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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.

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Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes/Demopolis Office - Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
David F. White
384 Resource Mgmt. Drive
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-3540
Cell (334) 216-1007
Fax: (334) 289-3193
david.f.white@usace.army.mil
 

Gatehouse Host & Facility Cleaners:
Dates: This Positions is Year Round 2019

Volunteer Duties: Be attentive, friendly, respectful, and accommodating to our visitors and other hosts at all times. Dress appropriately and portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training on expected responsibilities and a rotational work schedule will be provided to all host. Fingerprints and a computerized criminal background investigation questionnaire check is required on all hosts.

Host Facility Cleaner Duties: Check bathrooms frequently and clean thoroughly, restock items such as: toilet paper, hand soap, and hand towels while on your shift. Pick-up litter on the grounds and empty garbage cans in the park. Assist in cleaning picnic areas, shelters, day-use walking trail, and playgrounds or debris when needed. All cleaning supplies and equipment will be provided.

Host Gatehouse Duties: Open gates at 6:00 AM and close gate at 10:00 PM, may vary during special events and if approved by Resource Management Office. Gates must be opened for all emergencies! Hosts will be required to operate R1S software, make reservations, check in/out campers, collect fees, and sell passes.  Make sure campsites are in an acceptable condition for incoming campers (fire rings, grills, and campsites clean and clear of debris).  Answer telephone during the entire length of your shift.

Special Skills: People skills and communicating with the customer is the most important skill set to have as a volunteer.

Hosts are provided a full service campsite with water, power, and laundry access. Sewer is provided on a limited number of sites, however, during a transitional phase sewer may not be available immediately.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Gatehouse Attendant/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through November 30, 2019

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 07/31/2019)

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Park Host/Gate Attendant/Rocky Branch Park: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019


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 06/30/2019)

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Gatehouse Attendant/Burchfield Branch Park:
Gates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
Apply online through volunteer.gov


 

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Click here for more lake information 
Contact: 

Cody P. Evans
Tom Bevill Visitor Center
1382 Lock & Dam Road
Pickensville, AL 35447
(662) 245-5500
Fax:  (662) 328-8766
cody.p.evans@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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.

RV camp side with full Hook-up.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Chena Flood Control Project:   Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Justin S. Kerwin
P O Box 57261
North Pole, AK 99705
(907) 488-5400
Fax: (907) 488-3352
justin.s.kerwin@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: August 01, 2019 to September 15, 2019

It is located 15 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 07/31/2019)
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, 2019 through April 30, 2020

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, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

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, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

Horseshoe Bend (Rogers AR): Clean Horseshoe Bend pit toilet by ramp and campsites, see specific duties noted below.
Dates: November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

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, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

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, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

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 2nd Street, Rogers, AR 72756. Please address these to the volunteer coordinator, Brian Walch.  Cards will be accepted through August 31, 2019. Winter camp host selection is announced September 15, 2019.

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 one campsite pad, with full hook-up.  The full hook up includes water, septic sewer, and electricity at no charge for the Winter Camping season.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Donald D. Gray
426 Highway 212 East
Dumas, AR 71639
(870) 548-2291
donald.d.gray@usace.army.mil


Office Janitorial/Arkansas Post Field Office:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through This Can Be Negotiated (ASAP)

Volunteer Duties: The Arkansas Post Field Office is looking for a volunteer to assist with the janitorial and landscaping duties at the field office.  Duties will include cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, trash removal and keeping the flower beds.  Work will be conducted three days a week and all tools/supplies will be furnished.

A campsite with 20/30/50 Amp electric, water and sewer will be supplied at Merrisach Lake Park.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Park Attendant/Merrisach Lake Park:
Dates: Immediately through a date to be determined

One position is available at Merrisach Lake Park. This park is located on the Arkansas Post Canal and has moderate visitation. Duties will include assisting visitors, handling the reservation system and ensuring the restroom/showers are usable on days the cleaning contractor does not work. This is a NRRS park and will require the attendant to handle fees and use the computer system. Please contact for additional information on duties Don Gray or Daren Olson (870) 548-2291.

