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


Park Host Volunteers:
Dates: Wanted for the spring, summer, fall, and winter season Year Round 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Hosts are provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.
(Updated 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 


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

Park Host/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Gatehouse Attendant/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: April 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 10/31/2018)

Apply online through volunteer.gov



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 12/31/2018)

Apply online through volunteer.gov



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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov


 

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

Adam R. Prentice
Tom Bevill Visitor Center
1382 Lock & Dam Road
Pickensville, AL 35447
(662) 327-2142
Fax:  (662) 328-8766
adam.r.prentice@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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.
(Updated 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 



Arkansas River/Wilbur D. Mills Pool 2:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Daren C. Olson

426 Highway 212 East
Dumas, AR 71639
(870) 548-2291
daren.c.olson@usace.army.mil

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

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

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

Campsite with water and 20/30/50 Amp electric hook-ups will be provided.
(Updated 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

Park Attendant/Pendleton Bend Park Pool 2:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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

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

Campsite with water, electric 50 amp, and sewer is provided for 20 volunteer hours of worked per week.  Mileage reimbursement for park tours will be provided.
(Updated 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines: 

1. Work at least 24 hours per week
2. File volunteer log service record weekly.
3. Keep accurate track of campers and fee log book.

4. Pass background check.
5. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

If you’re interested in applying for Winter Camp Host please do the application on line or drop off a 3” x 5” card with your camper info indicating which campground you are interested in volunteering at for the winter season at 2260 North 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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

 

Norfork Lakes & Bull Shoals: -Click here for more lake information
Contact:  
Jamie A. Camp
324 West 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(501) 340-1431 Ext: 1420
Fax: (870) 425-3795 
jamie.a.camp@usace.army.mil


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

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

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

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

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/06/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

 

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

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

A personal background check is required.

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

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/06/2018) 
Apply online through volunteer.gov 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Power Plant Maintenance:
Dates: April 2019 through September, 2019
 

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

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

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/06/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

 

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

We have one volunteer position for someone to serve as a Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Volunteer. This position will be primarily doing yard maintenance and landscaping work at the project office, although some tasks will be performed in park settings.  The Volunteer will be performing individual tasks utilizing power and hand tools to maintain grounds, flower beds, and parking lots, and to provide lawn care services.  Responsibilities will include:  operating small power equipment; applying herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides; planting/pruning trees and shrubs; mowing grass and trimming edges; raking/mulching leaves and plant debris; and watering vegetation.  Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied.

The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, have basic landscaping capabilities, and be willing to complete other duties if needed.  A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/06/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 

 

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

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

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

A FHU campsite is provided for a minimum of 24-hours/week of volunteer work.
(Updated 12/06/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 


Mountain Home Project/General Recreation Program Assistant:
Dates: May 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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


The desired volunteer must have a current driver’s license, a pleasant personality, be willing to complete other duties if assigned, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner.  A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week.  Shifts will be 8 hours in length, depending on situational requirements, and will be worked at predetermined times.  A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.
(Updated 12/06/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 


Volunteer Park Host/Henderson Park:
Dates: April 25, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Will be responsible for operation of Henderson Park Gatehouse on Norfork Lake, including proficient operation of R1S computer program, collection and transmission of fees, receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing visitors with local area information, and performing inspection tours of the park.  Must maintain professional appearance and manner.  Must be willing to abide by Volunteer agreement, and submit a standard background check (required by all USACE volunteers).

Special Skills: Proficient computer operation skills highly recommended to ease fulfillment of job duties, pleasant personality preferred.

A FHU campsite is provided for a minimum of 24 hours per week of volunteer work.
(Listed 12/19/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov
 

 

Volunteer Park Host/Oakland Park:
Dates: April 25, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Provide visitors with local area information, perform inspection tours of the park, record visitor data on log sheets.  Must be willing to abide by Volunteer agreement, and submit a standard background check (required by all USACE volunteers).

Special Skills: Maintain professional appearance and manner, pleasant personality preferred.

