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Click on the state that you’re interested in and apply online for volunteer vacancies.

Many more volunteer positions are available than what is shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.

Thirty-nine states have volunteer programs and the following states do not: AZ, DE, ME, MD, MI, NV, NJ, RI, UT, WY and the District of Columbia.

Thanks in advance for volunteering for the Corps of Engineers.

Listings by State

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Alabama River Lakes/Claiborne Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jason R. Swanner
1226 Powerhouse Road
Camden, AL  36726-9190
(334) 682-4244
jason.r.swanner@usace.army.mil 


Gatehouse Volunteers:
Dates: November 01, 2016 through February 28, 2017

Gatehouse volunteers are needed to work the gatehouse at Millers Ferry Campground and Isaac Creek Campground.

Work a minimum of 20 hours per week and volunteer is provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov




Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Demopolis Lake - Click here for more lake information 
Contact: 
Benjamin H. Sherrod
Anne F. Cross
384 Resource Mgmt. Drive
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-3540
Fax: (334) 289-3193
benjamin.h.sherrod@usace.army.mil &
anne.f.cross@usace.army.mil


Park Host Volunteers:
Dates: Wanted for the spring, summer, fall, and winter season Year Round 2016

The Parks include Foscue Creek Park, Jennings Ferry Park, Forkland Park, and Service Park. Day use parks include Spillway Falls Park and Old Lock 1 Park.

Park Host Duties:  Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check and document water meter daily. Monitor activities in the park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted. Assist with recycling program and special projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work a minimum of 24 hours a week and campsites are to remain clean and orderly at all times.

Gatehouse Duties: Park Rangers Jason Cassity and Anne Cross will train host and be your person of contact regarding all gatehouse duties.

 Open gates at 6:00 am and close gates at 10:00 pm, may vary during special events. Gates must be opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours and shift are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations.  Answer telephone during the entire length of your shift (day and night). Provide visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation Areas. Twice daily check park grounds, campsites, shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism, water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our visitors.  Notify Corps personnel promptly if any problems are seen. At sunset, patrol day use area to make sure all day use visitors have vacated the park. While on your shift you are required to stay overnight in the park, but permitted to leave periodically throughout the day to run errands after approval from Ranger Staff

. A criminal background check is required.

Special Skills: Attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will be provided. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps of Engineers reserves the right to move hosts based on needs and ability, change park host duties, shifts, and weekly hours spent working in the park.

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.
 

(Updated 03/30/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov 




Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Holt Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Erik D. Gore
P. O. Box 295
11911 Holt Lock & Dam Road
Peterson, AL 35478-0295
(205) 553-9373
Fax: (205) 556-3908
eric.d.gore@usace.army.mil

 

 
Park Host - Burchfield Branch Campground:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check and document water meter daily. Monitor activities in the park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted. Assist with recycling program and special projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Special Skills: Attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will be provided. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Open gates at 6:00 am and close gate at 10:00 pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies! Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations. Answer telephone during the entire length of your shift (day and night). Provide visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation Areas. Twice daily check park grounds, campsites, shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism, water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our visitors. Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur. At sunset, patrol day use area to make sure all day use visitors have vacated the park. While on your shift you are required to stay overnight in the park, but permitted to leave periodically throughout the day to run errands after approval from Ranger Staff. A criminal background check is required.

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Park Host - Deerlick Creek Campgrounds:
Dates: October 01, 2016 through November 30, 2016

Volunteer Duties: Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check and document water meter daily. Monitor activities in the park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted. Assist with recycling program and special projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Special Skills: Attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will be provided. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Open gates at 7:00 am and close gate at 10:00 pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies! Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations. Answer telephone during the entire length of your shift (day and night). Provide visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation Areas. Twice daily check park grounds, campsites, shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism, water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our visitors. Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur. At sunset, patrol day use area to make sure all day use visitors have vacated the park. While on your shift you are required to stay overnight in the park, but permitted to leave periodically throughout the day to run errands after approval from Ranger Staff. A criminal background check is required.

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.

(Updated 04/13/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov



Park Host - Rocky Branch Day Use Park:
Dates: May 21, 2016 through September 01, 2016

Volunteer Duties: Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check and document water meter daily. Monitor activities in the park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted. Assist with recycling program and special projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Special Skills: Attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will be provided. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Open gates at 8:00 am and close gate at 8:30 pm. Gatehouse hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to collect fees, sell annual passes, make shelter reservations and answer telephone during the entire length of your shift. Provide visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation Areas. Twice daily check park grounds, shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism, water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our visitors. Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur.  A criminal background check is required.

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.

(Updated 04/13/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov 



Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Click here for more lake information 
Contact: 
Phillip Leeser 
Tom Bevill Visitor Center
1382 Lock & Dam Road
Pickensville, AL 35447
(662) 327-2142
Fax:  (662) 328-8766   
phillip.s.leeser@usace.army.mil 


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Park Host positions are available at 5 campgrounds and 3 day-use areas. Host duties vary depending on the season. The main function of a Park Host is to provide services of hospitality to park guests. In addition, Hosts are essential in allowing us to keep some parks open by performing or assisting with certain operational duties.  

(Updated 03/30/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov 




Chena Flood Control Project:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Cole T. Van Beusekom

P O Box 57261
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-2748
Fax: (907) 488-3352
cole.t.vanbeusekom@usace.army.mil  


Park Host:
Dates: May 15, 2016 to September 15, 2016

It is located15 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Park Host will have duties with visitor assistance, landscaping, litter pickup, mowing and maintenance of bulletin boards. Duties include assisting visitors by providing park/recreation information and distributing Title 36, park maps, and other informational handouts. The volunteers will assist the Ranger staff with a wide variety of other duties throughout the season, although small changes are made based on when the thaw comes to interior Alaska.

Volunteers are provided a full service campsite, including electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for providing 24 to 30 hours a week of volunteer service.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Arkansas River/Wilbur D. Mills Pool 2:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michael D. Groves
35 Wild Goose Lane
Tichnor, AR 72166
(870) 548-2291
michael.d.groves@usace.army.mil 


Volunteer Park Cleaning Attendant/Notrebes Bend Park Pool 2:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016 (ASAP!)

Volunteer Duties: Looking for a volunteer Park Cleaning Attendant to provide cleaning service duties in the Notrebes Bend Campground.

Duties will include: restrooms, showers, campsites, trash cans and grounds.  Cleaning supplies will be supplied by the Corps.  Attendant will provide a minimum of 20 hours of service per week. Attendant will not have duties on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Other non-duty days may be arranged if requested in advance.

Campsite with water and 20/30/50 Amp electric hook-ups will be provided.
(Listed 04/26/2016)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Volunteer Park Host/Pendleton Bend Park Pool 2:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016 (ASAP!)

Volunteer Duties: Looking for a volunteer Park Host to provide camper assistance duties in the Pendleton Bend campground.

Duties will include: Working four days in the gatehouse, four hours each day, four tours of the park area and providing presence three days a week. Volunteer will not have duties on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Gatehouse work will include collection and remittance of fees, making reservations and other actions through the NRRS, training provided. A bond will be required but will be paid for by the Corps.

Campsite with full hook-ups and mileage reimbursement for park tours will be provided.
(Listed 04/26/2016)
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Bull Shoals & Norfork Lakes -
Click here for more lake information

Contact: 
Kathleen V. Payne
324 West 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(501) 340-1434 or
(870) 425-2700 Ext: 1434
Fax: (870) 425-3795
kathleen.v.payne@usace.army.mil 


Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Power Plant Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

There is a volunteer position for someone to serve as a Power Plant Maintenance Volunteer. Duties may include:  power washing; painting; performing janitorial duties (sweeping & mopping floors around machinery, wiping grease & oil from machinery, etc.); mowing, weed control, & pesticide application; replacing light bulbs; replacing broken or defective hardware; basic carpentry (constructing wooden forms for concrete, making repairs to steps, doors, floors, windows, etc.); and basic plumbing repairs. The volunteer will also be using basic hand tools and will be operating government vehicles and equipment. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

The desired volunteer must have a current driver’s license, a pleasant personality, be willing to complete other duties if assigned, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner.  A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is 24 hours per week. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

We have three volunteer positions for persons to serve as Park Hosts. Positions are available in three parks on Bull Shoals Lake. The Volunteer Park Host will collect and transmit all user fees (such as camping, day use, etc.) and will sell annual day use passes at the gatehouse.  Park Hosts will work with all aspects of the National Recreation Reservation Service.  Responsibilities include receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing visitors with local area information, performing inspection tours of the park, and updating campsite reservation and group shelter information daily. The computer will be used for all aspects of the park program.

Volunteers should have basic computer skills and be willing to complete other duties if needed. The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, and the ability to deal with diverse visitors.  A personal background check and the ability to be bonded (clean financial history) are required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 25 hours per week. Shifts are 5 to 8 hours in length depending on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times.  After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Relief Park Host:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

We have three openings for someone to serve as a Relief Park Host Volunteer at Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes.   The Relief Park Host will be available to fill in for other park hosts when absences occur.  Park Hosts will collect and transmit all user fees (such as camping, day use, etc.) and will sell annual day use passes at the gatehouse.  Park Hosts will work with all aspects of the National Recreation Reservation Service.  Responsibilities include receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing visitors with local area information, performing inspection tours of the park, and updating campsite reservation and shelter information daily. The computer will be used for all aspects of the park program.  When not relieving another park host, the relief volunteer will perform other duties, such as water safety interpretation duties, office clerk duties, park maintenance, water sampling, or other duties as assigned. 

The desired volunteers must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, basic computer skills, and the ability to deal with diverse visitors.  A personal background check and the ability to be bonded (clean financial history) are required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 25 hours per week. Shifts are 5 to 8 hours in length depending on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times.  After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.

(Updated) 04/28/2016)

Apply online through volunteer.gov 



Mountain Home Project Office/Water Safety Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable individual to provide educational outreach and interpretive programming, as part of a team that encourages overall safety for the recreating public on USACE lands and waters.  The main focus is on reaching people of all ages with the water safety and drowning prevention message.  Primary responsibilities will include:  presenting interpretive programs in schools, park amphitheaters, and other venues; developing outreach mechanisms for our target audiences; maintaining life jacket loaner stations; and communicating/interacting with park visitors on a daily basis about the importance of being safe around water.  Moreover, you will be expected to assist park rangers and other employees as they perform their routine tasks pertinent to their natural resources/recreation management and public safety programs.

Scheduling may vary.  Volunteer will be asked to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Most duties will be performed outdoors. 

The desired volunteer must have a current driver’s license, a pleasant personality, have good communication and public speaking skills, be willing to complete other duties if assigned, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner.  A personal background check with fingerprints is required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week.

After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities is offered in lieu of payment for work.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Office Clerk:
Dates:  This Position is Year Round 2016

We have one volunteer position for someone to assist the duty ranger or by performing daily activities such as answering the phone, collecting fees for annual day passes, copying documents, organizing files, and providing local area information to visitors. The volunteer must have basic computer skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and have the ability to file documents and complete other duties as assigned.  The desired volunteer must have a pleasant personality, the ability to deal with diverse visitors, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner.  The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week.  A personal background check and the ability to be bonded (clean financial history) are required.

After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.

(Updated 03/30/2016) 

Apply online through volunteer.gov 


 



Black Butte Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary Ann Deeming
19225 Newville Road
Orland, CA 95963
(530) 865-4722 Ext: 28
mary.a.deeming@usace.army.mil


Campground Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 15, 2016 (ASAP!)

Volunteer Duties: Campground maintenance (clean fire pits, pick up litter, report damage), track camper occupancy, report problems to rangers, open gates daily, provide information and assistance to visitors. Other duties to be determined based on volunteer’s interests and skills.

This is a small quiet campground with a launch ramp. There are 35 campsites

Special Skills: Prior experience as a camp host is preferred. No fee collecting involved in this position. 

Is Camp Site Provided for Hours Worked: Yes, power, water and sewer hookups provided. Hours to be determined.
(Listed 04/28/2016)
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Hensley Lake: 
Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Arthur G. Barrangan
PO Box 85
Raymond, CA 93653
(559) 673-5151
Fax: (559) 673-2044
arthur.g.barragan@usace.army.mil 


Park Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteers are needed Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter usually 2 to 4 months or longer. Duties include general maintenance and cleanup along shoreline and recreation areas, also assisting staff with natural resource projects. Hensley Lake is located in the center of California it is a short drive to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and an easy drive to the Pacific Ocean. 

Each volunteer is required to work 25 hours per week. Tools, fuel, and full-hookup site provided.
  
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Day Use Area Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Seeking a COUPLE to perform multiple light and medium duty tasks at all the Day Use areas at Hensley Lake. Duties will include litter removal, painting, landscaping, plant irrigation, giving visitor assistance and special projects given by the park rangers.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam - Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Robin W. Lebo
34443 Sierra Drive
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
(559) 597-2301
Fax: (559) 597-2468 
robin.w.lebo@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

The Visitors Center volunteer will provide assistance in the Kaweah Heritage Visitor Center greeting the public, answering questions about the visitor center and local area, answering phones, make sales in the Sequoia Natural History Association bookstore, and stock the brochure rack and use the cash register and fax/copy machine as needed.  Volunteer should be comfortable speaking to the public, outgoing, energetic, professional, and enjoy meeting new people.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ability to obtain bonding in the amount of $5,000.

2. Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.

3. Cognitive, verbal and auditory ability to answer questions and communicate with various constituents who call or stop into the Visitors Center.

4. Ability to use cash register and balance daily funds at end of shift.

5. Auditory ability to respond to verbal requests.

6. Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience:

1. Customer Service, office experience, or work with public.

2. Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Computer literacy.

4. Knowledge of Excel, Adobe, Word and other computer programs.

(Updated 04/04/2016)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 



Park Host, Horsecreek Campground:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Provide hospitality and customer service to campground guests, assisting in the cleaning/upkeep of campground facilities and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Campground hosts are expected to ensure park entrance gates open in the morning and secure gates at night. Conduct periodic walkthroughs of park, greeting public and answering questions. Bonding of the Campground Host may be required in order for them to perform fee collection within the campground and remit camping fees to Nation Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) via computer. Some computer and cash register experience may be needed in order to perform NRRS operations. Campground hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are expected to be the eyes and ears of the park rangers and are expected to assist rangers and visitors during emergencies. During the winter months, weekday visitation is low with moderate use during the weekend.  Work minimum 25 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.

2. Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization.

3. Ability to remain calm in busy situation.

4. Cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate park rules.

5. Physical ability to navigate camp loop and visit campsites, pick up trash, light cleaning, lift 20 lbs and carry 25 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse     conditions such as heat, cold or rain.)

6. Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience:

1. Customer Service or work with public, especially children and elderly.

2. Previous Park or outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Previous RV Experience.

Work manual 25 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.
(Updated 04/04/2016)
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Administrative Support Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Primary Responsibilities: The primary duty of the Office/Administration Volunteer is to assist the Rangers in the Lake Kaweah Headquarters office.

Specific duties include:

1. Assisting with document preparation and filing; this may include brochures, program plans, spreadsheets, and the like.

2. Assisting with counting receipts from the “iron rangers” located in the Security Room.

3. Assisting the Interpretive Ranger with presentations, as available.

4. Assisting with other duties as available and scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. The volunteer must be eligible to be bonded; the Corps of Engineers will bond the Volunteer with a $5,000 fidelity bond to protect the government from loss of funds.

2. Desire to work (minimum 25 hours per week) and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV

3. Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.

4. Cognitive, verbal and auditory ability to correspond on behalf of USACE volunteer program and file documents in accordance with current standards, answer questions and communicate with various constituents who call, email or stop into the Project Office.

5. Knowledge of and ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe and others and comfortable with online data bases and reports.

