Volunteer News

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Mileage Reimbursement

With the loss of the RSVP mileage reimbursement, park volunteers may want to take advantage of the Internal Revenue Service tax deduction.  The IRS allows a yearly tax deduction of $0.14 per mile for charitable (volunteer) travel.

Reward for 500 hours of service:

PARK VOLUNTEERS: Did you know as a reward for 500 hours of your hard volunteer work at Florida State Parks you can apply for a free Special Volunteer Annual Pass? This special volunteer annual pass is good for the volunteer and their immediate family at Florida State Parks.  Also, it can be used for a 20% off at all shops at Homosassa Springs State Park.

Stop by the Sebastian Fishing Museum and pick up a Request for Volunteer Annual Pass form (FPS A010 195).   The volunteer has to fill out this short form and give it to Terry O’Toole.  Terry will verify the hours and submit the form.  Tallahassee will send the state park pass to the volunteers home.

This is another way for the Florida Park Service to say THANK YOU for all your help!