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Volunteer Opportunities – Sign up online:

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, 2015 through February 28, 2016.

Volunteers needed to work gatehouse at Millers Ferry Campground and Isaac Creek Campground.

Work min 20 hours per week and volunteer is provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.
(Updated 02/26/2015)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Demopolis Lake - Click here for more lake information 
Contact: 
Benjamin H. Sherrod
Brandon K. Smith
384 Resource Mgmt. Drive
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-3540
Fax: (334) 289-3193
benjamin.h.sherrod@usace.army.mil
brandon.k.smith@usace.army.mil

Park Host Volunteers:
Dates: Wanted for the spring, summer, fall, and winter season Year Round 2015.

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 6am and close gates at 10pm, may vary during special events. Gates must be opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 6pm. 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 12/30/2014)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 

Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Holt Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Philip J. Ledbetter
11911 Holt Lock & Dam Road
Peterson, AL 35478
(205) 553-9373
Fax (205) 556-3908
philip.j.ledbetter@usace.army.mil

 
Park Host - Burchfield Branch Campground:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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 6am and close gate at 10pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies! Gatehouse hours: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 6pm. 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 10/07/2014)
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Park Host - Deerlick Creek Campgrounds:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

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 7am and close gate at 10pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies! Gatehouse hours: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 6pm. 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 10/07/2014)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

Park Host - Rocky Branch Day Use Park:
Dates: Park Opens May 22, 2015 through September 01, 2015.

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 8am and close gate at 8:30pm. 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 08/26/2014)
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 2015
.

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 12/30/2014)
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Chena Flood Control Project:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Cole T. Vanbeusekom
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, 2015 to September 15, 2015.

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 24-30 hours a week of volunteer service.
(Updated 08/27/2014)
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Beaver Lake Project Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brian A. Walch
2260 North 2nd Street
Rogers, AR 72756
(501) 340-1725
Fax (479) 636-1907
brian.walch@usace.army.mil

Park Host:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

The Volunteer Park Host will collect and transmit all day use fees for Hickory Creek Park. Volunteer work period will be from May-September. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. Shifts are 5 to 8 hours in length depending on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times.
 
Duties include: Collecting day use fees, providing information on the Corps to visiting public, ensuring compliance with park regulations, ensuring day use fees are paid upon entrance, and that visitors are using the area in accordance with park regulations. A personal background check and the ability to be bonded are required. Bonding cost will be paid by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Applicants must be physically capable of performing job duties.

A qualified host should enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people, be reliable, possess good communication skills, and portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Volunteers must provide a safe, licensed, and insured camping unit and vehicle. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the work site and be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license. Training will be provided by Corps personnel. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, & sewer is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 01/20/2015)
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Campground Host/Park Attendant/War Eagle Park:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 17, 2015.

The Volunteer Park Host will collect and transmit all day use and camping fees for War Eagle Park on Beaver Lake, Arkansas. Volunteer work period will be from May- Mid September. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. Shift lengths depend on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times. In addition to fee collection, volunteer host will also be responsible for cleaning duties within War Eagle Park. This is a small park with lower visitation and cleaning duties will be very minimal.  All supplies used for fee collections and cleaning will be provided by the Corps. Mileage reimbursement will also be paid.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, & sewer is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 01/20/2015)
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Bull Shoals and 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: October 01, 2015 through February 28, 2016.

We have one 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 02/26/2015)
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Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Relief Park Host:
Dates: April 18, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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.) Park Host 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 water safety interpretation duties or perform 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 (No History of Bankruptcy) 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. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

Other Available Volunteer Activities: Interpretation, Campground Maintenance, Powerhouse Maintenance, Landscaping, Park Hosting, etc.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/21/2014)
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Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: April 18, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

We have four 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.) Park Host 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 water safety interpretation duties or perform 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 (No History of Bankruptcy) 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. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

Other Available Volunteer Activities: Interpretation, Campground Maintenance, Powerhouse Maintenance, Landscaping, Park Hosting, etc.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/21/2014)
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Mountain Home Project Office/Water Safety Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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 provide valuable information on how improvements to our programs can be made by maintaining open communication with rangers; to pass on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors; and finally, to keep our parks friendly and safe places for outdoor recreation by assisting 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 be asked to work some evenings and weekends.  Most duties will be performed outdoors.

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.
(Listed 01/21/2015)
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Hensley LakeClick 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 2015.

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 01/20/2015)
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Day Use Area Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 01/20/2015)
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Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam - Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Brady R. Wendt
34443 Sierra Drive
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
(559) 597-2301
Fax: (559) 597-2468 
brady.r.wendt@usace.army.mil

 

Visitor Center:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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:

  • Ability to obtain bonding in the amount of $5,000.
  • Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.
  • Cognitive, verbal and auditory ability to answer questions and communicate with various constituents who call or stop into the Visitors Center.
  • Ability to use cash register and balance daily funds at end of shift.
  • Auditory ability to respond to verbal requests.
  • Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience:

  • Customer Service, office experience, or work with public.
  • Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Adobe, Word and other computer programs.

(Updated 02/03/2015)
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Park Host, Horsecreek Campground:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 min 20 hours/week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.
  • Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization.
  • Ability to remain calm in busy situation.
  • 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.
  • Desired Experience:
  • Customer Service or work with public, especially children and elderly.
  • Previous Park or outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Previous RV Experience

Work manual 20 hours/week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.
(Updated 02/03/2015)
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Administrative Support Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting with document preparation and filing; this may include brochures, program plans, spreadsheets, and the like.
  • Assisting with counting receipts from the “iron rangers” located in the Security Room.
  • Assisting the Interpretive Ranger with presentations, as available.
  • Assisting with other duties as available and scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Desire to work (min 20 hours/week) and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV
  • Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Office experience, or work with filing.
  • Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Previous RV Experience

Volunteers selected for this position may be assigned a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups in Horsecreek Campground.
(Updated 02/03/2015)
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Site Host, Slick Rock Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.  

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 min 20 hrs/wk 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:

  • Cognitive and verbal ability to communicate with other park personnel.
  • 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).
  • Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience:

  • Landscaping, planting and care of flowers or other small plants.
  • Natural resource conservation or trail work.
  • Custodial work (cleaning, painting, light repairs).
  • Mechanical Skills to maintain equipment.
  • Heavy equipment, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or carpentry.

Work min 20 hrs/wk and live in natural outdoor setting with your own RV.
(Updated 02/03/2015)
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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, 2015 Through September 30, 2015.

Responsibilities:

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

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

• Answer visitor questions regarding recreation opportunities and park rules.

• Relay camper complaints and compliance issues to Park Ranger staff.

• Open and close the gates daily (when on duty).

Requirements: 

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

• Weekly volunteer time requirement is 24 hours.

• 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 02/11/2015)
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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 ASAP: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Pine Flat Lake & Dam:   Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Marian E. Picher or
Justin S. Kerwin 
P O Box 117 or
27295 Pine Flat Road
Piedra, CA 93649
(559) 787-2589
Fax (559) 787-2773
marian.e.picher@usace.army.mil or
justin.s.kerwin@usace.army.mil

Park Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Park Worker/Assistant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)     
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Volunteers Program Manager Assistant:
Dates: Volunteer needed Year Around 2015:


Volunteer would assist the Volunteer Manager with volunteer recruitment, volunteer evaluations, time keeping, ordering supplies, filing, and database update for mailings and emailing, and other duties as needed. Two (2) days a week desired, 3-4 hours a day.

No RV facilities available.
 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Tour Guide/Docent:
Dates: Volunteer needed Year Round 2015.
 

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 12/30/2014)
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Sausalito Art Festival-Visitor Services at the Bay Model:
Dates: Labor Day Weekend 2015.

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 am-1 pm, 1-4 pm, and 3-6 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 05 Through 07, 2015. 

Special Skills:  Volunteers should be comfortable talking to visitors and answering questions. 
(Updated 08/27/2014)
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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 2015.

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 – Tuesday or Tuesday – 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 12/30/2014)
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McHenry Avenue Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 – Tuesday or Tuesday – 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 12/30/2014)
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Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 – Tuesday or Tuesday – 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 12/30/2014)
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Docent, Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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.






 

 

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

Day Use Host/Relief Campground Attendant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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

Monitor Ortona Lock Recreation Area Day Use area and greet all visitors, answer questions, provide brochures, maps, recycling bags, etc…Monitor day use shelter rentals. 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 3 days a month.

Candidate will need to undergo a background check and complete Ethics training module and (optional) Defensive Driving course.

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.

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 the close quarters nature of this position (Fee Booth) this is 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 their volunteer service. All utilities are paid as well, except for propane. Full hook-up with 50-amp electrical service and sewer is available.
(Listed 02/19/2015)
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Visitor Center Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015. With A Minimum of 4 to 6 month or An up to 1 year service assignments.

Volunteer Duties: Hiring for 2-positions at the W.P. Franklin Lock Recreation Ave, Alva, FL. Monitor W.P. Franklin Visitor Center and greet all visitors, answer questions, provide brochures, maps, recycling bags and other printed materials as well as information on   rules and regulations, directions and recreation opportunities at  Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds. Safeguard and collect appropriate fees on behalf of the USACE for day use shelter rentals.

Candidate will need to undergo a background check and complete Ethics training module and (optional) Defensive Driving course.

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

Special Skills: Ability to provide excellent customer service, able to collect fees.

Volunteers receive a free camp site in exchange for 28 hours of service per week. All utilities are paid as well, except for propane. Full hook-up with 50-amp electrical service and sewer is available.
(Listed 01/27/2015)
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Allatoona LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact:
Amy L. Cobb-Williams
1138 Georgia Highway 20 Spur 
Cartersville, GA 30121
(678) 721-6721
amy.l.cobb-williams@usace.army.mil


General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.
 

