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

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

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

Thanks in advance for volunteering for the Corps of Engineers.

Listings by State

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Alabama River Lakes Site Office/ Woodruff Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Myers Hawkins III
Holy Ground Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Road
Lowndesboro, AL 36752
(334) 872-9554
Fax: (334) 875-1603
myers.hawkins@usace.army.mil



Park Host/Holy Ground Park:
Dates: June 01, 2019 through September 04, 2019

Volunteer Duties: The park host is responsible for providing visitor assistance, and overseeing the park.  They are responsible for opening and closing of the gates from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The host will post pavilion reservation signs and turn the lights on.  They will make no less than 4 patrols throughout the recreational areas during the weekend.  Other duties will be picking up limbs/ litter, blowing along the walkways/pavilions and remove full trash bags.  A minimum of 12 hours a week is required. The park host needs to be able to provide visitor assistance, and remain friendly and accommodating at all times.

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

Housing & Amenities: Holy Ground Battlefield Park has camping pads with water, electric and sewer hookup free of charge. All volunteers will be provided volunteer shirts and cap.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Alabama River Lakes Site Office/Woodruff Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Myers Hawkins III
Six Mile Campground 6484 County Road 77
Selma, AL 36701
(334) 872-9554
Fax: (334) 875-1603
myers.hawkins@usace.army.mil


Work Camper:
Dates: September 01, 2018 through March 31, 2019, “Immediately ASAP”

Volunteer Duties: The Work Camper during
the summer season is April 1, 2019 through September 4, 2019, the volunteer(s) will be responsible for providing visitor assistance, and overseeing the park and campground.  They are responsible for making sure all Day-Users are out of the park at 7:00 P.M. They will check for pavilion reservation and assure the reservation sign is posted and lights are turned on. They will make no less than 4 patrols throughout the recreational areas. Other assigned responsible are picking up limbs and litter throughout the park areas. They will be mowing doing growing season, blowing, trimming low limbs throughout the park and remove over flowing trash cans.

The need for now is for “Campground Winter Sitting” (September 4, 2018 through March 31, 2019 “ASAP”).
The volunteers responsible will involve blowing, picking up limbs and maintaining park and campsites.  They are responsible for routine daily inspections and report any vandalism, water leaks, storm damage and etc.

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

Housing & Amenities: Six Mile Campground has camping pads with water, electric and sewer hookup free of charge. All volunteers will be provided volunteer shirts and cap.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov





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


Park Host Volunteers:

Dates: Wanted for the spring, summer, fall, and winter season Year Round 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov





Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Holt Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Russell B.(Brett) Barton
11911 Holt Lock & Dam Road
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 553-9373
Fax: (205) 556-3908
russell.b.barton@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Deerlick Creek Park is a shaded oasis on the banks of Holt Lake with 46 campsites, a protected swim beach, picnic area, and boat launch. It is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tuscaloosa, AL (about 25 miles away); the area provides for some of the best fishing in western Alabama with excellent water quality.

Volunteer Duties: Three positions needed to - Clean out fire pits and grills at campsites, pick up trash along roads and parking lots, empty trash cans at Day-Use and beach area, clean restrooms located at beach and boat ramp, supply paper products when needed, clean bathhouse in campground when needed, empty trash, supply paper products when needed, blow off campsites when needed, report any water leaks, malfunctions, or problems in the park, and any other duties agreed upon.

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.

For your 20 to 25 hours of work per week, we provide a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups free of charge; we also provide volunteer shirts and training for all new volunteers.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Gatehouse Attendant/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: September 01, 2018 through November 30, 2018

Deerlick Creek Park is a shaded oasis on the banks of Holt Lake with 46 campsites, a protected swim beach, picnic area, and boat launch. It is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tuscaloosa, AL (about 25 miles away); the area provides for some of the best fishing in western Alabama with excellent water quality.

Volunteer Duties: Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. 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 every other week (if two gatehouse attendants are present) or every week (if one gatehouse attendant is present).

Open gates at 7:00 am and close gates at 10:00 pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations.

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.

For your 20 to 25 hours of work per week, we provide a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups free of charge; we also provide volunteer shirts and training for all new volunteers.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Park Host/Gate Attendant/Rocky Branch Park:
 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteer Duties: Rocky Branch Park is the most popular day-use park on Holt Lake. The park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. There is a boat launch, hiking trails, a swim beach, and picnic areas in this park, all of which are very popular on weekends, but less so during the middle of the week. It is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Winter duties: Check boat ramp bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Rake and prune walking trails, picnic areas, and park grounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided. 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. Schedule is flexible.

Summer duties: Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every other week. Open gates at 8:00 am and close gates at 8:30 pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate electronic cash register, collect fees, and issue various passes, answer telephone, and take/post shelter reservations.

Special Skills: Cash handling experience, customer service experience, work in a park or campground--not all required, but all remain a plus. 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. A criminal background check is required.

For your 20 to 25 hours of work per week, we provide a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups free of charge; we also provide volunteer shirts and training for all new volunteers.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Gatehouse Attendant/Burchfield Branch Park:
Gates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteer Duties: Burchfield Branch Park is a quiet and secluded, yet accessible, park on the south bank of Holt Lake, near Lock 17 of the Black Warrior River. The park offers shaded camping year-round as well as a swim beach, picnicking, fishing, a boat launch, and playgrounds for all user groups to recreate.

