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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)
Apply online through volunteer.gov



Gatehouse Attendant/Deerlick Creek Park:
Dates: July 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 06/30/2019)

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 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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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:
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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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Acorn Campground/Summer Position Only:
Dates: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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 06/30/2019)
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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 06/30/2019)
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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:
Robert Moreno
29330 Hwy. 190

Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-0215
Fax: (559) 784-2854
robert.moreno@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 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.

 

 


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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 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.
 


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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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: July 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 06/30/1019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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 July 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 06/30/2019)
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Maintenance/Grounds Keeping/Orofino Area:
Dates: July 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 06/30/2019)
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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: July 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 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.
 


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

 

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

 


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.

 

 

Gull Lake Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:

Nicole L. Baker
10867 East Gull Lake Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
(651) 290-5770
nicole.l.baker@usace.army.mil


Campground Maintenance Host:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 15, 2019

Volunteers are needed to perform campground host maintenance duties. Work may include: removing ashes from fire pits, minor cleanup of campsites, removing weeds from swimming beach, minor litter pick up from the campground/day use areas, delivering firewood, and miscellaneous projects depending upon skills. Knowledge and experience with power tools, small construction projects and general facility upkeep is preferred but not required.

For more information on Gull Lake Recreation Area visit: https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation-and-Natural-Resources/Gull-Lake/, or send an Email to: gull.lake@usace.army.mil.

Volunteers will be provided a campsite with sewer, water, free laundry, 50 Amp electric and the use of all facilities and amenities in return for your services.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Aaron W. Posner
910 Washington Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
District Office (601) 631-5287 or
Museum (601) 638-9900

aaron.w.posner@usace.army.mil

Museum Volunteer/Front Desk:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

Volunteer Duties: Looking for volunteers that can work a variety of days throughout the year. Monday through Saturday we have two shifts (9:00 AM to 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM), but many volunteers work all day. We have one shift (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM) on Sundays. Main duties include greeting visitors and asking them to sign in, providing information about the museum, and assisting visitors with information about the city of Vicksburg (Vicksburg Visitors Bureau provides an employee every day to assist with this duty). We also keep all of our volunteers on an e-mail list, and a few times a year we ask for additional assistance with events that take place at the museum. Most volunteers work 2 to 4 days a month, but we can accommodate as many (or as few) volunteer hours that the volunteer is willing to work.

Special Skills: There are no special skills required but it helps to have good communication skills.

There are no campsites at the museum.
(Updated 6/30/2019)
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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Cody P. Evans
3606 West Plymouth Road
Columbus, MS 39701 
(662) 245-5500
Fax: (662) 328-8766   
cody.p.evans@usace.army.mil


Park Host:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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

RV camp side with full Hook-up.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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National Public Lands Day:
Dates: September 28, 2018

National Public lands Day Columbus Lock & Dam Boat Ramp (Stennis), Columbus Lake Clean-Up.  National Public Lands Day is September 28, 2018 & the hours for clean-up are 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Clearwater Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Donald L. Henson
RR3 Box 3559-D
Piedmont, MO 63957
(501) 340-1483 or
(573) 223-7777
donald.henson@usace.army.mil

Campground Host:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019


Serve as campground host at Clearwater Lake; provide visitor assistance, project surveillance, and light maintenance and cleaning duties. Possibility serves as fill in gate attendant.  
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Long Branch Lake: Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Michael (Mike) P. Kuntz
30174 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO 63552
Phone: 816-389-3185
or (660) 385-2108
michael.p.kuntz@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Long Branch Lake is looking for Visitor Center Volunteers to staff our Visitor Center on weekends May through September.

Duties would include greeting visitors, answering questions about facilities, issuing America the Beautiful Passes, custodial duties and answering phone inquiries. The Volunteer may also be feeding turtles and fish kept at the visitor center.

We are looking for energetic and positive applicants that would love to work in a visitor center and enjoy working with our visitors.  All required supplies will be provided by the Corps of Engineers.  Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation.