Allatoona Lake, northwest of Atlanta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within six miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

Volunteers are needed to: assist with administrative office work, pick up honor vaults, bluebird box installation and monitoring, promote water safety at various events, building and placing fish attractors, navigation inspections and more.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within six miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

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 12/30/2014)
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Park Host/Clark Creek South Boat Ramp:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Volunteer Couples needed, 21 years year or older with a factory built self-contained, camper trailer or motor home at least 28 feet long. Volunteer Park Hosts will work a rotating four-day on four-day off schedule and will be responsible for; park surveillance; user fee compliance; Boat ramp gates are open seven days a week. During the period of May 15 thru September 1, park hosts if on duty on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will operate the gatehouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for traffic control purposes; however, Volunteer Park Host will not collect user fees. Average 20 to 25 hours of volunteer work per week.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, sewage, and restricted-use telephone line.
(Updated 08/21/2014)
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Park Host/Kellogg Creek Day Use Area:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Volunteer Couples needed, 21 years year or older with a factory built self-contained, camper trailer or motor home at least 28 feet long. No pets allowed in this area. Volunteer Park Hosts will work a four day a week schedule (Thursday through Sunday) plus holidays. Park Hosts will be responsible for; park surveillance; user fee compliance; visitor assistance; Beach gates are open four days a week and holidays. During the period of May 10 through September 1, park hosts if on duty on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will operate the gatehouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for traffic control purposes; however, Volunteer Park Host will not collect user fees. Average 25 hours of volunteer work per week.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, sewage, and restricted-use telephone line.
(Updated 08/21/2014)
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Carters Lake Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Javier E. Perez-Ortiz
P.O. Box 202
Oakman, GA 30732
(706) 334-2248
Fax: (706) 334-2216
javier.e.perez-ortiz@usace.army.mil 
 

Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Hartwell LakeClick here for more lake information 
Contact:
Nancy B. Sumners
5625 Anderson Highway
Hartwell, GA 32324
(888) 893-0678 Ext 329
nancy.b.sumners@usace.army.mil  

Campground Volunteers:
Dates:  April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2105 & May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

The primary duty of the Campground volunteer is to maintain cleanliness at camp sites as outlined below. Volunteers will be responsible for cleaning campsites as visitors check out of the campground. Duties include cleaning out debris in fire rings, picking up litter left on site, spraying for insects, and transporting and disposing of trash in campground dumpsters. Facilities should meet the standard of clean daily.

Volunteers will also assist with the Water Safety and Life Jacket Loaner Programs as needed.  Duties include making contact with campground visitors, handing out water safety items and loaner life jackets. Volunteers will average 25 hours of service per week, though mid-week work will be minimal.

The host must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance to transport materials including trash. 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.

Campgrounds:

Springfield Campground    April 1 – October 31

Coneross Campground      May 1 – September 30

Oconee Pt Campground    May 1 – September 30

A campsite will be provided to volunteers with water and electric hook-ups. Sewer dump stations are available in each campground. All cleaning equipment, supplies, and uniform items will be provided by the Corps.
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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Day Use Gatehouse Volunteers:

Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 15, 2015.

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 25-30 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 706-856-0329.

Day Use Areas:

Elrod Ferry    May 15 – September 15

River Forks    May 15 – 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 08/26/2014)
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Park Host Volunteers:
Dates: August 2015 through September 2015.

This is a volunteer position with the Savannah District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake Project. The incumbent is assigned responsibilities and duties which supplement the efforts of the Corps to manage the public lands and waters to provide quality recreation services and facilities.  Volunteers must be able to provide a high level of customer service.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 
 
1.    Performs one inspection (observations) daily of the assigned recreation area. Be available to assist visitors in the day use area on Saturday and Sunday.

2.    Empty and dispose of trash within the recreation area. Pick up litter as needed.

3.    Monitor restroom facilities daily and clean and stock as needed. Facilities consist of one men’s and one women’s restroom.

4.    Monitor entrance gate to insure visitors obtain day use fee envelopes and placing visitor notes on violators. Advise visitors of minor corrections such as (parking on grass, dog off leash).

5.    Assist with the Water Safety and Life Jacket Loaner Programs as needed.

6.    Reports vandalism immediately to the Corps office and County Sheriff Department.

7.    Reports any unusual findings to the corps office or County Sheriff Department as soon as practical.

8.    Suggests (upon observation) recommendations to improve facilities and providing for improved public safety.

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 volunteer position please call 706-856-0329.

Government Provided Property: Volunteers will average 25-30 hours of service per week. Volunteer will be bonded and subject to background checks. The government will provide one camping site with electrical, sewer, potable water, and telephone hook ups in exchange for the duties described above. Telephone service will be limited to local calls only and any long distance calls (except business related calls) must be billed to a calling card or charged to your home phone.  All equipment, supplies, and uniform items will be provided by the Corps.
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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Day Use Area/Twin Lakes:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

This Volunteer position is at Twin Lakes Day Use Ramp.
For question about the volunteer position please call 706-856-0329.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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J. Strom Thurmond Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Carl D. Hatfield
510 Clarks Hill Hwy
Clarks Hill, SC/GA 29831
(800) 533-3478
carl.d.hatfield@usace.army.mil
 
J. Strom Thurmond Lake is on the South Carolina & Georgia Border.


General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates:  This Position is Year Round 2015.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

Volunteers are needed to: assist with administrative office work, bluebird box installation and monitoring, user fee counting, promoting water safety at various events, building and placing fish attractors, navigation inspections and more.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.
(Updated 1/26/2015)
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Day Use Gatehouse Volunteer:
Dates: May through September 2015.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

Duties: Volunteers will be responsible for manning the day use gatehouse weekends and holidays throughout the summer recreation season. Daily hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 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 25-30 hours of service per week. Volunteers will be bonded and no costs to the volunteer and subject to background checks.

For question about the two volunteer positions please call 864-333-1129 or 864-333-1121.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.
(Listed 02/12/2015)
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Fish & Wildlife Volunteer Opportunity:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteer Description of Duties: The purpose of this volunteer position is to perform a variety of duties in support of forestry, fisheries, wildlife, recreation and shoreline management operations under the guidance of Forest Fish and Wildlife Chief Ranger. Works with District Forester and Park Rangers assisting with, but not limited to, timber marking and cruising; stand delineation, monitoring Pine Beetle infestations, and prescribed burning. Collecting Global Positioning System (GPS) information and incorporating information into the Global Information System. Works with the Conservation Biologist assisting with, but not limited to, monitoring wildlife management areas, wildlife population surveys, maintaining nesting boxes, and collecting dissolved; oxygen and water temperature information. You will need to assists the Shoreline Management personnel with dock and boundary line inspections. Assist Recreation Management personnel with park operations activities including park inspections, delivery of supplies, and traffic counter readings.

General Assistance Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to: assist with administrative office work, bluebird box installation and monitoring, user fee counting, promoting water safety at various events, building and placing fish attractors, navigation inspections and more.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, grocery stores and restaurants.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.
(Updated 2/24/2015)
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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 2015.

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 01/23/2015)
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Campground Host/Bolding Mill:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 02/05/2015)
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West Point Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Rebecca M. Fink
500 Resource Mgmt. Drive
West Point, GA  31833
(706) 645-6113
rebecca.m.fink@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Amity Campground:
Dates:  Mid March 15, 2015 through Mid October 15, 2015.

West Point Lake Project is looking for volunteers for the 2015 recreation season from Mid-March through Mid-October. The Volunteer Village will be located within Amity Campground.

As a Park Host you will be assigned a park or campground in which you will be responsible for blowing off sites, cleaning fire rings, picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, maintaining bulletin boards, maintaining trails and assist with other assigned tasks. We will request you use your personal vehicle around parks and have a kind and friendly attitude towards others. Interview and background check required.

Campsites provided will include 50amp electric, sewage and water hookup at no cost to you.
(Listed 01/07/2015)
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Park Host/Earl Cook Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

West Point Lake Project is looking for volunteers for the 2015 recreation season from May through September, located at Earl Cook Recreation Area.

As a Park Host you will be on duty 4 days on followed by 4 days off. During your stay, you will maintain cleanliness of the gatehouse, maintain that locations Life Jacket Loaner Program, pick up trash, welcome people to the park and beach areas, provide educational and informational materials to visitors, update any shelters Reservation status and remind visitors of the park rules and regulations.  We will request you use your personal vehicle around parks and have a kind and friendly attitude towards others. Interview and background check required.

Campsites provided will include 50amp electric, sewage and water hookup at no cost to you.
(Listed 01/07/2015)
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Park Host/Yellowjacket Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

West Point Lake Project is looking for volunteers for the 2015 recreation season from May through September, located at Yellowjacket Recreation Area.

As a Park Host you will be on duty 7 days on followed by 7 days off. During your stay, you will maintain cleanliness of the gatehouse, maintain that locations Life Jacket Loaner Program, welcome people to the park and beach areas, provide educational and informational materials to visitors, make weekly bank deposits and remind visitors of the park rules and regulations.  We will request you use your personal vehicle around parks and have a kind and friendly attitude towards others. Interview and background check required. This is a Bonded Position.

Campsites provided will include 50amp electric, sewage and water hookup at no cost to you.
(Listed 01/07/2015)
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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brittney J. Haupert
1842 Viewpoint Road
Ahsahka, ID 83520
(208) 476-1279
Fax (208) 476-1262  
brittney.j.haupert@usace.army.mil

  

Visitor Center Maintenance (Located at the Dam):
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 15, 2015.
 
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. Two couples are needed from April/May 2015 to September 2015. Most duties are between 8 a.m. – 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 February 15, 2015; Resumes should be mailed to: Brittney J. Haupert, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at brittney.j.haupert@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 11/18/2014)
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Dent Acres Park Attendants (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 15, 2015.

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 April/May 2015 to September 2015. Most duties are between 1 p.m. to 8:30 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. 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 15, 2015; Resumes should be mailed to: Brittney J. Haupert, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at brittney.j.haupert@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 11/18/2014)
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Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for Summer (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 01, 2015.
 
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 2015 to September 2015.  Most duties are between 8 a.m. – 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 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 February 15, 2015; Resumes should be mailed to: Brittney J. Haupert, Dworshak Reservoir, P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at brittney.j.haupert@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 11/18/2014)
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Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for Fall (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
Dates: September 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
 
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. Spring opening: Two couples needed from April 1 to May 21, 2015. Fall opening: Two couples needed for September 2015 to December 2015. Most duties are between 8 a.m. – 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 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 October 15, 2014; resume deadline for fall couple is March 4, 2015. Resumes should be mailed to: Brittney J. Haupert, Dworshak Reservoir, and P.O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at brittney.j.haupert@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.
(Listed 08/04/2014)
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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: April 01, 2015 (Start Date Negotiable) through November 01, 2015.

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 2015 is November 30, 2014; 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.
(Listed October 24, 2014)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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, 2015 through October 26, 2015.

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 10/07/2014)
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Mowing Volunteer:
Dates:  April 15, 2015 through Labor Day 2015.

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 08/05/2014)
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Water Safety Roving Interpretation:  
Dates: May 2015 through September 2015.   

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 08/05/2014)
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Flowerbed Maintenance:  
Dates: April 2015 through October 2015. 

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 10/07/2014)
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Recreation Area Volunteers:
Dates: April 2015 through October 2015.

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 10/07/2014)
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Earth Day Cleanup:  
Dates: April 22, 2015. 

Volunteer are needed from 9am to 1pm 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 12/30/2014)
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Mississippi River Project Office, Visitor Center:  Click here for more lake information
Contact
:
Lou Ann McCracken
Locks & Dam 15, Rock Island Arsenal, Bldg. 328 - VC
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 794-5449
Fax: (309) 794-5741
louann.mccracken@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 17, 2015.