Desired Experience:

1. Office experience, or work with filing.

2. Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Previous RV Experience

Volunteers selected for this position may be assigned a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups in Horsecreek Campground.
(Updated 04/04/2016)
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Site Host, Slick Rock Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016 

Volunteer Duties:

Upkeep and repair of park facilities such as: restrooms, trails and natural areas. This requires cleaning and inspection of facilities for repair needs, repairing facilities, mowing, weed eating, and other environmental conservation techniques. Work minimum 20 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting with your own RV.  Foster teamwork by participating in group workdays and other special events and activities.  At times, may assist with day-use monitoring of visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Cognitive and verbal ability to communicate with other park personnel.

2. Physical ability to operate mowing and maintenance machinery lifting and carrying 30 lbs for 100 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as     heat, cold or rain).

3. Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience:

1. Landscaping, planting and care of flowers or other small plants.

2. Natural resource conservation or trail work.

3. Custodial work (cleaning, painting, light repairs).

4. Mechanical Skills to maintain equipment.

5. Heavy equipment, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or carpentry.

6. Being able to speak Spanish in this area is a plus but not required.

Work min 25 hrs/wk and live in natural outdoor setting with your own RV.
(Updated 04/04/2016)
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Lake Mendocino/Coyote Valley Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Poppy I. Lozoff
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-4237
poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil 


Camp Host Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Responsibilities:

1. Check in and register campers, collect fees, keep accurate records and maintain security of funds during operations.

2. Remit fees using ORMS (Online Recreation Management Software) through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). Prior experience is preferred.

3. Answer visitor questions regarding recreation opportunities and park rules.

4. Relay camper complaints and compliance issues to Park Ranger staff.5. Open and close the gates daily (when on duty).

Requirements: 

1. Host volunteers must be bondable to $100,000?. The United States Army Corps of Engineers will pay for the bond.

2. Weekly volunteer time requirement is 24 hours.

3. We seek experienced, cheerful, outgoing camp hosts to volunteer at Lake Mendocino. Candidates are primarily responsible for assisting visitors with the registration process. Lake Mendocino signs volunteers up for three month blocks. This does not mean that the volunteer is limited to three months, it just means the volunteer agreement will have to be renewed if both the volunteer and Lake Mendocino are satisfied with the agreement.

Amenities: Full Hookup (sewer, water, 30amp electric) Paved and level site.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam:  Click here for more lake information 
Contact:
Michael T. Carroll
3288 Skaggs Springs Road
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 431-4535
michael.t.carroll@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Center Assistant & Camp Host Needed: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Located in the California Wine Country, Lake Sonoma has an Immediate Opening: Nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California, Lake Sonoma is surrounded by world famous vineyards and land that is rich in history. Created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam in 1983, the lake provides for flood control, irrigation and recreation. The park has more than 17,000 acres to explore, including more than 47 miles of trails and when the lake is full over 50 miles of shoreline. Recreational opportunities include: hiking, biking, equestrian, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, swimming, fishing and hunting to name a few

Work at U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Lake Sonoma Recreation Area in Geyserville, Ca. Volunteer is assigned to the Milt Brandt Visitor Center and the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery to perform the following work: Answer visitor's questions, explain park rules, regulations and provide any needed assistance. Presents short interpretive talks to campers, groups of visitors and school groups as needed. Roves and provides information in the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery. You will operate cash register to make sales for the Friends of Lake Sonoma gift shop and other assigned duties.

Special Skills: The volunteer must be able to absorb a great deal of natural and cultural history information and use that information when speaking to the public. All volunteers must be able to work with the visiting public and maintain a positive attitude. The volunteer will be provided on the job training and any required safety training necessary to help them carry out their duties. All volunteers are given an orientation to the park and provided with volunteer uniform components. Volunteers must wear a uniform when on duty and safety equipment as required by their duties.
 
The RV pads are located in the Liberty Glen Campground a short drive from the visitor center. The RV site does have a phone line that the volunteer can use to set up local phone service. Pets are allowed but must be under control, on a 6 foot leash at all times and be non-intrusive to others and wildlife. A 15% discount is granted in the Friends of Lake Sonoma book store. No monetary compensation is available for these volunteer positions.

The Park has six RV campsites available: Year round - with hook ups (water, electric [up to 30 amps] and septic). Use of the RV campsites will require working 24 hours per week, a three month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days per volunteer, per week and please provide references from previous volunteer or work experience on the application. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, freezer, internet and local phone service.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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New Hogan Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Leah A. Peterson
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 772-1343
Fax: (209) 772- 9352
leah.a.peterson@usace.army.mil


Campground Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 01, 2016

Provide hospitality and customer service to campground guests, assisting in the upkeep of campground facilities and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Campground hosts are expected to conduct periodic patrols of the campground, greeting public and answering questions. Bonding of the Campground Host may be required in order for them to perform fee collection within the campground and remit camping fees to National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) via computer. Campground hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are expected to be the eyes and ears of the park rangers and are expected to assist rangers and visitors during emergencies. During the winter months, weekday visitation is low with moderate use during the weekend.

Minimum Qualifications: Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds. Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization and ability to remain calm in busy situations. Be cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate park rules. Physical ability to navigate camp loop and visit campsites, pick up trash, light cleaning, lift 20 lbs and carry 25 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.) Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Work minimum 20 hours per week the Volunteers will be provided an RV site with all utilities and hookups.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Fee Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 01, 2016

Provide hospitality and customer service to the day users at the park fee entrance, assist in the upkeep of facilities and promote safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Fee hosts are expected to greet the public and answer questions while collecting park fees in a booth for a minimal amount of hours on the weekend and some holidays. Bonding of the Fee Host may be required in order for them to perform fee collection within the day use area. Fee hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are expected to be the eyes and ears of the park rangers and are expected to assist rangers and visitors during emergencies. During the winter months, weekday visitation is low with moderate use during the weekend.

Minimum Qualifications: Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds. Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization and ability to remain calm in busy situations. Be cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate park rules. Physical ability to drive may be required, light trash pick-up, light cleaning, lift 20 lbs and carry 25 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.) Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Work minimum 20 hours per week and volunteers will be provided an RV site with all utilities and hookups.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Pine Flat Lake & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ashley Ryder
Marian E. Picher
P O Box 117
Piedra, CA 93649 or
27295 Pine Flat Road
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 787-2589
Fax (559) 787-2773
ashley.ryder@usace.army.mil or
marian.e.picher@usace.army.mil



Park Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Live lakeside in an outdoor paradise for free as you volunteer at Pine Flat Lake! It’s located in Central California at the base of the legendary Sierra Nevada’s. The Pacific coast and Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are within a day’s drive. Apply today and live the dream tomorrow!

Full hookup sites provided, free laundry, freezer space, and fuel reimbursement.   
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Park Worker/Assistant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Groundskeeper for lawn, shrubbery, tree maintenance,100 foot fire clearance, as well as also maintenance of buildings, toilets, minor electrical repair and plumbing repair.  Have own tools: lawnmowers, weed eaters, pruners, chainsaw, blower, utility trailer, besides hand tools (hammer, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.

Special Skills:  Electrical, plumbing repair, welding (have 220 stick welder), experienced in roofing and building repair. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)     
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San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Joanne Jarvis
2100 Bridgeway Blvd.
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 289-3027
Fax: (415) 289-3004
joanne.jarvis@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Services Specialist:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


The volunteer will provide assistance in the Bay Model Visitor Center greeting the public, answer questions about the visitor center and local area, answer phones, make sales in our bookstore, stock brochure table and use the cash register and fax/copy machine as needed.  Volunteer should be comfortable speaking to the public, outgoing, energetic, professional, and enjoy meeting new people.   

No RV facilities available.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Tour Guide/Docent:
Dates: Volunteer needed Year Round 2016


We are looking for individuals to lead tours and present educational programs, which provide general information about the Bay Model and the San Francisco Bay/Delta region for our visitors. Educational programs and tours can also be developed that are geared to specific topics such as agriculture in the Delta, wetland restoration, water diversions, hydraulic engineering, or community involvement and stewardship. 

Special Skills:  Volunteers should be comfortable speaking in front of a group.  Volunteers will receive training in customer service and preparing and presenting talks and programs to the public.

No RV facilities available.
 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Sausalito Art Festival-Visitor Services at the Bay Model:
Dates: Labor Day Weekend September 03 through 05, 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, be part of the largest festival in the Bay Area when the Bay Model Visitor Center hosts the Sausalito Art Festival!  Volunteer opportunities include staffing the Bay Model bookstore, assisting visitors with questions about the facility and the Art Festival, monitoring activity of the Model and gallery area, and assisting in the children's area.  All volunteers receive free admission to the Festival, and a free Festival t-shirt.  Shifts are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. 

Special Skills:  Volunteers should be comfortable talking to visitors and answering questions. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Stanislaus River Parks:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Heather Wright
17968 Covered Bridge Road
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 881-3517 Ext: 26
Fax: (209) 881-3203
heather.j.wright@usace.army.mil 


Orange Blossom Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteers are needed for three month terms. Volunteers ensure that the park entrance gate opens in the morning and is secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Volunteer park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Monday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday. Orange Blossom Recreation Area is a well known takeout point for river rafters, and authorized for day use only. No overnight camping is available for visitors. Orange Blossom Recreation Area has high visitation during the months of June through August, and   park hosts will be required to operate a no fee entrance booth for a five hour shift on Saturdays and Sundays. The fall and winter seasons see moderate to low visitation.

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge.
The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 12748 Rodden Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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McHenry Avenue Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Volunteers are needed for three month terms for two separate host sites. Volunteer park hosts ensure that the park entrance gate opens in the morning and is secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Monday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday. During the summer months McHenry Avenue Recreation Area is a popular day use spot with nine boat-in environmental tent camping sites. The recreation season, Memorial Day through Labor Day, can require park hosts to work one five hour shift per weekend in the park’s entrance booth. Reservations and fees for camping are collected 14 days in advance by our Field Office Assistant at the Knights Ferry Information Center. (In the last 3 years the campground has not reached full capacity, so the host duties are primarily park host not camp host.)

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge.
The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 24300 East River Road, Escalon, CA, 95320. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Volunteers are needed for three month terms. Volunteer park hosts ensure that the parks two entrance gates are open in the morning and secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Park hosts are needed to staff the sites Information Center on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Monday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday. The Knights Ferry Recreation Area is a popular put-in spot for river rafters, and authorized for day use only. No overnight camping is available for visitors. The community of Knights Ferry is rich in history, and the host site is in view of the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River. The bridge is open to foot traffic only.

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge.
The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 17968 Covered Bridge Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Docent, Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


The Knights Ferry Recreation Area is the centerpiece of the Stanislaus River Parks system. It is the most popular of the 9 developed recreation areas. Rich in history, the Knights Ferry area is on the National Historic Registry. Docents assist park rangers giving interpretive programs about the Grist (flour) Mill, Mill Office, and the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River, the Knights Ferry Covered Bridge. Knights Ferry’s history tells tales of the 49er era, Native American history, natural history, and pivotal assistance in the development of Stanislaus County. As the docents experience and knowledge increase they may be asked to give interpretive programs on their own. Other interpretive topics include the Life Cycle of the Chinook salmon, Water Safety, Cleanup / Maintenance / Trail Maintenance, and Cultural / Natural History.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.






Hop Brook Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Diana J. Errico-Topolski
4 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 729-8840 Ext: 370
Direct: (978) 318-8370
Cell: (203) 509-9708
diana.j.errico-topolski@usace.army.mil


Park Hosts:
Dates: Mid-May 2016 through Mid-September 15, 2016

We are looking for two energetic couples to staff a fee collection booth from approximately Mid May to Mid-September. Enjoy a hidden jewel in Western Connecticut!  Hop Brook Lake (operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) is a 532 acre park located in the towns of Middlebury, Naugatuck and the city of Waterbury. The park sees annual visitation of 288,492 visitors whom enjoy swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing and biking in the well maintained recreation area.

Duties include collecting fees, possible minor maintenance and litter collection duties, answering visitor’s questions and being the first friendly face our visitors meet. Valid Driver’s License, Background Check and Fingerprinting required. Drug-Free work place. Please contact marissa.l.wright@usace.army.mil (978) 318-8374 for further information.  Serious inquiries only.

Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in exchange for full hook up RV camp site (Cable and internet not included).
(Listed 12/31/2015)
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Naugatuck River Basin/Black Rock Lake, Northfield Brook Lake & Thomaston Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Marissa L. Wright
100 Allerton Farms Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(978)-318-8374
Cell: (860) 866-7810
Fax: (203) 598-0399
marissa.l.wright@usace.army.mil 


Park Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through Mid October 2016

A dedicated, hardworking and energetic volunteers needed to perform cleaning of public recreation and restroom facilities at Black Rock Lake, Northfield Brook Lake, and Thomaston Dam (operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), in beautiful Thomaston, CT.  The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide equipment, supplies, and vehicle. Valid Driver’s License, Background Check and Fingerprinting required.  Drug-Free work place. Please contact marissa.l.wright@usace.army.mil (978) 318-8374) for further information. Serious inquiries only

Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in exchange for full hook up RV camp site.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Lake Okeechobee/South Florida Operations Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brian S. Older
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, FL 33440
(239) 694-2582
Fax: (239) 694-2204
brian.s.older@usace.army.mil 


Volunteer Campground Attendant:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through End Date is Negotiable

Volunteer Duties: Currently recruiting for one couple (2 individuals) to fill a positions as a Campground Attendant at the Ortona South Campground, located in Moore Haven Florida. Position is minimum 4 months, may be extended up to one year.

Monitor Campgrounds, greet all visitors, answer questions, provide brochures, maps and other printed materials as well as information on rules and regulations, directions and recreation opportunities at Army Corps of Engineers project campgrounds. Safeguard, collect and deposit appropriate fees on behalf of the USACE for NRRS. Volunteer should be proficient in operating NRRS software, or be computer literate and have the ability to be trained in its use.

Work schedule is 4 days on, 4 days off and hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays and weekends. This is a volunteer position.

Special Skills: Ability to provide excellent customer service, able to collect, process and deposit fees. Skill and ability to operate a computer and point-of-sale software is required. Must be able to secure a Surety Bond in the amount of $1,500, pass a background check and complete ethics training.

Due to shared work space and equipment this position is designated a non-smoking position. Applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, or utilize e-cigarettes and/or vaporizers should not apply.

Volunteers receive a free camp site in exchange for volunteer service. All utilities are paid as well, except for propane. Full hook-up with 50-amp electrical service and sewer is available.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Day Use Host/Relief Campground Attendant:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through Ending Date is Open

Currently accepting applications for one position at Ortona Lock Recreation Area, Day Use Area-North 4 to 6 month, or up to 1 year service assignments.

Volunteer Duties: Monitor Ortona Lock Recreation Area Day Use area and greet all visitors, answer questions, provide brochures, maps, recycling bags, etc… 
Monitor day use shelter and monitor and/or mitigate restrooms for cleanliness. Report and/or repair minor maintenance issues. Open and close Day Use area gates. Serves as relief Campground Attendant when applicable, usually 1 to 2 times a year.

Candidate will need to undergo a background check and complete Ethics 
training module and (optional) Defensive Driving course. Prefer candidate who would like to learn NRRS Campground Management software application.

Special Skills: Capability to diagnose maintenance issues. Ability to provide excellent 
Customer Service, operate NRRS Point-of sale software and be computer literate.

Due to shared work space and equipment this position is designated a non-smoking position.  Applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, or utilize e-cigarettes 
and/or vaporizers should not apply.

