Volunteer Opportunities

USACE Lake Sonoma

California. Volunteer in wine country at Lake Sonoma located in Geyserville, California, just 70 miles north of San Francisco. We are seeking energetic individuals as visitor center assistants and maintenance workers between April - October. Volunteers receive full hookups in return for working 24 hours per week.  For more information contact: [email protected] 707-431-4533. If you are interested fill out an application online at: www.volunteer.gov

Montana State Parks

Montana. Montana State Parks is hiring volunteer park hosts for 2022 (May - September). We have positions across the state. All include water, sewer, and electrical. Some include phone, internet, and a stipend. If you want to live on pristine park property, be a steward for Montana’s natural and cultural resources, and be an influential part of a visitor’s stay, this is the job for you!  Key responsibilities include greeting and assisting guests, collecting fees, and light maintenance work. Please fill out an application at: https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/volunteer and send to: [email protected] or call: 406-444-3751 for more information.

Christian Resort Ministries

Mutliple.  Are you feeling you are being called to be a non-denominational Chaplain in an RV resort? If so, contact us at: 210-549-9006 (follow the voice prompts).  We are a volunteer, 1Timothy 2 ministry serving RV resorts in the winter season in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. www.crmintl.org  Let’s see where God leads!

USACE J. Strom Thurmond Lake

South Carolina/Georgia. Volunteers needed at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Located near Augusta, Georgia, home of the Master's Golf Tournament. Thurmond is the largest Corps Lake east of the Mississippi. Enjoy a temperate climate mild winters incredible fishing,  boating, hunting, and recreation. Recruiting for multiple positions. Duties may include cleaning campsites and restrooms, camper registration,  answering phones and visitor center. Volunteers receive hookups in return for working 20 hours per week/32 hours for couples. Additional amenities include WiFi, laundry, clubhouse with gym, full kitchen, lakefront campsites and a private volunteer-only boat ramp. Send resume references and a rig picture to: [email protected]

US Fish & Wildlife Service at Wolf Creek

Kentucky. Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Seeking volunteers to staff our Visitor Center and assist with outreach activities. Now hiring for 2023 and 2024. Three-month minimum commitment preferred. Duties: meeting/greeting public; answering questions; fielding phone calls; performing majority of cleaning (including center restrooms) & minor maintenance; leading tours and helping with field trips; caring for live animals; operating center gift shop; issuing hunting/fishing licenses; stocking/tracking/brochures; helping plan/prepare special events, workshops and outreach programs. Volunteers receive FHU campsite, including onsite laundry and limited WiFi, in exchange for 20-27 hours/week/person. Centrally located (Jamestown, KY, Lake Cumberland) to many south-central Kentucky regional outdoor attractions. Contact Marsha Hart: [email protected] or 270-343-3797.

USACE Lake O' the Pines

Texas. Volunteer park hosts needed at Lake O' the Pines in the Piney Woods near historic Jefferson, TX. Campgrounds: Alley Creek, Brushy Creek, Buckhorn Creek, Johnson Creek. A shaded full hookup campsite is provided (water, 50 amp electric, sewer). In exchange, park hosts will work 2 set days a week and every third Sunday. Duties include processing incoming campers and keeping track of park status. Come check out our beautiful campgrounds and scenic lake by finding us on: recreation.gov  Please contact Ranger Brad Grems at: 903-650-6475 or [email protected]

USACE Clinton Lake

Kansas. USACE Clinton Lake, Kansas: One volunteer maintenance position available with the Corps of Engineers, beginning April 2023 and lasting until November 2023. The position will involve general campground maintenance including carpentry, pruning, landscaping, mowing, and painting. Full hookup campsite located in beautiful Bloomington East Park for 20 hours of work a week. Contact via email: [email protected] or phone: 785-843-7665.

Utah State Parks

Utah. Utah State Parks for the 2022 season. We have the most beautiful terrain, with diverse options from our desert sand dunes to the majestic mountains, with everything else in-between. We have awe-inspiring lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, or try one of our trails for hiking or biking! We also have over 80,000 miles of OHV trails! The opportunity for adventure is endless! We are seeking camp hosts, camp workers, and maintenance workers. This is a great opportunity for singles or couples. The positions require 20 hours per week, with campsites and hookups provided. Contact Sherri at: 801-538-7246 or fill out an online application at: https//stateparks.utah.gov/resources/volunteer  email completed application to: [email protected]

USACE Chief Joseph Dam

Washington. Chief Joseph Dam has one spring/summer volunteer position for a single or a couple. An RV hookup site is provided. This is mostly a minor labor position with a little interpretive outreach, we have no gatekeepers, office work, nor fee collection here, negotiable hours and days of work. Beautiful shrub-steppe area with abundant outdoor activities in Eastern WA; hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching. Contact Theresa Poulson, Park Ranger: 509-449-8359, email is preferred: [email protected] Chief Joseph Dam, PO Box 1120, Bridgeport, WA 98813.