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 April through October. Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet the hour requirements, but can be arranged through the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are encouraged to begin service April 01 and continue to October 17, 2015.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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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 &
Borders on Illinois so Part of the Project is in Iowa
(815) 259-3628
Fax (815) 259-3629
kevin.j.zidarich@usace.army.mil

Cleaning and Trash Cleanup Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

The primary duty of the Cleaning & Trash Cleanup Volunteer is to maintain cleanliness at picnic, campground, and boat ramp areas in addition to other duties as outlined below. Park facilities being cleaned by volunteers are traditionally lightly used. Cleaning and trash pickup days assigned in more popular recreation areas are days with the lowest usage. Facilities should meet the standard of clean as listed in the description. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week per volunteer. All supplies needed to perform cleaning and trash pickup will be provided by the Corps of Engineers.  Supplies include cleaning supplies, toilet paper, envelopes, personal protective equipment, and paint and painting supplies. 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

Season: May through October
Days Off: Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 110 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $62.15 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

1. Big Slough Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays: 

a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Restock fee envelopes at the boat ramp on Thursdays
d. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
e. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

2. Lock and Dam 13 Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays: 

a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
d. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

3. Cattail Slough Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays:
 
a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Restock fee envelopes at the boat ramp on Thursdays
d. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
e. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

4. Volunteers may perform other duties as available and scheduled.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Mowing Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Administrative Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Rend Lake Project:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Cassie L. Magsig
11981 Rend City Road
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 724-2493
cassie.l.magsig@usace.army.mil
 
 
Campground Host/Gun Creek Campground:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

The host is there to answer campers and #39 questions and direct them to open campsites, assist the fee booth attendant with campground checks, assist with comment surveys, and performs small tasks such as opening and closes day use areas and restocking restroom supplies.

The Volunteer is require a 40 hours per week of volunteer hours in order to receive a full hook-up site (water, sewer, and electric 50 amps) to stay on for free the entire season.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Rivers Project Office/National Great Rivers Museum:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Angela (Angie) N. Smith
#2 Lock & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
(618) 462-6979
Fax (618) 462-7650
angela.n.smith@usace.army.mil or
ngrm@usace.army.mil

Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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 25, 2015 through September 27, 2015 Red Dates.

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 10/07/2014)
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Prairie Seed Collection:
Dates: October 02, 2015 through October 04, 2015 Red Dates.

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, 2015: Prairie Seed Collection, November 07, 2015: Prairie Seed Collection, & November 14, 2015: Prairie Seed Collection.

Campgrounds will be open and free sites available for Dates in Red for volunteers working a minimum of 4 hours.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Mississippi River Project /Pleasant Creek Recreation Area
Click here for more lake information
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/Pleasant Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: May 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015.

The campground host is responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and informing campers of self-registration procedures. Volunteer will not collect nor handle money. Hosts shall provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week and may serve for the entire recreation season.

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.
(Listed 11/24/2014)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District:  Click here for more lake information
Contact
:
Kevin J. Zidarich
823 Main Street
P. O. box 398
Thomson, IL 61285 &
Borders on Iowa so Part of the Project is in Ilinois
(815) 259-3628
Fax (815) 259-3629
kevin.j.zidarich@usace.army.mil 

Cleaning and Trash Cleanup Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.
 
The primary duty of the Cleaning & Trash Cleanup Volunteer is to maintain cleanliness at picnic, campground, and boat ramp areas in addition to other duties as outlined below. Park facilities being cleaned by volunteers are traditionally lightly used. Cleaning and trash pickup days assigned in more popular recreation areas are days with the lowest usage. Facilities should meet the standard of clean as listed in the description. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week per volunteer. All supplies needed to perform cleaning and trash pickup will be provided by the Corps of Engineers.  Supplies include cleaning supplies, toilet paper, envelopes, personal protective equipment, and paint and painting supplies. 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

Season: May through October
Days Off: Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Campsite: water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
Mileage/Week: 110 miles at 56.5 cents per mile, $62.15 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

1. Big Slough Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays: 
 
a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Restock fee envelopes at the boat ramp on Thursdays
d. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
e. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

2. Lock and Dam 13 Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays: 

a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
d. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

3. Cattail Slough Recreation Area on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays: 

a. Sweep, mop, clean and replace toilet paper vault toilet facilities
b. Pick up any litter within the recreation area; trash collected can be disposed of in the dumpsters at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
c. Restock fee envelopes at the boat ramp on Thursdays
d. Collect visitation numbers at the traffic counter on Thursdays
e. Paint/stain sign posts as needed

4. Volunteers may perform other duties as available and scheduled.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Mowing Volunteer:

Dates: May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Administrative Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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.
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 16-22/Blanchard Island 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

Borders on Iowa but the Project is in Illinois City, IL.

Campground Host:
Dates:  May 15, 2015 through October 20, 2015.
 
Description: Blanchard Island Recreation Area is located on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River approximately 4 miles south of Muscatine, IA.

The campground host is responsible for the daily tasks of welcoming campers, assisting with registering and answering any questions. Volunteer will not collect or handle money. In addition, the volunteer will provide campers with brochures, Title 36 rules and regulations, and campground questionnaires. On a daily basis the volunteer will inspect and clean facilities and perform litter picked up throughout the park, cleaning includes four pit toilets. Volunteer will clean fire rings of ashes and wipe picnic tables clean on a weekly basis.

Housing/Amenities provided: Trailer/RV pad - The volunteer will be provided a site with electric and water service with use of the dumps station.
(Listed 01/16/2015)
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Rathbun Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
John Pasa
20112 Hwy J5T
Centerville, Iowa 52544
816-389-3114
Fax (641) 647-2888
john.p.pasa@usace.army.mil
 
Volunteer Park Maintenance Light Duty:
Dates: Work Period May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.
 
Rathbun Lake is looking for Seasonal Park Maintenance Volunteers In three parks to perform light duty maintenance and resource management duties in our park areas. Work will be accomplished on a very flexible schedule. We are looking for energetic applicants that would love to work in a campground setting with no weekend work. Examples of light duty maintenance work include: picnic table board replacement, painting of facilities and light carpentry work. Resource management examples include: removal of tree suckers and trimming of tree limbs. Recreation examples include: shoreline and park area litter pickup, bulletin board material posting, and sign installation. All required supplies and tools will be provided by the Corps of Engineers. Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation.

We require our volunteers to work only 16 hours per week in exchange for an electric campsite.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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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

Red Rock Lake:
Dates: We have filled all of the Positions for the 2015 Season; see message below for Season 2016.


Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake, provides an array of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The US Army Corps of Engineers manages numerous recreational and resource areas within the project. Much of the public service in these areas is provided by a team of over 50 volunteers. Service includes campground hosting, fee collection, custodial work, visitor center staffing, environmental stewardship, day use area maintenance, trail maintenance, promotional work and program hosting.

All volunteer positions for the 2015 recreational season are currently filled. However, to learn more about Lake Red Rock’s volunteer program or to complete an application for future service 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.
(Listed 03/02/2015)
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Saylorville LakeClick 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: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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 – 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 10/07/2014)
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Part-Time Interpretive Program Host:
Dates: August through October 2015.

One Part-Time Interpretive Program Host available August – October 2014.  This position assists Interpretive Service and Outreach Program personnel with providing educational opportunities for school-aged children, special events for the public, updating bulletin boards and scheduling, developing, and giving programs.  Additionally, the host should be computer literate and able to assist with written publications.  Work days will vary by week and program schedule.  Generally, volunteers will work 3-5 days per week and average 21 hours of service per week. 

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

Volunteer selected will be provided a full hookup campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in the Sandpiper Recreation Area. 
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Recreation Management Host:
Dates: April 15, 2105 through October 15, 2015.

The primary duty of a Recreation Management Volunteer is to help the recreation team with trails and overall park aesthetics. Volunteers must be willing to work in all weather conditions and have an underlying knowledge of landscape/park maintenance. Knowledge of tractor operation, pruning and trimming methods, and mowing 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 hosts will work on established weekdays between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:00 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, 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 will have to complete a government approved defensive driving course. Volunteers 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 12/03/2014) 
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Roving Cleaning Host-(North):
Dates: April 15, 2015 through October 18, 2015.

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 Sandpiper Recreation Area.
(Listed 12/03/2014)
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Evening Roving Host:
Dates: April 15, 2015 through October 18, 2015.

Job Description: The primary duty of an Evening Roving Volunteer is to help the recreation team locking up recreational areas, collecting traffic counter data and making weekly supply deliveries to recreation areas. Recreation area closings begin between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm depending on the time of the season.  Volunteers shall provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week and may serve the entire recreation season April through October. Volunteers must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. 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 web site: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake/WorkingforUs.aspx.

Volunteers selected for this position will be provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in Sandpiper Recreation Area.
(Listed 12/03/2014)
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Clinton Lake Project Office:  
Click here for more lake information
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: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Fall River Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Douglas D. Wheeler
2453 Lake Road
Fall River, KS 67047-0037
(620) 658-4445
Fax (620) 658-4919
douglas.d.wheeler@usace.army.mil

Park Camp Host & Maintenance/North Rock Ridge:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

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 10/07/2014)
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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: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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. Applications for this position must be received by Hillsdale Lake by March 1, 2015.

Volunteer will receive RV Campsite with full hookup, 50 Amp service, water and sewer.
 
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Winter Volunteers:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through March 31, 2015. 

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. 
(Updated 02/26/2015)
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John Redmond Lake Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Gary L. Simmons
Darlene C. Moore
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 364-8613
Fax (620) 364-8919
gary.l.simmons@usace.army.mil
Or darlene.c.moore@usace.army.mil

 

Light Maintenance:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with light maintenance work. The work involves tree trimming, wood gathering, some light litter pick up around the parks.

We offer a campsite with electric and water in exchange for approximately 20 hours per week.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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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, 2015 through September 30, 2015. 

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 08/25/2014)
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Park Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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, 2014.

Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours of week service for a full service campsite, which includes 50 amp electric, water, and sewer.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Marion Reservoir:  Click here for more Lake Information
Contact:
Melissa J. Bean
2105 Pawnee Road
Marion, KS 66861 
(620) 382-2101 
Fax: (620) 382-3840
melissa.j.bean@usace.army.mil

Park Host/Maintenance/Cottonwood Point Campground:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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 Melissa Bean Park 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.
(Listed 12/10/2014)
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Melvern Lake:   Click here for more Lake Information
Contact:
Heath R. Kruger 
31051 Melvern Lake Parkway
Melvern, KS 66510 
(785) 549-3318 or (816) 389-3793
Fax (785) 549-3611 
heath.r.kruger@usace.army.mil

 

Lawn Care:
Dates: April 01,2015 through October 31, 2015.

Volunteer Duties: This position will be responsible for maintaining the areas directly around the Visitor Center, trails, and volunteer/contractor camping pads.  Duties include mowing, trimming, and general maintenance of these areas.  This position may be required to operate a campground attendant booth during days the attendant has off.  Other duties may be assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator if needed. 