Work schedule and hours vary. This position requires occupation of a camp site 
throughout service. Work schedule is flexible. Volunteers receive a free camp site in exchange for volunteer service. All utilities are paid as well, except for propane. Full hook-up with 50-amp electrical service and sewer is available.
(Listed 04/13/2016)
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Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through Ending Date is Open

Currently accepting applications for two positions at Ortona South Campground and W.P. Franklin Lock Recreation Area (South) 4 to 6 month, or up to 1 year service assignments.

Volunteer Duties: Monitor Ortona South Campground or W.P. Franklin Lock Recreation Area for maintenance issues needing repair, or attention. Greet visitors, answer questions, provide brochures, maps, recycling bags, etc… Monitor day use shelter(s) and monitor and/or mitigate restrooms for cleanliness. Report and/or repair minor maintenance issues. Operate government vehicles and/or serve as deckhand on Corps patrol and work vessels.

Candidate will need to undergo a background check and complete Ethics 
training module and (optional) Defensive Driving course. Prefer candidate who  is self-motivated and can plan and direct work projects on their own initiative. Practices safety procedures and protocols on a consistent basis.

Due to shared work space and equipment this position is designated a 
non-smoking position. Applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, or utilize e-cigarettes and/or vaporizers should not apply.

Work schedule and hours vary. This position requires occupation of a camp site 
throughout service. The majority of work will be performed Wednesday through Saturday. Volunteers receive a free camp site in exchange for volunteer service. All utilities are paid as well, except for propane. Full hook-up with 50-amp electrical service and sewer is available. Laundry facilities and private showers are located on-site.
(Listed 04/13/2016)
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Allatoona Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Christopher T. Purvis
1138 Georgia Highway 20 Spur
Cartersville, GA 30121
(678) 721-6725
christopher.t.purvis@usace.army.mil


General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Allatoona Lake, located approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia has a camping area dedicated exclusively to volunteers. To stay in the village, volunteers are required to work 20 hours per week, per couple.

A volunteer (or volunteer couple) are needed for a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Volunteer duties can include but not limited to greeting visitors that come in to the Visitor Center; operating the phone system and radio; answering questions about the project; promoting water safety; manning booths at fairs; assisting with administrative office work; assisting with honor vault collection; trail maintenance; bluebird box installation and monitoring; building and placing fish attractors; monitoring traffic counters; navigation inspections; assisting boat patrols; traffic control; etc. Volunteers do not perform maintenance or janitorial duties.

Village volunteers also share a meeting room with a kitchen, lounge and laundry room. The Volunteer Village is located within two miles of the Project Office and within six miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart. Volunteers must be in teams of one or two, both of whom are 21 years or older; have a factory built self-contained camper trailer or motor home at least 28 feet long; be willing to work 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and pass a background check. No persons are permitted to occupy a site other than the volunteer team.

Please contact Lead Ranger Chris Purvis at 678-721-6725 for more information or to begin the application process.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, each furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, electric and sewage.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Allatoona Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Heather L. Thornton
1138 Georgia Highway 20 Spur
Cartersville, GA 30121
(678) 721-6731
heather.l.thornton@usace.army.mil


Park Host Volunteer/Clark Creek South Boat Ramp:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 05, 2016


Clark Creek South Boat Ramp is located approximately 7 miles from downtown Acworth, GA.

Volunteers needed for the 2016 Summer Recreation Season:  Two (2) Couple, 21 years or older with a factory built, self-contained, camper trailer or motor home at least 28 feet long. No other persons can live with the volunteer couple during the volunteer period. Two pet limit; however, no vicious pets. Volunteer Park Hosts will work a rotating four-day on four-day off schedule and will be responsible for; park surveillance; user fee compliance; and performing park patrols beginning April 01 through September 05, 2016. Boat ramp gates are open seven days a week. Volunteer Park Host will patrol boat ramp every three (3) hours to check for fee compliance and issue user fee envelopes; check for minor violations, such as pets off leash and parking on grass; and report vandalism and maintenance problems to Project Management Office. Twice daily Volunteer Park Host will patrol closed campground. During the period of May 15 through September 05, park hosts if on duty on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will operate the gatehouse from 10:00 a.m. to 5: p.m. for traffic control purposes; however, Volunteer Park Host will not collect user fees. Clark Creek Boat Ramp Area has a launching ramp with 45 parking spaces. Total round trip tour of ramp is .5 miles and round trip of campground is 4 miles.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, sewage, and restricted-use telephone line. Average 25 hours of volunteer work per week.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Park Host Volunteer/Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area
Dates: May 15, 2016 through November 30, 2016

Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area is located 4 miles from downtown Cartersville, GA.

Volunteers needed for the 2016 Summer Recreation Season: One (1) couple, 21 years or older with a factory built, self-contained camper trailer or motor home at least 18 feet long.  No other persons can live with the volunteer couple during the volunteer period. Two pet limit per couple.  Volunteer Park Host couples will be working a rotating four day on four day off schedule.  When Volunteer Park Hosts are on duty, they will be responsible for opening and closing park gate; park surveillance; park patrol; maintaining shelter reservation calendar; and issuing horseshoes and volleyballs to shelter users during the period 1 March through 31 October, 2016.  Volunteer Park Host will not be reserving shelters or collecting shelter fees.  Volunteer Park Hosts will be required to post daily generation schedule; patrol park every three (3) hours to check for minor violations (pets off leash, parking on grass); and report vandalism or maintenance problems to Operations Project Management Office.  If scheduled to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, Volunteer Park Host will man air-conditioned/heated gatehouse from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for traffic control.  Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area has 106 parking spaces, two group shelters, twelve individual picnic tables; a playground; horseshoe pits and volleyball play areas; and a nature trail.  Total round trip tour of the park is approximately .8 miles.  A campsite is provided for each couple with 50 amp electricity, water, sewage, and a restricted-use telephone line; however, Park Host Volunteer must supply a physical telephone in their camping unit for communication with Allatoona Operations Project Management Office.  Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area is very flat and easy to walk or bike.  Will accept volunteer couples for three month increments or for the entire period of volunteering.  The increments dates are approximately around 16 May through 1 August and 1 August through 30 November. Average of 25 hours or less of volunteer work per couple per week.

A campsite is provided for each couple with 50 amp electricity, water, & sewage.
(Listed 01/25/2016)
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Carters LakeClick here for more lake information 
Contact:
Jonathan R. Wise or
Javier E. Perez-Ortiz
P.O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
(706) 334-2248
Fax: (706) 334-2216
jonathan.r.wise@usace.army.mil or
javier.e.perez-ortiz@usace.army.mil 


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Volunteer duties: Will involve but not limited to, daily inspections by vehicle of assigned area, distributing brochures, providing information to the public, and doing maintenance. In order to do fee boxes you must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs above shoulders. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Present educational programs.

Doing Wildlife and fisheries projects and supporting water safety initiatives to campers, Carter Lake is a Volunteer’s friendly working environment.

Volunteers will be required to work 20-30 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms will be provided.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Hartwell LakeClick here for more lake information 
Contact:
Thomas (Dale) D. Bowen
5625 Anderson Highway
Hartwell, GA 30643
(888) 893-0678 Ext: 348
thomas.d.bowen@usace.army.mil


Day Use Gatehouse Volunteers:

Dates: May 15, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Duties: Volunteers will be responsible for manning the day use gatehouse weekends and holidays throughout the summer recreation season. Daily hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Duties include collecting day use fees, selling annual passes, and supply visitors with information and regulations concerning the Corps of Engineers and day use area. Volunteers may also assist with the Water Safety and Life Jacket Loaner Programs as needed. Volunteers should report any compliance problems (vandalism and similar disturbances) to the nearest Corps of Engineers’ ranger or law enforcement officer. Volunteers will average 25 to 30 hours of service per week. Volunteer will be bonded and subject to background checks.

Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license.  Volunteers may use a golf cart or similar vehicle while performing assigned duties.  Prior approval is required.  No vehicles/transportation will be provided by the government.

For question about the two volunteer positions please call 706-856-0348.

Day Use Areas:

Elrod Ferry  =  May 15 to September 15

A campsite will be provided to volunteers with water and electric hook-ups, although no facilities exist within the recreation area.  All equipment, supplies, and uniform items will be provided by the Corps.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Lake Sidney Lanier - Click here for more lake information
Contact:
JD Liebrock
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 945-9531
Fax: (770) 945-7428
jay.d.liebrock@usace.army.mil 


Work Camper:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


Lake Sidney Lanier, northeast of Atlanta, GA has a camping area dedicated exclusively to volunteers. To stay in the village, volunteers are required to work 20 hours per week, per couple.  Volunteers are needed to: promote water safety at trade shows, local fairs, and festivals; greet visitors; take shelter reservations; assist with administrative office work, trail maintenance, bluebird box installation and monitoring; building and placing fish attractors; navigation inspections; and more. 

The Village has 14 campsites each furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, electric, sewage, and phone service. Village volunteers also share a picnic shelter and laundry room.  
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Campground Host/Bolding Mill:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

We are looking for a few volunteer campground hosts, so if you know of someone who would like to do something unique for the summer, someone who is retired, someone who likes to travel/camp, or a relative who might want to visit someone in the area for a while, please let them know about the following information.

We are looking for folks who would like to serve as volunteer campground host at Bolding Mill Campground at Lake Lanier for 3 to 6+ months. The campground is located close to a lot of amenities within the North Georgia Area.

We will be interviewing potential hosts over the next couple of weeks and will be making our selections shortly thereafter. So feel free to past this information on to anyone you might think would be interested and please call Rob Daniels with any questions that you may have (770) 945-9531.

In exchange for 20 hours of volunteer service a week, individuals could stay at one of our nicest campgrounds for free.  The volunteer campgrounds sites in Bolding Mill have full hook ups for large motor homes (50 amp service, water, and sewer).
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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West Point Lake:  Click here for more lake information 
Contact:

Rebecca M. Fink
500 Resource Management Drive
West Point, GA  31833
(706) 645-2937
Fax: (706) 643-3200
rebecca.m.fink@usace.army.mil


Campground Host Back-Up/Volunteer Village:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Campground Operations: Will be training on how to use the NRRS system and operate the campgrounds. Gatehouse duties include performing routine rounds through park, commute to nearest location to purchase money orders, work with campers to perform edits to reservation status, maintain appropriate end of shift reports. Volunteers may be asked to assist in the campgrounds when needed during times when help is needed.

Volunteer Village: Volunteers will be a part of a larger team who stay in the Volunteer Village as their home base. This area has a variety of work equipment used around all areas of West Point Lake. Duties may include but are not limited to: blow off leaves, clean fire rings, clean and stock bathrooms, pick-up trash around campsites and lake shoreline, clean signs, paint signs, monitor and/or repair blue-bird boxes, build fish attractors, plant trees and other vegetation, assist with School Programs onsite and offsite, assist with special events, assist Rangers with monthly data collection, assist at Visitor Center desk, assist Rangers on boat patrols, maintain bulletin boards, conduct educational programs at R.Shaefer Heard Amphitheater, clear brush, maintain project office butterfly garden, inspect hiking and biking trails, and photographer.

Campsites provided will include 50amp electric, sewage and water hookup at no cost to you.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Deborah A. Norton
1842 Viewpoint Road
P. O. Box 48
Ahsahka, ID 83520
(208) 476-1256
Fax: (208) 476-1262  
deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Center Maintenance (Located at the Dam):
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Volunteer Duties: As a Visitor Center Maintenance Volunteer at Dworshak you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. One couple is needed from May 2016 through September 2016. Most duties are between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Your main job duties at Dworshak would include cleaning campsites and fire rings, picking up liter, cleaning bathrooms, empting garbage’s, lawn mowing, using the weed eater, trimming branches, painting, and using the blower at our 3 primitive campgrounds, along with 3 of our day use areas. Help rangers with special events or projects if needed. Vehicles and all the supplies you will need will be provided along with steel toed shoes. We also provided lawn mower training.

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer couple is October 15, 2015; Resumes should be mailed to: Deborah A. Norton, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil.

We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/07/2016)
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Dent Acres Park Attendants (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Volunteer Duties: As a Park Attendants Volunteer for Dent Acres Campground you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. Dent Acres is a full service campground with 50 campsites, a boat launch ramp, playground, and restroom with showers. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. Two couples are needed from May 2016 through September 2016. Most duties are between 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Volunteers live on-site and answer visitor questions, provide directions and other assistance, explain fee payment procedures, sell ice, and educate visitors about campground rules. You will assist park staff with minor projects such as painting, pruning brush and or trees. Volunteers do not perform skilled maintenance duties or perform janitorial services.

Special Skills:  Computer skills and previous knowledge of the reservation system Recreation.gov is recommended but not required.

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer couple is February 14, 2016; Resumes should be mailed to: Deborah A. Norton, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil.

We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/07/2016)
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Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for summer (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 01, 2016

Volunteer Duties: As a Maintenance Volunteer for Dent Acres Campground you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. Dent Acres is a full service campground with 50 campsites, a boat launch ramp, playground, and restroom with showers. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. Four couples are needed from May 2016 through September 2016.  Most duties are between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Your main duties are to maintain the campground and facilities; cleaning bathrooms, trash, fire rings, campsites, and mowing the campground. You will assist park staff with minor projects such as painting, pruning brush and or trees. Help rangers with special events or projects if needed.  Volunteers do perform skilled maintenance duties or perform janitorial services. Vehicles and all the supplies you will need will be provided along with steel toed shoes. We also provided lawn mower training. (Please do not let your limitations in availability prevent you from considering this position; we will work with volunteers to fit their availability into our season.)

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer couple is October 15, 2015; Resumes should be mailed to: Deborah A. Norton, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil.

We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/07/2016)
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Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for fall (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: September 01, 2016 to December 15, 2016

Volunteer Duties: As a Maintenance Volunteer for Dent Acres Campground you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. Dent Acres is a full service campground with 50 campsites, a boat launch ramp, playground, and restroom with showers. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. Fall opening: Two couples needed for September 2016 through December 2016. Most duties are between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Your main duties are to maintain the campground and facilities; cleaning bathrooms, trash, fire rings, campsites, and mowing the campground. You will assist park staff with minor projects such as painting, pruning brush and or trees.  Help rangers with special events or projects if needed. Volunteers do perform skilled maintenance duties or perform janitorial services. Vehicles and all the supplies you will need will be provided along with steel toed shoes. We also provided lawn mower training. (Please do not let your limitations in availability prevent you from considering this position; we will work with volunteers to fit their availability into our season.)

Deadlines: Resume deadline for spring couple is March 15, 2016. Resumes should be mailed to: Deborah A. Norton, Dworshak Reservoir, and P.O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil.

We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/07/2016)
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Visitor Center Maintenance (Located at the Dam)

Dates: September 15, 2016 through November 15, 2016

Volunteer Duties: As a Visitor Center Maintenance Volunteer at Dworshak you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. One couple is needed from September 15, 2016 through November 15, 2016. Most duties are between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Your main job duties at Dworshak would include cleaning campsites and fire rings, picking up liter, cleaning bathrooms, empting garbage’s, lawn mowing, using the weed eater, trimming branches, painting, and using the blower at our 3 primitive campgrounds, along with 3 of our day use areas. Help rangers with special events or projects if needed. Vehicles and all the supplies you will need will be provided along with steel toed shoes. We also provided lawn mower training.  (Please do not let your limitations in availability prevent you from considering this position; we will work with volunteers to fit their availability into our season.)

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer couple is March 15, 2016; Resumes should be mailed to: Deborah A. Norton, Dworshak Reservoir; P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil.

We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/07/2016)
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Lucky Peak Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Shana D. O’Rear
9723 East Highway 21
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 343-0671
Fax: (208) 343-9914
shana.d.orear@usace.army.mil 


Park Host/Macks Creek Campground:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through November 01, 2016

Come spend the summer in beautiful southern Idaho at Macks Creek Park as a park host!

