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Mound House Happenings shares the latest in ongoing projects, site improvements, scheduled programs and events, plus interesting facts and photos on our unique archaeology, history and ecology.

Mound House

Mound House
October 15, 2013

Friday, September 14, 2012

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteer at Mound House!
Mound House is an archeologically and historically significant property, where the William H. Case House, the oldest standing structure on Estero Island (Ft. Myers Beach), sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian shell mound. The site itself employs a small staff and relies extensively on its volunteers. Volunteers at Mound House bring history to life “from the ground up” through tours of our “Plants and Peoples” trail and taking visitors into our incredible underground exhibit, “Stories Beneath Our Feet.” These tours take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. In addition, volunteers assist with kayak tours and environmental programs, lend a hand with school groups, set up and staff special events and festivals, help in the office, provide maintenance of the grounds, and assist with a variety of other exciting projects. 
New volunteers undergo a short training program where you will get the opportunity to learn about Southwest Florida’s unique ecology and history. The training includes a few lectures and field trips to some of our cultural partners throughout the region. Previous field trips have included Manatee Park, the Museum of Southwest Florida History, and J. N. Ding Darling National Wild life Refuge. Volunteers are a vital part of Mound House.  Training is critical because the volunteer may be the only Mound House representative with whom visitors interact. It is the image of the volunteer and the tour experience that visitors take away with them. Volunteers are truly the ambassadors of Mound House to the visiting public. Volunteering offers a great way to expand your horizons, meet new friends, and improve your health. So if you are friendly, enthusiastic, and reliable help put a smiling face on Mound House and the Town of Fort Myers Beach for our many diverse visitors every year by contacting Brent Newman, Education Coordinator,, or (239) 765-0865.

Volunteer Jobs currently offered:

Green Team
Office Help
Docent/Tour Guide