Volunteer positions are available for a one month rotation or longer during recreation season depending upon work items and volunteer waiting list.

This position will include a full hookup site in exchange for 18 hours volunteer work per week. 
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Mark Twain Lake/M. W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Mary A. Heitmeyer
20642 Hwy J
Monroe City, MO 63456
(573) 565-2112
mary.a.heitmeyer@usace.army.mil 


Flower Garden Maintenance:
Dates: July through October 2019

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

Volunteer must work 20 hours per week to get free full service campsite in a nearby campground.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Interpretive/Nature/History Program Presenter:
Dates: July through September 2019, Short or Long Term is OK

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

Volunteer must work 20 hours per week to get free full service campsite in a nearby campground.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Smithville Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Jaime D. Picken or
Derek R. Dorsey
16311 DD Hwy
P. O. Box 428
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 389-3944
jaime.d.picken@usace.army.mil or
(816) 389-3947
derek.r.dorsey@usace.army.mil


Visitor Center Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 15, 2019

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

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

We cannot offer free camping accommodations at this time.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Wappapello Lake Mgr Office:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Andrew E. Jefferson
10992 Hwy T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 222-8562
andrew.e.jefferson@usace.army.mil


Trail Maintenance:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

Work consists of trail inspection and removing trash, debris, and items that hinder trail usage. Trails can also be adopted by groups and organizations.  Wappapello Lake has five trails including a multiuse trail (equestrian, hiking, non-motorized biking) 32 miles, historic site trail (1 mile), a hiking trail (5 miles), and 2 nature trails (1 mile each). All trails are part of the National Recreation Trails System.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Interpretive Programs:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Conduct interpretive programs on and off-site for various age groups and audiences.  Subject matter can cover natural resource management, conservation, water safety, history, folklore activities including music and crafts.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Fort Peck Project:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Susan E. Dalbey
Scott T. Sanders
Patricia L. Gilbert Ball
301 East Kansas Avenue or
P. O. Box 208
Fort Peck, MT, 59248
(406) 526-3411 Ext: 3755
(406) 526-3411 Ext: 4276
(406) 526-3411
susan.e.dalbey@usace.army.mil
scott.t.sanders@usace.army.mil
patricia.l.gilbert@usace.army.mil


Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 15, 2019 (Depending on Weather)

We have 2 volunteer positions 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 to provide lawn care services.  Responsibilities will include:  operating small power equipment; 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.

Campsite with full hookups is provided.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Natural Resource Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 15, 2019 (Depending on Weather)

We have one volunteer position open for someone to serve as a Natural Resource volunteer.

This position will consist of assisting with native pollinator garden, installing signs along nature trail, processing invasive species information into database, sampling for aquatic invasive species, construction and installation of bird habit structures, construction and installation of bat houses, construction and installation of pollinator habitat structures, inventorying trees using a GPS and native landscape designing and planting.

Campsite with full hookups is provided.
(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. 

 

 

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

 


Conchas Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Ryan J. Poland
287 Bell Ranch Road or
P. O. Box 1008
Conchas Dam, NM, 88416-1008
(575) 868-2221
ryan.j.poland@usace.army.mil


Campground Host: 
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September/October 2019

Conchas Dam is looking for a full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours) camp host.  Duties include visitor assistance in campground, routine cleaning of 20 campsites and restocking of 2 pit toilets. This job requires that some routine maintenance & improvement work be completed throughout the campground. Other duties include educate visitors on park rules and regulations, respond to all questions from the public, and assist permanent seasonal staff on the weekends. 


Conchas Dam (88416) is located in northeast New Mexico. Project office is 35 miles from Tucumcari and 175 miles from Albuquerque.

All questions can be directed to Ryan J. Poland volunteer coordinator (575) 868-2221.

Special Skills: The volunteer coordinator at Conchas Dam is looking for seasoned and experienced U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers. Skills needed include but are not limited to; landscaping, minor woodworking, painting, routine maintenance skills and abilities, communication and computer skills.