Visitor assistance, remain friendly and accommodating at all times. 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 every other week (if two gatehouse attendants are present) or every week (if one gatehouse attendant is present).

Open gates at 7:00 am and close gates at 10:00 pm. Gates must be opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations, and answer telephone during shift.

Special Skills: Cash handling experience, customer service experience, work in a park or campground--not all required, but all remain a plus. 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. A criminal background check is required.

For your 20 to 25 hours of work per week, we provide a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups free of charge; we also provide volunteer shirts and training for all new volunteers.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Click here for more lake information 
Contact: 
Adam R. Prentice
Tom Bevill Visitor Center
1382 Lock & Dam Road
Pickensville, AL 35447
(662) 327-2142
Fax:  (662) 328-8766
adam.r.prentice@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018


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 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Chena Flood Control Project:   Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Stewart J. Gilmore
P O Box 57261
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-5400 Ext: 5407
Fax: (907) 488-3352
stewart.j.gilmore@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: May 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019

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

Volunteers are provided a full service campsite, including electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for providing 24 to 30 hours a week of volunteer service. 
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Arkansas River/Wilbur D. Mills Pool 2:
 Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michael D. Groves
426 Highway 212 East
Dumas, AR 71639
(870) 548-2291 & (501) 324-6020
michael.d.groves@usace.army.mil 

Volunteer Park Cleaning Attendant/Notrebes Bend Park Pool 2:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

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

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

Campsite with water and 20/30/50 Amp electric hook-ups will be provided.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Park Attendant/Pendleton Bend Park Pool 2:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteer Duties: Looking for a volunteer Park Attendant to provide camper assistance duties in the Pendleton Bend Campground (31 campsites). Working four days in the gatehouse, four hours each day, and tours of the park area and providing presence. Volunteer will not have duties on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Gatehouse work will include collection and remittance of fees, making reservations and other actions through the NRRS, training will be provided.

Special Skills: Computer entries of camping fees. Accounting and deposit of fees.

Campsite with water, electric 50 amp, and sewer is provided for 20 volunteer hours of worked per week.  Mileage reimbursement for park tours will be provided.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 




Beaver Lake Project Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Brian Walch
2260 North 2nd Street
Rogers, AR 72756
(501) 340-1725 or (479) 387-6391
Fax: (479) 636-1907
brian.walch@usace.army.mil


Beaver Lake Project Is Seeking 5 Volunteers For Winter Campground Hosts:
Dates: October 01, 2018 through April 30, 2019

Dam Site River
(Eureka Springs AR): Clean Dam Site River restroom/campsites & shower house, clean one pit toilet at Dam Site Lake and one at Starkey weekly, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Lost Bridge North
(Garfield AR): Clean Lost Bridge North pit toilet/campsites, provide campground surveillance at Lost Bridge South and Indian Creek weekly, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

Prairie Creek
(Rogers, AR): Clean Prairie Creek restroom by boat ramp/campsites, clean pit toilet at Rocky Branch by day use ramp weekly, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Horseshoe Bend
(Rogers AR): Clean Horseshoe Bend pit toilet by ramp and campsites, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Hickory Creek
(Lowell, AR): Clean Hickory Creek pit toilet by boat ramp and campsites, clean pit toilet at War Eagle campground by boat ramp weekly, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

The primary duty of the Winter Campground Host is to perform general campground surveillance when the contracted park attendant is finished for the summer season.  The host shall provide a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer service per week. The hosts will have various work details to include camper registration, cleaning restrooms, leaf blowing, and general park maintenance as agreed upon.  Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet hour requirements, but can be arranged through the volunteer coordinator.  Volunteers selected for this position are assigned a campsite in the respective campground.  Volunteer cleaning supplies will be provided by the government.  Transportation and/or fuel cost will not be reimbursed.

Specific duties include: Inform incoming campers of registration policies and explain how to use a campsite through our local winter policy. Assist campers with frequently asked questions, locating their campsite, and assist campers with filling out registration cards. Maintain a list of campers who arrive during your tour of duty; focus on greeting and providing information to new arrivals. Clean restroom in Residence Park at least 3 times a week. Remove ashes from winter camping area fire pits. Once per week, clean pit toilet in adjacent campground (as noted in assignment areas above).  Assist with other duties as available and scheduled, as approved with the volunteer coordinator.

Guidelines: 

1. Work at least 24 hours per week
2. File volunteer log service record weekly.
3. Keep accurate track of campers and fee log book.
4. Pass background check.
5. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

If you’re interested in applying for Winter Camp Host please do the application on line or drop off a 3” x 5” card with your camper info indicating which campground you are interested in volunteering at for the winter season at 2260 North 2
nd Street, Rogers, AR 72756. Please address these to the volunteer coordinator, Brian Walch.  Cards will be accepted through August 31, 2018. Winter camp host selection is announced September 15, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to the Beaver Lake Project Office to Mr. Brian Walch at 501-340-1725 or email at
brian.walch@usace.army.mil.

