
Facilitates volunteer activity within the chapter, contacting members to solicit their help for special events like plant festivals and the annual landscape tour.
- Program Coordinator
Works with Chapter Board to identify programs that will be of interest to members, schedules speakers, contacts speaker shortly before each meeting to remind them of the meeting and identify any special requirements they might have.
- Field Trip Coordinator
Organizes monthly field trips, either leading trips or finding a knowledgeable trip leader, being the contact person for participants, etc.
- Hospitality Provider
Purchases and brings refreshments to each monthly meeting. Expense for food and drinks purchased is reimbursed by the Chapter, up to $35/meeting.
- Sales Table Manager
Pick up merchandise from storage unit before each meeting, set up sales table, sell items and write receipts, keep record of sales, keep inventory of merchandise, return merchandise to storage unit.
- Native Gardener—County Extension
Performs planting, weeding, and pruning of the native garden at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, in Largo. Days and times vary.
- Butterfly Gardener—Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Performs planting weeding and pruning at the butterfly garden at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane in Clearwater. Volunteers meet the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.
- Outreach Volunteer
Represents the Chapter at local environmental events and other events, like Discover the Island Day at Egmont Key, the Blazing Star Arts Festival at Boyd Hill Nature Park, the Green Thumb Festival at Walter Fuller Park, and others.
- Speaker's Bureau Member
Gives informal talks to community groups about native plants: landscaping with them, butterfly and wildlife gardening, importance of maintaining healthy plant communities, etc.