This volunteer position does include a USACE campsite with water, sewage and electric. This campsite also has a 45’ L x 12’ W concrete pad for large RV’s and campers. The campsite continues to be improved upon so that Conchas can attract very talented volunteers who have a passion for the USACE mission and enjoy the outdoors.

 


 

Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 15, 2019

Conchas Dam is approximately 32 miles NW of Tucumcari, NM and is in need of a maintenance volunteer for 20 primitive campsites.

Background check and finger prints required for security to acquire this volunteer-ship.

Duties include but are not limited to: Visitor outreach and interpretive programs, routine maintenance projects, trail work, assist visitors with park rules and regulations and all questions, assist Corps staff, Work with the camp host on major maintenance and cleanup projects, and help provide aquatic invasive species & boat safety inspections, and assist park staff as needed. Advise USACE staff of any violations.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan J. Poland volunteer coordinator (575) 868-2221.

Maintenance volunteer can obtain a full electric and sewer campsite in return for 25 to 30 hours per week volunteer services.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Cochiti Lake Recreation Area:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
William (Travor) T. Wallin
82 Dam Crest Road
Pena Blanca, NM 87041
(505) 465-0307
Fax: (505) 465-3099
william.t.wallin@usace.army.mil
 

Water Safety Program Volunteer:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 15, 2019 (Looking for Minimum of 4 Week Commitment)

Volunteer Duties: Looking for a few good volunteers who like water and water sports to help us with our water safety program. We want our volunteers to provide water safety education, assist with our life jacket loaner program, and help keep our popular beach litter-free.

Cochiti Lake is a no-wake lake and alcohol is prohibited at our project. We pride ourselves at providing a family-friendly environment and some of the best flatwater paddling, SUP and windsurfing opportunities in the state.

Special Skills: None. Background check is required.

Volunteers receive a free RV site with water, sewer, electric (30 and 50 amps) in exchange for volunteering 24 hours a week.
(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.
 



B. Everett Jordan Dam & Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Blake A. Johnson
P. O. Box 144 or
2080 Jordan Dam Road
Moncure, NC 27559-0144 
(919) 555-2435
blake.a.johnson@usace.army.mil


Big Sweep Shoreline Clean Up:
Dates: October 05, 2019


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

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

Additional Sponsors: NCDOT, NCWRC, Chatham County, NCFS, Big Sweep, Clean Jordan Lake.  
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Falls Lake Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
David A. Schwartz
11405 Falls of the Neuse Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 846-9332 Ext: 2232
david.a.schwartz@usace.army.mil

Falls Lake is located in the beautiful and bustling triangle area of North Carolina. Although considered a metropolitan lake, Falls Lake has it all!  With over 12,400 acres of water surrounded by 25,500 acres of public lands, the lake provides an abundance of opportunities to recreate and relax among the beautiful pine and hardwood forests and undeveloped shoreline.

 

Trail Monitor:
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2019

There is over 60 miles of trails located at Falls Lake, which is part of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail. This volunteer position is needed intermittently, to walk and clear the various project area trails of trash, natural debris, and overgrowth. Report any fallen trees, blocked trails, bank erosion or unsafe trail conditions. Duties can also include: removing invasive and unwanted species; brush clearing, pruning of trees and shrubs, etc.

A camp or RV site is not available for this volunteer opportunity.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Adopt-A-Shoreline Litter Clean-Up Volunteer (Individuals or Groups):
Dates: The Position is Year Round 2019

Volunteers are needed on an intermittent basis to help clean up historically high litter locations around Falls Lake. Volunteers have the option to “Adopt-A-Shoreline” certain sections around Falls Lake and clean up the same shoreline section in the future! Volunteers can clean up the shoreline on their own or organize a group of volunteers to be responsible for their section. Gloves, litter grabbers and bags are available to be issued.