Macks Creek Park is a small day-use area and 15 site campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, 25 miles from the Boise area and 4 miles off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Lucky Peak Lake is located in the foothills of southwestern Idaho on the Boise River at an elevation of 3,055 feet. When full, the lake stretches 12 miles up-river, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water.

Volunteer Duties: As park host, volunteers will be expected to be available for visitor assistance by answering questions and educating visitors about campground rules, manage the reservation system, assist staff with minor projects, and provide minimal facilities maintenance during routine rounds.

Volunteer Requirements: We are looking for a couple, 21 or older, to work as a team to cover Wednesday through Sunday and split duties that begin in the morning and end in the evenings. Volunteers live on-site in their personal RV on the provided camping pad.  Volunteers must have no significant physical or mental conditions that would prevent the volunteer from performing daily duties. Single applicants will be considered.

Volunteers will not be asked to perform skilled maintenance duties. Any required training will be provided by the agency.

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer 2016 is November 30, 2015; Resumes with RV photo and description should be mailed to: Shana D. O’Rear, Lucky Peak Dam and Lake, 9723 East Highway 21, Boise, Idaho 83716 or by email at shana.d.orear@usace.army.mil

We offer a sheltered campsite on a concrete pad with sun-shade and sewer/electric hookups, landline telephone and trash service.  Water is provided via rangers by potable water tank. Agency provides all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.) along with necessary equipment to perform duties, and a secure shed for storage. Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Illinois Waterway Project Office/Farm Creek Reservoirs: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Todd Ernenputsch
257 Grant Street
Peoria, IL 61603
(309)676-4601 Ext: 209
Fax: (309) 676-4925
todd.d.ernenputsch@usace.army.mil 


Park Ranger Assistant:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016


A Park Ranger Assistant (PRA) assists with all programs managed at the Illinois Waterway Project Office. These programs include, but not limited to interpretation, recreation management, Natural Resources Management and Administration. Each day will generally start at the Illinois Waterway Project Office. However, reporting station may change with different work assignments. Working hours are very flexible and can range from a few hours each week to full time. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Lake Shelbyville:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jonathon (Brock) B. Key
1989 State Highway 16
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774- 3951 Ext: 7008
jonathon.b.key@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center:  
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 25, 2016

Volunteers needed from May through October. Duties include greeting visitors, advising visitors of brochures, interpretive displays, programs, recreation opportunities and amenities available at the lake and surrounding area. Volunteers will conduct books store sales on behalf of the cooperating association, answer phones, keep brochures stocked, pick up litter or debris around visitor center, perform light maintenance duties and other miscellaneous duties as needed. There may be opportunities to plant, water and weed flower beds around visitor center when visitation is slower. Couples will work together if volunteering as such. If volunteering as a couple, 20 service hours each person per week (40 hours combined) is required. If volunteering as a single person, 32 service hours per week is required.

There may be possibilities to volunteer for portions of the time May thru October. Please do not count out the possibility of volunteering part of the season. Please apply or inquire about the possibilities.

A full hook-up campsite at Dam West recreation area, approximately 1 mile from the visitor center, will be provided. The site includes water, sewer, and 50 amp electrical services.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Mowing Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through Labor Day 2016

This position requires the maintenance and operation of a commercial riding mower and a gasoline powered line trimmer. This equipment will be used to mow and trim approximately 17 acres in the Lone Point Recreation Area. Training for proper and safe operation of equipment will be provided. Personal Protective Equipment will also be provided. There may be light maintenance duties included in this position which would include but not limited to cleaning fire pits, painting, emptying garbage cans, trimming vegetation and litter pickup.

If volunteering as a couple the mowing positions can be pair with Recreation Area Volunteer position or both volunteers could perform as mowing volunteers. 32 service hours per week is required if volunteering as a single person. 40 service hours of work combined per week is required (20 hours each person) if volunteering as a couple.

There may be mowing volunteer positions opening in other recreation areas. Please contact the volunteer coordinator if you have any questions.

A full hook-up campsite at Lone Pone Campground will be provided. The site includes water, sewer, and 50 amp electrical services.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Water Safety Roving Interpretation:
 
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016 

Volunteers needed to conduct face-to-face roving interpretation that pertains to water safety to visitors of all ages and voluntary vessel checks at boat ramps. Roving interpretation takes place in all of the campgrounds, beaches and day use areas. This is a chance to use your creativity and have fun outside. Materials to conduct roving interpretation will be provided.

Volunteers must provide their own transportation while volunteering. Volunteers will be reimbursed for their mileage. To volunteer you must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteers will wear provided volunteer uniform while performing volunteer duties. Applicants must be physically capable of performing job duties. Volunteers must have a friendly attitude with the public and portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

If volunteering as a couple, 20 service hours each person per week (40 hours combined) is required. If volunteering as a single person, 32 service hours per week is required Individuals and couples are encouraged to volunteer.

Special Skills: Good communication skills, outgoing personality and a people person. Training on how to provide effective interpretation will be provided.

A full hook-up campsite will be provided. The site includes water, sewer, and 50 amp electrical services.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Flowerbed Maintenance:
 
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 30, 2016

Maintain flowerbeds at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, Coon Creek Recreation Area, Lithia Springs Recreation Area and Spillway East Recreation. You do not have to maintain all of the flowerbeds. You can pick and choose the flowerbed(s) that you would like to maintain.

The task includes pulling weeds, mulching, planting and trimming plants and watering. All supplies will be provided to conduct this task.

Special Skills: None needed.

For every 4 hours of service a free night camping voucher is available that is good for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Lake Shelbyville during the 2014 camping season.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Recreation Area Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

There are multiple Recreation Area Volunteer positions open. The starting and ending dates vary depending on the recreation area. Volunteer commitments for portions of the season may be possible. The recreation areas are Forest “Bo” Woods, Coon Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point and Opossum Creek.

These positions have many duties which include but not limited to cleaning comfort stations and shower buildings, emptying garbage cans, cleaning campfire rings, picking up litter, trimming vegetation and painting. Cleaning of the comfort stations and shower buildings will occur two to three days a week (approximately 8 hours each week) depending on the recreation area. The volunteer will also serve as a campground host answering visitors’ questions. This may occur as the volunteer as performing the duties or there may be times when visitors come to the volunteer’s campsite to report problems. The volunteer is expected to answer visitor’s questions appropriately, ensure the visitor the problem will be fixed or reported and then report problems to Lake Staff. If volunteering as a couple, 20 service hours each person per week (40 hours combined) is required. If volunteering as a single person, 32 service hours per week is required.

A full hook-up campsite will be provided at the assigned recreation area. The site includes water, sewer, and 50 amp electrical services.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Earth Day Cleanup:
 
Dates: April 23, 2017  

Volunteer are needed from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to help maintain the landscape beds, butterfly house & garden at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center.  First 100 volunteers will receive a white pine seedling. Every volunteer will receive lunch & a free night camping voucher.

Special Skills:  None needed. All ages welcome! Bring your gloves & help beautify Lake Shelbyville on Earth Day. 
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Mississippi River Project Office, Visitor Center:
  
Click here for more lake information
Contact
:
Michael P. McKean
Locks & Dam 15, Rock Island Arsenal, Bldg. 328 - VC
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 794-5338
Fax: (309) 794-5741
michael.p.mckean@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties:  The primary duty of a full-time visitor center Host is operation of the Mississippi River Visitor Center.  There are three full-time Visitor Center Host positions. Visitor Center hours during this period are 9:00 am through 5:00 pm seven days a week. Hosts are required to provide an average of 21 hours of service per week and may serve the entire recreation season. Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet the hour requirements, but can be arranged through the volunteer coordinator.

Special Skills:  Comfortable greeting and talking to customers, running the cash register, balancing funds and receipts at the end of each day, providing lock and dam tours and visitor center tours and being comfortable with large crowds in the visitor center at any given time.

Full-time Visitor Center Hosts who wish to receive camping in return for volunteer services will be assigned a campsite with water, electric in the Fisherman’s Corner Campground.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District/Thomson, IL:  Click here for more lake information
Contact
:
Kevin J. Zidarich
823 Main Street
P. O. Box 398
Thomson, IL 61285
(815) 259-3628 Ext: 6253
Fax: (815) 259-3629
kevin.j.zidarich@usace.army.mil

Mississippi
River Project/Rock Island District is on the Iowa & Illinois border


Fisherman’s Corner South & North Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: The primary duty the Volunteer Park Host is to provide customers with answers to questions and to help with maintenance tasks in the Fisherman’s Corner North and South in Hampton, Illinois. We expect that the host be professional around all customers, and help them in any way possible. Our host is the face of this campground and needs to be welcoming and presentable to all of our campers. Communication with our Lead Park Rangers is extremely important and will need to be in contact with them if ever there are any concerns. The host will be expected to stay on site for the duration of the weekends and a portion of the day during the weekdays. The campground host will need to average 21 hours per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed, and insurance vehicle and camping unit and fuel for those vehicles. Training will be available for certain government issued equipment.

The government will provide a hardened campsite on which to park the volunteer hosts' camping unit.  This site will have electricity, water and sewer hookups available at no cost to the host, during the time period of the volunteer service.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Thomson Causeway Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: The primary duty the Volunteer Park Host is to provide customers with answers to questions and to help with maintenance tasks in the Thomson Causeway in Thomson, Illinois. We expect that the host be professional around all customers, and help them in any way possible. Our host is the face of this campground and needs to be welcoming and presentable to all of our campers. Communication with our Lead Park Rangers is extremely important and will need to be in contact with them if ever there are any concerns. The host will be expected to stay on site for the duration of the weekends and a portion of the day during the weekdays. The campground host will need to average 21 hours per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed, and insurance vehicle and camping unit and fuel for those vehicles. Training will be available for certain government issued equipment.

The government will provide a hardened campsite on which to park the volunteer hosts' camping unit.  This site will have electricity, water and sewer hookups available at no cost to the host, during the time period of the volunteer service.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Mowing Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The Mowing Volunteer is responsible for mowing and trimming the areas around facilities in several recreation areas in addition to other duties as available and scheduled.  Guidance will be given to the volunteer as to the desired appearance of the grass and maps of mowing boundaries at the recreation areas. Volunteers will be able to use a government furnished riding mower, trimmer, equipment fuel, trailer and safety equipment to accomplish the mowing and trimming. Volunteer will be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving, trailering, trimmers and mowers before able to operate equipment or use the trailer. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week per volunteer. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance to transport materials including trash. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. The estimated miles per week are included with the description. Information on each area can be found at http://www.missriver.org.

Recreation Areas of cleaning responsibility include:

Big Slough Recreation Area
Lock and Dam 13 Recreation Area
Cattail Slough Recreation Area
Bulger’s Hollow Recreation Area


Season: May through October

Days Off: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 105 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $59.33 per week

Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Administrative Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The primary duty of the Administrative Volunteer is to assist with office tasks at the Thomson Ranger Office in Thomson, IL. Volunteers are required to provide at least 21 hours of service per week. Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet the hour requirements. Office hours for this position are 8:00 am through 12:00 pm Monday through Friday. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. The estimated miles per week are included with the description. Information on each area can be found at http://www.missriver.org.

Season: May through October

Days Off: Saturdays and Sundays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 15 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $8.48 per week

Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description


Specific duties include: 

Answer questions and assist customers both in person, at the office, and by phone regarding directions, recreation opportunities, area amenities, and other resources.

Open and close the office.

Routine typing and filing, picking up the mail at the post office and preparing mail for each day’s transmittal. Making copies of documents, purging project files, data entry, and editing.

Sell annual passes, volunteer to be bonded by the government.

Hosts will be required to balance funds and receipts following each shift.

Maintain brochure racks, stock/inventory sales items, and complete brochure order when supplies are low.

Help update interpretive displays as needed.

General housekeeping duties: Maintain cleanliness of floors (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming), clean restrooms, and restock toilet paper and empty trash receptacles as needed.

Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs.

Hosts may also assist with other duties as available and scheduled.

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: Individual needs to be able to meet and deal with people well. The appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization. Public speaking skills are desirable but not mandatory. Typing, understanding of office organization and prioritization of work actions.

TRAINING/ORIENTATION NEEDED: Job hazard and safety training, and computer program orientation. Be familiar with Golden Age/Access Passports, Annual Passes, and Day Use Fees.

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT UTILIZED: Computers, facsimile machine, copy machine, etc. All government equipment/property shall be used for official government business only! Government equipment/property should never be used for personal gain.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Rivers Project Office/National Great Rivers Museum:
  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Janet K. Meredith
Tommy V. Smith
#2 Lock & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
(618) 462-6979
Fax: (618) 462-7650
janet.k.meredith@usace.army.mil &
tommy.v.smith@usace.army.mil 
or
ngrm@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: Staff information desk; greet visitors; answer visitor’s questions; provide guided public and special group tours; perform retail sales and organize the Confluence Bookstore; help USACE staff with other duties as assigned.

If interested and qualified – help facilitate education/interpretation programs and staff special events in and around the Alton, IL region.

Special Skills: Customer service; group tours/public speaking; organization skills; basic computer skills; facilitate education programs.
(Updated 03/24/2016)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.

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Coralville Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary Sue Bowers
2850 Prairie DuChien Road N.E
Iowa City, IA  52240-7820
(319) 338-3543 Ext: 6306
Fax: (319) 354-4466
mary.s.bowers@usace.army.mil


National
Public Lands Day:

Dates: September 24, 2016 through September 26, 2016

Coralville Lake natural resource program volunteers needed.

Program: Each volunteer event will include a short (approximately 10 minute) program which will explain the environmental issue being addressed with the project.

How to sign up: If you are interested in volunteering, please call (319) 338-3543 ext. 6308, or email coralville.lake@usace.army.mil. Pre-registration is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event start time.

National Public Lands Day: Volunteers will be planting trees in the campgrounds or areas that are undergoing timber stand improvement work. An interpretive program about forest ecosystems and forest health will be included at the beginning of the event.

Campgrounds will be open and free sites available for Dates in Red for volunteers working a minimum of 4 hours.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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Prairie Seed Collection:

Dates: October 01, 2016 through November 14, 2016

Coralville Lake natural resource program volunteers needed.

Program: Each volunteer event will include a short (approximately 10 minute) program which will explain the environmental issue being addressed with the project.

How to sign up: If you are interested in volunteering, please call (319) 338-3543 ext. 6308, or email coralville.lake@usace.army.mil. Pre-registration is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event start time.

Prairie Seed Collection: Volunteers will be hand collecting prairie seed from a variety of prairie remnants and reconstructions to be re-planted into a 125 acre restoration project along Ely Blacktop (County Road W6E). An interpretive program about prairie ecosystems and restoration will be included at the beginning of the event.

October 17, 2016: Prairie Seed Collection, November 07, 2016: Prairie Seed Collection, & November 14, 2016: Prairie Seed Collection.

Campgrounds will be open and free sites available for volunteers working a minimum of 4 hours.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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Mississippi River Project Pool 13 /Pleasant Creek Recreation Area:
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Contact:
Bret R. Streckwald
2595 Kerper Blvd
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 582-0881 Ext: 6251
Fax: (563) 582-6908
bret.r.streckwald@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host/Custodian Pleasant Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: May 15, 2016 through October 15, 2016

The campground host/custodian is responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and informing campers of self-registration procedures. Volunteer will not collect nor handle money.

The campground host/custodian is also responsible for the daily tasks of cleaning 4 vault toilets and policing campground for litter. 55 fire rings will be cleaned weekly or as needed.  All cleaning materials will be provided. Host/custodian shall provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week.

If you would like more information about the Mississippi River Project go to www.missriver.org.

The volunteer selected for this position is provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 13 /Grant River Recreation Area:
 
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Contact:
Bret R. Streckwald
2595 Kerper Blvd
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 582-0881 Ext 6251
Fax: (563) 582-6908
bret.r.streckwald@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host/Grant River Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 23, 2016

The campground host is responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and providing information. Other duties may include very light maintenance.