In exchange for 24 hours volunteer weekly service, the Beaver Project will provide o
ne campsite pad, with full hook-up.  The full hook up includes water, septic sewer, and electricity at no charge for the Winter Camping season.
(Listed 08/09/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Norfork Lakes & Bull Shoals: -Click here for more lake information
Contact:  
Kevin Patterson
324 West 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(501) 340-1404
Fax: (870) 425-3795 
kevin.patterson@usace.army.mil


Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

Volunteers should have basic computer skills and be willing to complete other duties if needed. The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, and the ability to deal with diverse visitors. 
A personal background check is required.

The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 25 hours per week. Shifts are 5 to 8 hours in length depending on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times.  After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Office Clerk:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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

A personal background check is required.

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

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 06/30/2018) 
Apply online through volunteer.gov 




Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Power Plant Maintenance:

Dates: April 2019 through September, 2019

We have two volunteer positions for someone to serve as a Power Plant Maintenance Volunteer. Duties may include: power washing; painting; weed control and lawn care; and general maintenance. The volunteer may be operating government vehicles and equipment.

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 with fingerprints is required. The flexible work schedule is 24 hours per week. After your application is submitted, a resume 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 08/31/2018)

Apply online through volunteer.gov

 
  

Mountain Home Project Office/Landscaper-Grounds Maintenance:
Dates: March 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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, 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.

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

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Mountain Home Project Office/Natural Resources Assistant:
Dates: March 01, 2019 through June 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties:  Assist USACE Natural Resources Specialist in preparing land and planting wildlife food plots.  Must be willing to abide by Volunteer agreement, and submit to a standard background check (required by all USACE volunteers).

Special Skills:  Experience as a farm equipment and heavy equipment (i.e. tractor, disk, brush hog, ½ to ¾ Ton Trucks, trailering, etc.) operator is required.  Must be able to lift up to 50-pounds at a time.  General maintenance experience is preferred.  Possess ability to work outside in varying temperatures.

A FHU campsite is provided for a minimum of 24-hours/week of volunteer work.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Mountain Home Project/General Recreation Program Assistant:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

We have one volunteer position available for someone to provide assistance to Park Rangers in the Recreation Section.  Responsibilities may include:  assisting with collecting traffic counter data; delivering supplies to gatehouses; updating visitor information in park kiosks; installation of signage, park/campsite maintenance and repairs, operation of equipment, etc.  A moderate to strenuous level of physical activity will be required.


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 a minimum of 24 hours per week.  Shifts will be 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.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov





Black Butte Lake:
 Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Amber R. Machado
19225 Newville Road
Orland, CA 95963
(530) 865-4722 Ext: 32
amber.r.machado@usace.army.mil

Campground Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through To Be Announced, But Right Now Ending Date is = (October 31, 2019)

Volunteer Duties:
The main duties will include cleaning fire pits, washing tables, picking up litter, and reporting any damage. Other duties such as cleaning restrooms, inspecting trails, painting, and other job duties will be determined based on volunteer’s interests and skills. Work will be located in multiple recreation areas at the project.

Special Skills: Looking for volunteers with a positive attitude who are able to work well with others and set a positive example for the visiting public.

A campsite with full hookups will be provided in lieu of payment for work. Individuals or couples will be expected to work a total of 25 hours a week for a total of 100 hours a month.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 




Hensley Lake: 
Click here for more lake information
Contact:
LaVerne R. Adams III
PO Box 85
Raymond, CA 93653
(559) 673-5151
Fax: (559) 673-2044
laverne.f.adams@usace.army.mil


Park Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 08/01/2018)
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Day Use Area Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 08/01/2018)
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Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam - Click here for more lake information
Contact:

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


National Public Lands Day:
Date: September 22, 2018

The location is at Kaweah Lake/Terminus Dam/Horse Creek Campground Staging Area.  The suitability is for adults, teens, seniors, youth, groups and Families.

Difficulty of the jobs are Average.

Work included: Invasive species removal, Lake wide trash pick-up, tree planting, shade Cover installation, and pollinator bed clean outs and weeding of area.


Camping Provided- Limited sites available, call Visitor Center for availability (559) 597-2005.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Visitor Center:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

4. Auditory ability to respond to verbal requests.

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

Desired Experience:

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

2. Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Computer literacy.

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

(Updated 06/30/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 



Park Host, Horsecreek Campground:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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. The Campground Host may be required to perform fee collection within the campground and remit camping fees to Nation Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) via computer. Some computer and cash register experience may be needed in order to perform NRRS operations. Campground hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are expected to be the eyes and ears of the park rangers and are expected to assist rangers and visitors during emergencies. During the winter months, weekday visitation is low with moderate use during the weekend.  Work minimum 25 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

3. Ability to remain calm in busy situation.

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

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

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

Desired Experience:

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

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

3. Previous RV Experience.

Work manual 25 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting, with your own RV.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Administrative Support Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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

Specific duties include:

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

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

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

4. Assisting with other duties as available and scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

3. 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.