The volunteer will provide 20 hours of service per week in return for a campsite with water, electricity, and sewer. 
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Park Maintenance (3 positions):
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

Volunteer Duties: This position will be responsible for light maintenance of campgrounds.  Duties include limb and litter removal, cleaning of fire rings, painting, and other duties assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator.  This position may be required to operate a campground attendant booth during days the attendant has off. 

The volunteer will provide 20 hours of service per week in return for a campsite with water, electricity, and sewer.
 
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Day Use Beach Attendant:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

Volunteer Duties:  This position will be responsible for operating a beach attendant booth during peak visitation.  Duties include collection of fees, administration of loaner life jackets, and promotion of water safety.  This position may be required to perform light maintenance within campgrounds if needed.  This position may be required to operate a campground attendant booth during days the attendant has off.  Other duties may be assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator if necessary. 

The volunteer will provide 20 hours of service per week in return for a campsite with water, electricity, and sewer. 
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Camp Host Volunteer/Timber Hill Park:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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 10/07/2014)
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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, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Perry Lake is seeking volunteers to help with staffing the visitor center in the summer months of 2014(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 08/25/2014)
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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
 April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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 03/03/2015)
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Campground Park Watch:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through
April 15, 2015.

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 03/03/2015)
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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:  April 2015 through September 2015.

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 08/26/2014)
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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 ASAP:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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 2015.

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 01/20/2015)
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Green River Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Andrea M. O’Bryan
544 Lake Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-4463
Fax (270) 465-6056
andrea.m.o'bryan@usace.army.mil


Campground Host/Pikes Ridge Campground:
Dates: May 15, 2015 through September 27, 2105.

Green River Lake is looking for a couple or single person who is very friendly, people-oriented, and loves to camp to help serve our team as a Volunteer Campground Host (s).

Typical Duties would include: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, promote the Corps water safety initiative, supervise the recreational equipment rental and loner lifejacket programs,  promote and assist with campground programs, supervise the movie night program, and other duties as needed or requested.

Dates and Hours required: May-Sept. 2015, working 15-20 hours per week (including weekends and holidays). Hosts would have 5 days on and 2 days off per week.

Requirements: Host must provide their own camper (must be in good repair and appearance), ability to communicate effectively with the public, Corps staff, and Corps hired contractors, ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress report of duties performed,  and willingness to commit to a long term agreement.

Incentives: A free campsite (with water, electric, picnic table, and fire ring) would be provided to the host for the duration of the recreation season.
(Listed 12/30/2014)
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Campground Host for Holmes Bend Campground:
Dates: April 17, 2015 through October 25, 2015.

Green River Lake is looking for a couple or single person who is very friendly, people-oriented, and loves to camp to help serve our team as a Volunteer Campground Host (s).

Typical Duties would include: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, promote the Corps water safety initiative, supervise the recreational equipment rental and loner lifejacket programs,  promote and assist with campground programs, supervise the movie night program, and other duties as needed or requested.

Dates and Hours required: April through Oct. 2015, working 15 to 20 hours per week (including weekends and holidays). Hosts would have 5 days on and 2 days off per week.

Requirements: Host must provide their own camper (must be in good repair and appearance), ability to communicate effectively with the public, ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress report of duties performed, and willingness to commit to a long term agreement.

Incentives: A free campsite (with water, electric, picnic table, and fire ring) would be provided to the host for the duration of the recreation season. NOTE: the host campsite does not have sewer hookup but the campground does have dump stations.
(Listed 02/26/2015)
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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

Gate Attendant/Park Host at Fall Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: April 24, 2015 through October 25, 2105.

A volunteer couple needed to serve as Gate Attendant/Park Host. Some duties include managing a small 10 site campground through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). Some computer skills will be required. Other duties include greeting our day-use visitors, collecting fees and providing information from an entrance booth with a view of the lake. Volunteer must agree to serve the full length of the camping season.

In turn, volunteer hosts shall be provided a free camping site with full electric, water, and sewer hookups.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Park Host at Fishing Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
 
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 08/26/2014)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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: April 01, 2015 Through October 31, 2015.

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).
(Updataed 10/07/2014)
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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 2015 through September 2015.

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 08/26/2014)
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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
andrew.j.auxier@usace.army.mil

Volunteer Camper/General Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Mostly maintenance around the dam site-cleaning, organizing, minor construction projects assists maintenance staff with routine activities. Will also assist Ranger staff with events and activities

Special Skills:  None required, but if a volunteer has special skills (carpentry, metal work, etc.), we will utilize those skills.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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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, 2015 through September 30, 2105.

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 - 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 08/25/2014)
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Buffumville Lake/Hodges Village Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jamie R. Kordack
48 Old Oxford Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(978) 318-8399
Fax (208) 248-1862
jamie.r.kordack@usace.army.mil

 
Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: April/May through September/October 2015.

Welcome to beautiful New England! We are looking for patriots to join our team at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam. I bet you are thinking football right about now. Well, they did just win the SuperBowl. Since I’m a Packer’s fan, being half cheese-head (my mother was born and raised in Green Bay), my reference is more of an historical one. More about that late.

Hi, I’m Park Ranger Jamie and here’s your invitation to learn more about the US Army Corps of Engineers and our rural, picturesque sites and to tempt you to join us in 2015. We are looking for our last couple to fill the Park Host Volunteer position at Hodges Village Dam in Oxford, MA.

Located in South-Central MA, Hodges Village Dam has over 700 acres with a dry-bed reservoir. There is no permanent pool; however there is a huge diversity of wetlands and uplands. There are over 15 miles of trails and on one side, we do allow registered dirt bikes.

We have 5 full hookup sites in total. BV Dam site is less than 3 miles away and is where the other volunteer park host couple lives. Then we hire 3 Park Attendant Contractor teams-of-two to live on site at Buffumville Park. These 4 couples have been hired.

Both Dam sites have disc golf courses. The one at Buffumville is New England’s largest. At our office we have a full laundry setup for all to use. These 5 couple positions include uniform shirts and hats and many opportunities for training like CPR and first aid.

So let me give you more details about the HV Park Host Volunteer Position: Volunteer agreement acceptance is contingent upon a successful background check with finger printing. We are pretty flexible with arrival (April/May) and departure (September/October) dates. A minimum of 20 hours per person per week is expected. The days/times are flexible and pretty much dictated by visitation and weather. Basically, the job entails the daily patrol of the Dam site buildings and lawn areas, disc golf course and parking lots to pick up trash, clean restrooms and interact with the public. And weekly patrol and light maintenance of the various trails around Hodges Village Dam. As needed refresh of brochure racks and updates to bulletin board, if interested, care of flowerbeds and bushes, sign installation, painting projects, and/or natural resource projects like blue bird box programs.

So future teammates, this is what we are looking for in our perspective PH’s: Mature, flexible people-persons who are good at meeting and greeting the public, able to be friendly to all ages and backgrounds. Folks with great communication skills to convey the projects’ rules and regulations. And a team that is wise and confident enough to handle ever changing situations. A team experienced in driving an ORV and/or willing to mountain bike the easy to moderate trail system. The couple must be physically able to pick up trash, willing to mop an occasional floor, and cleaning toilets are part of the job. Be aware, it' s not always glamorous!

I would very much love to speak with you and send you a few photos of our lovely rural, picturesque and historical New England sites. We are 2 USACE sites within a National Park that is the Last Green Valley. This region has retained its great historic places, scenic roads lined with rock walls and stunning low mountain views. By satellite, this fabulous region is the last remaining dark zone, unencumbered by light pollution, on the east coast. And this area I call home is center to it all; just 1 hour to Providence, RI, 1 hour to Hartford, CT, 1 hour to Boston, 1 hour to the New York boarder, less than 2 hours to VT and NH and the down east coasts of ME. Consider a summer in New England and maybe my soon-to-be-retired NPS Park Ranger husband and I can take you on a tour of Bunker Hill and other patriotic hot-spots.

The HV Dam site motor home pad is tucked between a line of lilacs and low evergreens is a full hookup site that includes a 50 amp service, septic tie-in, well water, local phone, some garage storage plus the use of an ATV.
(Updated 2/24/2015)
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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, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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.
(Listed 11/25/2014)
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Cross Lake Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jason A. Hauser
35507 County Road 66
P.O. Box 36
Crosslake, MN  56442
(651) 290-5791
Fax: (218) 692-4911
jason.a.hauser@usace.army.mil


AIS–(Aquatic Invasive Species) Volunteer:
Dates:  May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

A volunteer, 18 years of age or older needed to perform AIS education.

The purpose of the AIS Volunteer Program is to educate the public about invasive species at the public access. These interactions at the access serve to teach people about invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, ruffe, spiny waterflea, and others that can invade our water bodies. Volunteers talk to boaters about how to comply with Minnesota laws regarding invasive species and help people understand the necessary steps and places to look on their boat and trailer for invasive species. As an AIS volunteer you are not authorized to require watercraft inspections and watercraft users are not required to speak with you as the process is completely voluntary and educational. Volunteers will also be required to present AIS interpretive programs during the summer and at special events such as the site fishing derby.

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in exchange for an electric site with water and sewer hookup and the use of all campground facilities and amenities.
(Updated 2/11/2015)
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Okatibbee Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ethan M. Ward
8490 Okatibbee Dam Road
Collinsville, MS 39325
(601) 626-8431
ethan.m.ward2@usace.army.mil
 
Volunteer Park Attendants:
Dates:  May 04, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Volunteer park attendants are needed at Collinsville Park gatehouse. Park attendant responsibilities will vary, but their primary duties will be collecting day use fees, selling annual passes, and greeting visitors to the park.

A campsite with a water and electric hook-up will be provided.
(Listed 01/15/2015)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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National Public Lands Day:
Dates:  September 26, 2015.

National Public lands Day Columbus Lock & Dam Boat Ramp (Stennis), Columbus Lake Clean-Up.  National Public Lands Day is September 26, 2015 & the hours for clean-up are 08: 00 AM to 12: 00 PM.  
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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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, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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. 
(Listed 01/14/2015)
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Mark Twain Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary A. Heitmeyer
20642 Highway J
Monroe City, MO 63456
(573) 735-4097
mary.a.heitmeyer@usace.army.mil 

Park Host:
Dates: May to October/November 2015.

The Volunteer Park Attendant will assist visitors by providing services when the contracted Park Attendants are not on duty. The following duties will be required; working with the computer based reservation system, staffing the campground fee booth, checking-in campers, marking/posting incoming reservations, answering the phone, and a variety of tasks to assist visitors. 

Special Skills Needed: Ability to work with people in a fee booth and campground. 

A campsite will be provided for volunteers that agree to provide these services.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Pomme de Terre Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Devin T. Holt
Route 2 Box 2160
Hermitage, MO  65668
(417) 745-6411
devin.t.holt@usace.army.mil

Park Attendant:
Dates:  April 16, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

The Volunteer Park Attendant will be responsible for registering campers, collecting fees and making reservations. You will be in the park attendant both at designated hours. You will be required to work approximately 20-25 hours a week and you will have 2 days off.