A FHU campsite is provided for a minimum of 24 hours/week of volunteer work.
(Listed 12/19/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov
 


Volunteer Park Host/River Run Park:
Dates: April 25, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Provide visitors with local area information, perform inspection tours of the park, record visitor data on log sheets.  Must be willing to abide by Volunteer agreement, and submit a standard background check (required by all USACE volunteers).

Special Skills: Maintain professional appearance and manner, pleasant personality preferred.

A FHU campsite is provided for a minimum of 24 hours/week of volunteer work.
(Listed 12/19/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov

 



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

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

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

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

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




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


Park Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 



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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 



 

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


Campground Host:
Dates: January 14, 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.
(Listed 11/14/2019)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam - Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Ms. Robin W. Lebo
34443 Sierra Drive
Lemon Cove, CA 93244
(559) 597-2301
Fax: (559) 597-2468 
robin.w.lebo@usace.army.mil


National Public Lands Day:
Date: September 28, 2019

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

Difficulty of the jobs are Average.

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

Camping Provided- Limited sites available, call Visitor Center for availability (559) 597-2005.
(Updated 09/28/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov 



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 12/31/2018)
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Administrative Support Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019


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

Specific duties include:

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

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

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

4. Assisting with other duties as available and scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:
 

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

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

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

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

Desired Experience:

1. Office experience, or work with filing.

2. Previous outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.

3. Previous RV Experience

Volunteers selected for this position may be assigned a campsite with water, electric, and sewer hookups in Horsecreek Campground.
(Updated 12/31/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
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Lake Mendocino/Coyote Valley Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Poppy I. Lozoff
Taylor A. Baughn
1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-4237
(707) 467-4225
poppy.l.lozoff@usace.army.mil
taylor.a.baughn@usace.army.mil


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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Requirements: 

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

2. Weekly volunteer time requirement is 24 hours.

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

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


Visitor Center Assistant & Camp Host Needed: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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 12/31/2018)
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New Hogan Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Jennifer A. Celayeta
Marian E. Picher Secondary
2713 Hogan Dam Road
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 772-1343
Fax: (209) 772- 9352
jennifer.a.celayeta@usace.army.mil
marian.e.picher@usace.army.mil



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

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

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge. The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense.
(Updated 12/03/2018)
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Acorn Campground/Summer Position Only:
Dates: April 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge.

The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense.
(Updated 12/03/2018)
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Pine Flat Lake & Dam: Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Ernesto Duran
P O Box 117
Piedra, CA 93649 or
27295 Pine Flat Road
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 787-2589
Fax (559) 787-2773
ernesto.duran@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 01/17/2019)
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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 01/17/2019)
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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 12/31/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
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Stanislaus River Parks: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Hilary A. Coleman
Heather J. Wright
Brady R. Wendt
17968 Covered Bridge Road
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 881-3517
Fax: (209) 881-3203
hilary.a.coleman@usace.army.mil
heather.j.wright@usace.army.mil
brady.r.wendt@usace.army.mil


Orange Blossom Recreation Area: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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 12/31/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
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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 12/31/2018)
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Success Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Juanita Souther 29330 Hwy. 190
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-0215
Fax: (559) 784-2854
juanita.souther@usace.army.mil


Maintenance & Special Skills: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 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 12/31/2018)
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While no volunteer vacancies are currently listed for this state, volunteer opportunities may be open that aren’t shown. Obtain a Point of Contact list from the Volunteer Clearinghouse and call or email the Park Ranger directly for volunteer opportunities.

 

 

Allatoona Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Christopher T. Purvis
Brian C. Holtzinger (Secondary)
1138 Georgia Highway 20 Spur
Cartersville, GA 30121
(678) 721-6725
(678) 721-6711
Fax: (770) 386-6758
christopher.t.purvis@usace.army.mil
brian.c.holtzinger@usace.army.mil



Old Hwy 41 #1/Blockhouse Day-Use Areas:
Dates: March 11, 2019 through Sept 6, 2019

Volunteers Needed: Singles or a couple 21 years year or older with a factory built, self-contained, camper trailer or motor home for parks located in Acworth, GA, approximately 30 minutes from Atlanta and 15 to 20 minutes from Cartersville. Volunteer Park Hosts will work a Monday through Thursday schedule May to July with additional Fridays in April and August.