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

Desired Experience:

1. Office experience, or work with filing.

2. Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Previous RV Experience

Volunteers selected for this position may be assigned a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups in Horsecreek Campground.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Site Host, Slick Rock Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018 

Volunteer Duties:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

Desired Experience:

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

2. Natural resource conservation or trail work.

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

4. Mechanical Skills to maintain equipment.

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

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

Work min 25 hours per week and live in natural outdoor setting with your own RV.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Lake Mendocino/Coyote Valley Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Poppy I. Lozoff
Taylor A. Baughn
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-4237
poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil
taylor.a.baughn@usace.army.mil


Camp Host Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Requirements: 

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

2. Weekly volunteer time requirement is 24 hours.

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

Amenities: Full Hookup (sewer, water, 30amp electric) Paved and level site.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam:
  
Click here for more lake information
Contact
Emily T. Kohl 
3288 Skaggs Springs Road
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 431-4590 
emily.t.kohl@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Assistant & Camp Host Needed: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018 

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 06/30/2018)
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New Hogan Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Allen A. Aguas
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 772-1343
Fax: (209) 772- 9352
allen.a.aguas@usace.army.mil


Fiddleneck Day-Use Area/Summer Positions Only:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

There are two camp host sites within the Fiddleneck Day-Use Area. This location also features boat ramps, disc golf courses, and picnic areas. Visitation in the summer is high due to the lakes recreational attraction. During the winter months visitation is lower and usually consists of sportsmen and anglers. Volunteers are needed for 3 to 4 month terms that include 20 to 25 hours per week of service. Volunteers ensure that the beauty of New Hogan Lake is preserved for park guests by performing minor maintenance responsibilities. These responsibilities can include, litter pick up, cleaning of park signs, the emptying of fire pits, and other duties. Applicants could be asked to assist the New Hogan staff in educating park guests through the use of booths and special one day events. In the event that other positions are not filled these volunteers may be put in charge of guaranteeing that reservation cards are placed on campsites before guests arrive.

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.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Acorn Campground/Summer Position Only:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

The Acorn campground during the summer is a quiet get away for people who enjoy the peace that the changing of seasons has to offer. These warmer months attract sportsmen, anglers, and smaller camping groups. The Acorn campground includes a total of 132 campsites, however during the time that this position is offered the amount of sites ranges from 55 to 77. Applicants will not collect fees, or be responsible for operating an entrance station. Volunteers are needed for 3 to 4 month terms that include 20 to 25 hours per week of service. Volunteers ensure that the beauty of New Hogan Lake is preserved for park guests by performing minor maintenance and other responsibilities. These responsibilities can include, litter pick up, the emptying of fire pits, and guaranteeing that reservation cards are placed on campsites before guests arrive.

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.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Pine Flat Lake & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Isac G. Hermosilla
P O Box 117
Piedra, CA 93649 or
27295 Pine Flat Road
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 787-2589
Fax (559) 787-2773
isac.g.hermosilla@usace.army.mil


Park Volunteer:

Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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Park Worker/Assistant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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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 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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Tour Guide/Docent:
Dates: Volunteer needed Year Round 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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Stanislaus River Parks: 
Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Hilary A. Coleman
Heather J. Wright
Brady R. Wendt
17968 Covered Bridge Road
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 881-3517
Fax: (209) 881-3203
hilary.a.coleman@usace.army.mil
heather.j.wright@usace.army.mil
brady.r.wendt@usace.army.mil


Orange Blossom Recreation Area: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteers are needed for three month terms. Volunteers ensure that the park entrance gate opens in the morning and is secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Volunteer park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Monday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday.

Orange Blossom Recreation Area is a well-known takeout point for river rafters, and authorized for day use only. No overnight camping is available for visitors. Orange Blossom Recreation Area has high visitation during the months of June through August, and park hosts will be required to operate a no fee entrance booth for a five hour shift on Saturdays and Sundays. The fall and winter seasons see moderate to low visitation.

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge. The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 12748 Rodden Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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McHenry Avenue Recreation Area: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge. The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 24300 East River Road, Escalon, CA, 95320.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteers are needed for three month terms.

Volunteer park hosts ensure that the parks two entrance gates are open in the morning and secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Park hosts are needed to staff the sites Information Center on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Monday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Wednesday.

The Knights Ferry Recreation Area is a popular put-in spot for river rafters, and authorized for day use only. No overnight camping is available for visitors. The community of Knights Ferry is rich in history, and the host site is in view of the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River. The bridge is open to foot traffic only.

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge. The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 17968 Covered Bridge Road, Oakdale, CA,
95361. 
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Valley Oak Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

Volunteers are needed for three month terms. 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 Tuesday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Thursday. During the summer months Valley Oak Recreation Area is a popular takeout point for river rafters, while also containing 9 boat-in environmental tent camping sites. 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.) 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 10500 Rodden Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Success Lake:  Click here for more lake information

Contact:

Juanita Souther
29330 Hwy. 190
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-0215
Fax: (559) 784-2854
juanita.souther@usace.army.mil


Maintenance & Special Skills:
 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018 - Fall, Winter or Spring Months Are The Most Desirable.

Volunteer Duties: Water trees, mow the grounds, trail work, maintenance, liter pick up at designated areas and help develop programs with Interpretive Ranger, some water safety on busy week-ends if needed.

Special Skills: We seek special skills in communication, plumbing, construction, painting and landscaping. We seek carpenters, teachers, painters, educator’s, there’s a place for you here at Lake Success!

We are snuggled just off Highway 190 which leads to National Parks and beautiful small towns to explore. Hope to see you soon!

