Volunteers offer vital support to the Center in a variety of ways. Volunteers work as boat mates for our river trips, assist with tours of the museum, Pioneer "Cracker" Settlement tours, and nature walks, and help with numerous other projects. State Park volunteers also open the museum and gift shop to the public during weekends.
Volunteer meetings are usually held on a Monday of each month during the school year. Volunteers must complete standard Marion Public Schools Volunteer Application forms and are subject to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.
All Volunteers must complete volunteer application forms with the Marion County School System and be approved prior to any participation. Please note that all Volunteers are subjected to background screening and must follow guidelines established by Marion County Public Schools and the Silver River Museum. Volunteers are covered by Worker's Compensation and provided drinks and snacks while working at the Silver River Knap-In.