Take a break from winter at Big Bend National Park! Fall 2015 Visitor Center Hosts Needed.
Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of incredible Chihuahuan Desert with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life. Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, photography, backcountry camping, bicycling, and river rafting. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-100 degrees F.) and mild winters (30-50 degrees F.). Park elevations range from 1,850 ft at Rio Grande Village to 7,850 ft at Emory Peak, with Persimmon Gap Visitor Center at 2,970 ft. More info: www.nps.gov/bibe, https://www.facebook.com/BigBendNPS, https://twitter.com/BigBendNPS
For 24 hours a week: Operates the visitor center independently: sells entrance fees in a computerized system, provides maps and brochures, answers repetitive questions in a friendly and professional manner, writes multiple complicated backcountry permits in a computerized system, operates two different cash registers, opens, closes and balances accounts daily. Cleans restrooms and maintains a neat building. For 8 hours a week: Roving park trails and other potential park projects as directed by supervisor.
Skills needed: A desire to work with the public is necessary. The ability to communicate in a friendly, patient and helpful manner is essential. Experience working with computers is critical, and experience with a cash register is helpful. Extensive background clearance required prior to start of volunteering.
Persimmon Gap is a remote location at the main entrance to Big Bend National Park, 27 miles away from Park Headquarters at Panther Junction. At Persimmon Gap there is a visitor center, entrance station and a trailer pad. Within the park are the following amenities: post office, gas stations, camper stores, restaurant, and lodge. Marathon is 40 miles away and has limited shopping, a clinic, churches, restaurants, and lodging. Alpine is 70 miles away and has most necessities including: supermarkets, hardware stores, a hospital, pharmacies, churches, and a university. The nearest large cities are Midland/Odessa at 195 miles and El Paso at 295 miles.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: An RV pad with electricity, water and sewer hookups is provided. Propane is provided as a reimbursable expense.
• Archaeology • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Casa Grande Ruins is looking to gather a group of volunteers who want to assist with the 2016 Arizona Archeology Expo which is to be held in the park on March 5, 2016. This one day special event will include hands-on public presentations, special speakers, and special tours.
Volunteers would help with the hands-on presentations, set up of tents and tables, directing of traffic, greeting of visitors, trailing tours, and other related activities as match their skills and interests. Volunteers are needed for 3 hour commitments, minimum, and are welcome to remain for the entire event.
This event is headed by the Arizona State Historical Preservation Office as part of the yearly Archeology and Heritage Appreciation Month. Park partners such as the City of Coolidge, Coolidge Artisan Village, Coolidge Performing Arts Center, and the Town of Florence will be having programs and festivities in cooperation with the Expo. There are plans to have shuttle buses for transportation between the park and the events at the center of the City of Coolidge.
Park volunteer coordinator is also busy with school groups and visitors at the park, she appreciates EMAIL over attempts at telephone calls about this opportunity. Thank you. Once you apply you will be added to a monthly email newsletter that lists events at the park, including this Expo. If you discover additional events at which you can assist, you would be welcomed. The newsletter will keep you up-to-date with details on planning meetings, gatherings, and Expo event specifics.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is located in Coolidge, Arizona, about midway between Tucson and Phoenix.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: NO housing or RV spots. This is a one day event.
TVA is looking for volunteers with a sincere interest in the protection and preservation of archaeological sites in the Tennessee Valley for TVA’s Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program. The volunteer will work with TVA archaeologists to monitor archaeological sites for vandalism and environmental damage. The current training workshop will focus on archaeological sites locate
In order to become a TVA archaeological site stewardship volunteer, all applicants must:
fill out an additional volunteer form;
submit to a background check (applicant must be willing to drive to Knoxville, TN for fingerprinting in order to complete this background check);
attend a two day training workshop on November 7-8, 2015 in Johnson City, Tennessee (location information will be provided upon selection);
pay a $25 workshop fee that will be donated to an archaeological preservation society in the appropriate state;
sign a confidentially agreement confirming your commitment to protect archaeological sites and information related to sensitive resources on TVA land;
be over the age of 18 (children between the ages 14-18 can participate if accompanied by an adult-adult must attend training workshop); and
be able to walk long distances to access sites.