A camp or RV site is not available for this volunteer opportunity.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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John H. Kerr Reservoir:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Juanita Souther
1930 Mays Chapel Road
Boydton, NC/VA 23917
(434) 738-6143 EXT: 6152
Fax: (334) 682-424
juanita.souther@usace.army.mil

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

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



North Bend Park Night Shift Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 15, 2019

Volunteer hours include 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Major duties include greeting the public and providing customer service. Work inside fee booth, inform park visitors arriving after hours who plan to check onto a campsite that they must come back in the morning to register at 8:00 AM. Record the number of users who are allowed access into park and/or attempting to enter park but cannot.

Volunteer will reside at a Park Attendant campsite with free electricity, water and sewer provided.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Rudds Creek Campground Volunteer Maintenance Position:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

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

Volunteer will reside at a campsite located within the park with free 50 amp electricity, water and sewer provided.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Johnny E. Jones
499 Reservoir Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
(336) 921-3390 Ext: 2108
Fax: (336) 921-2330
johnny.e.jones@usace.army.mil


Front Desk Attendant/General Maintenance:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Work the Environmental Education Center (EEC) or the Visitor Assistance (VAC) front desk to include greeting visitors, giving out information, stocking brochures, selling passes or gift store items, giving EEC tours, assisting Park Rangers with interpretive programs, cleaning and organizing classrooms, storage rooms, conference rooms, and exhibits as needed. Additionally, perform general upkeep of the Backyard Habitat and Lakeside Nature Trail as needed to include weeding, mulching, planting, trimming, and painting. These duties require the volunteer to complete a background check, wear a volunteer shirt or vest as part of job, use appropriate safety equipment as required, and attend a mandatory training day prior to start day.

Special Skills: All volunteer jobs require individuals to possess customer service skills. This position also requires general gardening and maintenance skills.

Volunteers who perform at least 20 hours of work per week are provided a full hook up campsite free of charge at Volunteer Village for their service. Amenities include water, electric, and sewer hook-ups. Laundry facilities are available at Volunteer Village. Internet/Wi-Fi is available at Volunteer Village and gatehouses.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Park Attendant:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 02, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Work the Berry Mountain or Boomer Park gate house to include opening the gate each morning of shift, greeting visitors, giving out information, operating cash register, selling passes, collecting money and following procedures given for money collection, filling honor vault envelope holder on vault, posting signs and information as needed, operating life jacket loaner program, and making 2 drive through a day of park to check on parking availability, restroom cleanliness, and visitor safety. Additionally, perform general upkeep of the gatehouse and surrounding area as needed to include weeding, mulching, planting, trimming, and painting. These duties require the volunteer to complete a background check, wear a volunteer shirt or vest as part of job, use appropriate safety equipment as required, and attend a mandatory training day prior to start day.

Special Skills: All volunteer jobs require individuals to possess customer service skills. This position also requires general administrative skills to include handling and accounting of money.

Volunteers who perform at least 20 hours of work per week are provided a full hook-up campsite free of charge at Berry Mountain Park for their service. Amenities include water, electric, and sewer hook-ups. Laundry facilities are available at Volunteer Village. Internet/Wi-Fi is available at Volunteer Village and gatehouses.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea - Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Eric C. Kelsey 
PO Box 527
201 First Street
Riverdale, ND, 58565
(701) 654-7760
eric.c.kelsey@usace.army.mil 

Campground Host/Downstream Campground: 
Dates:  July 01, 2019 through September 2019


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

Hosts are provided a site with full hook-ups.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Berlin Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Sharon L. Perkins
7400 Bedell Road
Berlin Center, OH 44401-9714
(330) 547-3781
sharon.l.perkins@usace.army.mil

Water Safety & Informational Services Volunteer: 
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 18, 2019

Take the time out to enjoy the ever-changing pattern of life and scenery that awaits you at Berlin Lake located in between Akron, Youngstown and Cleveland. In addition to its colorful scenery, Berlin Lake offers a wide variety of recreational experiences, including camping, boating, picnicking or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings.

Volunteer Duties: Makes public contact to dispense information and assist visitors.

Prepares and gives informational program talks to the visiting public.

Assists ranger with educational tours, talks, walks, programs and events.

Updates bulletin boards and promotes programs and events.

Distributes informational materials and water safety products.