If you would like more information about the Mississippi River Project go to www.missriver.org.

The volunteer selected for this position is provided a campsite with 50-amp electric.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District:
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Contact:
Kevin J. Zidarich
823 Main Street
P. O. box 398
Thomson, IL 61285

(815) 259-3628 Ext: 6253

Fax: (815) 259-3629
kevin.j.zidarich@usace.army.mil 

Mississippi River Project/Rock Island District is on the Iowa & Illinois border


Fisherman’s Corner South & North Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: The primary duty the Volunteer Park Host is to provide customers with answers to questions and to help with maintenance tasks in the Fisherman’s Corner North and South in Hampton, Illinois. We expect that the host be professional around all customers, and help them in any way possible. Our host is the face of this campground and needs to be welcoming and presentable to all of our campers. Communication with our Lead Park Rangers is extremely important and will need to be in contact with them if ever there are any concerns. The host will be expected to stay on site for the duration of the weekends and a portion of the day during the weekdays. The campground host will need to average 21 hours per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed, and insurance vehicle and camping unit and fuel for those vehicles. Training will be available for certain government issued equipment.

The government will provide a hardened campsite on which to park the volunteer hosts' camping unit.  This site will have electricity, water and sewer hookups available at no cost to the host, during the time period of the volunteer service.

(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Thomson Causeway Host:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: The primary duty the Volunteer Park Host is to provide customers with answers to questions and to help with maintenance tasks in the Thomson Causeway in Thomson, Illinois. We expect that the host be professional around all customers, and help them in any way possible. Our host is the face of this campground and needs to be welcoming and presentable to all of our campers. Communication with our Lead Park Rangers is extremely important and will need to be in contact with them if ever there are any concerns. The host will be expected to stay on site for the duration of the 8 weekends and a portion of the day during the weekdays. The campground host will need to average 21 hours per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed, and insurance vehicle and camping unit and fuel for those vehicles. Training will be available for certain government issued equipment.


The government will provide a hardened campsite on which to park the volunteer hosts' camping unit.  This site will have electricity, water and sewer hookups available at no cost to the host, during the time period of the volunteer service.

(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Mowing Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The Mowing Volunteer is responsible for mowing and trimming the areas around facilities in several recreation areas in addition to other duties as available and scheduled.  Guidance will be given to the volunteer as to the desired appearance of the grass and maps of mowing boundaries at the recreation areas. Volunteers will be able to use a government furnished riding mower, trimmer, equipment fuel, trailer and safety equipment to accomplish the mowing and trimming. Volunteer will be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving, trailering, trimmers and mowers before able to operate equipment or use the trailer. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week per volunteer. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance to transport materials including trash. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. The estimated miles per week are included with the description. Information on each area can be found at http://www.missriver.org.

Recreation Areas of cleaning responsibility include:

Big Slough Recreation Area
Lock and Dam 13 Recreation Area
Cattail Slough Recreation Area
Bulger’s Hollow Recreation Area

Season: May through October

Days Off: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 105 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $59.33 per week

Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Administrative Volunteers:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The primary duty of the Administrative Volunteer is to assist with office tasks at the Thomson Ranger Office in Thomson, IL. Volunteers are required to provide at least 21 hours of service per week. Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet the hour requirements. Office hours for this position are 8:00 am through 12:00 pm Monday through Friday. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. The estimated miles per week are included with the description. Information on each area can be found at http://www.missriver.org.

Season: May through October

Days Off: Saturdays and Sundays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 15 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $8.48 per week

Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description


Specific duties include:

Answer questions and assist customers both in person, at the office, and by phone regarding directions, recreation opportunities, area amenities, and other resources.

Open and close the office.

Routine typing and filing, picking up the mail at the post office and preparing mail for each day’s transmittal. Making copies of documents, purging project files, data entry, and editing.

Sell annual passes, volunteer to be bonded by the government.

Hosts will be required to balance funds and receipts following each shift.

Maintain brochure racks, stock/inventory sales items, and complete brochure order when supplies are low.

Help update interpretive displays as needed.

General housekeeping duties: Maintain cleanliness of floors (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming), clean restrooms, and restock toilet paper and empty trash receptacles as needed.

Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs.

Hosts may also assist with other duties as available and scheduled.

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: Individual needs to be able to meet and deal with people well. The appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization. Public speaking skills are desirable but not mandatory. Typing, understanding of office organization and prioritization of work actions.

TRAINING/ORIENTATION NEEDED: Job hazard and safety training, and computer program orientation. Be familiar with Golden Age/Access Passports, Annual Passes, and Day Use Fees.

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT UTILIZED: Computers, facsimile machine, copy machine, etc. All government equipment/property shall be used for official government business only! Government equipment/property should never be used for personal gain.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 16-22/Shady Creek Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Douglas R. Vogel
810 Main Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-7913 Ext 6762
Fax: (563) 263-1845
douglas.r.vogel@usace.army.mil


Campground Host/Shady Creek Recreation Area:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 23, 2016 

Description: Shady Creek Recreation Area is located on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles east of Muscatine, IA and 16 miles west of the Quad Cities.

This position has many duties which include but are not limited to cleaning comfort stations and shower buildings, emptying garbage cans, cleaning campfire rings, picking up litter, trimming vegetation and painting. Cleaning of the comfort stations and shower buildings (1 waterborne restroom, 1 shower house and 2 vault toilets) will occur two to three days a week. The volunteer will also serve as a campground host answering visitors’ questions. This may occur as the volunteers are performing their duties or there may be times when visitors come to the volunteer’s campsite to report problems. The volunteer is expected to answer questions appropriately, ensure the visitor the problem will be fixed or reported and then report problems to project staff. If volunteering as a couple, 20 service hours each person per week (40 hours combined) is required. If volunteering as a single person, 32 service hours per week is required.

Housing/Amenities provided: Trailer/RV pad. The volunteer will be provided a site with electric and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Campground Host/Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 23, 2016 

Description: Shady Creek Recreation Area is located on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River approximately 14 miles east of Muscatine, IA and 12 miles west of the Quad Cities.

This position has many duties which include but are not limited to cleaning comfort stations and shower buildings, emptying garbage cans, cleaning campfire rings, picking up litter, trimming vegetation and painting. Cleaning of the comfort stations and shower buildings (1 shower house and 2 vault toilets) will occur two to three days a week. The volunteer will also serve as a campground host answering visitors’ questions. This may occur as the volunteers are performing their duties or there may be times when visitors come to the volunteer’s campsite to report problems. The volunteer is expected to answer questions appropriately, ensure the visitor the problem will be fixed or reported and then report problems to project staff. If volunteering as a couple, 20 service hours each person per week (40 hours combined) is required. If volunteering as a single person, 32 service hours per week is required.

Housing/Amenities provided: Trailer/RV pad. The volunteer will be provided a site with electric and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Red Rock LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact:
Mark R. Pollastrini
1105 North Hwy T-15
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 828-7522 Ext: 6442
Fax: (641) 828-7952
mark.r.pollastrini@usace.army.mil 


Recreation Area Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake, provides an array of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. It is one of Iowa’s premier destinations for camping, biking and water based recreation. The US Army Corps of Engineers manages numerous recreational areas within the project, including 6 campgrounds and 9 day use areas. Much of the public service in these areas is provided by a team of over 50 volunteers. This vibrant team fills 28 service positions including campground hosting, fee collection, custodial work, visitor center staffing, light maintenance, promotional work and program hosting.

For a list of current openings or to learn more about Lake Red Rock’s volunteer program contact Park Ranger Mark Pollastrini, phone: 641-828-7522 ext. 6442, email: mark.r.pollastrini@usace.army.mil or visit us on the web at www.lakeredrock.org.

Volunteers are provided a free full service campsite in exchange for seasonal service from late April through September.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Saylorville Lake - Click here for more lake information 
Contact:
Phillip D. Rustad 
5600 NW 78th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-4656 Ext. 6518
phillip.d.rustad@usace.army.mil 


Natural Resource Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

The primary duty of a Natural Resource Volunteer is to help improve overall park aesthetics by performing/assisting in day to day and seasonal management activities, while promoting native landscape species. Volunteers must be willing to work in all weather conditions and have an underlying knowledge of landscape/park maintenance. Knowledge of pruning methods, tree care and use of chemicals is preferred, but training is available. Hosts shall provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week and may serve the entire recreation season April through October. The volunteer will work on established weekdays between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. The volunteer may be required to lift up to 40 lbs. and operate tools such as a spin-line trimmer, ATV, chainsaw, pruners, pole saw, backpack sprayer, or other tools. All tools will be provided by the government and volunteers may operate a government vehicle while performing official duties. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and are responsible for ensuring that their personal insurance will cover any/all expenses acquired in the event of an accident in a government vehicle.

For more information on volunteering at Saylorville Lake visit web site: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake/WorkingforUs.aspx.

Volunteers selected for this position who wish to receive camping in return for volunteer service will be provided an assigned campsite with water, electric and sewer normally located in Sandpiper Volunteer Campground.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Cleaning Host/West Lake:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through Mid October 2016

Job Description: The Cleaning volunteer maintains cleanliness at picnic, campground, and boat ramp areas from Mid-April through Mid-October. Park facilities being cleaned by volunteers are traditionally lightly used. Cleaning days assigned in more popular recreation areas are days with the lowest usage. Duties will include opening gates, cleaning restrooms, servicing trash receptacles, posting shelter reservations and picking up litter and debris. Facilities and Grounds are cleaned in the mornings daily. Volunteers will average 21 hours of service per week with days off Sunday and Monday. Volunteers must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance to transport cleaning materials and hauling trash. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description.

For more information on volunteering at Saylorville Lake visit the web site: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake/WorkingforUs.aspx

Volunteers will be provided a full hook up campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in the Acorn Valley Campground.

(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Clinton Lake Project Office:
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Contact:
Kipp Walters
872 North 1402 Road
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 843-7665
Fax: (785) 843-4360
kipp.j.walters@usace.army.mil 


Campground Maintenance: 
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Volunteer will perform various light duty maintenance work to include: painting, staining; light carpentry work (repair/replace rotted or damaged boards on privies, shelters, picnic tables, etc.); replace screens in park restrooms and shower facilities; pruning, weeding flowerbeds, planting and watering trees/shrubs; etc.

Volunteer will be provided with a full service site.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Fall River Lake:
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Contact:
Craig S. Trinkle & Natalia E. Pope
2453 Lake Road
Fall River, KS 67047-0037
(620) 658-4445
Fax: (620) 658-4919
craig.s.trinkle@usace.army.mil &
natalia.pope@usace.army.mil 


Park Camp Host & Maintenance/North Rock Ridge:
Dates: October 01, 2016 through November 30, 2016

Fall River Lake, North Rock Ridge, Fall River, Kansas, North Rock Ridge is a small campground with 44 campsites. The camp host will have 2 major duties:  visitor assistance and facility maintenance. As an important part of the lakes visitor assistance program the volunteer will welcome all visitors and provide fee, rule and regulation, and other general information.  The volunteer will monitor park activities and will contact the park ranger if a problem is observed. Facility maintenance will include cleaning the toilet building in the park and insuring that supplies are kept stocked in this facility.  Other duties will include roadside litter pickup, cleaning of fire rings, and watering and maintaining flowerbeds. Volunteers will be provided with all required administrative supplies, radios, cleaning supplies, and other tools.  Volunteer periods for a shorter length of time than shown above will be considered although 60 days is considered a minimum.

Volunteer will be provided with a full service site including a storage shed.
  
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Hillsdale Lake - Click here for more lake information 
Contact:
Jim Bell
26000 West 255th Street
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 783-4366
Fax: (913) 783-4425
James.D.Bell@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Center Operation:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

The time maybe adjustable for 24 hour per week per couple; Operate Visitor Center on weekends, light maintenance work such as watering, weeding, painting, filing, bulletin board updates, pruning, cleaning, and other light task. Prospective volunteers will receive an information packet with a map of the local area, the lake, and photos of the RV campsite.  The campsite is isolated on a secure road. Volunteers are located alone within walking distance of the Visitor Center. There is a great fishing lake, just 30 minutes from Kansas City.

Volunteer will receive RV Campsite with full hookup, 50 Amp service, water and sewer.  
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Winter Volunteers:
Dates: January 01, 2017 through March 31, 2017

Volunteers will work in the office answering phones, filing, and will assist with moving snow and completing light maintenance work such as tree and trail work. 

Volunteer will receive RV Campsite with full hookup, 50 Amp service, water and sewer.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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John Redmond Lake Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jeremy J. Schoonover
Gary A. Kepley
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 364-8614
Fax: (620) 364-8919
jeremy.j.schoonover@usace.army.mil or
gary.a.kepley@usace.army.mil


Maintenance:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through November 30, 2016

Opportunity Description: Volunteer positions are currently available for couples or individuals willing to assist with park improvements and general maintenance of facilities. The time-span is flexible, but prefer a minimum commitment of 3 months. Tasks include but not limited to grubbing, trimming and watering established trees, planting new trees, litter pickup throughout the parks and small debris pickup on the shoreline, installing or repairing signs, boundary fences, trails, or other tasks such as general carpentry, concrete, electrical, plumbing, or painting. Responsibilities may be assigned according to demonstrated skills and experience. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied. Volunteers will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff.  Volunteers will work under the direct supervision and generally alongside Ranger and Maintenance staff.

Special Skills Needed: Positive attitude and outgoing personalities along with the desire to work as part of a team to reach our goals and "Make a Difference".

We offer a campsite with electric and water in exchange for approximately 20 hours per week.
(Updated 04/28/2015)
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Kanopolis Lake - Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brock A. DeLong
105 Riverside Drive
Marquette KS 67464
(785) 546-2294
brock.a.delong@usace.army.mil 


Park Host/Water Safety:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Park Host will have duties with visitor assistance and water safety. Duties include assisting campers by providing lake information and distributing Title 36, Lake Maps, and Water Safety Material. Volunteers may also staff the Visitor Center during peak hours and provide information to visitors in person and over the phone. Volunteers will update/maintain the existing bulletin boards by adding new material and making minor structural repairs. The volunteers will also perform courtesy vessel inspections at boat ramps and assist the Ranger staff with on the water vessel inspections. Volunteers will take photographs of visitors and wildlife, and may be asked by the staff to assist with various light duty tasks. 
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Park Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Volunteers will perform various light duty maintenance work to include: painting, staining, light carpentry work (repair/replace rotted or damaged boards on bulletin boards and picnic tables). Minor landscaping to include: pruning, weeding flowerbeds, planting and watering trees/shrubs, etc.  Maintain existing trails by removing litter and encroaching vegetation using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, loppers, and handsaws. Some duties will be performed alone or with the Maintenance or Ranger staff. Volunteers will be provided with all required supplies and tools to complete the assigned jobs. Position is on a 90-day trial with an extension if work is completed at a satisfactory level. Length of stay is not to exceed September 30, 2016.

Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours of week service for a full service campsite, which includes 50 amp electric, water, and sewer.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Marion Reservoir:  Click here for more Lake Information
Contact:
Wesley J. Henson
2105 Pawnee Road
Marion, KS 66861 
(620) 382-2101 
Fax: (620) 382-3840
wesley.j.henson@usace.army.mil 


Park Host/Maintenance/Cottonwood Point Campground:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

If you like Marion Reservoir- you’ll love living and working here!  Did you know our six parks and 12,000+ acres of land and water are visited by 500,000 people every year, but maintained by only a small handful of folks? You can be a critical member of our team by living and working at Marion Reservoir.