You will have a concrete campsite with water, sewer and 50 amp electric services.
(Listed 01/16/2015)
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Smithville Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Derrick S. Phillips
16311 County Road DD
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-0174
derrick.s.phillips@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Operation/Park Maintenance:

Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Volunteers will operate the Jerry Litton Visitor Center on weekends and on certain days through the week, duties includes speaking with the public, explaining directions, giving park details, answering phones, stocking brochures, and other misc tasks related to the operation of the Visitor Center.

Maintenance work through the week will include tasks such as mowing, watering, weeding, painting, filing, pruning, cleaning, and other misc maintenance tasks. Asking for at least 4 months of dedicated of service from the volunteer. The campsite is located next to our maintenance compound and just across the street from the Jerry Litton Visitor Center.

This is a great fishing lake, just 30 minutes from Kansas City, which will offer plenty of things to do and see during your off time. Interested applicants can contact Smithville Lake for more information. Applications for this position must be received by Smithville Lake by February 28, 2015.

Volunteers need to put in an average of 24 hours a week per couple for a full Service Campsite with, Water, Sewer, 50 amp service. Site will be available starting April 1, 2015.
(Listed 10/07/2014)
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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 2015.

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) 32miles, historic site trail (1 mile), a hiking trail (5miles), and 2 nature trails (1 mile each).  All trails are part of the National Recreation Trails System.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Special Events:
Dates: April Through December 2015.

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 12/29/2014)
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Interpretive Programs:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through October 30, 2015.

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 08/25/2014)
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Wappapello Lake Mgr Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Rachel R. Lemons
10992 Hwy T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 222-8562
rachel.r.lemons@usace.army.mil

Volunteer Cleaner 3 Positions – Greenville Campground/Day Use Area:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015. Dates are negotiable to shorter or longer service periods.

Overview: The primary duty of the Cleaning Volunteer is to maintain the cleanliness at 1 Shower house, 5 restrooms and individual campsites and picnic sites located within the Greenville Recreation Area and Campground. Volunteer(s) should average 20-25 hours of service per week. The estimated miles/week will be less than 10 required to perform outlined duties. All cleaning supplies shall be supplied by the Government.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with water, electric and sewer hook-up in the Greenville Campground.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Volunteer Cleaner 2 to 3 Positions – Redman East and West Campgrounds:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015. Dates are negotiable to shorter or longer service periods.

Overview: The primary duty of the Cleaning Volunteer is to maintain the cleanliness at 2 Shower houses, 2 restrooms and individual campsites sites located within the Redman Creek East and West Campgrounds. Volunteer(s) should average 20-25 hours of service per week. The estimated miles/week will be less than 10 required to perform outlined duties. All cleaning supplies shall be supplied by the Government.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with water, electric and sewer hook-up in the Redman East or West Campground.
(Updated 10/07/2014)
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Volunteer Cleaner 2 Positions – Peoples Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 15, 2015. Dates are negotiable to shorter or longer service periods.

Overview: The primary duty of the Peoples Creek Recreation Area Cleaning Volunteer is to maintain the cleanliness at 2 Shower houses, within the Peoples Creek Upper and Lower Campground. Volunteer should average 20-25 hours of service per week. All cleaning supplies will be supplied by the Government.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site in the Peoples Creek Upper (water, sewer and electric) or Lower (water and electric only) Campgrounds.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Wappapello Lake Mgr Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Dan Camden
10992 Hwy T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 222-8562
dan.camden@usace.army.mil


Redman Creek Campground Park Host:
Dates: March 20, 2015 through November 02, 2015.

The volunteer campground Park Host is responsible for assisting incoming campers with information regarding new reservation policies at this campground. This will include making rounds through the Redman West Campground (sites 1 through 40) periodically throughout the day to ensure visitors understand that reservations can be made on the same day as arrival, all campsites are reservable and incoming reservations are no longer posted. Will also be responsible for repairing/cleaning campsite carsonite posts (as needed), and assisting Park Rangers by reporting pertinent activities in the campground and assisting the contracted Park Attendants as needed. It is also an important part of the Park Host’s duties to be available to on-site campers to answer questions and be a point of contact if the camper needs assistance. The Park Host may utilize a golf cart or UTV to facilitate volunteer’s duties only. Vehicle must possess a slow moving triangle and 7’ orange flag (volunteer furnished). Government will furnish placard with “Park Host” to be affixed to the Park Host’s vehicle.

The contracted Park Attendants work seven days per week. The Park Host is expected to be in the campground from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday unless they need to leave for a short period of time for lunch, store, etc. The volunteer Park Host’s normal days off are Sunday and Monday.

We would prefer the selected Park Host work the entire camping season (late March through October) but a minimum of two months of service is required.  If working the entire season, the Park Host will be allowed to take off two one-week periods throughout the recreation season if requested.

If funding permits, the selected Park Host will receive five free “volunteer” t-shirts with the Corps logo and a ball cap to wear while performing their duties to identify them as a volunteer to the public.  Upon termination, all supplied shirts and cap must be returned to the government.

We are looking for hard working, motivated individuals (or couple) who enjoy helping our customers, are courteous at all times and project a positive image for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We take pride in providing first class facilities for our customers and take that extra step to ensure an enjoyable visit for our campers. The selected Park Host will be subject to a thorough background check and cannot be hired if there have been past felony convictions for sexual or violent crimes and must provide references.

If you have questions concerning this vacancy announcement, please contact Park Ranger Dan Camden or Becky Hays at the Wappapello Lake Management Office, 10992 Highway T, Wappapello Missouri, 63966 or call 573-222-8562/573-778-5404 or email at dan.camden@usace.army.mil.

In return for a free full service campsite, volunteer must provide a minimum of 20 hours per week of service performing the above tasks.
(Listed 02/10/2015)
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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.

 

Otter Brook Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Christie L. Baker
480 Branch Road
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-4130
christie.l.baker@usace.army.mil


Gate Hosts Day Use Area:
Dates: May 22, 2015 through September 09, 2015.

One couple with a self contained RV/trailer (if you plan to stay on-site) to volunteer as gate hosts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day-use facility. The volunteer position is available from Memorial Day Weekend in May through Labor Day Weekend in September. Hosts will greet, provide information, directions and other assistance to the visiting public. Volunteers will not collect fees. Working weekends and holidays are required. Volunteers are required to obtain digital fingerprints at a Corps facility and pass a background check. Volunteers will generally work 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday through Monday, and would be given a minimum of 3 days off per week.  If you are interested or have questions please call the Otter Brook Lake office at 603-352-4130.

In exchange for volunteering, hosts will be provided a campsite with water, sewer and electric hookup.
(Listed 12/17/2014)
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Surry Mountain Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Christie L. Baker
480 Branch Road
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-4130
christie.l.baker@usace.army.mil


Gate Hosts Day Use Area:
Dates: May 22, 2015 through September 09, 2015.

One couple with a self contained RV/trailer (if you plan to stay on-site) to volunteer as gate hosts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day-use facility  The volunteer position is available from Memorial Day Weekend in May through Labor Day Weekend in September. Hosts will greet, provide information, directions and other assistance to the visiting public. Volunteers will not collect fees. Working weekends and holidays are required. Volunteers are required to obtain digital fingerprints at a Corps facility and pass a background check. Volunteers will generally work 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday through Monday, and would be given a minimum of 3 days off per week. If you are interested or have questions please call the Otter Brook Lake office at 603-352-4130.


In exchange for volunteering, hosts will be provided a campsite with water, sewer and electric hookup.
(Listed 12/17/2014)
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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.

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 10, 2015.

Clean Jordan Lake: We will again start are litter removal for Jordan Lake at Jordan Dam Visitor Assistance Center on Saturday October 11, 2014 starting at 9am, until 2pm. 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 10/07/2014)
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Falls Lake:
  Click here for more lake information 
Contact:
Jonathan J. Paull
11405 Falls of the Neuse Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 846-9332 Ext 232
jonathan.j.paull@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 2015.

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:

  • Knowledge of geocaching
  • 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
Prefer a minimum commitment of 6 months. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Trail Monitor:
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2015.

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:

  • 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

Prefer a minimum commitment of 6 months. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Adopt-A-Shoreline Volunteer (Individuals or Groups):
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2015.

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:

•           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

Prefer a minimum commitment of 1 year. Unfortunately, a camp or RV site cannot be provided at this time.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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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): 

 

Shoreline Management Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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.

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 12/30/2014)
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Nature Center Volunteer:
Dates: April through October 2015.

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 01/26/2015)
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W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Crystal M. Dillard
499 Reservoir Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
(336) 921-3390
Fax (336) 921-2330
crystal.m.dillard@usace.army.mil

 
Park Attendant/Berry Mountain:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is two sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive May 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Park Attendant/Boomer Park:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is 2 sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive May 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Visitor Assistance Center Front Desk – Weekdays:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive April 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Visitor Assistance Center Front Desk – Weekends:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive April 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Environmental Education Center – Weekdays:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer needed from April 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Environmental Education Center – Weekends:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through November 01, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is 1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer needed from April 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Maintenance Volunteer – Weekdays:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is 2 sets.

Schedule: Volunteer #1 and Volunteer #2 can arrive on or after April 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.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Winter Camping Park Host:
Dates: November 01 through December 01 2015 and March 01, 2015 through March 30, 2015.

Number of volunteers needed is1 set.

Schedule: Volunteer needed from November 01 through December 01, 2014 and March 01through March 30, 2015, with 20 hours a week. Work days will vary - mainly Thursday through Monday as campers are in park.

Job Duties: Work at gatehouse performing park attendant duties as describe, including collecting fees, answering the phone, greeting customers, Patrol parks daily, Clean gatehouse and gatehouse restroom (for private use only), Fill brochure racks, and Check life jackets and operate life jacket loaner program.

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 Bandits Roost Park.
(Listed 11/14/2014)
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Garrison Dam/Lake SakakaweaClick here for more lake information
Contact: 
Taryn L. Kjelstrup
PO Box 527
201 First Street
Riverdale, ND, 58565
(701) 654-7709
taryn.l.kjelstrup@usace.army.mil

Campground Host:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 2015.

The Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project in North Dakota is looking to fill volunteer for this position. This Host position is for Wolf Creek Campground, which is located on the quiet shores of Lake Sakakawea. Wolf Creek is a primitive campground with 101 sites. Hosts should be outgoing, friendly, and enjoy working with people. We rely on our hosts to help us with visitor assistance, maintaining rules, and garbage pickup. Both 2.5 and 5 month positions are available.  

The Campground Host is provided a site with full hook ups.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Campground Host/Downstream Campground: 
Dates:  May 01, 2015 through September 2015.

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. Two-month positions are available.