The Volunteer Park Host position is responsible for two parks; Blockhouse Ramp a year around 24/7 access ramp and Old Hwy 41 #1 Day-Use which includes a ramp and beach. Volunteer Park Hosts duties include area surveillance, visitor assistance and user fee compliance at both parks, and opening and closing park gates 4 to 5 days a week at Old Hwy 41#1 Day-Use Area. Volunteer Park Hosts will not collect user fees at either location. All three recreation areas are located within ½ mile of each other. Average 25 hours of volunteer work per week.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, and sewage at nearby Old Hwy 41 #3 Campground.
(Listed 01/11/2019)
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Tanyard Creek Boat Ramp:
Dates: May 1, 2019 through Sept 2, 2019


Volunteer Park Hosts will live at a host site within the park. On Saturday, Sundays and Holidays park hosts will man the gatehouse for five (5) hours from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM depending on weather. They will assist visitors in using automated fee machine, exchange temporary annual passes for annual passes, issue parking passes and provide visitor information. They will also be responsible for periodically riding through the park, Wednesday to Friday to check the park for vandalism or violations of the rules (personal vehicle required).  Hosts will interact with the public and may provide correct information regarding rules, but may request Park Ranger assistance if necessary to gain compliance.  Park hosts will check vehicles for compliance with use fees and leave a notice on the process how to pay on windshields of those vehicles that appear not to have paid the fee.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, and sewage in exchange for a 20/25 hour work week.
(Listed 01/11/2019)
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Cooper’s Furnace Day-Use Area:
Dates March 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019

Volunteer Park host couple will work a 4 day-on-4 day-off work week, approximately 20-25 hours per week. When on duty, they will ensure that gates are opened at 8:00 a.m. and closed at the appropriate time as instructed.  On Saturday, Sunday and holidays, one member of the host couple must be in the gatehouse for approximately five (5) hours each day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  They will distribute information, post the dam generation schedule, check out volleyball and horseshoe equipment, and manage the usage of shelters by "Paid Reservation Groups".  On the morning of a reservation the hosts will post a reserved sign for either shelter "A" or "B" in front of the appropriate shelter to inform the general public.  They will also be required to drive through the park and ensure compliance with park rules and check for vandalism.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, and sewage in exchange for a 20/25 hour work week at a popular historic area.
(Listed 01/11/2019)
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Stamp Creek Day Use Area:
Dates: March 7, 2019 – October 31, 2019

Volunteer Park Hosts will work a 5 day on/2 day off schedule (Thursday thru Monday) with some flexibility on Thursdays and Mondays.  Park Hosts will be responsible for; park surveillance; user fee compliance; and park patrols.  Boat ramp gates are open seven days a week.  Volunteer Park Host will patrol boat ramp every three (3) hours (between 9 a.m. and sunset) checking for fee compliance and issuing warnings for vehicles that appear to have not paid, (volunteers will not collect user fees); check for minor violations, such as pets off leash and parking on grass; report vandalism and maintenance problems to Project Management Office. Volunteers will also redeem temporary annual passes for annual passes.

A campsite will be provided with electricity (50 amp), water, and sewage in exchange for a 20/25 hour work week.
(Listed 01/11/2019)
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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 12/20/2018)
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Hartwell Lake:Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Thomas (Dale) D. Bowen
5625 Anderson Highway
Hartwell, GA 30643
(888) 893-0678 Ext: 348
thomas.d.bowen@usace.army.mil


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

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

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

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

Day Use Areas: 

Elrod Ferry  =  May 15 to September 15

A campsite will be provided to volunteers with water and electric hook-ups, although no facilities exist within the recreation area.  All equipment, supplies, and uniform items will be provided by the Corps.
(Updated 08/31/1018)
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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: April 15, 2019 through October 10, 2019

Join the Dynamic team at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake at Clarks Hill, which is comfortably nestled on the border of Georgia and South Carolina.

Positions needing to be filled are at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center in McCormick County, South Carolina with one primary duty. Visitor Center Receptionist serve as a receptionist to the visiting public providing maps and information about the lake and assisting with any questions or concerns that come through the door. This unique opportunity would consist of a work schedule being no more than 2 to 3 days a week which is why many of our volunteers come back every year as we are tailored to meet your needs and future travel plans! We only ask that you bring a few skills with you. Those 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.