Promotes water safety through roving ramp rewards informal appearances.

Assists in coordination of life jacket loaner program.

Assists with inventory and organization of water safety products and materials.


Special Skills: Outgoing, friendly, strong communication skills.

In exchange for 20 hours of volunteer work per week, volunteers are provided an electric campsite in a wooded campground near Berlin Lake.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Caesar Creek Lake/Visitor Center:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Russell R. Curtis
4020 North Clarksville Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-1050
Fax: (513) 897-1345 
russell.r.curtis@usace.army.mil


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

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

Special Skills:

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

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Volunteer Photographer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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

Special Skills:

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

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Trail Monitor:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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

Special Skills:

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

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Bluebird Trail Monitor:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

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

Special Skills:

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

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Deer Creek Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Connor S. Santee
21897 Deer Creek Road
Mount Sterling, OH 43143
(740) 869-2243
Fax: (740) 869-4424
connor.s.santee@usace.army.mil


Volunteer Opportunities: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

This would be a great way for groups or individuals to participate in a great volunteer opportunity in the wonderful outdoors. Some of the past groups that have participated in these opportunities have been, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, senior groups, school groups and family groups. Some of the activates that are available could be, but not limited to, building bluebird boxes, butterfly boxes, bat houses, flower beds, shoreline cleanup, building bridges, kiosks, benches for eagle scout projects, fish monitoring, tree planting and work in the visitor center and/or office. If you, as an individual or group, are interested, please feel free to give us a call, your participation would be welcome!

(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Paint Creek Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Isaac J. Greene
504 Reservoir Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612
(937) 365-1470
Fax: (937) 365-1974
isaac.j.greene@usace.army.mil


Natural Resources Assistant:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019


Paint Creek Lake is located on Paint Creek, which originates 30 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. From Columbus take Route 23 South to Chillicothe. From Chillicothe take Route 50 West for 20 miles to Paint Creek Lake. When coming from Hillsboro take Route 50 East for 20 miles to the lake. The Corps of Engineers office is located on Rapid Forge Road off of Route 50. The State Park office is located on Route 50.

Description: A volunteer is needed to assist the Natural Resources Specialist in completing regular duties and special projects during the off season.

Volunteer Duties: 

  ·   Staffing the Visitor Center and assisting visitors with questions, directions and area information
  ·   Trail Maintenance, including litter removal and clearing encroaching vegetation
  ·   Assist the Ranger with designing and executing interpretive programs/special events to promote public education and water safety.
  ·   Assist the Ranger in marking boundary, including identifying and reporting trespasses and encroachments.
  ·   Building and maintaining birdhouses, bat houses and flowerbeds

Special Skills:

  ·    Public speaking/interpretive skills
  ·    Able to lift 25 pounds and operate standard tools and equipment
  ·    Willing to work outside in all types of weather for varying lengths of time

A campsite is available with water, electric, and sewage hook-ups.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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William H. Harsha Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Samantha K. Ferrarelli 
2185 Slade Road
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 897-1050
(513) 797-6081

samantha.k.ferrarelli@usace.army.mil


Program Assistant: 
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019, but especially needed spring through fall

Share your love of nature with children and adults. Assist the Ranger with Scout badge programs, Junior Rangers in June, and school and home-school programs any time of year. Present programs to the general program on topics approved by the Park Ranger.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Boundary Blitzer’s: 
Dates: Strong nature lovers needed in October, November and December 2019

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

Special Skills Needed: Must be in good physical condition, be able to carry heavy equipment and walk long distances over uneven terrain.  
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Canton Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Shawna M. Polen 
HC 65, Box 120
Canton, OK, 73724
(918) 532-4334 Ext: 2913
Fax: (580) 886-3485 
shawna.m.polen@usace.army.mil  

Maintenance Volunteers Needed:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

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

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

Services exchanged for designated volunteer campsite with 30 amp electric and water hookup.       
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Copan Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Tabitha B. Nixon
396120 State 10 Hwy
Copan, OK 74022-4120
(918) 532-4334 Ext: 2913
Fax: (918) 532-4659
tabitha.b.nixon@usace.army.mil


Post Oat Campground:
Dates: July 01, 2019 (Can Arrive Prior) through October 31, 2019

Volunteer Duties: Responsible for cleaning and maintaining campsites in Post Oak campground (19 total), posting reservations on campsites, coordinating walk-ins with offsite gate attendant, assisting campers and opening and closing the campground gate each day and night (opening at 6:00 AM closing at 10:00 PM). Park Hosts will not be responsible for handling money at any time.