USACE Raystown Lake Project

Pennsylvania. The Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake are seeking resident volunteers for the 2023 recreation season. In exchange for 20-30 hours/week, volunteers are provided a full hookup campsite for the duration of their service. Season runs April to October, start/end dates are flexible. Natural resource management and recreation assistance tasks such as tending the Visitor Center rain garden, trail maintenance, picking up litter, etc. General Maintenance such as cleaning fire rings/grills, painting facilities, emptying trash cans, etc. Support tasks such as assisting with water safety programs, coordinating event traffic, etc. For more information, please contact our office at: 814-658-6813 or [email protected]

USACE Ice Harbor Lock and Dam

Washington. Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Project is located on the Snake River E of Pasco, WA.  We are always accepting applications for grounds maintenance (couple or solo), and park hosting (couples).  All volunteers are compensated with a full hookup site, which includes water, sewer, and electric in return for 20 to 24 hrs of volunteer services per week. Contact Janet Cook Volunteer Coordinator: 509-543-6067 or [email protected]  to express interest and pose any questions you might have.

USACE Stanislaus River Parks

California. Volunteer Park Host along the riverbanks of the lower Stanislaus River: full-time volunteer Park Host positions available year-round at Stanislaus River Parks. Home to the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River, our parks are full of cultural history and natural resources! You can choose one of five sites with full hookups in our unique river parks, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Centrally located, we’re just a few hours' drive from Yosemite, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Pacific Coast. Join our Stanislaus family today! www.volunteer.gov/s/global-search/stanislaus  Call Park Ranger Frankie Bowers for more information: 209-881-3517.

Allegheny National Forest

Pennsylvania. Workampers needed in the Allegheny National Forest in PA. Allegheny Site Mgmt. is looking for Hosts for our numerous recreation areas. We have volunteer positions available at developed and primitive sites. Positions range from 2 to 7 months. Must be flexible, friendly and a team player. Email: [email protected]  Ph: 814-368-4158.  www.alleghenysite.com 

Christian Appalachian Project

Kentucky. Join the hundreds of volunteers who are committed to serving and building relationships with the people of Appalachia each year through Christian Appalachian Project. We invite individuals from the mountains and from across the country to join our mission of building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service. If you have a heart to serve, there are opportunities for people of all skill sets to volunteer for short-term and one-year programs in education, food distribution, home repair, volunteer hospitality, and elderly services. If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of others, we’d love to hear from you. Email: [email protected] or call: 859-797-3059.

USACE Lake Kaweah

California. Lake Kaweah in California is now accepting applications for the 2022 year. Campground Host positions are 4/6-month commitments. The Recreation Area Ambassador position is a 3/6-month commitment. The hours are 20-25 hrs a week. A host site with full hookup is reserved for volunteers. The area is in a great location. Four hours to the Bay Area or to the Los Angeles area. There are four National Parks, one National Monument, one National Forest, three USACE lakes, BLM area, the central coast, all within an approx. 3-hour drive. For more info, contact Park Ranger Robin Lebo at: 559-597-2301 or [email protected]

USACE Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes - Demopolis

Alabama. Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes, Corps of Engineers, Demopolis, AL. We are always looking for dependable and enthusiastic volunteers in our laid-back environment here at the BWT. Schedules are usually either 3-4 days on with 4-6 days off. Commitments normally are for 3-6 months, but feel free to ask about other commitment opportunities. Sites provided are full hookup with water, sewer, and 50/30 amp service with washer and dryer available for use. See local sites or enjoy our outdoor recreation opportunities on your days off. For more information, contact Park Ranger David White at: [email protected] or 334-289-3540.