Attendant will be provided a full hook-up site and be reimbursed for in park mileage and cleaning supplies in exchange for 20 hours of work per week.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Black Butte Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Amber R. Machado (Primary)
Jeffery D. Wood (Secondary)

19225 Newville Road
Orland, CA 95963
(530) 865-4722 Ext: 32
(530) 865-4781

amber.r.machado@usace.army.mil
jeffrey.d.wood@usace.army.mil


Campground Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Day Use Area Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019


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 06/30/2019)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 


 

H. V. Eastman Lake/Buchanan Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact
:
Walter E. Pope
Morgan J. Barnes
P.O. Box 67, Or
32175 Road 29
Raymond, CA 93653
Office (559) 689-5053 (559) 689-3255
Fax: (559) 689-3408
kenneth.j.myers@usace.army.mil
morgan.j.barnes@usace.army.mil


Campground Host:
Dates: August 01, 2019 “ASAP” through (Date is pending at this time)

Greetings from H.V. Eastman Lake and Buchanan Dam, California's finest trophy Largemouth Bass fishery. We are located in Raymond, Madera County, California, and are currently looking for motivated, professional, hard-working folks that enjoy working as part of a team and giving back to the public.

Duties Include: Assisting in operating our two (2) campgrounds, picking up trash, general campsite maintenance (emptying fire pits, raking the area, etc.), and miscellaneous tasks.

A motorhome 5th wheel or travel trailer is a must.

Volunteers are required to work minimum of 25 hours per week and are provided a campsite with water/sewage/electrical amenities, along with access to washer/dryer and ice machines.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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 (NPLD):
Date: September 28, 2019 – This is a One Day Event

Greetings from beautiful Lake Kaweah, this is a one day volunteer position on  September 28, 2019. The hours are from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Students needing volunteer hours are encouraged to apply along with groups, families, individuals with various skills. Please bring sunscreen, gloves, eye protection and wear closed toed shoes.

Duties: Trail Work, Tree planting, Amphitheater updating, Litter Removal and Other projects being planned.

Difficulty of the jobs are Average.

Here is a Contact number for Lake Kaweah, (559) 597-2301 for Ms. Robin W. Lebo.
(Listed 08/16/2019)
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Visitor Center:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Park Host, Horsecreek Campground:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019


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 06/30/2019)
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Site Host, Slick Rock Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019 


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 06/30/2019)
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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
(707) 467-4225
poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil
taylor.a.baughn@usace.army.mil


Camp Host Volunteers:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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New Hogan Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Christina R. Donnelly
Marian E. Picher Secondary
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 772-1343
Fax: (209) 772- 9352
christina.r.donnelly@usace.army.mil
marian.e.picher@usace.army.mil


Fiddleneck Day-Use Area/Summer Positions Only:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Acorn Campground/Summer Position Only:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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 2019

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 08/19/2019)
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Park Worker/Assistant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 08/19/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Tour Guide/Docent:
Dates: Volunteer needed Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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McHenry Avenue Recreation Area: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Knights Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Valley Oak Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Success Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Nicole H. Simmons
29330 Hwy. 190

Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-0215
Fax: (559) 784-2854
nicole.h.simmons@usace.army.mil


Maintenance & Special Skills: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019 - 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 07/31/2019)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.

 

 
Hop Brook Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Robert A. Skaret
Diana J. Errico-Topolski
4 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762
(978) 318-8372
(203) 729-8840 Ext: 370
Direct: (978) 318-8370
Cell: (203) 509-9708
robert.a.skaret@usace.army.mil
diana.j.errico-topolski@usace.army.mil



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

Enjoy a Hidden Jewel in western Connecticut. Hop Brook Lake is a 532-acre, Corps of Engineers Park in Middlebury, Naugatuck and Waterbury, with swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing and biking in a well maintained recreation area.

Seeking 2 (Two) motivated and flexible couples, for recreation area assistance from mid-May through mid-September. Duties include staffing the information booth at the park entrance, serving as public liaisons, guiding visitors, answering questions, and being first friendly face that they see upon arrival to Hop Brook Lake. Additional park maintenance and area beatification duties will be required as well. Work days are negotiable, and each couple must volunteer a minimum of 24 hours per week. FHU site includes storage and trash pickup.

Feel free to contact Marissa Wright at marissa.l.wright@usace.army.mil or Robert Skaret at robert.a.skaret@usace.army.mil for more information, or refer to our website: www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/hbl/hblhome.htm.

Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 24 hours per week, in exchange for full hook-up RV camp site (Cable and internet not included).
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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:
George I. McBroom
Allen R. Earhart (Secondary)
P.O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
(706) 334-2248
(706) 334-2040

Fax: (706) 334-2216
george.i.mcbroom@usace.army.mil
allen.r.earhart@usace.army.mil


Volunteer Village/Park Host/Outdoor Work/Interpretive Programs/Hiking and Maintenance with Power Tools:
Dates: This Position is Year Around 2019