A lakeside campsite with water, sewage, and 50 amp electric is provided to volunteers.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Kaw Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Dakota L. Allison
Ashley E. Haan
9400 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604
(580)762-5611
Fax: (580) 765-9250
dakota.l.allison@usace.army.mil
ashley.e.haan@usace.army.mil

Light Maintenance:

Dates: This position is year around 2019

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

A full hook-up, 30-amp campsite will be offered to volunteers who provide a minimum of 21 hours of volunteer work per week.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Waurika Lake:   Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Luke T. Prichard
Rt. 1 Box 68
Waurika, OK 73573
(580) 963-2111
Fax: (580) 963-3741
luke.t.prichard@usace.army.mil

Maintenance Volunteer:
Dates: Volunteers are needed through-out the Year Round 2019


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

Volunteer will be offered a campsite with electric and water hookups.   
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Bonneville Lock & Dam:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
bonneville.volunteers@usace.army.mil
Megan C. (Meg) Sleeper
Bonneville Lock & Dam Road
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-4551
E-mail It To > bonneville.volunteers@usace.army.mil
Address it to >
megan.c.(meg).sleeper@usace.army.mil

Borders on Oregon and some of the Project is in Washington

Visitor Center Host (Interpretation) Bradford Island Visitor Center:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through November 15, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

Provide high quality interpretive services to enhance visitor experiences in the busy visitor centers. Staff the visitor center and bookstores, greet visitors, answer visitor questions, inventory lost/found items, handle cash, provide good customer service, educate visitors about park rules, provide informal/formal interpretive programs including roving, orientations and presentations, and promote water safety. Work long hours while being on your feet, walk up to a half mile, lift up to 50 lbs.

THE SITE:

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon; Bonneville Lock and Dam is a National Historic Landmark that includes two powerhouses, a navigation lock, fish passage, and a large visitor center spread over several buildings. Construction started in 1933 as one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” projects during The Great Depression as the first federal dam on the Columbia River. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it is capable of providing over 1,200 MW of power to the Northwest. Ten million tons of commodities pass through the navigation lock per year. Adjacent to the dam is the Bonneville Fish Hatchery which opened in 1909 and is one of the oldest hatcheries in Oregon and the largest in terms of fish production. The hatchery is operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Bonneville Lock and Dam Interpretive Services Program is to tell the Corps’ story, to provoke learning, help visitors relate to the site and reveal messages about the Corps in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS/DESIRED SKILLS:

Cognitive, verbal and auditory ability to answer questions and communicate with various constituents who call or stop into the visitor center complex, desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds, able to commit to a minimum of 2 to 3 months, experience/skills in interpretation/education, accountable for handling cash and accurately completing opening/closing cash reconciliation forms, ability to pass a criminal background check, visitor center experience.

SCHEDULE FOR VOLUNTEERS CAMPING ON SITE:

1. RV sites are available March 15 through November 15.

2. Maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested.

3. Facilities open 7 days-a-week. Work may include Sundays and holidays.

4. Preference for RV sites will be given to sites being occupied by two people due to staffing requirements. Size requirements of RVs also considered.

SCHEDULE FOR COMMUTER VOLUNTEERS: 

1. Local Commuter Volunteers work a minimum of one eight-hour work day per week

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at volunteer.gov. Volunteer Coordinator will be notified of application. Applications will be collected through August 15 for the following year and extended as needed. Positions will be selected by the end of October. Interviews, reference and background checks will be conducted.