A campsite is provided for your services. We do ask for 24 hours per person for the volunteer site per week. Campsites have electric and water with a dump station conveniently located close by. There are shower and bathhouses close to the site as well.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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We regret that the following state is not participate in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer Program, “Colorado”.




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

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

Park Hosts:
Dates: Mid-May 2019 through Mid-September 15, 2019 

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

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

Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in exchange for full hook up RV camp site (Cable and internet not included).
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Naugatuck River Basin/Black Rock Lake, Northfield Brook Lake & Thomaston Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Marissa L. Wright
100 Allerton Farms Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(978)-318-8374
(860) 283-5540
Cell: (860) 866-7810
Fax: (203) 598-0399
marissa.l.wright@usace.army.mil 

Park Host:
Dates: Mid-April 2019 through Mid-October 2019

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

Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in exchange for full hook up RV camp site.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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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.


 

Carters Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jonathan R. Wise
P.O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
(706) 334-2248
Fax: (706) 334-2216
jonathan.r.wise@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 to 30 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms will be provided.
(Updated 09/28/2018)
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Hartwell Lake:
Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Thomas (Dale) D. Bowen
5625 Anderson Highway
Hartwell, GA 30643
(888) 893-0678 Ext: 348
thomas.d.bowen@usace.army.mil


Day Use Gatehouse Volunteers:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 15, 2019

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

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

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

Day Use Areas: 

Elrod Ferry  =  May 15 to September 15

A campsite will be provided to volunteers with water and electric hook-ups, although no facilities exist within the recreation area.  All equipment, supplies, and uniform items will be provided by the Corps.
(Updated 08/31/1018)
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Lake Sidney Lanier:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Ernest Noe
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-3266
Fax: (770) 945-7428
ernest.noe@usace.army.mil


Administrative Volunteer (Document Imaging and Mail Outs):
Dates: October 01, 2018 through Ending Date –Indefinite

Volunteer Duties: Volunteer will be responsible for assisting Administrative Assistant with document imaging and daily billing mail outs within the Shoreline Management Department at Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office, located at 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford GA, 30518.

Document Imaging:

  • Scanning filing materials associated with dock permit applications
  • Sorting and/or preparing hard copy records for scanning
  • Scanning hard copy files to electronic images, ensuring quality images
  • Prepare the documents for scanning. (i.e., removing staples)
  • Perform data entry duties as needed
  • Perform “light” typing related to processing dock permits;
  • Perform other clerical duties for the Shoreline Management Department (i.e. filingand mail distribution) as assigned


Monthly Billing Mail Out:

Volunteer will assist Administrative Assistant to process mail associated with Shoreline

Managements monthly billing notices:

Prepare outgoing mail for distribution:

  • Examine and route mail to mailroom
  • Operate mail folding machinery
  • Process batch mail in SLM database
  • Perform other clerical duties for the Shoreline Management Department (i.e. filing and mail distribution) as assigned

Volunteer will work on a rotating schedule, working Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week to satisfy required volunteer work hours. Volunteers will be off duty on Saturdays and Sundays and also off on Federal Holidays including Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Christmas and New Year’s.

Full background check is required before volunteer can move on site. There is an official training offered and also on-site training within the Shoreline Management Program.

Special Skills: Volunteers must be competent in using Microsoft Office Suite and data entry, types 40 wpm, Adobe Reader, document imaging/scanning, office filing, and mail distribution.

A camp site is provided for hours worked. Full hookup site available with opportunity. This includes water, sewer and electric. Internet, cable and satellite is volunteer responsibility. Volunteer village has 14 sites, and also 2 separate free washer/dryer facilities.
(Listed 09/07/2018)
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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michelle B. East
1842 Viewpoint Road
P. O. Box 48
Ahsahka, ID 83520
(208) 476-1256
Fax: (208) 476-1262  
michelle.b.east@usace.army.mil

Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for fall (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
 
Dates: September 01, 2018 to December 15, 2018

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

Deadlines: Resume deadline for spring couple is March 15, 2019. Resumes should be mailed to: Michelle B. East, Dworshak Reservoir, and P.O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at 
michelle.b.east@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 06/30/2018)
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Visitor Center Maintenance (Located at the Dam): 
Dates: September 15, 2018 through November 15, 2018

Volunteer Duties: As a Visitor Center Maintenance Volunteer at Dworshak you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. One couple is needed from September 15, 2017 through November 15, 2017. Most duties are between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Your main job duties at Dworshak would include cleaning campsites and fire rings, picking up liter, cleaning bathrooms, empting garbage’s, lawn mowing, using the weed eater, trimming branches, painting, and using the blower at our 3 primitive campgrounds, along with 3 of our day use areas. Help rangers with special events or projects if needed. Vehicles and all the supplies you will need will be provided along with steel toed shoes. We also provided lawn mower training.  (Please do not let your limitations in availability prevent you from considering this position; we will work with volunteers to fit their availability into our season.)

Deadlines: Resume deadline for summer couple is March 15, 2019; Resumes should be mailed to: Michelle B. East, Dworshak Reservoir; P. O. Box 48, Ahshaka, Idaho 83520 or by email at 
michelle.b.east@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 06/30/2018)
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Visitor Center Tour Guide (Located at the Dam::
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

As a Visitor Center Tour Guide you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. Dworshak Dam is the third tallest dam in the United States and Dworshak Reservoir offers nearly 54 miles of pristine fishing and boating opportunities.