Carters Lake is seeking volunteers to fill its Volunteer Village. We have a continuous need throughout the year and have five volunteer campsites.  We are seeking individuals that would like to come and fill an immediate need or would like to sign up to work with us in advance.  The Carters Lake project has very little need for administrative work, though some may come up.  We are looking for volunteers that enjoy working outdoors, with their hands, and on special projects.  We will have special projects and routine tasking that needs attention all year long.  However, during the months of April through September, all volunteers must be willing to work as Park Hosts for one (1) week rotations in Northbank Park and assist with traffic control at Damsite Park.  Volunteers may also be asked or assigned to assist with interpretive programming.  Volunteers may be asked to hike, work with power tools, lift, dig and other physical functions, so should be in reasonably good health and condition.  Volunteers are expected to give a minimum of 20 hours of service per week per volunteer site and may be either single or team.  All volunteers should have a camper of at least 24 Foot with running water and electricity.  The Village requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and allows for a maximum of 6 months stay with a 6 month away time. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Park Ranger George McBroom at 706-334-2040 or george.i.mcbroom@usace.army.mil.

Volunteers will be required to work 20 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms will be provided.

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Carters Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

George I. McBroom
975 Powerhouse Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 334-2248
george.i.mcbroom@usace.army.mil


Park Host Doll Mountain and Woodring Branch Campgrounds/Recreation Fee Collection:
Dates: April 13, 2020 through October 31, 2020

Carters Lake is in need of two (2) volunteer host teams each to work weekdays only at Doll Mountain Campground and Woodring Branch Campground. Hosts will be paired with a paid park attendant contractor team that will work weekends.  Hosts will be responsible for opening and closing the gates in the morning and evening.  They will provide information to campers and visitors, check campers in and out, and will make random inspections of the campground.  Schedule will vary and will be determined upon arrival, but hosts will be expected to work no more than 20 hours per week as a team for a full hook-up campsite.  Hosts will not be required to handle cash, but may be required to handle credit card transactions.  Additional gatehouse duties can be explained in more detail upon request. Team one will be required from April 13 through July 17 and Team two required July 13 through October 31. Teams interested in working the full period from April 13 to October 31 will be considered. Hosts will be required to have their finger prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal background investigation forms per Army regulations. For more information please contact Ranger Allen Earhart or Ranger George McBroom at (706) 334-2248.

Volunteers will be required to work 20 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms may be provided.
(Listed 07/22/2019)
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Park Host Teams Harris Branch Recreation Area/Recreation Fee Collection:
Dates: May 17, 2020 through September 7, 2020

Carters Lake is in need of three (3) volunteer host teams to work Harris Branch Beach.  Two (2) sets will be placed at full hook-up sites in park and the additional set will be placed on a full hook-up site at Doll Mountain Campground, approximately 10 to 12 minutes away.  Hosts will be responsible for opening and closing the park, taking fees at the register, selling annual passes, and conducting minor traffic control.  Additionally, hosts will be expected to assist Park Rangers in making rounds through the park periodically during open hours.  A rotating schedule will be determined upon arrival, but hosts will be expected to work no more than 20 hours per week as a team.  Park Rangers will be available to assist and will handle particularly sensitive or difficult situations. Positions are required from May 17, 2020 through September 7, 2020. Hosts will be required to have their finger prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal background investigation forms per Army regulations. For more information please contact Ranger Allen Earhart or Ranger George McBroom at (706) 334-2248.

Volunteers will be required to work 20 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms may be provided.
(Listed 07/22/2019)
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Park Host Teams Damsite Recreation Area/Recreation Fee Collection:
Dates: April 15, 2020 through September 7, 2020

In need of two (2) volunteer host teams to work Damsite Recreation Area. The two sets will have the option to stay within the volunteer village next to the park or at Doll Mountain Campground, approximately 15 to 20 minutes away, both locations provide full hook-up sites. Hosts will be responsible for running the gatehouse during scheduled hours on a rotational basis 7 days a week. This schedule may either be a 4-on-4-off or 7-on-7-off rotation and will be determined upon arrival, but hosts will be expected to work no more than 20 hours per week as a team. Hosts will handle cash register and credit card transactions, sell annual passes, and provide information to visitors. Hosts will be responsible for traffic control once park reaches capacity, but will have ranger support for sensitive or difficult situations. Hosts must also assist in making rounds of the park to determine number of parking spaces and noting issues.  Positions are required from April 15, 2020 through September 7, 2020. Hosts will be required to have their finger prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal background investigation forms per Army regulations. For more information please contact Ranger Allen Earhart or Ranger George McBroom at (706) 334-2248.

