October 16, 2020
Nike Missile Site Volunteers Needed
Call For Volunteers
Calling all Cold War and military history enthusiasts! Everglades needs your help to tell the stories of one of the best-preserved Nike Hercules Missile Bases remaining in the United States. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers at the height of the Cold War the HM-69 Nike Missile Base is now being preserved in Everglades National Park and interpreted for the benefit of current and future generations.
The park is looking for a few dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to commit to volunteering one day per week from early-December 2020 to early-April 2021 to staff the Nike Missile Site “Open House” from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers will be provided with training, reference material, and uniform items (shirt, cap and nametag). The park prioritizes the safety and health of volunteers, the visiting public, and staff and adheres to federal, state, and local public health guidance. If interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Nike Interpreter Daniel Agudelo at 305-242-7015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Support In Action
In 2009 the SFNPT worked with Everglades to help get the Nike Missile Base visitor program off the ground by funding a seasonal Nike Missile Volunteer Intern to coordinate volunteers and provide guided tours of the site. The new visitor program was received with enthusiasm and support from the public and since then, has grown to become the most popular “Ranger Activities” in the park. In 2011 the SFNPT funded the acquisition of historic Nike Missile equipment, including the restored Nike Missile seen onsite in Everglades National Park.
The SFNPT is proud to support this program each year and provide this expanded visitor opportunity free of charge to the public. The Nike Missile Program is made possible through the generous support of our friends and donors. Join us in supporting the Nike Missile Base Program by making a donation today.