Following completion of training, participants responsibilities and duties include:
monitoring the site according to the agreed upon schedule (flexible to your schedule);
coordinating activities with other site stewards sharing responsibilities for assigned site; and
collecting data and information on site conditions including photographs and filling out monitoring forms after each visit
Volunteers will receive:
Special training by subject-matter experts in archaeology, preservation, and other topics
Lunch will be provided at the training workshop on Saturday November 7th
• Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
Potters Creek Park/Maintenance:
Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will be responsible for general maintenance in Potters Creek Park and other parks throughout Canyon Lake. This position is very demanding physically, and only candidates in good physical condition will be considered. The volunteer must be capable of carrying an 80-lb bag of concrete 50 feet. Extensive knowledge of power tools, plumbing, and carpentry is recommended. Volunteers who are currently licensed electricians are preferred. (Listed 08/28/2015
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Amenities: The Corps will provide an asphalt campsite at Potters Creek Park in exchange for 20 hours of volunteer service per week. Be advised that the campsite does not come with sewer hook-ups and the volunteer will be required to use the dump station.
• Conservation Education • Back Country/Wilderness
Participates in a variety of wilderness restoration projects in the nation's largest wilderness area (lower 48). Includes hiking into backcounty sites up to 5 miles one way. Assists in supervising an 8-10-person AmeriCorps or other volunteer work crews participating in wilderness restoration projects. Uses GPS units and a variety of tools including a sawzall, pulaski, and McCloud. Assists in teaching Leave No Trace backcountry camping methods. Listed dates are approximate. Assignment could be split into two sessions, a Nov.-Dec. session and/or Jan-Mar. session.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Housing would be dormitory style in a shared room.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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This position is based out Bodie Island District within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. As team members, volunteers will perform duties to support the interpretive operations and mission goals of the park. The volunteer must be physically fit.
Work Schedule Requirement
Seeking to fill the following timeframes:
4/4/16 - 6/10/16
6/13/16 - 7/29/16
8/1/16 - 10/7/16
All dates are approximate and negotiable. The volunteer opportunity requires 32 hour per week.
Actively participate in a safe workplace culture.
Staff visitor contact points within lighthouse (top and base) and grounds.
Talk in front of large groups of visitors with safety talk at the lighthouse base.
Answer numerous and repetitive questions about the park in a professional manner.
Educate visitors on the regulations of the park and safety concerns.
Use telephone to provide information about the park.
Distribute maps, brochures, and other printed materials.
Handle negative contacts and sensitive topics in a professional manner.
Monitor and report safety concerns to appropriate staff member.
Receive and report lost and found items.
Occasionally, volunteer may be tasked to conduct an informal interpretative talk or presentation.
May be requested to assist in emergency medical responses within scope of training.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Ability to work independently with little to no supervision and as part of a team.
Ability to research and communicate facts about the resources at Cape Hatteras.
Skill in oral communication and tactful discussion of controversial subject matter.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently be courteous and polite to visitors.
Enjoy talking with and meeting people.
Ability to learn quickly and retain basic knowledge.
Ability to follow written and oral directions, ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding of expectations.
Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations.
Requires sitting and standing for long periods of time.
Requires climbing the steps of the Bodie Island Lighthouse (the equivalent of walking up 214 steps in an eight story building) up to three times per day.
Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Outer Banks weather is notoriously unpredictable and can change quickly. The area experiences thunderstorms, high winds, rain, high heat, extreme cold, tornados or waterspouts, and hurricanes. It is often hot and humid and sometimes the heat index exceeds 100 °F. The environmental conditions at the lighthouse may include high humidity and hot temperatures as well as working in crowded areas with high volumes of public use. The Seashore is also home to a number of insects including biting flies, chiggers, mosquitos, sand gnats, and ticks.
The volunteer will agree to a regular schedule of eight hours per shift (including some evening hours) or a revised schedule at discretion of supervisor.
Volunteer will notify the volunteer supervisor of planned absences within a reasonable amount of time, usually not less than one week, or as soon as possible when the volunteer cannot be available to perform scheduled duties due to sickness or other reasons.
While on duty, the volunteer will be required to wear a uniform. A NPS volunteer shirt, name tag, and ball cap will be provided. The volunteer will provide his/her own khaki or tan pants and brown shoes (no sandals.) The volunteer must look professional.
Volunteer will not be reimbursed for expenses.
Please provide two references when applying.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Nearby volunteer RV hook-ups may be available, which include electric and water/sewer.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • General Assistance
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LIVE in the BEAUTIFUL BLUEGRASS STATE!
EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Be a part of the volunteer team with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center! We are currently seeking volunteers to help staff our Center and assist in our outreach activities with openings for December 2015 through December 2016. Duties include the following: meeting/greeting the public; answering questions; assisting with cleaning (no outside janitorial service - cleaning does include restrooms); helping to plan special events, workshops and other outreach programs; leading tours and helping with field trips; assisting in the day-to-day operation of the center gift shop; stocking/tracking/ordering brochures; etc.
For those who are Workampers - In exchange for service, volunteers receive a free campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup along with wireless internet access and laundry facilities. Propane hookup available during the winter months. Hours are 20 to 24 hours per week, per person, and our location (Jamestown, KY/Lake Cumberland) proves to be central for seeing some of the regions most beautiful outdoor sites! For others in the local area, any and all hours are are greatly appreciated, and all volunteers are provided uniforms, training and a truly unique and engaging volunteer opportunity!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing is provided via a campsite with full hookup. Volunteer must provide their own camping unit. No showerhouse or restroom facility is available, only a campsite with electric, water and sewer hookup. Wireless internet access and laundry facilities are provided.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Other • Soil/Watershed • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
LIVE IN THE BEAUTIFUL BLUEGRASS STATE!
EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is looking for volunteers to assist with the hatchery’s fish production program! Duties are mostly outdoor in nature, our crew is highly motivated, and the work is extremely rewarding! Tasks include the following: feeding fry and fish; cleaning raceways; loading fish onto trucks and transporting; conducting sample counts; assisting in the operation of the Threatened & Endangered species lab; mowing and maintenance; etc.
For those who are Workampers - In exchange for service, volunteers receive a campsite with water, electric, sewer hookup, WiFi connection, propane and laundry facilities. Hours are 20-24 hours per week, per person, and our location (Jamestown, KY/Lake Cumberland) is central for seeing the region! For those residing in the local area, any and all donated time is appreciated, and all volunteers receive training and uniforms.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing is provided via a campsite with full hookup. Volunteer must provide their own camping unit. No showerhouse or restroom facility is available, only a campsite with electric, water and sewer hookup. Laundry facilities are also provided.
• Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
In 2006, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchey (NFH) opened the doors on a brand new Visitor/Environmental Education Center facility. Wolf Creek NFH has designed and implemented a myriad of quality and engaging programs, both inside the exhibit room, theater and classroom and outside at the Hatchery itself, The close proximity to Lake Cumberland (office is located directly adjacent to the dam) and many other outdoor, scenic spots makes it a wonderful location for visitors, especially outdoor enthusiasts.
Russell Springs & Jamestown, KY are the closest towns to the Wolf Creek NFH, and both provide shopping and other services.
Qualifications: We are looking for someone who has a passion for environmental education and a sincere desire to work with people of all ages/backgrounds/abilities to help instill a sense of appreciation for the outdoors and an understanding of aquatic systems, fish and wildlife. Successful applicants must have completed their sophomore year in college and be in a field of study related to environmental education, natural resource management, environmental education or biology. Recent graduates and/or retirees are also welcome. He or she must posses a valid driver’s license. High motivation, flexibility and a good sense of humor are also desirable attributes.
Duties: Assist in developing and implementing environmental education programs and curriculum, lead tours, meet/greet the public (and other office duties as needed), research and assist in grant writing opportunities, help with fish culture activities, perform cleaning on a weekly basis and assist with the gift shop and our Friends of Wolf Creek NFH group. Independent projects may be possible as time allows, and college internship credit may also be possible according to individual institutional guidelines. Position will be 20 to 40 hours per week. Schedules may also include weekend/evening work.
Uniforms and training will be provided as will an office, computer and possible travel opportunities along with a variety of workshops and trainings. Housing may be available.
Interested in applying??? Please submit a resume and letter of interest.
• Archaeology • Conservation Education • Research Library • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Share world history, learn something new, and live where the temperature rarely reaches 90 degrees!
SUMMER 2016 and 2017 (Couples only)
Grand Portage National Monument seeks living history volunteers who are active, friendly, and willing to try new adventures. Our focus is North American fur trade history and Ojibwe culture. Volunteer interpreters portray the year 1797 (1785-1802) at a North West Company Fur Trade Depot. Living history interpreters communicate the story of Grand Portage through demonstrations, formal programs, and informal visitor contacts.