USACE Hensley Lake

California. groundskeeping, and park maintenance year-round at Hidden Dam/Hensley Lake. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley in a scenic part of the Sierra Nevada foothills, we are a twenty-minute drive to the nearest town, close enough for easy day trips to Yosemite, Sequoia/King's Canyon National Parks, and the Pacific Coast. Volunteers will be provided a full hookup campsite, fuel reimbursements, plus access to a laundry facility and storage shed. Long-term commitments are also available. Point of contact is Park Ranger, Walter Pope at: 559-831-7040 or [email protected]ce.army.mil

USACE Carters Lake

Georgia. US Army Corps of Engineers - Carters Lake - Chatsworth, GA. We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from general and task-based positions in the winter to park and camp hosting positions in the summer. We are looking for individuals interested in volunteering at Carters Lake for future seasons following the summer 2022 recreation season (after October 31). Individuals interested may submit a resume directly to Park Ranger George McBroom at: [email protected] to be added to a volunteer pool. Please state your interest: park/camp hosting, general, or both, and ask any questions you may have.

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Florida.  Step back in time in sunny central Florida and help us teach school children about the days of old. You will love our friendly, peaceful atmosphere while demonstrating candle-making, woodworking, blacksmithing, weaving, and more. Other duties include kitchen management, groundskeeping, light cleaning, and maintenance. Needed for October 2022 through mid-April 2023 season. 20 hours weekly per person in exchange for the site and FHU. Background screenings are required. Located 35 miles west of Daytona Beach, 45 miles north of Orlando. www.pioneersettlement.org Please send resumes along with photos to: [email protected]

Lake Heron Retreat

Pennsylvania. Immediate opening for campground host from now to November 1.  Lake Heron Retreat is seeking a friendly, reliable person or couple to help maintain our small campground and welcome guests. Job Duties include cleaning bathrooms, privies, cabins, groundskeeping, enforcing rules, bundling firewood, and filling firewood boxes. Compensation – FHU RV campsite. Wooded site, water, sewer, 30 and 50 amp electric, trash, (no cable or WiFi) in exchange for approximately 3-4 hours per day, 4 days per week, primarily Thursday-Sunday with weekends being a requirement. Please send resume to: [email protected]. For more details and photos: https://lakeheron.com and Facebook page, https://facebook.com/liverpoolpa/

USACE Degray Lake

Arkansas. USACE Degray Lake, near Hot Springs, AR,  is looking for volunteers (May - September 2022) to serve as campground hosts, providing visitors information 3-4 days/week in the campgrounds. Volunteers will provide 20 hrs/week of service on a set schedule in exchange for a full hookup campsite. Winter host positions are available as well in the off-season. DeGray Lake is a 31,800-acre, multi-purpose project with over 17,000 acres forested with millions of annual visitors. We have 9 campgrounds and 15 recreation areas. Contact Josh Voss, Volunteer Coordinator at: 870-246-5501, ext. 64017 or [email protected] for more information.

Neal Taylor Nature Center

California. The Neal Taylor Nature Center seeks camp hosts. Availability from September 2022 thru April 2023. Duties include greeting visitors, light typing, and light cleaning. A host with strong computer skills and/or outside maintenance experience is highly desirable for 20 hours per week for FHU site. The Nature Center has hands-on exhibits focusing on Cachuma Lake and the surrounding watersheds of the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountain and is located in a historic ranch house. We are close to Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and the beautiful rolling hills of wine country. www.clnaturecenter.org Call Julie at: 805-729-2246 or email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Farm

North Carolina.  Safe Harbor Farm needs awesome workampers to help with their 1-acre dog park and 2 miles of nature trails. Landscaping tasks of all kinds are planned. Super-quiet, very pretty 61-acre locale (only 3 RV sites) in a one-light North Carolina town next to the Croatan Forest, 30 minutes from the ocean. 30-amp, pet-friendly, E/W/S sites with free laundry. BYO WiFi. See pictures and learn about our organization & volunteer-driven mission at www.safeharborfarm.org and www.givesmiles.us. 252-422-0943

USACE Saylorville Lake

Iowa. USACE Volunteer Service Saylorville Lake. Workampers fill approximately 35 volunteer positions each recreation season. Located north of Des Moines, Iowa, Saylorville Lake has over 2.2 million visitors each year and is minutes from popular restaurants and shopping centers. Assist park rangers, staff, and contractors with park maintenance and operation performing duties to include, but not limited to, custodial services, campground hosts, visitor center staffing, interpretive programming, campground booth attendants, mowing, environmental stewardship, trail maintenance, and others. FHU site provided for approx. 21 hours/week April - October. If you are an independent, hardworking Workamper interested in joining, contact volunteer coordinator Emma Aalbers: [email protected]  515-276-4656, ext. 6517.