Hosts are provided a site with full hook-ups.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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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, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

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 08/05/2014)
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Caesar Creek Lake - Visitor CenterClick 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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Volunteer Photographer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Trail Monitor:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Bluebird Trail Monitor:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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 08/25/2014)
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Deer Creek LakeClick 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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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 2015, 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 12/30/2014)
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Boundary Blitzer’s:
Dates: Strong nature lovers needed in October, November and December 2015. 

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 12/30/2014)
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Canton Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
George E. Mayfield
HC 65, Box 120
Canton, OK, 73724
(580) 886-2989
Fax (580) 886-3485 
george.e.mayfield@usace.army.mil

 

Maintenance Volunteers Needed:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

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 10/07/2014)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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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 2015.

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 12/30/2014)
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Bonneville Lock & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ryan C. Braaten
Bonneville Lock & Dam Road
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-4021
ryan.braaten@usace.army.mil

Borders on Oregon and some of the Project is in Washington
 
Visitor Center Host (Interpretation) Bradford Island Visitor Center:
Dates:  March 15, 2015 through November 15, 2015.

Description: Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, WA; Bonneville Lock and Dam is a National Historic Landmark that includes two powerhouses, a navigation lock, fish passage, and a visitor center complex spread over several buildings http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/Bonneville.aspx.

Schedule: 20 to 30 hours per week. Typical schedule is 2 (8 hr) days on and four days off with additional days/hours as needed. Visitor center open from 9am to 5pm.

Duties: Staff the visitor center and bookstores, greet visitors, answer questions, inventory lost/found items, handle cash, provide good customer service, educate visitors about park rules, provide informal/formal interpretive programs including roving, orientations and presentations, and promote water safety. Positions cover both the Bradford Island Visitor Center and the Washington Shore Visitor Center Complex.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Teams of two or couples are preferred as there is only one site available per position

Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds

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

Auditory ability to respond to verbal requests

Availability to commit to a minimum of 2-3 months

Accountability for handling cash and accurately completing opening/closing cash reconciliation forms

Ability to pass criminal background check

Desired Experience: 

Teaching experience, customer service, or work with public

Previous visitor center experience as employee or volunteer

Volunteer Activities: Perform Visitor Center Duties, Staff Information Desk & Bookstore, Interpretation, Other Duties as Assigned

Housing & Amenities: Type: Full Hookups Trailer/RV Sites (30 & 50 amps) Description: Free RV site with electric, water, sewer, laundry facility, and wifi is provided with a 20-30 hour work week.
 (Listed 01/15/2015)
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John Day Lock & Dam/Willow Creek Project on the OR & WA Border

Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Greg M. Volkman
P O Box 823
Rufus, OR 97050-0823
(541) 506-7899
greg.m.volkman@usace.army.mil &

Camp Host/LePage Campground:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

Columbia River Park in Oregon is five mile east of the John Day Dam on I-84, one host is needed.

Multiple positions: 20 to 25 hours per week with flexible schedules. Small pleasant family campgrounds and day-use areas with swim beach and boat ramp.

Duties: Greeting campers, litter pickup and fire rings and with strong support from the Ranger staff.

Campsite with electric, water and sewer are provided.  
(Updated 09/23/2014)
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Willamette Valley Project:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ronald (Ron) J. Colletti
75819 Shortridge Hill Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
(541) 942 -5631
Fax (541) 942-1305  
ronald.j.colletti@usace.army.mil

Park Host/Dorena Lake:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015, but especially needed Mid April through September. This position
is an ongoing recruitment for approximately 6 months in duration.

Several volunteer Park Hosts needed in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley at Dorena Lake. Some duties are based on your skills and interest and may include minor maintenance, opening and closing gates, checking permits, conducting customer satisfaction surveys, or interpretative program assistance.  With strong support from Park Rangers, general tasks will include acting as our "eyes and ears" by living inside the park, greeting and assisting visitors, as well as providing information.

At this time volunteer positions do not include money handling or restroom cleaning.

Note: Alcohol is prohibited on Corps lands at Dorena Lake, including the campground.  All Corps personnel, contractors, volunteers and the public must follow this regulation.  We have found this policy has reduced incidents and made an overall positive impact for our visitors.

Special Skills Needed:  Volunteers should enjoy helping others enjoy our parks and natural resources. Volunteers must provide their own hard sided living quarters.

Housing Availability: Full hook-up site provided. Volunteers must supply their own hard sided living quarters. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Park Host/Fern Ridge Lake:
Dates: This Position is a Year Round location 2015. This position is an ongoing recruitment for approximately 6 months in duration.

Volunteers needed in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley at Fern Ridge Lake.

Volunteer Duties: include acting as our "eyes and ears" by living near the park office, opening and closing gates, greeting & assisting visitors, and providing information, as well as other duties as assigned.

At this time volunteer positions do not include money handling or restroom cleaning.

Special Skills Needed:  Volunteers should enjoy helping others enjoy our parks and natural resources. Volunteers must provide their own hard sided living quarters.

Housing Availability: Full hook-up site provided. Volunteers must supply their own hard sided living quarters. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Blue Marsh LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact:
Nathan Freiwald
1268 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533
(610)376-6337
Fax: (610)376-1919
Nathan.T.Freiwald@usace.army.mil

General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteers are needed most anytime and Year Round. The volunteer opportunities available at Blue Marsh include trail maintenance, foot patrol, horseback rider patrol (must have you own horse), educational programs, and park beautification projects.

This is not a Camp Host Position and Free Hook-Up's are not provided. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Kinzua Dam/Allegheny ReservoirClick here for more lake information
Contact:
Steven Lauser
1205 Kinzua Road
Warren, PA 26365
(814) 726-0661
Steven.J.Lauser@usace.army.mil

Big Bend Staff Visitor Center Host:
Dates: June 01, 2015 through October 15, 2015.

Volunteers with good communication skills that enjoy meeting people are needed. Visitor Center Hosts will be expected to do miscellaneous work assisting the Park Ranger staff, and may be involved with duties that include 1.Offering assistance to the public, explaining rules & regulations, operating and maintaining audio visual displays.  2. Presenting nature walks and water safety demonstrations. 3. Providing information to the public about interpretive activities through advertising & public relations (i.e. news releases, bulletin boards, and brochures).

It is staffed daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm, but flexible part-time schedules are available that include weekends and holidays. Located near Warren, PA, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, especially Allegheny National Forest, and other local attractions. 
(Updated 10/07/2013)
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Loyalhanna Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
April L. Richards
440 Loyalhanna Dam Road
Saltsburg, PA 15681
(724) 639-9013 Ext: 3
april.l.richards@usace.army.mil

 
Campground Host:
Dates: June 26, 2015 Through July 31, 2015.

Loyalhanna Lake in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania has an available Campground Host position which requires the volunteer(s) to live in the recreation area and perform the duties to operate a campground or day use recreation area.

Duties: The volunteer(s) will welcome visitors, assist with self registration, and provide literature, brochures, and general information on facilities, fees, rules and regulations, conduct periodic walk through/drive through of park to assure campers are on assigned sites according to records. The volunteer will also assist ranger with operation of day use/ boat launch area when needed.

Volunteers must be capable of physical work duties in an outdoor environment and will be needed to perform light maintenance duties which may include litter pick up throughout the project and debris along the shoreline; fire ring and table cleaning, restroom inspections and other light maintenance duties.

Schedule: Approximately 25 hours a week, including weekends and holidays

Special Skills Needed: Volunteers must be capable of performing the tasks required, be friendly and able to communicate effectively.

Hosts must provide their own camping equipment and will be provided a campsite with electric and water hookups.
(Listed 12/31/2014)
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Shenango Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Jason Cote
2442 Kelly Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
(724) 646-1124
jason.cote@usace.army.mil

 
Campground Host:
Dates:  May 15, 2015 through September 07, 2015.

Shenango Lake, located in Hermitage Pennsylvania, has volunteer camp host positions available for the 2015 camping season. Host duties include traffic control, issuing vehicle passes, grounds maintenance, and fee collection, issuing equipment, providing general information, and cleaning camp sites. The position requires approx. 20 hours of work per week per person.

This position is well suited for retired couples. If you would like to meet thousands of new people, this opportunity is for you! For more information contact Jason Cote, Park Ranger, Shenango Lake, 2442 Kelly Road, Hermitage, Pa. 16148, Phone No. (724) 646-1124.

Hosts are provided a free campsite with electric hookup.
(Updated 2/02/2015)
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Tioga-Hammond/Cowanesque Lakes:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Dina Henninger
710 Ives Run Lane
Tioga, PA 16946
(570) 835-0113
dina.henninger@usace.army.mil
 
 
Interpretive Program Volunteer (s):
Dates: August through Mid September 2015.
 
The primary duty of the Interpretive Program Volunteer is to assist the Interpretive Service and Outreach Ranger with providing educational opportunities for school-aged children as well as assisting with special events for the public. Work days will vary by week and program schedule. Generally, volunteers will work 3-5 days per week and average 24 hours of service per week. Work will include weekend and evening hours. Volunteer will be involved in scheduling, developing, and giving programs. Additionally, the volunteer should be computer literate and able to assist with written publications. Volunteers will need to be available from mid-April to Mid-September.

Specific duties include: Schedule interpretive programs with teachers, childcare providers, scout leaders, etc. via phone. Present interpretive programs on topics including but not limited to water safety, local flora and fauna, and nature hikes.  Training and sample outlines will be provided. Assist with developing the weekly “Happenings” for distribution to campers, employees, contractors, and volunteers by Thursday at noon, templates will be provided. Create flyers and news releases to advertise for upcoming events and programs. Provide content for project websites and Facebook page. Assist with planning and preparations for public events. Assist with setup and implementation on event day. Participate in offsite activities including parades and festivals.

Volunteers who wish to receive camping in return for services will be assigned a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in either the Ives Run or Tompkins Campground.
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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Tionesta Lake
:   
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Contact:
Jason A. Bowers
PO Box 539
Tionesta PA 16353
(814) 755-3512
 Fax (814) 755-3846
 jason.a.bowers@.usace.army.mil

 

Campground Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Assist campers at Kellettville Campground with self-registration and providing information about local points of interest.  Five (5) day work week, including weekends and holidays. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Wildlife Management Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

This volunteer position varies in length of time. Various opportunities exist at different times during the year. Opportunities include but are not limited to fisheries management, wildlife surveys and nesting box maintenance. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Tionesta Recreation Area Campground:
Dates: Variable, 1-2 months between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2015.

Event Description: Duties may include any or all of the following:  assisting and greeting campers, public information, assisting ranger staff as needed and in entrance station, traffic control, litter pick up, trail maintenance, firering and table cleaning, Information Center staffing,  restroom inspection.  Five day work week required including weekends and holidays, days off are mid-week. 

Special Skills Needed: Volunteers must be capable of performing the tasks required, be friendly and able to communicate effectively.

Hosts must provide their own camping equipment and will be provided a campsite with full hookups.  Hosts may have one pet, but no aggressive breeds.
  
