Returned Peace Corps
Volunteers of South Florida

16th Annual Everglades Outing

  • 31 Jan 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Everglades National Park


Registration is closed

PLEASE NOTE that as of January 12 we still have room for RPCVs and their families to register as volunteers for this event, but we have reached our maximum registration for all other guests. If you are a Peace Corps applicant or invitee and want to attend the Everglades Outing, please send a message to and we will add your name to the waiting list. (Note that our system will still "confirm" your registration automatically, but you will be on a waiting list and your attendance is not yet confirmed.)

The Annual Everglades Outing is RPCVSF's flagship member event every year.  The Outing gives more than 100 kids from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to see, learn about, and experience the amazingly unique ecosystems, plants, and animals that their home - South Florida - has to offer.  Along with an army of caring adults the participating kids learn all about alligators, birds, wetlands, and rocklands while spending the whole day active and outside.  In recent years the event has had so much demand that we cannot fit it into one day and we will be splitting the Outing into two events this year. On Saturday, January 31, we'll host 100+ children from local homeless shelters.   

If you prefer to volunteer with older youth, please visit our Events Calendar and look for the event on Saturday, February 21, when we'll host several youth aging out of foster care - that event may also include the option to camp overnight at Everglades National Park. 

Please help support these amazing events by donating your time and resources!

When you register, please indicate in the box in the registration form labeled "Messages to and from Members" which volunteer role you will be able to fill:

* Sign-in and welcome crew (need to arrive early to get folks checked in, brief volunteers on their assignments, etc.)

* Tshirt distribution team (need to arrive early to help get tshirts to volunteers and guests)

* General cheerleader and helper (need to arrive early; welcomes all arriving groups, helps transport supplies, makes signs, runs errands, distributes take-home bags at close of event)

* Guide for the nature hike (you'll be responsible for sharing information about the ecosystem in the Everglades, the wildlife seen, etc. - we give you a set of talking points)

* Assistant Guide for the nature hike (you'll make sure that your small group stays together, help answer questions, take kids for bathroom breaks, etc.)

* Lunch prep crew (can arrive a little later in the morning; sandwich making, fruit cutting, drinks preparation, and serving)

* Third Goal team (responsible for having some items and demonstrations/presentations at the picnic area to tell kids about life in your country of service)

* Cleanup crew (can arrive a little later)

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