Thank you for considering volunteering for the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. As you know Barefoot Beach Preserve was extensively damaged due to Hurricane Ian. In November 2023 Collier County was able to re-open the Preserve with sand access to the beach via parking lot #3. Parking lot #1, the Learning Center, butterfly and cactus garden areas and the Saylor Trail continue to be off limits to all visitors and volunteers.

At this time, we cannot accept any volunteer applications as we await clearance from Collier County to resume our volunteer activities. We are currently exploring with Collier County the possibility of hosting clean-up opportunities, so please check back to our website as we will update it as soon as more information is available.

We’d Love to Have You Help . . . 

Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve.  Volunteer opportunities abound from beach cleanup, gardening, becoming a docent, interacting with visitors, tree trimming, invasive plant removal, painting, maintenance, gopher tortoise watch, serving on the board or helping with special projects.  Please consider making a commitment to join our team. If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, simply fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you.

Volunteer Request Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. Please fill out and send the below information for us to contact you regarding volunteer opportunities.

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The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve is registered as a not for profit organization with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Our registration number is CH26540. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services at or by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.