• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Soil/Watershed • Timber/Fire Prevention • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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*** Positions to utilize the park RV pads are now open! Apply today! ***
In the fall of 1863, Union and Confederate forces locked in a struggle over the railroad town of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." Two armies totaling more than 130,000 soldiers clashed together in the woods and farmlands of north Georgia in September in the Battle of Chickamauga. The Confederates were victorious at Chickamauga, however renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. Preserved in 1890 as the nation's first national military park, commemorating the actions and bravery of both sides, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP now manages over 9,000 acres with stories stretching back 12,000 years and forward to the present day.
Trail Crew members work outdoors on a variety of different terrains working with other volunteers and park staff maintaining, repairing, and improving trails around the park. Work is accomplished on scheduled days throughout the year, usually on Saturdays for approximately 4 hours per day (longer or shorter as necessary). Duties include:
Assessing trail needs
Clearing brush and tree fall from trails
Maintaining water bars
Reconstructing trail tread
Utilizing non-powered hand tools to accomplish maintenance tasks
Other duties as required
Requirements: Trail Crew members must:
Be at least 18 years of age or work with the park volunteer coordinator to obtain parental permission to work on park property
Commit to at least one workday per year
Be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy close-toed shoes, and gloves as well as other personal protective equipment as assigned by supervisor
Additional Requirements for RV Volunteers:
Volunteers wishing to utilize one of the park's RV pads are required to volunteer 32 hours/week for a 2-3 month period. Volunteers will be asked to complete a mixture of independent and team volunteer activities to assess and maintain park trails. As needed by staff, volunteers may also be asked to join rangers in a non-law enforcement capacity on boundary patrol, walking and marking park boundaries while inspecting for boundary encroachments.
Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Will Wilson, at the number listed above for questions. We hope to hear from you soon!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers committing to a 2-3 month stay of 32 volunteer hours per week are invited to use one of the park's two RV pads.
Located next to the park Maintenance compound, the level gravel RV pads welcome sunrise views and visits from local wildlife including deer, turkey, and more. A fire ring and picnic table offer opportunities to enjoy the park right next to your RV. Provided amenities include 20, 30, and 50 amp electric power connections, water, and sewer. Gas connections not provided. Laundry facilities are located in the park administration building a short drive away or at local laundromats. Sites can accommodate any size unit.