Grand Portage NM volunteers contribute three (consecutive) eight-hour days per week. Time commitment begins the last week in May; we ask for a commitment through Labor Day. We begin with two weeks of comprehensive training and "shadowing" of veteran NPS interpreters. In exchange for the commitment, we offer RV parking, full electric, water/sewer hook-ups, and free laundry access.
This position has been identified as "Strenuous."
Many activiites on the living history site require lifting, carrying, and hauling items such as firewood, water buckets, wigwam poles, and/or outdoor props.
The position requires periods of sustained talking or otherwise communicating with visitors.
Applicant must be able to work for long periods of time (8-hour shift) walking, standing, and/or sitting outdoors or in non-climate controlled buildings.
Volunteer Interpreters wear 18th century attire, provided by the park. A typical work week varies: a day in the Voyageur’s Encampment demonstrating a voyageur’s life, to another at the Heritage Center desk assisting visitors, and then in the Kitchen demonstrating historic cooking. Interpreters are trained in each of our contact stations: Ojibwe Village, Voyageur Encampment, Great Hall, Kitchen, Canoe Warehouse, and Heritage Center. Rarely will you be in the same station twice in one week. If you like doing a variety of tasks, this is the opportunity for you.
Before you arrive, you will receive our traveling library to learn more about the history of Grand Portage, the North American fur trade, and the Ojibwe people and culture. The traveling library includes books and studieson these topics to study-up on.
Grand Portage National Monument is located at the northeastern tip of Minnesota; our borders are Lake Superior, Canada, and the Superior National Forest. The Park lies completely within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. A number of outdoor recreational opportunities will keep you busy on your four consecutive days off, bring your kayak and explore clear waters of Lake Superior, hike the 8.5 mile historic Grand Portage Trail, canoe the BWCAW, visit a nearby NPS unit, or take a Canadian adventure (there are three Provincial Parks in day-trip range), or just relax, read, and enjoy the views of Lake Superior.
If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, Apply Online Now! The Volunteer Coordinator will receive your application and contact you to continue the application process. Thank you for wanting to make a difference on your public lands!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads, hook-ups, and laundry are available to our volunteers who commit to stay through Labor Day.
• Other • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Visitor Assistance Center Front Desk – Weekday:
Number of volunteers needed is1 set.
Schedule: Volunteer #1 will arrive Julyl 01 and departure November 01, with 30 hours a week. Work days will be Tuesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Job Duties: Greet visitors, give out information, answer phone, filing /office work, stock brochures in VAC inside and outside, run cash register for sales in the bookstore, and sale Annual Day Use Passes and collect money for shelters.
Volunteers will be required to complete a background check prior to starting and will be required to wear a volunteer shirt as part of job. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Amenities at site: Water, Electric, and Sewer hook ups in Volunteer Village/Boat House.
Rough River Lake is looking for couples or individuals who love to camp and would be interested in volunteering for a summer position.
Typical Duties would include but not be limited to: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, promote the Corps water safety initiative, Light maintenance duties, trail maintenance, promote and assist with campground programs, minor trash pickup duties, staffing the visitor center and other duties that may arise though out the season.
Hours required: Working 20 hours per week (including weekends and holidays). Volunteers would have 5 days on and 2 days off per week.
(1) Host must provide their own camper (must be in good repair and appearance)
(2) Ability to communicate effectively with the public
(3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress report of duties performed
(4) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement
IF you are looking for a fun and exciting place to land this summer, come to Rough River Lake. We look forward to seeing you. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Incentives: A full hook-up campsite (with water, electric, sewer, picnic table, and fire ring).
• Campground Host • Office/Clerical • Other • General Assistance
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Park Host at Fishing Creek Recreation Area:
Dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015
A volunteer couple needed to serve as Park Host. Duties include greeting our day-use visitors, trail maintenance, monitor day-use fee collection, and other small tasks. Volunteer must agree to serve the full length of the peak camping season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). The Volunteer Park Host minimum time requirement is twenty (20) hours per week with special emphasis being placed on weekend duty. Critical work days are Friday through Sunday. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: In turn, volunteer hosts shall be provided a free camping site with full electric, water, and sewer hookups.
Job Description: The Cleaning volunteer maintains cleanliness at picnic, campground, and boat ramp areas from mid April through mid October. Park facilities being cleaned by volunteers are traditionally lightly used. Cleaning days assigned in more popular recreation areas are days with the lowest usage. Duties will include opening gates, cleaning restrooms, servicing trash receptacles, posting shelter reservations and picking up litter and debris. Facilities and Grounds are cleaned in the mornings daily. Volunteers will average 21 hours of service per week with days off Sunday and Monday. Volunteers must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance to transport cleaning materials and hauling trash. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description.
For more information on volunteering at Saylorville Lake visit the web site:http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake/WorkingforUs.aspx (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers will be provided a full hook up campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in Sandpiper Recreation Area.
Job Description: The primary duty of an Evening Roving Volunteer is to help the recreation team locking up recreational areas, collecting traffic counter data and making weekly supply deliveries to recreation areas. Recreation area closings begin between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm depending on the time of the season. Volunteers shall provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week and may serve the entire recreation season April through October. Volunteers must provide their own reliable, licensed vehicle, fuel, and insurance. Volunteers must maintain a valid driver’s license. Mileage Reimbursements will be made once a year at the end of the volunteer season at the weekly rate listed for this position and only for time spent in performance of the duties associated with this position description.
For more information on volunteering at Saylorville Lake visit web site: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake/WorkingforUs.aspx. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers selected for this position will be provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups in Sandpiper Recreation Area.
• Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Borders on Washington and Some of the Project is in Oregon
Visitor Center Host (Interpretation) Washington Shore Visitor Center Complex:
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.
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.
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.
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:
• RV sites are available March 15 – November 15.
• Maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested.
• Facilities open 7 days-a-week. Work may include Sundays/ holidays.
• 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:
• Local Commuter Volunteers work a minimum of one eight-hour work day/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
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 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.
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 25-30 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) 856-0311.
Day Use Areas:
Elrod Ferry May 15 – September 15 (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 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.
National Public lands Day Columbus Lock & Dam Boat Ramp (Stennis), Columbus Lake Clean-Up. National Public Lands Day is September 25, 2016 & the hours for clean-up are 08: 00 AM to 12: 00 PM. (Updated 08/26/2015)
• Campground Host • Office/Clerical • Other • General Assistance
Camp Host Volunteers:
• Check in and register campers, collect fees, keep accurate records and maintain security of funds during operations.
• Remit fees using ORMS (Online Recreation Management Software) through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). Prior experience is preferred.
• Answer visitor questions regarding recreation opportunities and park rules
• Relay camper complaints and compliance issues to Park Ranger staff
• Open and close gates daily (when on duty)
• Host volunteers must be bondable to $100,000?. The United States Army Corps of Engineers will pay for the bond.
• Weekly volunteer time requirement is 24 hours.
• 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, level site (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Amenities: Full Hookup (sewer, water, 30amp electric) Paved, level site
• Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Range Technician/Interpreter/Park Maintenance:
Dates: January 14, 2016 through October 01, 2016 – Minimum of 6 months, extendable to one year.
Volunteer needed to aid in wildlife population, wetland delineation, and vegetation surveys to include nested frequencies, productions, line surveys, and line intercepts. The position will be mostly outside as surveys are to be conducted at predetermined locations in wildlife management areas. Volunteer may also serve as an interpreter at our parks and WMAs as time and schedule allows, as well as assisting with minor park maintenance during the week which can include repairing park signs, changing light bulbs, mowing, weed trimming, painting, pick up litter, brush clearing, fence repair, painting, and other projects as needed. Volunteer will need good leadership skills and be able to effectively communicate and explain interpretive programs information to groups and organizations as well as relaying survey data to staff.
A background check will be required which is paid for by the project office. Turn in appropriate paperwork to Ranger Smith on Mondays.
We have a park dedicated exclusively for volunteers. We named the park, Volunteer Village because we value and appreciate the dedication of our volunteers. We have a total of nine camp sites.
Special Skills: Experience with: plant taxonomy, range management, wetland delineation, a firm understanding of the scientific method, interpretation principles, and the ability to traverse uneven terrain using map, compass, and GPS is strongly desired. Leadership skills, positive upbeat attitude, good communication skills, and work as a team player. Some training is available.
The village is located just minutes from Super Wal-Mart and HEB grocery chain. You are minutes away from the Temple VA and Scott and White Hospital. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: For 20 hours per week, we offer full sewer connections, water and 30/50 amp electric at no cost to the volunteer for their services. Also we have a bathroom in the village, and a small pavilion.