• Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
Volunteer Duties: Assist in the upkeep of park facilities and equipment such as: bath houses, campsites, trails and natural areas. Duties include, cleaning and inspection of facilities, operation of heavy equipment, plumbing repair, mowing, weed eating, carpentry and some welding. Duties may also include assisting government employees with upkeep and maintaining equipment in a serviceable state. As part of our team, we want members to provide valuable information on how to improve our parks and headquarters office by maintaining open communication with Rangers and Managers; passing on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors.
Special Skills: A Positive attitude and outgoing personality with a desire to work as part of a team focused on achieving goals. Our ideal candidate will have most of the following.
Desire to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in an outdoor setting. Sometimes during evening and/or weekend hours as needed. (Position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat above 100 degrees, cold or rain.)
Physical ability to operating mowing and/or maintenance machinery, lifting and carrying 30lbs for 100ft.
Visual ability to spot safety hazards and take prompt action to correct in accordance with training provided.
Skill/experience utilizing hand tools to maintain equipment, identifying/ locating and repairing underground water leaks, familiarization with chainsaw operations, and other similar motorized equipment.
Must have valid issued state driver’s license and reliable transportation (Government vehicle available upon completion of Army Corps training).
Preference given to those individuals which possesses licensure and/or professional certifications in Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical or similar trades, though it is not a requirement.
Requirements: This position is a minimum of 6 months. (April-September 2019)
Applicants must be available to work the duration of the summer recreation season. There is flexibility but please contact Bardwell Volunteer Coordinator () prior to applying should you have scheduling conflicts or questions.
Those volunteers looking for year-round work will be considered first for this position.
All volunteers are expected to complete all USACE provided trainings for safety and equipment operation. (Updated 04/30/2019)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The Corps of Engineers will provide a 30/50-amp site (based on availability - with water & electric hook-ups only) during their commitment to our team in exchange for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Loaner tote-tanks and free access to the on-site dump station are provided for dumping grey/ black water, however volunteers must own self-contained RV.