Volunteer Duties: One couple is needed through late September. Your shift would be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and our volunteers usually work four days on and four days off to allow you time to explore the Northwest. Your main job duties at Dworshak would include giving dam tours, maintaining visitor center, answering phone calls, running the gift shop and answering questions about the Dam and the area. Help rangers with special events or projects if needed. You must be able to walk at least two and a half miles per day for Dam Tours.

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 08/31/2018)
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Maintenance/Grounds Keeping/Orofino Area:
Dates: May 02, 2019 through 09/07/2019

Volunteer Duties: Assist the public by making the buildings and grounds around Dworshak Dam nice and presentable.  We are recruiting volunteers to assist with mowing, weedeating, and cleaning up fire rings and litter in our day use and small campgrounds near the dam. Orofino is a beautiful area to spend your summer!  If you are interested in learning more, please give Michelle B. East a call (208) 476-1279.

Special Skills: All skills can be taught, we hire for personality!!

We ask that our volunteers work between 26 to 30 hours a week (4 days on 4 days off) and we provide full hookups, washer and dryer, propane, refrigerator, freezer, fuel reimbursement with 16 week commitment.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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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 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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Mississippi River Project Office, Visitor Center:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michael P. McKean
Locks & Dam 15, Rock Island Arsenal, Bldg. 328 - VC
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 794-5338
Fax: (309) 794-5741
michael.p.mckean@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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

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

Full-time Visitor Center Hosts who wish to receive camping in return for volunteer services will be assigned a campsite with water, electric in the Fisherman’s Corner Campground.
(Updated 06/30/2018)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District/Thomson, IL:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Daniel R. Clark
823 Main Street
P. O. Box 398
Thomson, IL 61285 
(815) 259-3628
Fax: (815) 259-3629
daniel.r.clark@usace.army.mil


Mississippi River Project/Rock Island District/Thomson Ranger Office Pool 13 is on the Iowa & Illinois border


Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer/Thomson Ranger Office Pool 13:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 29, 2019


The Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer is responsible for staffing the Thomson Ranger Office Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Hours may be adjusted. Volunteer may be asked to give interpretive Lock and Dam tours occasionally. Volunteer will be given training for these duties if needed. Volunteer may be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. A background check will be conducted. A government vehicle may be provided if available. Information on Lock & Dam 13 can be found at http://www.missriver.org. For more information on this position contact the Rangers at (815) 259-3628 or email at 
mvrodmn13@usace.army.mil.

Recreation Areas of responsibility include: Thomson Ranger Office Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area.

Days Off are 3 days off per week but flexible, but should expect to work a Saturday or Sunday occasionally.

Campsite: Water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

Mileage per week: 54 cents per mile, total would depend on how many Lock tours given and/or if the volunteer chooses to stay on a provided campsite. 
Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services
they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Bulger’s Hollow Campground (Clinton, Iowa) Volunteer Host:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 22, 2019

The campground volunteer host supports the overall operation of the campground with such duties as assisting campers with registration, answering questions, distributing information, light maintenance, upkeep and cleaning.  The volunteer host is provided a campsite with water and electricity at no cost to the host, as well as, all supplies and materials necessary to perform the duties as campground host.  Volunteer will be given training for these duties if needed.  Volunteer may be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving.  Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance.  Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license.  A background check will be conducted.  Information on Bulger’s Hollow can be found at http://www.missriver.org.  For more information on this position contact the Rangers at 815-259-3628 or email at mvrodmn13@usace.army.mil


Recreation Areas of responsibility include: Bulger’s Hollow Campground

Days Off:  2 days off per week during week days but flexible on which days.

Campsite: Water, electric, and dump station in Bulger’s Hollow Campground.

The volunteer host is provided a campsite with water and electricity at no cost to the host, as well as, all supplies and materials necessary to perform the duties as campground host.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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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

Visitor Center & Campgrounds:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through October 31, 2018

The Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center, in Southern Illinois, is looking for volunteers to perform a variety of duties in the campgrounds and in the Visitor Center.

Volunteer Duties: Duties in the Visitor Center include the basic operation of the Visitor Center, which would require good people skills, light indoor maintenance, and may include some outdoors maintenance of flower beds. Also looking for volunteers to do cleaning and basic maintenance duties in campgrounds. 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, 30 service hours per week is required to qualify for a free site in the newly established volunteer campsites.

For Couples 20 service hours each and for a single 30 service hours per week is required to qualify for a free site in the newly established volunteer campsites.
Updated 08/31/2018)
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Rivers Project Office/National Great Rivers Museum 
Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Janet K. Meredith
Tommy V. Smith
#2 Lock & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
(618) 462-6979
Fax: (618) 462-7650
janet.k.meredith@usace.army.mil &
tommy.v.smith@usace.army.mil or
ngrm@usace.army.mil

Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018

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 06/30/2018)
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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 LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact:
Leah C. Deeds
2850 Prairie DuChien Road NE
Iowa City, IA 52240-7820
(319) 338-3543 Ext: 6308
Fax: (319) 354-4466
leah.c.deeds@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Assistant Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019


Description of Duties:
Volunteer is responsible for staffing the information desk on all weekends in the summer of 2019 at Coralville Lake Dam Visitor Center, Iowa City, Iowa. Provide information, politely and competently, about park programs and policies to the visiting public. Operate theater equipment, provide local guides, and information about park trails and areas of special interest.