Volunteers will be required to work 20 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms may be provided.
(Listed 07/22/2019)
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Park Host Team Northbank Recreation Area/Recreation Fee Collection:
Dates: May 1, 2020 – September 7, 2020

In need of a single park host team to work at Northbank Recreation Area.  Hosts will be required to open and close the gates on work days, man the gatehouse and provide information and direct visitors to pay at the fee machine, no transaction handling is required.  Additionally hosts will be required to make periodic rounds through the park to determine parking spaces left and address issues within the park.  Hosts will have the support of rangers to handle sensitive or difficult issues. The schedule will be determined upon arrival, but will include each weekend Friday through Sunday and Holidays, but hosts will not be expected to work more than 20 hours as a team per week. Hosts will also be required to operate government vehicles for Honor Vault Collections around the Lake. Park hosts will be placed in the Volunteer Village with a full hook-up site. If you have additional questions about duties, please contact us.  Position is required from May 1, 2020 through September 7, 2020. Hosts will be required to have their finger prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal background investigation forms per Army regulations. For more information please contact Ranger Allen Earhart or Ranger George McBroom at (706) 334-2248.

Volunteers will be required to work 20 hours a week. Full concrete Hook-Up sites are available and uniforms may be provided.
(Listed 07/22/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/1019)
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J. Strom Thurmond Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Patrick A. Atkins
Kevin S. Madsen
510 Clarks Hill Hwy
Clarks Hill, SC/GA 29831
(800) 533-3478
(864) 333-1129
Fax: (864) 333-1150
patrick.a.atkins@usace.army.mil
kevin.s.madsen@usace.army.mil


J. Strom Thurmond Lake is located on the Border of South Carolina & Georgia.

Visitor Center Receptionist:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

Join the Dynamic team at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Dam and the Lake at Clarks Hill Project which is comfortably nestled on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. The position that is needing to be filled is in the Visitor Center greeting the public and assisting by providing information, answering phone calls and selling Corps of Engineers and America the Beautiful passes. Many of our volunteers and visitors come back every year! Campsites are provided at our secluded location called the Volunteer Village. We only ask that you bring a few skills with you, they consist of you being: Punctual, Friendly, Personable and be willing to have fun because this is just as much about having fun as it is volunteering to improve the natural world and the visiting communities experience.

If you are interested in a rewarding opportunity with the Corps of Engineers please contact: Ranger Allen Atkins at (864) 333-1100 or email: patrick.a.atkins@usace.army.mil.

The Volunteer Village Complex has twelve campsites and a gated entrance. Each campsite has 50/30/20 amp electrical service, county water, sewage hook-ups, grill, fire ring, utility table, picnic table, and lantern holder. A meeting hall and storage facility is located in the center of the complex. Village amenities include laundry facilities, boat ramp, dumpster, WI-FI internet service throughout village, and telephone service at meeting hall for local calls and emergencies.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Lake Sidney Lanier:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Rachel J. Rush
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 945-9531
Fax: (770) 945-7428
rachel.j.rush@usace.army.mil
 

Volunteer Village/With Assortment of Duties/Couples Only:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through To Be Determine “ASAP”

Volunteer Duties: Lake Sidney Lanier hosts a volunteer village which offers 14 spots for on-site volunteers. This announcement is for couples only. Volunteer couples will be responsible for performing an assortment of duties to aid ranger staff during recreation season. These duties include, but are not limited to; weekend work within day-use parks, closing park gates, water safety outreach programs, holiday work within day-use areas and trail maintenance.

There is a minimum of 30 hours’ of work per week per site. Full background check is required before volunteer can move on site.

Special Skills: Volunteers must possess the ability to work well with others and also maintain a professional attitude towards the public. Volunteers must be able to work outside for extended periods of time.

Full hook-up 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.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Lake Sidney Lanier:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Daniel (Dan) C. Barnes
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 945-9531
Fax: (770) 945-7428
daniel.c.barnes@usace.army.mil


Campground Host/Bolding Mill & Sawnee Campground (Requires a Two Person Team):
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 03, 2019 (A Minimum of 6 Months)

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers will be responsible for managing the gate house at Bolding Mill Campground at 4055 Chestatee Road Gainesville, GA 30506 and Sawnee Campground at 3200 Buford Dam Road Cumming, GA 30041. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting campers with initial check in for campsite reservations and maintaining accountability of those present in the campground. Volunteer couple will work on a rotating schedule; working approximately three to four days on and 6 days off. Hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM divided by the volunteer couple on duty.

Full background check is required before volunteer couple can move on site at Bolding Mill Campground. There is an official training offered and also on-site training within the gate house with the Campground Ranger in charge of the program.

Special Skills: Volunteers must be competent in using computers and it is an added bonus if you are familiar with the NRRS reservation system, this is the system we use to manage campground reservations.