Red Rock Ranger Dist / Coconino Natl Forest

Arizona. Sedona, Arizona. The Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District, is looking for volunteer couples for site host duties at beautiful Palatki and V Bar V Heritage sites. Asking for three-month commitment. Work four days a week. Openings available August 2022 through 2024. Work is a combination of duties, welcoming visitors, archaeological site interpretation with some maintenance duties. Daily reimbursement, full hookups, on-site washer and dryer provided. Please send resume and email addresses for three work references to Bruce Carlson at: [email protected]  www.coconinonationalforest.us

USACE Albeni Falls Dam

Idaho.  Scenic north Idaho campgrounds accepting volunteer applications for summer 2022 and 2023! The Albeni Falls Dam Project has multiple positions open in three campgrounds: Albeni Cove, Priest River, and Springy Point, all nestled in the Rocky Mountains along the striking Pend Oreille River. Full hookups are provided in exchange for 24 hours/week of camp host duties, including managing reservations using www.recreation.gov, maintaining restrooms and day-use facilities, and assisting visitors. We are excited to continue building our volunteer program, and hope you'll join us! Please contact Ranger Kivela at: [email protected] or 208-437-3133, ext. 252 for more information.

USACE Bonneville Lock & Dam

Oregon. Bonneville Lock & Dam hiring for 2023 season; first week of April - second week of July or mid-July - Oct. 31. 40 miles east of Portland, OR, in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. 3-days on, 3-days off, 6-hour shifts. Teams of two required. Greet, orient, answer visitor questions at information desk, make sales in a bookstore, educate public on historic sites, salmon, and electricity, and assist rangers with programs, housekeeping of Visitor Centers. Full hookup sites with free laundry and WiFi. Send application/resume to Volunteer Coordinator at: [email protected] or apply through our listing on: www.volunteer.gov  References/background check required. Questions, call: 541-228-2634. To listen to an audio recording for more about this location and opportunity, click this link or type into your browser: https://workamper.com/content/138-2

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge

Tennessee. West Tennessee Refuge: Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist in maintenance/visitor contact at Reelfoot NWR on Reelfoot Lake. Covered concrete RV pads, full hookups, including propane. 3-6 month stay. 24 hours/week. Duties vary upon season. Unique history, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, family atmosphere, and a great place for fishing/kayaking. Call Tara: 731-538-2481.

USACE Arkansas Post Field Office

Arkansas. Volunteer needed for janitorial and campsite host at the Arkansas Post Field Office. Janitorial volunteer will provide cleaning services including restrooms, offices, kitchen, work areas, parking lots, compound buildings, and grounds. 20 hours per week. Campsite with electric and sewer provided. Cleaning supplies will be provided by government. Janitorial days off: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. Janitorial work will be performed from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023. Campsite host days off: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Work will be performed from Dec. 1, 2022, through February 28, 2023. Background check required. For more info contact Don Gray, Park Ranger: [email protected]

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon. Apply now for 2022 Host openings at Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). If you like working outdoors, especially groundskeeping, we may be a good fit. Live, work, play at hatcheries, wildlife areas, and offices all around Oregon. These are not campgrounds - most do not require cleaning public restrooms and have limited public contact. Requires a self-contained RV and full hookups are provided in exchange for volunteer (unpaid) service. Volunteer for one or more months (depending on Host site) in exchange for 20 hours from each volunteer per week. New Hosts - your first month is a trial service. Duties vary by host site, season of the year and interests. At each site, the manager/supervisor has final say in the recruitment of volunteer hosts. Check out ODFW’S website: www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/volunteer Find the Volunteer Host Program heading. Please click on the link and fill out the registration form. If not online, telephone: 541-757-5255.

USACE Council Grove Lake

Kansas. Council Grove Lake in Kansas is a smaller reservoir with breathtaking views and excellent volunteer opportunities, located near the Tall Grass Prairie within the Flint Hills. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers of any skill level: assisting visitors, maintenance, tree trimming, and much more! We are interested in seasonal or long-term volunteers with a minimum of 20 service hours per week. Full hookup sites in several campgrounds are provided in exchange for service hours. Tasks available to fit your interests and skills. For more information, contact Nate Skinner, Volunteer Coordinator: [email protected] or 620-767-5195.

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