Special Requirements:
Volunteer will need to spend a major portion of the work time standing. Volunteer will be required to work all weekends and holidays from May 01 through October 31. Starting and ending dates flexible.

Supervision:
Visitor Center Desk volunteer will work under the supervision of the Park Ranger.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily indoors.

Supervisors on site is
 Karla Sparks.

Compensation:
A Full Hookup campsite is offered in lieu of payment for work. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 32 hours weekly for a couple. Reference and background check are required. Position begins on May 01 through October 31, starting and ending dates flexible.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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General Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Description:
Maintenance volunteers support operational maintenance work including but not limited to custodial work, minor repairs, and assisting park craft and trades staff. Work may be performed alone (or with a spouse if applicable), with other volunteers or park staff.

Duties include:
Custodial (stock toilet paper, clean mirrors/floors/sinks/toilets, clean campfire/picnic grills, etc.), perform minor repairs/minor construction efforts to structures (interior & exterior), landscaping and gardening, and assist park staff with other duties as assigned. Work will be performed at locations within the park and will consist of indoor and outdoor work.

Skills:
Volunteers must be able to use common hand tools, be able to communicate with visitors and co-workers, be able to work outdoors and work with minimal supervision. Volunteers must possess safe work practices and document/record volunteer hours.

Supervisors on site is Mary Sue Bowers.

Compensation:
A Full Hookup campsite is offered in lieu of payment for work. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 32 hours weekly. Reference and background check are required. Position begins on May 01 through October 31, starting and ending dates flexible.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Firewood Volunteer:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Description:
Firewood volunteers support operational maintenance work by processing felled trees for use by campers. Local firewood assists our environmental stewardship mission by deterring campers from bringing wood into the campgrounds that may be contaminated by disease or invasive insects.

Duties include:
Prepping equipment (chainsaw and log splitter), performing minor repairs on assigned equipment and splitting and stacking wood at dispersal sites. Work will be performed at locations within the park and will occur in all types of weather.

Skills:
Volunteers must be able to use common hand tools, be able to communicate with visitors and co-workers, be able to work outdoors and work with minimal supervision. Volunteers must demonstrate safe work practices and document/record volunteer hours.

Supervisors on site is Mary Sue Bowers.

Compensation: A Full Hookup campsite is offered in lieu of payment for work. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 20 hours weekly. References and a background check are required. Position begins on May 01 through October 31
, starting and ending dates flexible.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 13 /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/Custodian Pleasant Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: May 15, 2019 through October 15, 2019

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

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

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

The volunteer selected for this position is provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 13 /Grant River Recreation Area:
 - 
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Contact:
Bret R. Streckwald
2595 Kerper Blvd
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 582-0881 Ext 6251
Fax: (563) 582-6908
bret.r.streckwald@usace.army.mil 


Campground Host/Grant River Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 22, 2019

The campground host is responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and providing information. Other duties may include very light maintenance duties to include, but not limited to the following: staining/painting, weeding and pick-up tree limbs/sticks.

Volunteers will not collect nor handle money.


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

The volunteer selected for this position is provided a campsite with 50-amp electric.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District/Thomson, IL.: 
-Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Daniel R. Clark
823 Main Street
P. O. box 398
Thomson, IL 61285 
(815) 259-3628
Fax: (815) 259-3629
daniel.r.clark@usace.army.mil


Mississippi River Project/Rock Island District/Thomson, IL.is on the Iowa & Illinois border

Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer/Thomson Ranger Office Pool 13:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 29, 2019

The Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer is responsible for staffing the Thomson Ranger Office Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Hours may be adjusted. Volunteer may be asked to give interpretive Lock and Dam tours occasionally. Volunteer will be given training for these duties if needed. Volunteer may be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving. Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. A background check will be conducted. A government vehicle may be provided if available. Information on Lock & Dam 13 can be found at http://www.missriver.org. For more information on this position contact the Rangers at (815) 259-3628 or email at
mvrodmn13@usace.army.mil

Recreation Areas of responsibility include: Thomson Ranger Office Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area.

Days Off are 3 days off per week but flexible, but should expect to work a Saturday or Sunday occasionally.

Campsite: Water, electric, and dump station in Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

Mileage per week: 54 cents per mile, total would depend on how many Lock tours given and/or if the volunteer chooses to stay on a provided campsite. 
Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description.

If the volunteer wishes to receive camping in return for volunteer services they will be provided a site with electric hook-up and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Volunteer Host/Bulger’s Hollow Campground (Clinton, Iowa):
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 22, 2019

The campground volunteer host supports the overall operation of the campground with such duties as assisting campers with registration, answering questions, distributing information, light maintenance, upkeep and cleaning.  Volunteer will be given training for these duties if needed.  Volunteer may be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving.  Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week.  The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance.  Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license.  A background check will be conducted. Information on Bulger’s Hollow can be found at
http://www.missriver.org.  For more information on this position contact the Rangers at 815-259-3628 or email at mvrodmn13@usace.army.mil.

Recreation Areas of responsibility include: Bulger’s Hollow Campground.

