Do you love the outdoors? Are you considered a nature enthusiast by friends and family? Do you have a soft spot for the Pleasure Island community? If you answered yes to all of these questions, why not volunteer with Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks and help support and promote our two local state parks - Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.
|Photo Credit: Alicia Devereaux, Fort Fisher Gazebo|
The volunteer program for North Carolina state parks was formalized in 1988, and volunteer participation has increased each year. Today, every state park and state recreation area has identified specific needs that cannot be met by existing staff. (http://www.ncfsp.org/Volunteer) No matter your passion, volunteers contribute to our local state parks in a variety of ways like improving hiking trails, leading guided tours, sharing your expertise in wildlife habitats, assisting with special events, and helping maintain the natural beauty of the parks, as well as many other opportunities that help enhance, preserve, and protect our natural resources while providing for their use and enjoyment by visitors.
Help from citizen volunteers is especially important in order for the Division of Parks and Recreation to fulfill even its most basic responsibilities to the public. So please consider being a Friend and advocate and giving back to the community of Pleasure Island while you make great friends and meet enthusiastic patrons. If you would like to become a state park volunteer, email Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit their Facebook page here for more information.