Full hook-up site available at Bolding Mill Campground. This includes water, sewer and electric. Internet, cable and satellite is volunteer couple responsibility.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michelle B. East
Colten D. Shimer
1842 Viewpoint Road
P. O. Box 48
Ahsahka, ID 83520
(208) 476-1279
(208) 476-1274
Fax: (208) 476-1262  
michelle.b.east@usace.army.mil
colten.d.shimer@usace.army.mil


Dent Acres Campground Maintenance for fall (Located at the Dent Acres Campground):
 
Dates: September 01, 2019 to December 15, 2019

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, 2020. 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 06/30/2019)
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Visitor Center Maintenance (Located at the Dam): 
Dates: September 15, 2019 through November 15, 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Visitor Center Tour Guide Assistant Volunteer/Maintenance/Grounds Keeping:
Dates August 01, 2019 through September 07, 2019

As a Visitor Center Tour Guide Volunteer at Dworshak you can enjoy the summer in beautiful northern Idaho. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities.

Volunteer Duties: One couple is needed and the work is 25 to 30 hours. Your duties are between 8:30 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. Your main job duties at Dworshak would include giving dam tours, answering phone calls, running the gift shopping 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 miles for Dam Tour. Volunteers do not perform skilled maintenance duties or perform janitorial services.  If you are interested in learning more, please give Michelle B. East a call - or by email at michelle.b.east@usace.army.mil.

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

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 07/31/2019)
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Maintenance/Grounds Keeping/Orofino Area:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019 “ASAP”


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, weed eating, 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 East a call!

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 hook-ups, washer and dryer, propane, refrigerator, freezer, fuel reimbursement up to $500.00 with 16 week commitment.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Lucky Peak Lake & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Carolyn D. Smith
Keith B. Hyde
9723 East Highway 21
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 343-0671 Ext: 4305
(208) 343-0671 Ext: 4302
Fax: (208) 343-9914
carolyn.d.smith@usace.army.mil
keith.b.hyde@usace.army.mil


Park Host/At Macks Creek & Lucky Peak Lake & Dam:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 01, 2019 (Dates Negotiable)

Come spend the summer in beautiful southern Idaho at Macks Creek Park as a Park Host! Macks Creek Park is a small day-use area and 15-site campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, 25 miles from Boise and four miles from the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway through the Boise National Forest. During summer, the lake stretches 12 miles, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water.

Volunteer Duties: The Park Host primary role is to maintain reservation notices at all 15 sites and register walk-in campers to nonreserved sites. Park host will also be responsible for ensuring visitors know of all rules and regulations including all fees required depending on type of use. This park is exceptionally busy during summer with nearly all sites in the park in use each day. Hosts must be helpful and friendly when providing visitor assistance and answering questions, must report repeat violations of rules to ranger staff, and will assist with stocking supplies in three vault toilets (light cleaning duties). Occasionally, Hosts may serve as first responders and assist with emergency scenes.

This position has been best filled by couples that work as a team to cover Wednesday through Sunday, although highly motivated single applicants will be considered. This announcement recurs annually but highly successful Hosts may (and often) return additional seasons.

Is a camp site provided for hours worked? We offer a campsite with a concrete pad, shade shelter, sewer and electric hook-ups, landline telephone, and trash service.  Satellite TV and internet services are the responsibility of the Park Host. Hosts have partial use of a storage shed for personal belongings.  A Kawasaki Mule is offered to assist with rounds.  Water is transferred by rangers via potable water tank when needed.  We provide all necessary uniform components, safety equipment (AED, Emergency Oxygen) and all training to perform duties. Volunteers provide their own lodging (RV/trailer).  Long distance travel reimbursement and reimbursable meal expenses may be authorized.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Lake Shelbyville:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Erica L. Nabers
Dalton C. Gatton
1989 State Highway 16
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-3951 Ext: 7004
erica.l.nabers@usace.army.mil
dalton.c.gatton@usace.army.mil
 

Visitor Center Host:
Dates: April 26, 2020 through September 07, 2020

Volunteer Duties: 

  • Answer visitor’s questions and provide any needed assistance.
  • Answer phone calls and provide public with needed assistance.
  • Maintain appropriate records of visitation as well as report equipment breakdown or unusual occurrences.
  • Perform clerical duties as needed.
  • Open and close Visitor Center on a daily basis.
  • Sell book store items and operate cash register.
  • Maintains displays in a clean and operational manner.
  • Stock brochure racks and merchandise shelves.
  • Make sure restrooms are tidy.
  • Check trash cans.
  • Ensure kitchen items are put away in appropriate location.
  • Update outside information boards.
  • Sweep and clean off sidewalks when needed.
  • Clean windows and doors when needed.
  • Perform all duties safely.
  • This job description can be changed at any time by the Operation Manager.
  • Hours include 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM, daily and including holidays and weekends. There will be 2 other couples to help split up the shifts.