We need two resident volunteers (either two individuals, or two couples) to work alongside other volunteers, Rangers, and maintenance staff to maintain our Cottonwood Point campground and help complete the much anticipated “expansion”. Work focuses on maintenance (building shelter tops, installing cookers, trimming trees, picking up litter, etc.), but volunteers also monitor park use and serve as ambassadors by welcoming visitors and providing information.

So if you are available from mid April through late October (negotiable), own a camper, and have a desire to work hard and play harder, we encourage you to contact Wesley J. HensonPark Ranger at (620)-382-2101. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of locations and work at Marion Reservoir.

In return for 20 volunteer hours per week, we provide you a full hook-up campsite, tools & amp; training, a flexible schedule, and immediate access to recreation and beautiful views.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Allen R. Zylstra
P O Box 426
Cherryvale Kansas 67335-0426
(620) 336-2741
allen.r.zylstra@usace.army.mil 


Maintenance Park Host:
Dates: This position is Year Round 2016

Painting, assisting maintenance staff and rangers, and light repairs of facilities. Volunteer will be provided with tools and equipment and have access to vehicles.

Special Skills: General maintenance skills, painting, operating vehicles and small equipment.

Campsite is inside of Cherryvale Park which has 30 sites so some hosting will be part of the position. We are 2 hours from Tulsa, OK and 1 hour from Joplin, MO.

A Campsite with water, 50 amp, and sewer provided in exchange for 20 hours per week of service.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Camp Host Volunteer/Timber Hill Park:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Timber Hill Park is closer to Parsons, KS. Camp Host is to Park with 20 primitive sites and a boat ramp.

Duties: Make sure the honor vaults have envelopes.  Pick up some trash, monitor park, inform visitors of rules and regulations. You may be asked to help staff with some repair and maintenance items.

Timber Hill Park is generally quiet, mostly fisherman using the ramp. Campsite is on top of hill and fairly open with a large walnut tree. There is a storage building on site.

Campsite provided with full hookups. Volunteer will need to provide a phone, Verizon wireless and US Cellular work best in this area. 20 hours per week of service is required.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Perry Lake Project Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Reece E. Nelson
10419 Perry Park Drive
Perry, KS 66044
(785) 597-5144
Fax: (785) 597-5739
reece.e.nelson@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Center Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Perry Lake is seeking volunteers to help with staffing the visitor center in the summer months (flexible on arrival and departure).

Duties include: greeting customers and providing information on the lake and surrounding areas, answering phones, keeping brochures stocked, and administrative work as necessary. Sites are directly adjacent to visitor center, so no morning commutes!

Applicants need to have top notch people skills; familiarization with transferring calls on business phones a plus, but not a necessity.

For your volunteer services, 50 amp, water and sewer campsite provided.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Wilson Lake - Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Zach D. Hlad
4860 Outlet Blvd
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481 
(816) 389-3036
Fax: (785) 658-2554 
zach.d.hlad@usace.army.mil 


Campground Maintenance:
Dates: Volunteer needed from May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

To perform various light duty maintenance work to include: painting, staining; light carpentry work (repair/replace rotted or damaged boards on privies, shelters, picnic tables, etc.); pruning, weeding flowerbeds, planting and watering trees/shrubs; etc.

Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours per week service in exchange for a free campsite with full hookups.   
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Campground Park Watch:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer needed to patrol park daily, direct unpaid campers to honor vault.  Stocking vault with pencils and envelopes as needed.  Picking up any roadside litter, sweeping out restroom facilities once per week and replacing toilet paper as needed.   
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Barren River Lake:   
Click here for more lake information     
Contact:
Holly L. Myers
11088 Finney Road
Glasgow, Kentucky  42141
(270) 646-2055
Fax: (270) 646-3271 
holly.l.myers@usace.army.mil 


Park Host:
Dates:  May 2016 through September 2016

Barren River Lake is looking for a couple or single person with good communication skills to help our team as a Volunteer Park Host. 

Volunteer Duties: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, pass out water safety materials, supervise programs in the campground and other duties as needed.

Requirements:

(1) Park Host must provide there own Camper

(2) Ability to effectively communicate with the public

(3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress reports of duties performed

(4) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement

(5) Wear the provided Park Host uniform while performing duties

Park Host will be provided with a campsite with water, electricity, picnic table, and fire ring.   
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Dewey Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Kayla D. Price
HC 70 Box 540
Van Lear, KY, 41265
(606) 886-6709
Fax: (606) 886-3483
kayla.d.price@usace.army.mil  


On-Site Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Volunteer Duties: Dewey Lake is seeking an on-site volunteer to assist with the caretaking of park amenities throughout the recreational season. Duties include mowing/weeding, litter removal, painting, and other small projects as assigned. Volunteers must be able to work 25 hours per week and provide their own camper. Tools and equipment necessary to complete tasks efficiently and safely will be provided.

Special Skills: Ability to safely operate small equipment and the ability to work well with others.

Volunteers will be provided with a designated campsite with electric, water, and sewer hook-up in exchange for 25 hours of volunteer work per week per site.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Fishtrap Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Rodney Holbrook
2204 Fishtrap Road
Shelbiana, KY 41562
(606) 437-7496)
Fax: (606) 437-1952  
Mark.R.Holbrook@usace.army.mil 


Volunteer Park Caretakers Needed:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Fishtrap Lake is looking for two separate volunteer park caretakers. They would be stationed at the Damsite Recreation Area and their jobs would consist of mowing non-typical areas with a riding lawn mower and a weed eater, and policing the area and cleaning restrooms during non-contractor performance days. They must be capable of performing physical work duties in an outdoors environment. Volunteers will also serve in a surveillance capacity and as a point of contact between Park Rangers and the many visitors who frequent the area. All necessary equipment, fuel, safety equipment as well as all necessary cleaning supplies will be provided.

In return, the volunteers will receive a free campsite which is located in a beautiful landscaped area designed only for the park caretakers which includes; electrical, water, sewer and garbage pick-up. Phone service is available.  Cable TV is also available for hook-up at the volunteer’s expense.
 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Grayson Lake:    Click here for more lake information      
Contact: 
Frank S. Jeffrey 
50 Launch Ramp Road
Grayson, KY, 40351
(606) 474-5107
Fax: (606) 474-2089 
francis.s.jeffrey@usace.army.mil  


Volunteer Park Caretakers:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Grayson Lake is looking for an individual or couple to volunteer as park caretakers. The park caretakers will assist in a surveillance capacity and as a point of contact between park rangers and the many visitors who frequent the area. The park caretakers will also perform light duties as negotiated and assigned.

In return, the volunteers will receive a free campsite which includes: electrical, water, and sewer and garbage pick- up. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Lake Cumberland:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
E. Tyler Matthews
855 Boat Dock Road
Somerset, KY 42501
Cell (606) 875-5321
e.tyler.matthews@usace.army.mil 


Park Host/Kendall Campground:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Lake Cumberland is looking for a couple or single person with good communication skills to help our team as a Volunteer Park Host at Kendall  campground located in Jamestown, KY and Waitsboro in Somerset, KY for the 2016 recreation season.

Volunteer Duties: Being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, pass out water safety materials, supervise programs in the campground and other duties as needed.

Requirements:

(1) Park Host must provide their own Camper

(2) Ability to effectively communicate with the public

(3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress reports of duties performed

(4) Willingness to commit to a full recreational season agreement

(5) Wear the provided Park Host uniform while performing duties

Park Host will be provided with a campsite with water, electricity, sewage, picnic table, and fire ring.
(Listed 02/18/2016)
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Park Host at Fishing Creek Recreation Area:

Dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016

A volunteer couple needed to serve as Park Host. Duties include greeting our day-use visitors, trail maintenance, monitor day-use fee collection, and other small tasks. Volunteer must agree to serve the full length of the peak camping season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). The Volunteer Park Host minimum time requirement is twenty (20) hours per week with special emphasis being placed on weekend duty. Critical work days are Friday through Sunday.

In turn, volunteer hosts shall be provided a free camping site with full electric, water, and sewer hookups.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Paintsville Lake:   Click here for more lake information    
Contact:
Nathan A. Shelton
807 KY RT 2275
Staffordsville, Kentucky  41256
(606-297-6312)
Fax: (606) 297-6305  
nathan.a.shelton@usace.army.mil  


Volunteer Park Caretakers:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Paintsville Lake is looking for a volunteer park caretaker Year Around capable of volunteering approximately 25 hours each week. Caretaker must provide a Camper and would be stationed at the Dam site Recreation Area where there is an alcohol ban throughout the property. The job would consist of mowing non-typical areas with a riding lawn mower and weed eater, painting, and brush clearing, policing the area and cleaning restrooms. They must be capable of performing physical work duties in an outdoors environment. Volunteers will also serve in a surveillance capacity and as a point of contact between Park Rangers and the many visitors who frequent the area. All necessary equipment, fuel, safety equipment as well as all necessary cleaning supplies will be provided.

In return, the volunteers will receive a free campsite which is located in a fenced in area designed only for the park caretakers which includes; electrical, water, sewer, garbage pick-up, picnic table and fire ring.   
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Rough River Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Adam D. Taylor
14500 Falls of Rough Road
Falls of Rough, KY 40119
(270) 257-2061
Fax: (270) 257-2623
adam.d.taylor@usace.army.mil


Camp
Host/Light Maintenance/Staffing Visitor Center:
Dates: May 01, 2016 Through October 31, 2016

Rough River Lake is looking for couples or individuals who love to camp and would be interested in volunteering for a summer position.

Typical Duties would include but not be limited to: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, promote the Corps water safety initiative, Light maintenance duties, trail maintenance, promote and assist with campground programs, minor trash pickup duties, staffing the visitor center and other duties that may arise though out the season.

Hours required: Working 20 hours per week (including weekends and holidays). Volunteers would have 5 days on and 2 days off per week.

Requirements:

(1) Host must provide their own camper (must be in good repair and appearance)

(2) Ability to communicate effectively with the public

(3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress report of duties performed

(4) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement

IF you are looking for a fun and exciting place to land this summer, come to Rough River Lake. We look forward to seeing you.

Incentives: A full hook-up campsite (with water, electric, sewer, picnic table, and fire ring).
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Taylorsville Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Evan S. McKinney
2825 Overlook Road
Taylorsville, KY 40071
(502) 477-8882
Fax: (502) 477-2528
evan.s.mckinney@usace.army.mil 


General Volunteer Duties:
Dates: May 2016 through September 2016

Taylorsville Lake is looking for a couple or single person to serve as a general volunteer. Jobs would consist of clerical duties, trail maintenance, landscaping, passing out water safety materials, upkeep of small recreation areas, staffing the Visitor Center, presenting interpretive programs and other duties as needed. Volunteers must be capable of performing physical work in an outdoor environment. Each volunteer will be required to commit to a minimum of 20 hours of service per week with at least 10 hours of that performed on the weekend.

Requirements:

(1) Host must provide their own camper (must be in good repair and appearance)

(2) Ability to communicate effectively with the public

(3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress report of duties performed

(4) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement

In return, volunteer(s) will be provided a free campsite with concrete pad, electric, water, and sewer hookups. This is a single campsite in a secluded area next to a historic interpretive area and not far from the Corps office/visitor center.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Yatesville Lake:
  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Andrew J. Auxier
708 Yatesville Dam Road
Louisa, KY, 41230
(606) 686-2412 Ext: 2432
Fax: (606) 686-3242
andrew.j.auxier@usace.army.mil 


Park Steward/ASAP:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: We are seeking a volunteer or couple who are willing to work independently in an outdoor setting for a minimum of 25 hours per week. Duties may include mowing / weed eating, painting, litter pick-up, light-construction projects, and assisting maintenance and ranger staff with various other functions. All other equipment, tools and supplies necessary to complete assigned tasks will be provided.

Special Skills: No special skills are needed for this position. Even so, if volunteers have special skills that we can put to use, we will utilize those skills.

Volunteers will be responsible for providing their own camper and will receive free water, garbage pick-up, sewer, and electrical hookups.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.

 



Barre Falls Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brianna J. Green
P. O. Box 519
Hubbardston, MA 01452
(978) 318-8263
Fax: (978) 928-4790
brianna.j.green@usace.army.mil 


Park Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Park Maintenance perform a variety of maintenance type tasks including; janitorial duties, painting, cleaning buildings & parks, raking, washing vehicles, putting up signs and working with staff. You will work 20 hours per week (Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM). Work will be both outdoors and indoors. Complete safety & other on-the-job training. Volunteers will be subject to background security checks by the USACE. Acceptance into the volunteer agreement program is contingent upon a successful background check.

Special Skills: Ability to lift objects and perform other tasks which recommend adequate physical capabilities.

Unfortunately we do not have any campsites, except for the ONE site, for a single unit, which we reserve for the volunteer park hosts during the summer. It does have electric &water hookups, but we certainly don't have campsites for the general public, sadly.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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West Hill Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Viola M. Bramel
518 East Hartford Avenue
Uxbridge, MA 01569
(978) 318-8417
viola.m.bramel@usace.army.mil 


Park Host Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

On your non-duty day’s while in beautiful southern New England you can easy travel throughout New England, nearby New York, or even Canada on your days off.

Park Maintenance Team Duties: Dynamic Team of Two, Weekly assignments (30 hours per team member) Mondays 9:00 AM, from Project Manager/Team. Will mostly consist of handy man/girl small maintenance/routine services such as paint parking lot lines, road gates, repair/install mounted signs, picnic tables, restroom caulking etc. Skill’s in use of various small power and hand tools helpful. Handy Team with problem solver skills and ideas encouraged.

Other Duties: Provide some clerical, stock maps and brochures, some meet and greet public, phone messages and other general office light duties. Work will be both outdoors and indoors. Complete safety and other on-the-job training provided.

In exchange for volunteering, hosts will be provided a campsite with water, sewer and electric hookup (50AMP, 120V), local phone, and Fifth Wheel and self-contained RV accommodation.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Gull Lake Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary Kay Larson
10867 East Gull Lake Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
(651) 290-5770
Fax: (218) 828-5057
marykay.l.larson@usace.army.mil 


Campground Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers are needed to perform minor maintenance projects to include: picking up miscellaneous litter from the campground and day use areas, painting, dispensing recycled material, minor landscape/construction projects and equipment maintenance depending on skill sets, firewood sales.  All supplies will be provided to complete these duties.

Approximately 20-25 hours per week. One month minimum is required.

A friendly attitude, willingness to work with others and good communication skills are required. 

Volunteers are provided a full service campsite; water, power, and sewer hook-up and use of all campground facilities and amenities.
(Listed 01/25/2016)
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Sandy Lake Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Tamryn Johnson
22205 531st Lane
McGregor, MN 55760
(651) 290-5850
Fax: (218) 426-4185
tamryn.johnson@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host:
Dates: MAY 01 to MAY 31 & July 01 to July 31, 2016

Volunteer Duties: The Sandy Lake Recreation Area is currently recruiting volunteers for the campground host position during the months of May, September, and October (through approximately Oct. 20th). Campground hosts serve as a point of contact for visitors to the site and work very closely with park ranger staff. Hosts register guests, answer questions, and refer any issues to rangers. Training and materials to perform the position effectively will be provided. The site is located approximately 2.5 hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and 1 hour west of Duluth, MN.

Special Skills: Excellent communication skills, a friendly and helpful demeanor, team mentality, and flexibility are needed in this position. Experience with ATV’s is helpful but not required.

Camp Site Provided for Hours Worked: Volunteers providing at least 20 hours of service per week are offered a free campsite with 50 amp electric service, water and sewer hook-ups.
(Updated on 03/10/2016)
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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway:
Click here for more lake information
Contact:  
Phillip S. Leeser
3606 West Plymouth Road
Columbus, MS 39701 
(662) 327-2142
Fax: (662) 328-8766   
phillip.s.leeser@usace.army.mil 


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Park Hosts are needed on a season-to-season basis. Park Host positions are available at 5 campgrounds and 3 day-use areas. Host duties vary depending on the season. The main function of a Park Host is to provide services of hospitality to park guests. In addition, Hosts are essential in allowing us to keep some parks open by performing or assisting with certain operational duties.   