(Updated 08/25/2014)
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J. Strom Thurmond Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Carl D. Hatfield
510 Clarks Hill Hwy
Clarks Hill, SC/GA 29831
(800) 533-3478
carl.d.hatfield@usace.army.mil
 
(J. Strom Thurmond Lake is on the South Carolina & Georgia Border)


General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates:  This Position is Year Round 2015.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

Volunteers are needed to: assist with administrative office work, bluebird box installation and monitoring, user fee counting, promoting water safety at various events, building and placing fish attractors, navigation inspections and more.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.

(Listed 1/26/2015)
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Day Use Gatehouse Volunteer:
Dates: May through September 2015.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

Duties: Volunteers will be responsible for manning the day use gatehouse weekends and holidays throughout the summer recreation season. Daily hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 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 25-30 hours of service per week. Volunteers will be bonded and no costs to the volunteer and subject to background checks.

For question about the two volunteer positions please call 864-333-1129 or 864-333-1121.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.
(Listed 02/12/2015)
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Fish & Wildlife Volunteer Opportunity:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteer Description of Duties: The purpose of this volunteer position is to perform a variety of duties in support of forestry, fisheries, wildlife, recreation and shoreline management operations under the guidance of Forest Fish and Wildlife Chief Ranger. Works with District Forester and Park Rangers assisting with, but not limited to, timber marking and cruising; stand delineation, monitoring Pine Beetle infestations, and prescribed burning. Collecting Global Positioning System (GPS) information and incorporating information into the Global Information System. Works with the Conservation Biologist assisting with, but not limited to, monitoring wildlife management areas, wildlife population surveys, maintaining nesting boxes, and collecting dissolved; oxygen and water temperature information. You will need to assists the Shoreline Management personnel with dock and boundary line inspections. Assist Recreation Management personnel with park operations activities including park inspections, delivery of supplies, and traffic counter readings.

General Assistance Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to: assist with administrative office work, bluebird box installation and monitoring, user fee counting, promoting water safety at various events, building and placing fish attractors, navigation inspections and more.

Special Skills: 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 a minimum of 20 hours per week, per site; be physically and mentally capable of performing volunteer tasks; and both pass a background check.

Volunteer Village is located within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, grocery stores and restaurants.

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, northwest of Augusta, GA, has a camping area known as Volunteer Village, dedicated exclusively to volunteers, which is within 15 miles of amenities including banks, post office, restaurants, and a Super Wal-Mart.

We offer a full hook-up campsite in our ten-site Volunteer Village, concrete pad, each site is furnished with a table, grill, lantern post, water, 50 amp electric and sewage.  Additionally, we have a volunteer meeting house which includes two washers and dryers, full kitchen and exercise equipment.
(Updated 2/24/2015)
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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.



Cheatham Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brian M. Mangrum
1798 Cheatham Dam Road
Ashland City, TN 37015 
(615) 792-5697
brian.m.mangrum@usace.army.mil 

Park Host:
Dates: May 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Two volunteer couples that enjoy working with people are to serve as Park Hosts at the Right Bank Recreation Area.  Duties include greeting our day-use visitors, collecting fees and providing information from an entrance booth with a view of the lake.  The recreation area is located next to the lock and dam and includes a swim beach, picnic shelters, picnic tables, restrooms, playgrounds, volleyball court, and boat ramps.  Interpretive opportunities will be available but not required.  Volunteers will be asked to work three days a week, 8 to 10 hours total per day. 

In turn, our volunteers will be provided a free campsite with water and electric hookups in Lock A Campground,
which is a short walk or drive from the entrance booth.  Lock A Campground is located in Ashland City and is less than an hour from downtown Nashville.  
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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Cordell Hull Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
James S. Gregory
71 Corps Lane
Carthage, TN, 37030
(615) 735-1034
Fax (615) 735-1032  
james.s.gregory@usace.army.mil 

 

Park HostGate Attendant:
Dates: May through Labor Day weekend 20145


Volunteer couple needed to serve as Gate Attendant/Park Hosts at Roaring River, Defeated Creek, & Wartrace Creek Day Use Areas on beautiful Cordell Hull Lake, in Gainesboro, TN.  Duties involve collecting day use fees at the park entrance station.  The Volunteer Gate Attendant/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.

Preference is given to couples who desire to spend the majority of the recreation season (May through Labor Day weekend). If interested, call 615-735-1034, 7:30-4:00 pm, C.S.T., Mon. – Fri. 

Volunteer Hosts shall be provided a free camping site with full electric, water, and sewer hookups.  Local phone service is available.  
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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Dale Hollow Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Bradley M. Potts
540 Dale Hollow Dam Road
Celina, TN, 38551
(931) 243-3136
bradley.potts@usace.army.mil

Campground Attendant Assistant:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

We have volunteer opportunities at Dale Hollow Lake in Celina, Tennessee. Volunteer positions would encompass a wide range of duties including assisting in running a campground attendant booth 2-3 days a week in 1 of our 4 campgrounds, campground patrols, opening and closing of entrance gates.

Volunteers will be provided a RV site in 1 of the 4 campgrounds.
(Updated 08/26/2014)
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Bardwell Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Chad Eller
P. O. Box 26619
Fort Worth, Texas 76126-0619
(469) 645-9086 
chad.eller@usace.army.mil 

Park Maintenance:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Opportunity Description:  Volunteer positions are currently available for couples or individuals willing to assist in park maintenance.  Primary Responsibility will be mowing, weed eating, liter pick up in picnic sites and group shelter.

Time commitments are flexible, but we prefer a commitment of 3-6 months.  All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application. 

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".

Volunteers work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are provided a RV site during their commitment to our team.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Park Host Ambassadors:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteers are needed year round to answer questions, help campers get settled, suggest things to do and places to go in the vicinity, and explain the campground regulations. They keep the campground neat, clean and attend to some minor repairs or maintenance as needed. Ambassadors represent the Corps to our visitors and need to have a positive friendly attitude and a willingness to work with the public. All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

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

Park Host Volunteers work a minimum of 20 hrs per week and are provided a campsite during their commitment to our team, however, must have your own self contained RV. Time commitments are flexible but we prefer those who can commit for 3-6 months.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Park Host Maintenance/Light Construction:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

We are looking for couples or individuals willing to assist us in park upgrades and improvements. It is helpful to have experience in plumbing, carpentry, heavy equipment operation, chainsaws etc. Maintenance volunteers mow portions of our parks and Lake Head Quarters area and may also install or repair signs, boundary fences, trails, or other projects as needed. All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

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

Park Host Volunteers work a minimum of 20 hrs per week and are provided a campsite during their commitment to our team, however, must have your own self contained RV. Time commitments are flexible but we prefer those who can commit for 3-6 months.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Project Office Assistant: 
Dates: Monday through Friday –This Position is Year Round 2015.

Hours: 10:00 – 2:00 (if only one position filled)

8:00 – 12:00 – 1st shift (if two positions filled)

12:00 – 4:00 2nd shift (if two positions filled)

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide hospitality and customer service to visitors, answering telephones, filing or other office tasks as needed.  Maintaining open communication with Rangers and Managers, passing on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors. 

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

Time commitments are flexible, but we prefer a commitment of 6 months.  All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

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".

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are provided a RV site (not all sites have sewer) during their commitment to our team.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Park Hosts:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.
 

Provide hospitality and customer service to park guests, assisting in the cleaning/upkeep of park facilities and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities.

Maintain an assigned area, ensuring the campsites, picnic areas and boat ramps are clean, water and electricity is proper working condition. Maintaining open communication with Rangers and Managers, passing on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors. 

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

Time commitments are flexible, but we prefer a commitment of 6 months. All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

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".

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are provided a RV site (not all sites have sewer) during their commitment to our team.  
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Maintenance Positions:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Primary responsibility will be to maintain day use park by mowing and weed eating, including tree trimming, some work on the multi-use trails, work equipment such as back-hoe, tractor, skid steer & fork lift.

Maintenance volunteers will work in team groups of two or more and be available Mondays - Fridays, however they are not required to work all five days, but will need to ensure they perform the required minimum 20 hours per week.

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

Time commitments are flexible, but we prefer a commitment of 6 months.  All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

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".   

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are provided a RV site (not all sites have sewer) during their commitment to our team. 
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Benbrook Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Chad Eller
P. O. Box 26619
Fort Worth, Texas, 76126
(469) 645-9086
chad.eller@usace.army.mil 

Park Host Maintenance/Light Construction:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

We are looking for couples or individuals willing to assist us in park improvements and general maintenance of our facilities. It is helpful to have experience in plumbing, carpentry, electric, heavy equipment operation, chainsaws etc. Maintenance volunteers may also install or repair signs, boundary fences, trails, or other projects as needed. Our maintenance volunteers work under the direct supervision and hand in hand with our maintenance personnel. 

Time commitments are flexible but we prefer those who can commit for 3-6 months.  All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.

Special Skills Needed: Skills in construction, plumbing, heavy equipment or tractor operations, painting, carpentry etc. Have a Positive attitude along with a desire to work as part of a team to reach our goals and "Make a Difference".  

Park Host Volunteers work a minimum of 20 hrs per week and are provided a campsite with full hook up during their commitment to our team, however, must have their own self contained RV.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Belton/Stillhouse Lakes:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Arthur A. Johnson
3740 FM 1670
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-2461
Cell (254) 913-7904
Fax: (254) 939-8150
arthur.a.johnson@usace.army.mil

 

Probation Supervisor/Park Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015/Minimum of One Year if Possible.

Volunteer needed to supervise probationers on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Conduct  park maintenance during the week which will include repairing park signs, changing light bulbs, mowing, weed trimming, painting, pick up litter, brush clearing, fence repair, tree pruning, and other projects as needed. Volunteer will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate and explain work projects to community service/probationer workers. Be able to operate a chain saw in order to cut small trees and limbs. Volunteer will use a truck ¼ ton or greater to haul a trailer. The trailer and truck will be provided by the project office. A background check will be required which is paid for by the project office. Turn in sign in rosters to Ranger Johnson on Mondays.

We have a park dedicated exclusively for volunteers. We named the park, Volunteer Village because we value and appreciate the dedication of our volunteers. We have a total of nine camp sites. Also we have a bathroom in the village, and a small pavilion.

Volunteer Village: The village is located just minutes from Super Wal-Mart and HEB grocery chain. You are minutes away from the Temple VA and Scott and White Hospital.

Special Skills:  Need leadership skills, positive upbeat attitude, good communication skills, and work as a team player.

For a minimum of 20 hours per week, we offer full sewer connections, water and 20/30/50 amp electric at no cost to the volunteer for their services.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Grounds Keeping/Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015 – Minimum of 6 months, extendable to one year.

Several volunteers needed to assist with minor park maintenance during the week which can include repairing park signs, changing light bulbs, mowing, weed trimming, painting, pick up litter, brush clearing, fence repair, painting, and other projects as needed.  Volunteer will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff. Zero-turn mowing experience preferred but will train.