Special Skills: Communication skills, customer service skills, good energy, enjoys helping visitors and kids.

Yes, a campsite hook-up is provided with 20 hours per week of work.
(Updated 08/08/2019)
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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 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District/Thomson, IL:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 

Steven C. Acuff
823 Main Street
P. O. Box 398
Thomson, IL 61285
(309) 794-4306
Fax: (815) 259-3629
steven.c.acuff@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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Bulger’s Hollow Campground (Clinton, Iowa) Volunteer Host:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)

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Maintenance/Park Beautification/Thomson Ranger Office Pool 13:
Dates: August 2019 through October 28, 2019

Volunteer Duties: The campground volunteer supports the overall operation of the campground with such duties as assisting campers with questions, distributing information, light maintenance, up-keep 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 will be provided a UTV John Deere Gator for assisting with duties.  Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license and have either an RV or pull behind style camping unit.  A background check will be conducted.  Information on Thomson Causeway Recreation Area 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 Causeway Recreation Area

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

The volunteer is provided a campsite with water and electricity 30/50 amp at no cost, as well as, all supplies and materials necessary to perform duties. A blue tote dump station is located within walking distance of the site.  An additional dump station is available at the park entrance.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

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 07/31/2019)
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Rivers Project Office/National Great Rivers Museum Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Janet K. Meredith
Joshua M. Schulte
#2 Lock & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
(618) 462-6979
(636) 899-2600 Ext: 78
Fax: (618) 462-7650
janet.k.meredith@usace.army.mil
joshua.m.schulte@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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 06/30/2019)
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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.
 



Coralville LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact: 
Nicholas C. Thorson
2850 Prairie DuChien Road NE
Iowa City, IA 52240-7820
(319) 338-3543 Ext: 6319
Fax: (319) 354-4466
nicholas.c.thorson@usace.army.mil
 

WEST OVERLOOK DAY-USE AREA CUSTODIAN VOLUNTEER (2 Positions):
Dates: August 01, 2019 through November 01, 2019

West Overlook Day Use Area is a high use area that includes a boat ramp, swim beach, large parking lot, and picnic shelters. The primary duty of these volunteer positions is trash removal, litter pick-up, and picnic shelter cleaning. Volunteers are required to provide an average of 20 hours of service per week. Typical work days will be Friday-Monday, but schedules may vary if 2 positions are filled.

Please note:  Volunteers in these positions will be required to work weekends and holidays. Volunteers should be available from April 20 through November 01, 2019.    Volunteers must have a vehicle suitable for transporting trash and recycling.

Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Emptying trash cans and replacing with a new liner.
  • Cleaning the large group shelter and three small shelters.
  • Cleaning pedestal grills and picnic tables.
  • Cleaning playground as needed.
  • Picking up litter in all areas to include beach, parking lot, mowed areas and non-mowed areas.
  • Light cleaning of portable toilets between cleaning by contractor.
  • Emptying recycling containers at the dump station and Turkey Creak Day Use Area on Friday and Mondays.
  • Campground maintenance activities as available.

Other tasks as assigned by the volunteer coordinator.

In return for volunteer service, volunteers will be provided a campsite with 50 amp electricity, water, and sewer.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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SUGAR BOTTOM MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 01, 2019

Sugar Bottom Recreation area includes a campground, group campground, campground boat ramp, campground beach, and day use area (disc golf course, beach, shelter, hiking trail, biking trail). The primary duty of this volunteer position is assisting with park maintenance.

Please note:  Volunteers should be available from April 20 through October 01, 2019.    Volunteers in this position must be able to pass testing and obtain certification necessary to operate a tractor.

Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Replacement of campsite posts.
  • Landscaping and weeding flower beds located in the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area.
  • Painting.
  • Picnic table rehabilitation and relocation as needed to ensure each campsite has a table.
  • Maintaining the amphitheater.
  • Grooming swim beaches twice a week. *Must be able to obtain Corps of Engineer tractor operator certification.
  • Emptying recycling on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Reporting safety risks to park staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers are required to provide an average of 20 hours of service per week.  In return for volunteer service, volunteers will be provided a campsite with 50 amp electricity, water, and sewer.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through November 01, 2019

The primary duty of a Visitor Center Volunteer is operation of the Coralville Lake Visitor Center. Volunteers are required to provide an average of 20 hours of service per week. Additional volunteer activities may be necessary to meet hour requirements, but can be arranged through the volunteer coordinator. Visitor Center hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.

