Volunteer with Healthier Jupiter to Study our Parks!
Neighborhood parks play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our community. We use them for exercise, recreation, and as a shared space for community activities and bonding. By measuring how our parks are used, we can see how our parks are successful and begin to understand how to make them even better.
This project, organized by Andrew Stine-Rowe, a medical and public health student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in partnership with Healthier Jupiter, will help us understand how neighborhood parks in Jupiter are used – how frequently, for what activities, and by what age groups. This data will be used with research on how other municipalities have increased use and community engagement in their parks. These efforts will identify strategies to encourage more people to use and love our Jupiter parks. By measuring how our parks are used, we can make sure our parks fulfill this mission for everyone in our neighborhood!
Volunteer recruitment is underway to help us with this task!
Volunteers will visit an assigned local Jupiter park at designated times to count the number of people at the park and record the activities they are engaged in. No experience or expertise is needed – all necessary training will be provided. Community service hours will be given.
Volunteer Duties are as follows:
Schedule a day/time to receive a short training on the data collection, and pick up data collection materials.
Visit your assigned park and complete a count at the assigned times. Each visit will take between 20 to 40 minutes.
If it possible for you to attend your chosen park 12 times – 3 times a day on 4 different days – you will be given priority by being assigned your first choice park.
Pick up & drop off your data collection sheets to the Healthier Jupiter office.
Please contact Healthier Jupiter staff to confirm your date(s), time(s) and location(s) you might be available to help.