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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National Public Lands Day:
Dates: September 24, 2016

National Public lands Day Columbus Lock & Dam Boat Ramp (Stennis), Columbus Lake Clean-Up.  National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2016 & the hours for clean-up are 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Clearwater Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Donald Henson
RR3 Box 3559-D
Piedmont, MO 63957
(501) 340-1483
donald.henson@usace.army.mil


Campground Host:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Serve as campground host at Clearwater Lake; provide visitor assistance, project surveillance, and light maintenance and cleaning duties. Possibility serves as fill in gate attendant. 
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Mark Twain Lake/M. W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary A. Heitmeyer
20642 Hwy J
Monroe City, MO 63456
(573) 565-2112
mary.a.heitmeyer@usace.army.mil 


Flower Garden Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 2016

Description: The position includes weeding, dead-heading flowers, spreading mulch, weeding, pruning and watering established landscape areas around the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Complex. It could include planting replacement plants.  All tools will be provided. Volunteer can set own hours after training.

Volunteer must work 20 hours per week to get free full service campsite in a nearby campground.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Interpretive/Nature/History Program Presenter:
Dates: May through September 2016, Short or Long Term is OK

Description: Conduct interpretive programs on and off-site for various age groups and audiences. Subject matter can cover natural resource management, conservation, water safety, history, folklore activities including music and crafts.  Assist with special activities at the Visitor Center, campgrounds or beaches. Great for retired educators or youth group leaders.

Volunteer must work 20 hours per week to get free full service campsite in a nearby campground.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Smithville Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jaime D. Picken or
Derek R. Dorsey
16311 DD Hwy
P. O. Box 428
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 389-3944
jaime.d.picken@usace.army.mil or
(816) 389-3947
derek.r.dorsey@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Volunteer(s) needed to help staff the visitor center Sunday through Wednesday during the summer season.

Duties include greeting visitors, answering questions, filling bird feeders, selling passes, and giving directions.

We cannot offer free camping accommodations at this time.
(Listed 02/05/2016)
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Table Rock Lake Project Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
 
Leah C. Deeds
4600 State Highway 165
Branson, MO 65616
(501) 340-1933
leah.c.deeds2@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:  
Dates: May 01, 2016 through June 30, 2016


Constructed in 2012, Dewey Short Visitor Center receives more than 100,000 visitors each year and is located just minutes from the attractions in Branson, Missouri.

Visitor Center Volunteers provide up to 3 days of service per week (singles will be scheduled for 4 days) and at least 2 months of service. Hours of service are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Volunteers answer questions and assist visitors, open and close the center, assist with daily cleaning and landscaping, and other duties as needed.

One position and full-hookup campsite is available for Volunteers who wish to receive camping in return for services will be provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups no more than 3 miles from the visitor center.
(Listed 04/27/2016)
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Administration/Maintenance Volunteers:
Dates: July 01, 2016 through at Least 2 Month of Volunteer Service

The Table Rock Project Office is located just minutes from the attractions in Branson, Missouri.

Volunteers in the administration/maintenance position will provide 2 days of administration duties and 2 days of maintenance duties each week. Couples may fulfill these commitments on the same days. Hours of service are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. During administration days, the volunteer answers phones and transfers phone calls, assists walk-in customers, sends out information packets, opens and closes the office, and other duties as needed. During maintenance days, the volunteer mows, paints, assists the lake’s maintenance staff, and provides other services as needed.

At least 2 months of volunteer service are required for this position.

One position and full-hookup campsite is available for Volunteers who wish to receive camping in return for services will be provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups no more than 3 miles from the project office.
(Listed 04/27/2016)
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Wappapello Lake Mgr Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Andrew Jefferson
10992 Hwy T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 222-8562
andrew.jefferson@usace.army.mil  


Trail Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Work consists of trail inspection and removing trash, debris, and items that hinder trail usage.  Trails can also be adopted by groups and organizations.  Wappapello Lake has five trails including a multiuse trail (equestrian, hiking, non-motorized biking) 32 miles, historic site trail (1 mile), a hiking trail (5 miles), and 2 nature trails (1 mile each).  All trails are part of the National Recreation Trails System.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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Special Events:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through December 31, 2016

Wappapello Lake hosts numerous special events from April through December.  They are Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous, National Trails Day, Kid's Fun Day, Water Fest, and annual Triathlon. Wappapello Lake Outdoor Opportunity for Disabled Sportsmen, Old Greenville Days, National Public Lands Day, Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt and Festival of Lights Christmas Auto Tour.  These events are done in partnership with other organizations, agencies, and groups.  Volunteers can help coordinate and execute the events.

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Interpretive Programs:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Conduct interpretive programs on and off-site for various age groups and audiences.  Subject matter can cover natural resource management, conservation, water safety, history, folklore activities including music and crafts.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Libby Dam Visitor Center/Lake Koocanusa:
  
Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Susan J. James
17877 Hwy 37
Libby, MT, 59923
(406) 293-7751 Ext: 253
susan.j.james@usace.army.mil


Host Day Use Area/Visitor Center/Keep Facilities Clean:
Dates: May 01, 2017 through September 15, 2017

EXPLORE THE LAST, BEST PLACE with the Corps of Engineers in Libby, Montana! Located between Glacier National Park and Idaho, just 50 miles south of Canada, Libby Dam is hidden in the deep green forests & soaring vistas of Kootenai River Country. You can staff a day-use area and Visitor Center, provide visitors with information, keep facilities clean as well as the usual janitorial duties and accompany rangers on tours of the Dam.

This Position comes with full hookup RV spot.
(Updated 03/02/2015)
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Fort Peck Project:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michele L. Fromdahl
P. O. Box 208
Fort Peck, MT, 59223-0208
(406) 526-3411 Ext: 3751
michele.l.fromdahl@usace.army.mil  


Visitor Center Volunteers/Light Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 27, 2016

Fort Peck Project is looking for 1 volunteer or a volunteer couple to work at the Fort Peck Project in Montana.

Duties: Visitor Center Staffing: assist at the front desk, help with tour groups and programs.  Park and Trail Maintenance: perform some landscaping and light maintenance work, safety and maintenance inspections.

One campsite with full hookups available.
(Listed 01/27/2016)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.



While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.




Conchas Dam: 
Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Valerie J. Mavis
287 Bell Ranch Road
P. O. Box 1008
Conchas Dam, NM, 88416-1008
(575) 868-2221
valerie.j.mavis@usace.army.mil


Campground Host:
Dates: May 15, 2016 through September 15, 2016.

Conchas Dam is approximately 32 miles NW of Tucumcari, NM and is in needed of campground hosts for 20 primitive campsites.

Background check and finger prints required for security to acquire this position.

Duties include but are not limited to: Visitor information, Visitor greetings, assist visitors with park rules and regulations, assist Corps staff with interpretive events, Daily camp maintenance and cleanup, clean campground restrooms, irrigate trees, litter control, monitor quiet-hours, and assist park staff as needed with aquatic invasive species and courtesy boat inspections. Camp hosts will monitor quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., and request campground visitors to leave by 9:00 pm or pay a camping fee. Advise a Corps of Engineers Park Ranger of any violations.

Any questions can be directed to Valerie Mavis volunteer coordinator (575) 868-2221.

Campground host site is full electric and sewer, and will be provided in return for 25 to 30 hours per week volunteer services.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.



B. Everett Jordan Dam & Lake:
   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
John H Rochevot
2080 Jordan Dam Road
Moncure, NC 27559-0144 
(919) 542-4501 Ext: 22
john.h.rochevot@usace.army.mil  or
Thomas Colson (919) 630-2569
tpcolson@hotmail.com


Big Sweep Shoreline Clean Up:
Dates: October 08, 2016

Clean Jordan Lake: We will again start are litter removal for Jordan Lake at Jordan Dam Visitor Assistance Center starting at 9:00 am, until 2:00 pm. This year efforts will include all trash removal around the lake.

Special Skills Needed: The want to keep the lake clean! 

Additional Sponsors: NCDOT, NCWRC, Chatham County, NCFS, Big Sweep, Clean Jordan Lake.  
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Falls Lake:  Click here for more lake information 
Contact:
Stacee L. Henderson
11405 Falls of the Neuse Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 846-9332 Ext: 232
stacee.l.henderson@usace.army.mil 


Falls Lake is located in the beautiful and bustling triangle area of North Carolina. Although considered a metropolitan lake, Falls Lake has it all!  With over 12,400 acres of water surrounded by 25,500 acres of undeveloped public lands, we are an oasis for many from out of state and right around the corner.

As a Corps of Engineers volunteer at Falls Lake, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the lake. Mileage may be reimbursable. However, depending on availability, and with the proper training, a volunteer may also utilize government vehicles while on the job. All equipment including safety equipment and personal protective gear will be provided. Safety training will also be provided. Volunteers will be required to wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.). Volunteers over the age of 18 can be trained to use power tools such as a chainsaw or weed trimmer.


Resource Volunteer:
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2016


Volunteer Duties: This position is needed on an intermittent basis. Volunteers will perform various light duty maintenance work to include: Assist with spring clean-up, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up, painting, staining; light carpentry, conducting comment card surveys, geocache maintenance, shoreline litter and debris cleanup, clean grills, maintain bulletin boards, may assist with boat patrols, and perform other light maintenance duties as assigned.

Special Skills:

1.    Knowledge of geocaching

2.    Be able to walk unassisted, stooping, bending on uneven terrain, at a close proximity to water

3.    Have an interest in working outdoors

4.    Wear proper safety attire (i.e., gloves, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking footwear, etc.)

5.    Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty

6.    Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

Prefer a minimum commitment of 6 months. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Trail Monitor:
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: There is over 25 miles of trail at Falls Lake. The trail monitor would be mainly responsible for monitoring trails on Corps of Engineers managed land. This position is needed on an intermittent basis, to walk and clear the various project area trails of trash debris, natural debris, and overgrowth. They report any fallen trees, blocked trails, or bank erosion in a timely manner. Specific duties may include: Removing invasive species and unwanted species; Brush clearing of recreation and restoration areas; Pruning of trees and shrubs on project lands; Mulching; General landscape upkeep (weeding, raking, etc.); Hand tool & equipment use. There may also be opportunity to work on an interpretive trail. Other tasks (boat patrol, comment card distribution, etc.) may be assigned by Staff.  Volunteer will be required to wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.)

Special Skills:

1.    Be able to walk unassisted, stooping, bending on uneven terrain, at a close proximity to water

2.    Have an interest in working outdoors

3.    Wear proper safety attire (i.e., gloves, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking footwear, etc.)

4.    Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty

5.    Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

Prefer a minimum commitment of 6 months. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Adopt-A-Shoreline Volunteer (Individuals or Groups):
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: There are 8 vacancies available. The volunteers will be needed on an intermittent basis. Volunteers will checked out Adopt-A-Shoreline gear (gloves, litter grabbers & bags) to clean up shoreline at designated Adopt-A-Shoreline areas around Falls Lake. Volunteers will be expected to clean their section of shoreline at least 4 times annually. The volunteers in these positions have the option of cleaning up the shoreline on their own, or organize a group of volunteers to be responsible for their section.

Special Skills:

1.    Be able to walk unassisted, stooping, bending on uneven terrain, at a close proximity to water

2.    Have an interest in working outdoors

3.    Wear proper safety attire (i.e., gloves, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking footwear, etc.)

4.    Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty

5.    Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed


Prefer a minimum commitment of 1 year. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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John H. Kerr Reservoir:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
David A. Schwartz
1930 Mays Chapel Road
Boydton, VA 23917
(434) 738-6143 EXT: 153
Fax: (434) 738-6541
david.a.schwartz@usace.army.mil  

(John H. Kerr Reservoir is on the Virginia & North Carolina border): 

John H. Kerr Reservoir is a massive 50,000 acre lake located near Boydton, Virginia and extends 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 900 miles of wooded shoreline that stretches across three counties in Virginia and three in North Carolina. Throughout the Kerr Lake area, you can find opportunities to boat, fish, camp, swim, picnic, hike, and hunt. The Corps of Engineers operate four campgrounds and numerous day-use facilities for boat launching, swimming and picnicking. Intensive wildlife management techniques are also employed in twenty-six developed areas, consisting of over 10,000 acres of land. These areas provide opportunities for hunting, hiking, and wildlife watching. 



Shoreline Management Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

The staff at John H. Kerr is looking for volunteers to assist its shoreline management section with converting files to digital media. Volunteers will need to be familiar with windows based computers, Adobe Acrobat professional software as well as digital scanners. Skills necessary for the position will require attention to detail, work in an office setting, filing, copying, scanning documents and familiarity with computers.

Volunteers who perform at least 20 hours of work per week can be provided a full hook up campsite or government housing free of charge for their service.  Singles or couples are encouraged to apply.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Nature Center Volunteer:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 15, 2016

The US Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for John H. Kerr Reservoir’s nature programs! You may volunteer at the Joseph S. J. Tanner Environmental Education (Nature) Center. Programs include school field trips and classroom presentations. Assist in caring for live reptile and non-venomous snake displays. By volunteering at Kerr Lake, you will gain valuable experience in the Corps’ management of parks and natural resources!  You must be at least 18 years of age.

Free housing on the lake or campsites available!
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Buffalo Park Volunteer Maintenance Position:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Buffalo Park offers 21 campsites on or near the lake. A swim beach, boat launch area, dumping station, picnic shelter, picnic tables and bank fishing areas are also available within the park.

The Volunteer Maintenance Host is responsible for inspecting bathhouses and vault toilets, picking up litter on campsites and throughout the park, cleaning out fire rings of ashes, wiping picnic tables clean, painting campsite posts, lantern holders, gates, etc.

Volunteer will reside at a campsite located within the park with free electricity, water and sewer provided.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Rudds Creek Campground Volunteer Maintenance Position:
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Rudds Creek Campground offers 99 campsites on or near the lake. Amenities include an amphitheater, playground, swim beach, dumping station, and a boat launch area.

The Volunteer Maintenance Host is responsible for inspecting bathhouses and vault toilets, picking up litter on campsites and throughout the park, cleaning out fire rings of ashes, wiping picnic tables clean, painting campsite posts, lantern holders, gates, etc.

Volunteer will reside at a campsite located within the park with free electricity, water and sewer provided.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Rudds Creek Day Use Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: May through September 2016

Rudds Creek Day Use Area is a small day use recreation area which features a boat launch, swimming beach, day use shelter, and modern restroom facilities.

Volunteer hours include 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (including the Monday of Memorial Day weekend, Monday July 4th and the Monday of Labor day weekend). Major duties include greeting the public and providing customer service. Work inside fee booth, inform park visitors about the $5 day use fee and collect money. Provide monetary change (volunteer funds will be used to provide change). Answer telephone and radio calls.

Volunteers can reside at the Park Attendant campsite directly adjacent to the gate house. Free electricity, water and sewer will be provided.
(Listed 04/25/2016)
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W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Johnny E. Jones
499 Reservoir Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
(336) 921-3390
Fax: (336) 921-2330
johnny.e.jones@usace.army.mil 


Park Attendant/Berry Mountain:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 08, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is two sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive July 01 and departure day after Labor Day, with 20 hours a week. Volunteer #2 will arrive week prior to Memorial Day to day after Labor Day with a 20 hours per week.

Job Duties: Open gate each morning on shift. Work gate house which will include duties such as; greet visitors, give out information, operate cash register, collect money and follow procedures given for money collection, fill honor vault envelope holder on vault, post signs and information as needed, operate life jacket loaner program, and  make 2 drive thru a day of park.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job. A mandatory training day prior to start day will be required, Training given by Recreation Ranger.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups at Berry Mountain.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Park Attendant/Boomer Park:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 08, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 2 sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive July 01 and departure day after Labor Day, with 20 hours a week. Volunteer #2 will arrive week prior to Memorial Day to day after Labor Day, with 20 hours a week.

Job Duties: Open gate each morning on shift. Work gate house which will include duties such as: greet visitors, give out information, operate cash register, collect money and follow procedures given for money collection, fill honor vault envelope holder on vault, post signs and information as needed, operate life jacket loaner program, and make 2 drive thru a day of park.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job.  A mandatory training day prior to start day will be required, Training given by Recreation Ranger.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups at Boomer Park.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Visitor Assistance Center Front Desk – Weekdays:
Dates: October 01, 2016 through November 01, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive July 01 and departure November 01, with 30 hours a week. Work days will be Tuesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Job Duties: Greet visitors, give out information, answer phone, filing /office work, stock brochures in VAC inside and outside, run cash register for sales in the bookstore, and sale Annual Day Use Passes and collect money for shelters.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Visitor Assistance Center Front Desk – Weekends:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through November 01, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive July 01 and departure November 01, with 20 hours a week. Work days will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

Job Duties: Greet visitors, give out information, answer phone, filing /office work, stock brochures in VAC inside and outside, run cash register for sales in the bookstore, and sale Annual Day Use Passes and collect money for shelters.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Environmental Education Center – Weekdays:
Dates: April 01, 2016 through November 01, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer needed from July 01 through November 01, with 25 hours a week. Work days will be Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Job Duties: Greet visitors, give out information, stock brochures in VAC inside and outside, run cash register for sales in the bookstore, give tours and help with interpretive programs (independently and with rangers), clean and organize classroom and storage room as needed.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Environmental Education Center – Weekends:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through November 01, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer needed from July 01 through November 01, with 20 hours a week. Work days will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9:00 AM to 4:0PM (Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM).  Help during the week with school programs as needed and with campground programs on weekends.

Job Duties: Greet visitors, give out information, stock brochures in VAC inside and outside,  run cash register for sales in the bookstore, give tours and help with, interpretive programs (independently and with rangers), clean and organize classroom and storage room as needed.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Maintenance Volunteer – Weekdays:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 2 sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 and Volunteer #2 can arrive on or after July 1 and depart before or on October 31, with 20 hours a week. Work days will be Monday through Friday between hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Job Duties: Working outdoors in the summer months. Duties can range from painting, raking, carpentry, landscaping, empty recycle bins, playground inspections, lake clean up, clean GSA vehicles and take for service calls, and Indoor duties will be required as needed.

Volunteers will be required to work outdoors during hot and humid weather conditions and be physically able to walk for 30 minutes, lift 30 to 50 pounds, and drive a GSA vehicle. Training will be required before operating some types of equipment and driving a GSA vehicle.

Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Firewood Attendant:
Dates: AprilMay
Number of volunteers needed is 2 sets. Singles or couples are encouraged to apply.

Schedule: Volunteers will arrive no later than March 31 and depart as soon as November 1. Volunteers will work a rotating schedule averaging at least 20 hours a week.

Duties: Include cutting firewood using government provided equipment (splitter, chainsaw, etc.), stocking firewood sheds,  distributing firewood to campers, cleaning out fire rings, and performing other light maintenance duties (painting, light carpentry work, etc.) as assigned. Cutting and stocking of firewood will be accomplished during weekdays between hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM while distribution of firewood to campers will usually be accomplished during peak camping days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)  between hours of 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at each campground.

Volunteers will be required to work outdoors during hot and humid weather conditions and be physically able to walk for 30 minutes, lift 30 to 50 pounds, and drive a GSA vehicle. Training will be required before operating some types of equipment and driving a GSA vehicle.

Requirements: Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting, wear a volunteer shirt or vest as part of job, use appropriate safety equipment as required, and attend a mandatory training day prior to start day.

Housing & Amenities: Volunteers who perform at least 20 hours of work per week can be provided a full hook up campsite or government housing free of charge for their service. Amenities include water, electric, and sewer hook-ups. Laundry facilities are available at Volunteer Loop. Internet/Wi-Fi is available at Volunteer Village and gatehouses. Singles or couples are encouraged to apply.
(Updated 04/2//2016)
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Winter Campground Host:
Dates: November 01, 2016 through December 01, 2016

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set for the month of March 2016 and 1 set for the month of November 2016. Singles or couples are encouraged to apply.

Schedule: One set of volunteers will arrive February 29 and depart April 1 for the March 2016 season. The other set of volunteers will arrive October 31 and depart December 1 for the November 2016 season. Volunteers will work a rotating schedule, 4 days on and 4 days off averaging at least 20 hours a week.

Job Duties: Opening and closing gatehouse during shift. Working gatehouse will include duties such as greeting visitors, giving out information, assisting visitors in understanding campground regulations, collecting fees and following procedures given for money collection, filling honor vault envelope holder on vault, posting signs and information as needed, and making 2 drive through a day of park.

Requirements: Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting, wear a volunteer shirt or vest as part of job, use appropriate safety equipment as required, and attend a mandatory training day prior to start day.

Housing & Amenities: Volunteers will be provided a campsite free of charge for their service. Amenities at Bandit’s Roost Campground during winter months include 30/50 amp electric and sewer hook-ups at the host campsite, a dump station in Loop A, and Internet/Wi-Fi at the gatehouse. While water hook-ups will be unavailable at the campsites due to lack of pipe insulation, the restrooms and showers in the insulated Loop A bathhouse will stay open, and a water spigot will be available at the adjacent well house that can be used to fill up RV/camper holding tanks. Laundry facilities will be available for use at Volunteer Loop near the Visitor’s Assistance Center.
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea - Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Eric C. Kelsey 
PO Box 527
201 First Street
Riverdale, ND, 58565
(701) 654-7760
eric.c.kelsey@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host/Downstream Campground: 
Dates:  May 01, 2016 through September 2016

We are looking to fill a volunteer Campground Host position. This host position is for Downstream Campground, which is a Class A campground and is located in a cottonwood forest along the beautiful Missouri River. Downstream Campground has 101 modern campsites and 17 primitive campsites.  We rely on our Hosts to help us with visitor assistance, to maintain rules, and to put on fun programs for our campers to enjoy.

Hosts are provided a site with full hook-ups.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Oahe Lake & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ralph Gabrysh
1513 S. 12th Street
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 255-0015
ralph.m.gabrysh@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host:
Dates: May 07, 2016 through September 07, 2016

Volunteer Campground Hosts position available at Corps of Engineers, Beaver Creek Campground on Lake Oahe, 16 miles West of Linton, North Dakota. Hosts are requested to stay a minimum of two weeks. Duties include visitor assistance such as supplying information and sport equipment to campers and day users, answering camper’s questions, calling 911 or the Emmons County Sheriff’s Office as needed. Safety hazards or issues need to be addressed immediately and reported to the Park Manager or Park Ranger. Daily lists of occupied sites with vehicle license plate numbers are recorded. Monitor the campgrounds water system checking for leaks, reading pressure gauges and checking the chlorinator system. Volunteers will do a light cleaning of the comfort station a couple days each week if needed or call the Park Manager if an additional contract cleaning is needed. Volunteers will not be paid for any services, mileage, incidentals, etc. Due to shifting earth and drought, water system failure is not uncommon. Troubleshooting and repairs will be made as soon as the manpower or funds are available and the system is determined to be economically feasible to repair.

The volunteer hosts will stay on a full hookup site which includes a paved site partially shaded with trees, 30/50 amp electric service, water, sewage and close access to a public phone and possibly a phone line to the campsite.
(Updated 01/05/2016)
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Caesar Creek Lake/Visitor Center:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Russell R. Curtis
4020 North Clarksville Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-1050
Fax: (513) 897-1345 
russell.r.curtis@usace.army.mil 


Visitor Center Ambassador:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties:  Ambassadors represent the Corps to our visitors and need to have a positive friendly attitude and a willingness to work with the public. Answer questions and assist customers both in person, at the Visitor Center information desk, and by phone regarding directions, recreation opportunities, area amenities, and other resources. Specific duties may include: Open and close the Visitor Center; Sell merchandise in the gift shop; Operate a Credit card machine, cash register and/or computer use may be required; Balance funds and receipts following each shift; Maintain brochure racks, stock/inventory sales items, and complete brochure order when supplies are low; Help update interpretive displays as needed; General housekeeping duties: Maintain cleanliness of floors (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming), clean restrooms, restock toilet paper and empty trash receptacles as needed; Pick up litter and debris around the visitor center grounds daily; Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs; Hosts may also assist with other duties as available and scheduled; Wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.).

Special Skills:

  • Speak clearly
  • Enjoy speaking with people
  • Have an interest in serving the public
  • Have basic knowledge of the surrounding area
  • Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty
  • Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Volunteer Photographer:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties:  The primary duty of a Photographer is to snap photos of wildlife, recreation areas, people recreating, scenic photos, etc. at the project lake.  Photos are then made available to Corps of Engineers employees for use in publications, displays, and on the web site. Wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.).

Special Skills:

  • Have an interest in working with the public
  • Possess a camera
  • Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Trail Monitor:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: This position is needed on a seasonal basis to walk and clear the various project area trails of trash debris, natural debris, and overgrowth. They report any fallen trees, blocked trails, or bank erosion in a timely manner. .Specific duties may include: Removing invasive species and unwanted species; Brush clearing of recreation and prairie restoration areas; Pruning of trees and shrubs on project lands; Mulching; General landscape upkeep (weeding, raking, etc.); Hand tool & equipment use; Other tasks as assigned by Staff; Wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.).

Special Skills:

  • Be able to walk unassisted, stooping, bending on uneven terrain, at a close proximity to water
  • Have an interest in working outdoors
  • Wear proper safety attire (i.e., gloves, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking footwear, etc.)
  • Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty
  • Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Bluebird Trail Monitor:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through September 30, 2016

Volunteer Duties:  The primary duty of Bluebird Next Box Monitors is to monitor a trail of bluebird boxes as assigned around the project. This position is needed on a seasonal basis. They ensure the boxes are kept clean; keep a record of nesting species following specific monitoring protocols, and notify us if repairs are needed.  The boxes should be checked at a minimum of once a week March - August.  Volunteers keep a log of the activity at each box. These records and volunteer hours should be turned in to the Bluebird Volunteer Coordinator each week. Volunteers are responsible for all transportation and transportation costs associated with their position.  This includes having access to a reliable licensed vehicle, fuel, valid vehicle insurance, and a valid driver’s license. Wear volunteer insignia (badge, t-shirt, vest, hat, etc.).

Special Skills:

  • Be able to walk unassisted, stooping, bending on uneven terrain, hiking up the face of the dam unaided
  • Maintain proper records following established blue bird protocols
  • Have an interest in working with birds and be able to work outdoors
  • Wear proper safety attire (i.e., gloves, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, long pants, boots, etc.)
  • Possess the ability to remain politically neutral while on duty
  • Fill out all necessary volunteer forms and keep track of hours performed

(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Deer Creek Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Bonnie Maki
21897 Deer Creek Road
Mount Sterling, OH 43143
(740) 869-2243
Fax: (740) 869-4424
bonnie.maki@usace.army.mil 


Volunteer opportunities:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

This would be a great way for groups or individuals to participate in a great volunteer opportunity in the wonderful outdoors. Some of the past groups that have participated in these opportunities have been, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, senior groups, school groups and family groups. Some of the activates that are available could be, but not limited to, building bluebird boxes, butterfly boxes, bat houses, flower beds, shoreline cleanup, building bridges, kiosks, benches for eagle scout projects, fish monitoring, tree planting and work in the visitor center and/or office. If you, as an individual or group, are interested, please feel free to give us a call, your participation would be welcome!
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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William H. Harsha Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Linda Romine
2185 Slade Road
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 797-6081
linda.g.romine@usace.army.mil


Program Assistant:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016, but especially needed spring through fall

Share your love of nature with children and adults. Assist the Ranger with Scout badge programs, Junior Rangers in June, and school and home-school programs any time of year. Present programs to the general program on topics approved by the Park Ranger. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Boundary Blitzer’s:
Dates: Strong nature lovers needed in October, November and December 2016 

Weather permitting to help mark and clear the park's boundary weather permitting. It’s suitable for adults and possibly senior high students. Enjoy the outdoors in some of the more remote areas of the park. Even if you can't make these dates, call to help on other days.

Special Skills Needed: Must be in good physical condition, be able to carry heavy equipment and walk long distances over uneven terrain. 
(Updated 03/30/2016)
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Birch Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Stanley E. Bell
Route 1 Box 199
Barnsdall, OK, 74002
(918) 396-3170
Fax: (918) 396-2127
stanley.e.bell@usace.army.mil 


Light Maintenance/Caretaker:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016

Volunteer Duties: The tasks include but not limited to grubbing, trimming, watering, planting new trees and established trees, litter pickup throughout the campground and small debris pickup on the shoreline. Mowing and upkeep of nature trails and amphitheater. Cleaning and painting cooking grills, removing nails screws, strings and tape from campsite canopies. Maintain bulletin boards, trimming trees, weeding flowerbeds, and other small maintenance duties.

A full hook-up, 30-amp campsite will be offered to volunteers who provide a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer work per week.

(Listed 03/30/2016)

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Canton Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Shawna M. Polen 
HC 65, Box 120
Canton, OK, 73724
(580) 886-2989
Fax: (580) 886-3485 
shawna.m.polen@usace.army.mil  


Maintenance Volunteers Needed:
Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

A full time volunteer needed in a Class a campground to do painting, flowerbed maintenance, and other minor maintenance tasks. Volunteers are needed through the summer months.

Special Skills Needed: Physically able to paint, weed and water flowerbeds, and do light maintenance.

Services exchanged for designated volunteer campsite with 30 amp electric and water hookup.       

(Updated 04/28/2016)

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Kaw Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Dakota L. Allison
9400 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604
(580)762-5611
Fax: (580) 765-9250
dakota.l.allison@usace.army.mil


Light Maintenance:

Dates: This position is year around 2016

Volunteers will be conducting minor maintenance activities such as painting and trimming trees, as well as helping collect litter in our parks.

A full hook-up, 30-amp campsite will be offered to volunteers who provide a minimum of 21 hours of volunteer work per week.

(Updated 03/30/2016)

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Keystone Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Justin H. Smither
23115 West Wekiwa Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063
(918) 865-2621
justin.h.smither@usace.army.mil 


Summer Park Host/Park Cleaning Volunteer/Walnut Creek Park:

Dates: May 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016

Primary Responsibilities: Volunteer will serve as Park Host and perform grounds keeping/cleaning duties. Duties will include welcoming new campers, completing camper logs, providing campers with general information, tree trimming, litter pick-up, and cleaning campground facilities.

All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

Special Skills Needed: Positive attitude and outgoing personality, along with the desire to work as part of a team.

Volunteer must complete 22 work hours per week. Volunteer will be provided a campsite with electric, water, and sewer hookups included.
(Updated 04/28/2016)
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Waurika Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Luke T. Prichard
Rt. 1 Box 68
Waurika, OK 73573
(580) 963-2111
Fax: (580) 963-3741
luke.t.prichard@usace.army.mil


Maintenance Volunteer:

Dates: Volunteers are needed through-out the Year 2016

The tasks include but not limited to grubbing, trimming, watering, planting new trees and established trees, litter pickup throughout the campground and small debris pickup on the shoreline. Mowing and upkeep of nature trails show nature films at the amphitheater. Cleaning and painting cooking grills, removing nails screws, strings and tape from campsite canopies. Maintain bulletin boards, trimming small hedges, weeding flowerbeds, and other small and light maintenance duties. 

Volunteer will be offered a campsite with electric and water hookups.   

(Updated 03/30/2016)