Please note:  This position will be scheduled to work Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays.  Volunteers should be available from April 20 to November 1, 2019.

Specific duties include: 

  • Answer questions and assist customers both in person, at the Visitor Center information desk, and by phone regarding directions, recreation opportunities, area amenities, and other resources.
  • Open and close the Visitor Center (instructions provided).
  • Work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays throughout the recreation season.
  • Maintain brochure racks, stock/inventory sales items, and complete brochure order when supplies are low.
  • Help update interpretive displays as needed.
  • General housekeeping duties: Maintain cleanliness of floors (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming), spot cleaning in restrooms, restock toilet paper, and empty trash receptacles as needed.
  • Pick up litter and debris around the visitor center grounds.
  • Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs both on and off-site.
  • Hosts may also assist with other duties as available and scheduled.

In return for volunteer service, volunteers will be provided a campsite with 50 amp electricity, water, and sewer.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Lake Rathbun:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Jordan P. Griffin
20112 Hwy J5T
Centerville, Iowa 52544
(816) 389-3894
Fax: (641) 647-2888
jordon.p.griffin@usace.army.mil


Park Custodian Volunteer/Prairie Ridge Park “ASAP”:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Description: Rathbun Lake is seeking applicants to fill one volunteer park custodian position at Prairie Ridge Park. We are looking for an energetic applicant that would love to work in a campground setting. Prairie Ridge Park contains 50 campsites, a small group camp and a boat ramp. Duties include: cleaning of a shower house, restrooms, and a shelter. Work can be completed on a very flexible schedule. Training on all aspects of this volunteer position will be provided.

Volunteers must provide a licensed insured camping unit, vehicle and be at least 18 years old. Mileage will be reimbursed for making tours of the park.

Volunteers must have a friendly attitude with the public and portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A full hook-up site will be provided to each volunteer.  A season long commitment is requested.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 13 /Pleasant Creek Recreation AreaClick 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: August 01, 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 07/31/2019)
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Mississippi River Project Pool 11 /Grant River 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/Grant River Recreation Area Pool 11:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 27, 2019

The Grant River Recreation Area is located outside Potosi, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River Area Pool 11.

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 07/31/2019)
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Mississippi River Project /Rock Island District/Thomson, IL.: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Steven C. Acuff
823 Main Street
P. O. Box 398
Thomson, IL 61285
(309) 794-4306
Fax: (815) 259-3629
steven.c.acuff@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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Volunteer Host/Bulger’s Hollow Campground (Clinton, Iowa):
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Maintenance/Park Beautification/Thomson Ranger Office Pool 13:
Dates: August 2019 through October 28, 2019

Volunteer Duties: The campground volunteer supports the overall operation of the campground with such duties as assisting campers with questions, distributing information, light maintenance, up-keep 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 will be provided a UTV John Deere Gator for assisting with duties.  Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license and have either an RV or pull behind style camping unit.  A background check will be conducted.  Information on Thomson Causeway Recreation Area 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 Causeway Recreation Area

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

The volunteer is provided a campsite with water and electricity 30/50 amp at no cost, as well as, all supplies and materials necessary to perform duties. A blue tote dump station is located within walking distance of the site.  An additional dump station is available at the park entrance.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Campground Host/Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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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: August 01, 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 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Council Grove Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Matthew D. Cook
Tyler G. Nelson

945 Lake Road
Council Grove, KS 66846
(620) 767-5195
(620) 767-5795 Ext: 8211
Fax: (620) 767-6919
matthew.d.cook@usace.army.mil
tyler.g.nelson@usace.army.mil


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


Toes 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 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 24 hours of work per week. The site includes an air conditioned laundry building with a full size fridge.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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North Rock Ridge Camp Host:
Dates: August 01, 2019 (Negotiable) through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Mow campground, greet and check in campers, clean vault toilets, clean fire rings and grills, pick up litter and tree limbs.

Volunteers will be provided one full hook-up 50 amp site in exchange for 24 hours of work per week. The site includes an air conditioned building with a full size fridge, washer and dryer.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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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: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Winter Volunteers:
Dates: January 01, 2020 through March 31, 2020

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 06/30/2019)
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John Redmond Reservoir Lake Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Mallory L. Reynolds
Tyler G. Nelson
1565 Embankment Road SW
Burlington, KS 66839-8911
(620) 364-8613 Ext: 8507
(620) 767-5195 Ext: 8211
Fax: (620) 364-8638
mallory.l.reynolds@usace.army.mil
tyler.g.nelson@usace.army.mil


Maintenance/Ground-Keeping: 
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Duties will include a wide array of things but encompass tasks such as painting, power washing, mowing, and trail maintenance, tree trimming and putting up signs as well as other activities of similar nature.

