• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Trail/Campground Maintenance • 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.
Maintenance Assistants provide essential help to park staff by caring for park buildings and grounds. Duties include a wide range of tasks based on interests and skills, both inside and outside in all seasons. Volunteers may be asked to work as part of a team and/or individually. Work around the park involves a wide range of equipment and volunteers may be asked to use equipment. Appropriate training will be provided prior to using any equipment.
Duties may include:
Collecting trash and other litter
Clearing leaves and other tree droppings from parking lots and sidewalks
Clearing out plantings and flower beds as appropriate to the season
Mowing, trimming, or edging
Cleaning and restocking bathrooms
General repairs including painting, carpentry, etc.
Notifying park staff regarding maintenance concerns, or emergency/unusual situations
Volunteers may be assigned special projects based on specialized skills (electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter, mechanic, etc.)
Minimum commitment of 96 hours per year, or an average of two 4-hour shifts per month (A weekly or bi-weekly commitment of one 4-6 hour shift is preferred)
Wear provided volunteer uniform items
Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and other applicable personal protective equipment
Be able to lift at least 20 pounds
Complete necessary training before operating any park equipment
Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Will Wilson, via the email 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.