Resumes, applications and other information can be mailed directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Coordinator, Bonneville Lock and Dam

US Army Corps of Engineers,
P.O. Box 150
Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014-0150
Phone: (541) 374-8820
Portland District website:
www.nwp.usace.army.mil

Or contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer Clearinghouse
www.corpslakes.us/volunteer
1-800-VOL-TEER (865-8337)

COMPENSATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE PROVIDED:
RV Volunteers: Full RV hook ups, free Wi-Fi, washer and dryer.
 

Local commuter Volunteers: May be compensated for mileage. Necessary Training for all volunteers includes interpretive skills, cash handling, customer service, public speaking, communication plus a thorough orientation to the US Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Lock and Dam. 
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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John Day Lock & Dam/Willow Creek Project on the OR & WA Border Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Greg M. Volkman
Daniel J. Hewitt
P O Box 823
Rufus, OR 97050-0823
(541) 506-7899
(541) 739-1070
greg.m.volkman@usace.army.mil  &
daniel.j.hewitt@usace.army.mil

Camp Host/LePage Campground:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through October 31, 2019

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

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

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

Campsite with electric, water and sewer are provided.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Rogue River Basin Projects/Lost Creek Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Joyce A. Szalwinski
100 Cole M. Rivers Drive
Trail, OR 97541-9607
(541) 878-1079
Fax: (541) 878-3588
joyce.a.szalwinski@usace.army.mil
 

Visitor Center Operations/Interpretation:

Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

The Visitor Center at McGregor Park is located 30 miles northeast of Medford, OR along (highway) OR-62.  Here, the William L. Jess Dam impounds the Rogue River, creating Lost Creek Lake.  Boating, rafting, and swimming are popular summer activities, while fishing, hiking and bike riding are year-round pursuits.  The Visitor Center is open seasonally from late April to the end of September.  Local commuter volunteers work a minimum of one four-hour work day per week and a maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested. Child labor laws apply.

Volunteer Duties:

1. Staff the visitor center, greet visitors, answer visitor questions, inventory and manage lost/found items, provide excellent customer service, educate visitors about McGregor Park, Lost Creek Lake and the Rogue River.  Provide one stop shopping for a variety of recreational opportunities in the area.

2. Create, produce and present informal/formal interpretive programs, including roving and campfire programs or presentations, promote water safety to help save lives.  Includes leading guided hikes around the lake.

3. Assist with outreach and special events- includes attending sport shows, wearing mascot costume, staffing booth, etc.

4. Act as primary caretaker of egg jars or aquariums.


Special Skills: Interpretation/education, customer service, Visitor Center experience, communication and enjoys interacting with others, public speaking, active and mobile, love for the outdoors, maintenance/construction, knowledge of the area, resource and history, motivated, able to work alone or in a team with little need for supervision, attention to detail, creative thinking, organized, time management, problem solving, flexible, problem solving, and responsible.

Is a camp site provided for hours worked? No.  Local Commuter Volunteers work a minimum of one four-hour work day per week. Maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested. Child labor laws apply.
(Updated 06/30/2019)

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Rogue River Basin Projects/Lost Creek Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Anthony Johnson
100 Cole M. Rivers Drive
Trail, OR 97541-9607

(541) 878-1080
Fax: (541) 878-3588
anthony.j.johnson@usace.army.mil


Natural Resource:
Dates: July 01, 2019 through September 30, 2019

Lost Creek Lake is located 30 miles northeast of Medford, OR along the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway (OR-62).  Here, the William L. Jess Dam impounds the Rogue River, creating the reservoir.  Corps project areas also include the Elk Creek Restoration area, located 25 miles northeast of Medford, OR, also along OR-62.

Help protect your public lands and waterways! Get involved with a habitat restoration project, assist with wildlife management, and/or maintain trails and recreation areas. Use power operated hand tools and non-powered hand tools. Work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions carrying tools and equipment over long distances. Specific duties will be determined based on the mobility and skill level of the individual.