Special Skills: Work well with pubic as you will be a representative of the Corps of Engineers. Any previous trade skills would be handy but not required.

As a volunteer at John Redmond, a campsite with 50 amp electricity, sewage, and water hook-up is provided with your 20 hour a week service.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Camp Host:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Here at John Redmond Reservoir we are looking for a Camp Host.

Volunteer Duties: They would include manning the gate house 4 days a week for a few hours each day answering camper’s questions, checking in/out campers, handing out literature. All work would be done in close coordination with the park staff (rangers, office staff).

Special Skills: Ability to work on a computer and work well with the public.

Housing & Amenities Type/Trailer/RV Pad:  As a volunteer at John Redmond, a campsite with 50 amp electricity, sewage, and water hook-up is provided with your 20 hour a week service.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Kanopolis Lake  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Brock A. DeLong
105 Riverside Drive
Marquette KS 67464
(785) 546-2294
brock.a.delong@usace.army.mil



Park Host/Water Safety:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)

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Park Maintenance:
Dates: August 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 07/31/2019)
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Marion Reservoir:  Click here for more Lake Information
Contact: 
Scott A. McCrone
2105 Pawnee Road
Marion, KS 66861 
(620) 382-2101 Ext: 8618  
Fax: (620) 382-3840
scott.a.mccrone@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Maintenance/Cottonwood Point Campground:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019


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

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

So if you are available from mid April through late October (negotiable), own a camper, and have a desire to work hard and play harder, we encourage you to contact Scott A. McCrone Park Ranger at (620)-382-2101 Ext: 8618. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of locations and work at Marion Reservoir.

In return for 20 volunteer hours per week, we provide you a full hook-up campsite, tools & amp; training, a flexible schedule, and immediate access to recreation and beautiful views.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Milford Lake:  Click here for more Lake Information
Contact:
Blake D. McPherren
5203 North Hwy. K-57
Junction City, KS 66441
(785) 238-5714
Fax: (785) 238-8342 
blake.d.mcpherren@usace.army.mil


Park Attendants:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Relief contracted gate attendants from duties.  Assist visitors, check-in/check-out campers, operate reservation system on computer, and other varying duties.

Volunteer campsite will be provided with electrical and water hookups.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Barbara J. Busenbarrick
P O Box 426 or 
19065 Cherryvale Pkwy.
Cherryvale KS 67335
(620) 336-2741
Fax: (620) 336-3903

barbara.j.busenbarrick@usace.army.mil


Camp Host Volunteer & Campground Maintenance/Timber Hill Park:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019


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

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

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

Campsite provided with full hookups. Volunteer will need to provide a phone, Verizon wireless and US Cellular work best in this area. 20 hours per week of service is required.
(Updated 07/31/2019)

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Perry Lake Project Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Wesley J. Henson
10419 Perry Park Drive
Perry, KS 66044
(785) 597-5144
(816) 389-2249

Fax: (785) 597-5739
wesley.j.henson@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteers:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

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

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

For your volunteer services, 50 amp, water and sewer campsite provided.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Tuttle Creek Lake:  Click here for more Lake Information
Contact: 
Angelia J. Lentz
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8511
angelia.j.lentz@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Grounds:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

We are looking for two resident volunteers (couples or individuals) to be part of the team at Tuttle Creek Lake this summer.

Duties include general grounds and custodial work including mowing and cleaning park facilities.  Assisting campers by providing information and checking them in and out of the computer reservation system.  As a team member you will work alongside volunteers, Rangers, and maintenance staff to ensure we are offering our users the best experience possible.

If interested please contact Park Ranger Angelia Lentz at 785-539-8511.

In return for 20 volunteer hours per week, we provide you a full hook-up campsite.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Wilson LakeClick here for more lake information
Contact: 
Zach D. Hlad
4860 Outlet Blvd
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481 
(816) 389-3036
Fax: (785) 658-2554
zach.d.hlad@usace.army.mil


Campground Maintenance: 
Dates: Volunteer needed from August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours per week service in exchange for a free campsite with full hookups.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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Dewey Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Glenda T. Robinson
HC 70 Box 540
Van Lear, KY, 41265
(606) 886-6709 Ext: 6704
Fax: (606) 886-3483
glenda.t.robinson@usace.army.mill


On-Site Volunteers/Three Volunteers Needed:
Dates: August 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

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

Volunteers will be provided with a designated campsite with electric, water, and sewer hook-up in exchange for 25 hours of volunteer work per week per site.
(Updated 07/31/2019)
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