A background check will be required which is paid for by the project office. Turn in appropriate paperwork to Ranger Smith on Mondays.

Volunteer Village: We have a park dedicated exclusively for volunteers. We named the park, Volunteer Village because we value and appreciate the dedication of our volunteers. We have a total of nine camp sites. Also we have a bathroom in the village, and a small pavilion.

The village is located just minutes from Super Wal-Mart and HEB grocery chain. You are minutes away from the Temple VA and Scott and White Hospital.

Special Skills: Experience with lawn maintenance, using string trimmers, basic hand tools, power tools, and the ability to traverse uneven terrain is strongly desired. Leadership skills, positive upbeat attitude, good communication skills, and work as a team player. Some training is available.

The project will provide a free campsite with sewer, water and electric, campsite has 20/30/50 amp service in volunteer village or a normal campsite in one of our other parks which will include a free campsite, water, and electric without sewage. Those at the other parks do have a place to dump sewage at the park entrance however.
(Listed 01/22/2015)
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Park Host/Park Maintenance – At Cedar Ridge, Dana Peak, & White Flint Parks:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015 – Minimum of 6 months, extendable to one year.

Volunteer Duties: For 20 hours per week, we are looking for couples or individuals willing to assist us in park improvements and general maintenance of our facilities. It is helpful to have experience in plumbing, carpentry, electric, heavy equipment operation, chainsaws etc. Maintenance volunteers may also clean restrooms, pick up litter, install or repair signs, boundary fences, trails, or other projects as needed. Our maintenance volunteers work under the direct supervision and hand in hand with our maintenance personnel.

Time commitments are flexible but we prefer those who can commit for 6-12 months.

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

The parks located just minutes from Super Wal-Mart and HEB grocery chain. You are minutes away from the Temple VA and Scott and White Hospital.

Volunteer will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff.

Special Skills: Experience with working with customers, basic maintenance work, and the ability to traverse uneven terrain is strongly desired. Leadership skills, positive upbeat attitude, good communication skills, and work as a team player. Some training is available.

In exchange for 20 hours per week, we offer full sewer connections, water and 30/50 amp electric at no cost to the volunteer for their services.
(Listed 01/22/2015)
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Range Technician/Interpreter/Park Maintenance:
Dates:  March 01, 2015 through October 01, 2015 – Minimum of 6 months, extendable to one year/ASAP.

Volunteer needed to aid in wildlife population, wetland delineation, and vegetation surveys to include nested frequencies, productions, line surveys, and line intercepts. The position will be mostly outside as surveys are to be conducted at predetermined locations in wildlife management areas. Volunteer may also serve as an interpreter at our parks and WMAs as time and schedule allows, as well as assisting with minor park maintenance during the week which can include repairing park signs, changing light bulbs, mowing, weed trimming, painting, pick up litter, brush clearing, fence repair, painting, and other projects as needed. Volunteer will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate and explain interpretive programs information to groups and organizations as well as relaying survey data to staff.

A background check will be required which is paid for by the project office. Turn in appropriate paperwork to Ranger Smith on Mondays.

We have a park dedicated exclusively for volunteers. We named the park, Volunteer Village because we value and appreciate the dedication of our volunteers. We have a total of nine camp sites.

Special Skills: Experience with: plant taxonomy, range management, wetland delineation, a firm understanding of the scientific method, interpretation principles, and the ability to traverse uneven terrain using map, compass, and GPS is strongly desired. Leadership skills, positive upbeat attitude, good communication skills, and work as a team player. Some training is available.

The village is located just minutes from Super Wal-Mart and HEB grocery chain. You are minutes away from the Temple VA and Scott and White Hospital.

For 20 hours per week, we offer full sewer connections, water and 30/50 amp electric at no cost to the volunteer for their services. Also we have a bathroom in the village, and a small pavilion.
(Updated 02/26/2015)
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Canyon Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Philip S. Anderson
601 C.O.E. Road
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 964-3341
Fax (830) 964-2215
philip.s.anderson@usace.army.mil

Community Service Program Supervisor:
Dates: Starting April 01, 2015 This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will be responsible for supervising Comal County community service workers at Canyon Lake. The work will be performed on Saturdays and Sundays only. The volunteer may be authorized to operate a government vehicle and all training and materials will be provided at the expense of the Corps.

Amenities: The Corps will provide a gravel campsite at Comal Park with water, 30-amp and 50-amp electric connections, and a septic tank.
(Listed 02/27/2015)
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Janitorial/At Potters Creek Park:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2105 – Could be extended to Year Round.

Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will be responsible for cleaning three restrooms in Potters Creek Park. The Corps will provide uniforms and all cleaning supplies.

Amenities: The Corps will provide an asphalt campsite at Potters Creek Park in exchange for 20 hours of volunteer service per week. Be advised that the campsite does not come with sewer hook-ups and the volunteer will be required to use the dump station.
(Listed 02/27/2015)
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Hords Creek Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Cherrie-Lee P. Phillip
230 Friendship Park Road
Coleman, TX 76834
(325) 625-2322
Fax (325) 625-5079
cherrie-lee.p.phillip@usace.army.mil

Maintenance/Light Construction:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through May 31, 2015 – 3 to 6 months and could possible turn into a year round position.

There are at least two positions available.

Volunteer Duties: The Volunteer will be primarily performing tasks in group settings. Duties may include felling and cutting trees/limbs, loading brush, blowing/raking leaves, and replacing signs; bending, crouching, lifting; utilizing heavy equipment and/or power tools such as chainsaws, drills, and limb pruning saws, raking, shoveling, and performing other tasks to accomplish a variety of campground maintenance tasks. Other tasks, such as general carpentry, concrete, electrical, plumbing, or painting, mending fences may be assigned according to demonstrated skills and experience. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied.

Special Skills: Skills in construction, plumbing, heavy equipment or tractor operations, painting, carpentry etc. Have a Positive attitude along with a desire to work as part of a team to reach our goals and "Make a Difference".
(Updated 02/26/2015)
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Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Volunteer/Forester:
Dates: March 01, 2015 through May 31, 2015.

Volunteer Duties: We have one volunteer position for someone to serve as a Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Volunteer. This position will be primarily doing yard maintenance and landscaping work at the project office, although some tasks will be performed in park settings. The Volunteer will be performing individual tasks utilizing power and hand tools to maintain grounds, trim trees, maintain flower beds, and parking lots, and to provide lawn care services. Responsibilities will include: operating small power equipment; applying herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides; planting/pruning trees and shrubs; mowing grass and trimming edges; raking/mulching leaves and plant Debris; and watering vegetation. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied.
 
Special Skills: The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, have basic landscaping capabilities, and be willing to complete other duties if needed. A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.
(Updated 02/26/2015)
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Lake O' The Pines:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Robert L. Henderson
2269 FM 726
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-2336 Ext 27
Fax (903) 665-8441  
robert.l.henderson@usace.army.mil  

Campground Volunteers:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015. 

A minimum of 24 hours work per week in the campground is required in exchange for the campsite.  Duties consist of picking up litter from campsites and along roadways, cleaning ashes and debris from fire pits, blowing leaves and pine straw from campsites and roadways, and some mowing and weed-eating.  

Special Skills:  Volunteers should be able to work outdoors during periods of extreme temperature which varies from lows in the 30s in winter to highs of 100+ in summer.  Familiarity with a variety of tools including lawnmowers, weed-eaters and leaf blowers is necessary.  Skill in painting, light carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing is a plus.

Volunteers will be provided a campsite with full hookups.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Lake O' the Pines:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Robert L. Henderson or
Kevin S. Madsen
2269 FM 726
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-2336 Ext 27 or Ext 14
Fax (903) 665-8441
robert.l.henderson@usace.army.mil or
kevin.s.madsen@usace.army.mil



Interpretive Host/Johnson Creek Campground:
Dates: May 17, 2015 through September 30, 2015 (It may be extended through winter).

Lake O’ the Pines is currently recruiting an energetic and outgoing volunteer or volunteer couple to serve as interpretive host(s) for our busy Johnson Creek Campground. Experience is preferred, but not required. This opening is available immediately and will continue through the summer and possibly into the winter.

The Johnson Creek Amphitheater hosts programming every Saturday and/or Sunday night through the summer months. Candidates must be personable and technically competent to learn the audiovisual systems at the amphitheater.

Volunteer Duties: Host duties will include a combination of interpretive activities and campground cleaning and maintenance duties.

Special Skills: Candidates must be personable and technically competent to learn the audiovisual systems at the amphitheater. Candidates may also be asked to help staff interpretive booths during special events, such as fishing tournaments.

We have a full-hookup campsite available including water, septic, and 50-amp power.
(Updated 08/27/2014)
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Lake Texoma:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Shae D. Harrison
351 Corps Road
Denison, TX, 75020
(903) 465-4990 Ext 7815 
shae.harrison@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Maintenance:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015.

Volunteers are required to perform tasks such as litter pickup, mowing, weed eating, trimming trees, minor maintenance and other tasks as needed in the upkeep of recreation areas.  Volunteers are also encouraged to develop projects on their own that will benefit the environment, public, wildlife and public lands.  Volunteers are representatives of the Corps to our visitors and must have a positive, friendly attitude and willingness to work with the public.  Volunteers may be provided with a vehicle to use in their duties, and other equipment such as mowers and cleaning supplies will be provided by the Corps. Volunteers are required to work 20 plus hours per week. 

Volunteer Hosts will be provided a free camping site with full electric, water and possibly sewer hook-ups.
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Water Safety Presenter:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2015. 

Lake Texoma is currently looking for a volunteer to provide outreach and public education concerning water safety.  As a water safety presenter, your main duties will include:  contacting local schools to set up program appointments, preparing handouts for presentations and conducting water safety presentations.  This position can be very rewarding and you will be encouraged to make your presentation fun for both you and the kids.  The ability to communicate and interact with children is a must for this position.  Training will be provided for the position by our water safety coordinator.  Program aids and handouts will be provided.  A government vehicle will be provided to drive to and from presentations.  You will be asked to perform at least one water safety presentation per week. 

Volunteers will be provided a free camping site with electric, water and sewer hook-ups.  
(Updated 12/30/2014)
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Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Volunteer Duties: Operating gas powered chain-saws/pole-saws, operating tractor/backhoe, repairing water-line breaks, filling pot-holes with asphalt material, equipment maintenance, painting, using power tools, etc.

Working Conditions: Most work will be performed outside under varying weather conditions.  Frequent exposure to weather and temperature extremes, noise, dust, and dirt should be expected.

Special Skills: Work performed requires the exertion of moderate to heavy physical effort.  The work may involve lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds.

Volunteer will be offered a full hook-up campsite with 50 amp electrical service/water/sewer hook-ups in exchange for 24 hours of work per week (three 8 hour work days).
(Updated 08/27/2014)