Volunteer Duties: Invasive and Noxious Weed Removal – Remove invasive and noxious plant life from project grounds. Requires working in sometimes adverse weather conditions, exposure to certain environmental hazards – biting and stinging insects, rattlesnakes.  Monitor and maintain trails – Trails include Visitor Center Interpretive Trail, Rogue River Trail, Elk Creek Trail, and Viewpoint Mike Trail. Remove litter from recreation areas, roadsides, trails, and parking lots. Wildlife programs – May include goose nest surveys, eagle surveys, turtle and amphibian surveys, monitoring and maintaining wood duck boxes, etc.

Special Skills: The Resource Volunteer position requires that the volunteer needs to meet certain physical standards to perform these tasks, such as the ability to lift 10lbs, work while walking or standing for up to 6 hours a day, and operate a variety of outdoor power equipment. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own safety toe boots. Some tasks may require the volunteer to wear additional protective equipment, which will be provided as needed.

Is a camp site provided for hours worked? No.  Local Commuter Volunteers work a minimum of one four-hour work day per week. Maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested. Child labor laws apply.
(Updated 06/30/2019)

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Willamette Valley Project:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Donna R. Bryant
75819 Shortridge Hill Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
(541) 942 -5631 Ext: 5616
Fax: (541) 942-1305
donna.r.bryant@usace.army.mil


Park Host/Dorena Lake:
Dates: July through Mid-September 2019. This position is an ongoing recruitment for approximately 6 months in duration

Willamette Valley Project is near Eugene, Oregon. A volunteer position for summer season 2019 is available.

Volunteer Duties: It involve visitor assistance, opening and closing gates, and light maintenance. Volunteer positions require 20 hours weekly per individual, 30 hours weekly per couple.  Duties vary based on skills and interest. Typical duties include minor maintenance, opening and closing gates, assisting visitors, or interpretive program assistance.

Special Skills: Maintenance skills, painting and small equipment operation.

Housing Availability: Full hook-up site provided. Volunteers must supply their own hard sided living quarters with the campsite for the 20 to 30 hours worked per week.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Park Host/Fern Ridge Lake:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019. This position is an ongoing recruitment for approximately 6 months in duration

Willamette Valley Project is near Eugene, Oregon. A volunteer position for summer season 2019 is available. 

Volunteer Duties: It involve visitor assistance, opening and closing gates, and light maintenance. Volunteer positions require 20 hours weekly per individual, 30 hours weekly per couple.  Duties vary based on skills and interest. Typical duties include minor maintenance, opening and closing gates, assisting visitors, or interpretive program assistance.

Special Skills: Maintenance skills, painting and small equipment operation.

Housing Availability: Full hook-up site provided. Volunteers must supply their own hard sided living quarters with the campsite for the 20 to 30 hours worked per week.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Blue Marsh Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact: 
Brianna L. Treichler
1268 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533
(610) 376-6337 Ext: 6551
(267) 284-6551
Fax: (610) 376-1919
brianna.l.treichler@usace.army.mil


General Assistance Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

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

This is not a Camp Host Position and Free Hook-Up's are not provided.  
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Crooked Creek Lake:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Anthony Honick (Primary)
Julie A. Miller (Secondary)

114 Park Main Road
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763-3161
anthony.honick@usace.army.mil
julie.a.miller@usace.army.mil


General Volunteer:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2019

Volunteer Duties: Here at Crooked Creek, we are looking for someone to volunteer their time to help enhance and maintain the park. We are able to accommodate all ages and interest areas. There are no time requirements, we can work around your schedule. Other volunteer projects have been, painting parking lots, installing and painting signs, planting flowers, assisting in creating a pollinator plot, staining a bird and butterfly viewing platform, building and installing owl and blue bird boxes, etc.

Special Skills: N/A

A camp site is not provided.
(Updated 06/30/2019)
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Kinzua Dam/Allegheny Reservoir:  Click here for more lake information
Contact:
Steven Lauser
1205 Kinzua Road
Warren, PA 26365
(814) 726-0661
steven.j.lauser@usace.army.mil 


Big Bend Staff Visitor Center Host:
Dates: