Volunteer Opportunities

Serve Your Chapter

Chapters are the heart of FNPS. Participate in chapter initiatives such as plant sales, handing out fliers at community events. Help with the chapter newsletter. Serve on a committee, volunteer to lead a committee, serve as an officer. Volunteer to speak. Strengh is is numbers. Many hands lighten the load for all.

Serve on an FNPS Committee

FNPS has standing committees that always need assistance. Click on the committee name for more information:

The Education Committee produces events and support materials to assist members and the general public in learning about Florida native plants.
The Science Committee administers the Endowment Grants for research on native plants, provides technical review for FNPS publications such as the Palmetto, and manages the Science Tract at the FNPS Annual Conference.
The Conservation Committee handles conservation-oriented initiatives and manages the Conservation Grants that are given annually.
Land Management Partners
The Land Management Partners committee works with public land managers on land management reviews.
The Policy Committee tracts political activities that impact upon Florida native plants or their environments, reviews potential issues of regional or precedent-setting impact for relevance to the FNPS mission, and develops policy statement to guide FNPS and chapter involvement in policy issues relating to Florida native plants.
The Membership Subcommittee supports FNPS members, develops initiatives to support membership growth and retention, develops materials for attracting new members, and works with Administrative Services on the dissemination of membership information to the chapters.
The Finance Committee develops programs to support the ongoing financial health of FNPS. This includes the Legacy Program. The Membership Subcommittee falls under the umbrella of the Finance Committee
The Communications Committee facilitates communications within FNPS and between FNPS and the public.
The Landscape Committee is responsible for providing resources for the landscape industry / landscape architects / landscape designers, reviewing applications for the FNPS landscape awards program, assisting in the revision of city and county landscape, tree and fertilizer ordinances and advocating for the planting of native plants in our communities by producing selection, planting and maintenance guidelines for citizens and business owners.
The Conference Committee is responsible for the FNPS Conference. Its chair is the head of the local conference team that is putting on the next FNPS conference.

Be an FNPS Officer

FNPS elects half of the officers annually. If you would like to serve as an officer, please contact the FNPS president at president@fnps.org.