Any questions contact Patrick A. Atkins at (864) 333-1100 or email: patrick.a.atkins@usace.army.mil.

We have a Volunteer Village and various camp ground host sites all with gated entrance and each campsite has 50/30/20 amp electrical service, county water, sewer hook-up, grill, fire ring, utility table, picnic table, and lantern holder. We also have a community meeting hall that provides washer and dryer services, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and a leisure area.
(Updated 12/18/2018)
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Two Volunteer Positions for Day-Use Gatehouse:
Dates: March 27th, 2019 through September 3rd, 2019

Beautiful J. Strom Thurmond Lake, approximately 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia has a camping area dedicated exclusively to volunteers. To stay in the village, volunteers are required to work 20 hours per week for singles and 25 hours per week for couples.

Volunteers are needed to operate a day-use recreation area gatehouse 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM during our peak recreation season - Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. The option to arrive early and stay longer that labor day is available depending on other volunteer position needs and the needs of the volunteer.

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 20 to 25 hours of service per week. Volunteers will be subject to background checks.  Volunteers will wear clean work clothes while performing volunteer duties. Applicants must be physically capable of performing job duties. Volunteers must have a friendly attitude with the public and portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will be provided by Corps personnel. Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The positions are available in both South Carolina and Georgia parks. For questions about the two volunteer positions please call Ranger Allen A. Atkins – (864) 333-1129.

The Volunteer Village has 12 campsites each furnished with a cement pad, table, grill, lantern post, water, electric (50 amp/30 amp), sewage and WIFI. Village volunteers also share a meeting room with exercise equipment, kitchen, lounge and laundry room.    Volunteers must have a have a factory built self-contained motor home RV, 5th wheel or travel trailer camper. Two pet maximum, Dogs must be leashed within the Volunteer Village. Dog trails are readily available in the immediate vicinity of our campground.
(Updated 01/14/2019)
Apply online through volunteer.gov


 

Lake Sidney Lanier:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

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


Administrative Volunteer (Document Imaging and Mail Outs):
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019 through Ending Date –Indefinite

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

Document Imaging:

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


Monthly Billing Mail Out:

Volunteer will assist Administrative Assistant to process mail associated with Shoreline

Managements monthly billing notices:

Prepare outgoing mail for distribution:

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

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

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

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

A camp site is provided for hours worked. Full hookup site available with opportunity. This includes water, sewer and electric. Internet, cable and satellite is volunteer responsibility. Volunteer village has 14 sites, and also 2 separate free washer/dryer facilities.
(Updated 12/20/2018)
Apply online through volunteer.gov




Lake Sidney Lanier:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

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



Day-Use Park Gatehouse Volunteer:
Dates: March 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Volunteer Duties: 

1.    Must be a couple, no single volunteers will be selected due to extent of job duties.
2.    Will work 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM either a Thursday & Friday shift, or Saturday & Sunday shift. The shifts will rotate with two couples in each park. Holiday weekends will have different schedules.
3.    Must be available for all assigned weekend 2 day shifts and holidays throughout entire season (March through September).
4.    Must be able to clear a Federal Background Check.
5.    Will be responsible for operating the gatehouse within a Day-Use Park. This includes passing out brochures, answering general information questions, and ensuring compliance of customers when paying Day-User Fees via automated credit card machine.
6.    Volunteers will issue USACE Annual Passes to those who purchase pass/passes via automated credit card machine.
7.    There will be no handling of fees from the public, all payments are processed through automated credit card machines.
8.    Volunteers will also be required to perform random compliance checks of Day-Users within park and notify discrepancies to Park Rangers.
9.    Volunteers will also be required to perform parking checks to ensure that Day-Use Park does not become filled over capacity. When parks do become full, volunteers will be responsible for closing the park to the public.
10.  Volunteers must provide their own uniform. This includes khaki pants or shorts (knee length) with red or white polos. A name tag will be provided by the project.

Special Skills: 
1.    Must have exceptional customer service skills.
2.