Timucuan Parks Foundation is offering students interested in earning community service hours the opportunity to participate in the self-guided volunteer cleanup program at a local park during their winter break. Students can earn two hours or more of community service by visiting Jacksonville’s wilderness parks and preserves to pick up litter.
“We encourage students to grab a friend or family member, some trash bags, protective gloves and a camera to record their work and head to a park to clean up trails and other areas during their time off from school,” said Felicia Boyd, program and outreach director for TPF. “There are plenty of parks to choose from and you are not limited to just one cleanup event.”
Students can visit timucuanparks.org/parks/ to choose a preservation park. They are required to spend at least 1.5 hours picking up litter and must document the work with photos which can be a selfie, before and after photos, or pictures of the group. TPF would also like a final picture of the filled trash bags. The pictures can be sent to [email protected] and TPF encourages the students to share the photos on social media using the hashtag #tpfcleanup and tag TPF @timucuanparks.
Students will also need to fill out an online form which can be found at https://www.timucuanparks.org/self-guided/ along with more information about the program. Each student’s name will be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a Mayday Ice Cream gift card. The Fall 2022 Student Self-Guided Volunteer Cleanup Program runs through December 31.