Days Off:  2 days off per week during week days but flexible on which days.

Campsite: Water, electric, and dump station in Bulger’s Hollow Campground.

The volunteer host is provided a campsite with water and electricity at no cost to the host, as well as, all supplies and materials necessary to perform the duties as campground host.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 16-22/Shady Creek Recreation Area: - Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Jacob J. Kresel
Cynthia R. Klebe
810 Main Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-7913 Ext 6762
Fax: (563) 263-1845
jacob.j.kresel@usace.army.mil
cynthia.r.klebe@usace.army.mil



Campground Host/Shady Creek Recreation Area:

Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 23, 2019

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

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

Housing/Amenities provided: Trailer/RV pad. The volunteer will be provided a site with electric and water service with use of the dump station.

(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Campground Host/Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 23, 2019

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

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

Housing/Amenities provided: Trailer/RV pad. The volunteer will be provided a site with electric and water service with use of the dump station.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Muscatine Ranger Office: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jacob J. Kresel
810 Main Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-7913
Fax: (563) 263-1845
jacob.j.kresel@usace.army.mil


Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer:

Dates: May 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Volunteer Duties: The Administrative/Interpretive Volunteer is responsible for staffing the Muscatine Ranger Office Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hours may be adjusted. Volunteer may be asked to give interpretive Lock and Dam tours occasionally. Volunteer will be given training for these duties if needed. Volunteer will be required to complete government provided safety training for defensive driving.  Volunteers will average at least 21 hours of service per week. The volunteer must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. A background check will be conducted. A government vehicle may be provided if available. Information on Lock & Dam 16 can be found at http://www.missriver.org.

Mileage Per Week:
Approximately 54 cents per mile. 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. 

Days Off:
Three days off per week. Flexible, but should expect to work a Saturday or Sunday occasionally.

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 at Shady Creek Recreation Area.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Red Rock Lake:Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mark R. Pollastrini
1105 North Hwy T-15
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 828-7522 Ext: 6442
Fax: (641) 828-7952
mark.r.pollastrini@usace.army.mil 


Recreation Area Volunteers:
Dates: Mid-April 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

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

Volunteers are provided a free full service campsite in exchange for seasonal service from late April through September.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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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, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

Volunteer will be provided with a full service site.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Council Grove Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mieko G. Alley
945 Lake Road
Council Grove, KS 66846
(620) 767-5195 Ext: 8214
Fax: (620) 767-6919
mieko.g.alley@usace.army.mil


Campground Improvement Projects/Interpretive Programming/General Maintenance of Facilities:
Date: April 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

T
oes in the water, rear in the sand. Not a worry in the world, a paintbrush in your hand!

Several volunteer positions are available. This is a great opportunity for couples or individuals who are interested in making a difference in the Council Grove community. We are looking for volunteers to work on campground improvement projects, interpretive programming, and general maintenance of facilities.

Tasks include but are not limited to: Presenting water safety and environmental education programming, trimming trees, maintaining gardens, litter pickup, or other tasks such as general carpentry, concrete, or painting. Responsibilities may be assigned according to demonstrated skills and experience. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied. Volunteers should have strong leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff.

In return for a free full service campsite, volunteer must provide a minimum of 20 hours per week of service performing the above tasks.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Fall River Lake:
 Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jesse C. Busenbarrick
2453 Lake Road
Fall River, KS 67047-0037
(620) 658-4445
Fax: (620) 658-4919
jesse.c.busenbarrick@usace.army.mil


Whitehall Bay Camp Host:

Dates: April 01, 2019 (Negotiable) through October 31, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Greet and check in campers, post reservations, clean bathrooms and shower houses, clean fire rings and grills, pick up litter, perform occasional maintenance.


One full hook up 50 amp site will be provided for 20 hours of work per week. The site includes an air conditioned laundry building with a full size fridge.

(Updated 07/31/2018)


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Hillsdale Lake -Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jim D. 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, 2019 through September 30, 2019

The time maybe adjustable for 24 hour per week per couple; Operate Visitor Center on weekends, light maintenance work such as watering, weeding, painting, filing, bulletin board updates, pruning, cleaning, and other light task. Prospective volunteers will receive an information packet with a map of the local area, the lake, and photos of the RV campsite.

The campsite is isolated on a secure road. Volunteers are located alone within walking distance of the Visitor Center. There is a great fishing lake, just 30 minutes from Kansas City.

Volunteer will receive RV Campsite with full hookup, 50 Amp service, water and sewer.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Winter Volunteers:
Dates: January 01, 2019 through March 31, 2019

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

Volunteer will receive RV Campsite with full hookup, 50 Amp service, water and sewer.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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John Redmond Lake Office:  
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Contact:
Gary A. Kepley
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 767-5195
Fax: (620) 364-8919
gary.a.kepley@usace.army.mil


Maintenance:
Dates: September 01, 2018 through November 30, 2018

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

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

We offer a campsite with electric and water in exchange for approximately 20 hours per week.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Kanopolis Lake  
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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, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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 08/31/2018)
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Park Maintenance:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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.

Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours of week service for a full service campsite, which includes 50 amp electric, water, and sewer.
(Updated 08/31/2018)
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Marion Reservoir:  
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Contact:
Scott A. McCrone
2105 Pawnee Road