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The National Map Corps - Volunteer Map Editor
Volunteers collect structures data for The National Map using our online mapping application. Structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. Volunteers check the location of existing structure points against aerial imagery to verify that it is on the correct building, and confirm that the name and address information are correct using authoritative sources (e.g. official school district website). Volunteers also add missing structure points to the map, and remove points for structures that no longer exist. By updating and verifying structures data across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately U.S. Topo Maps!
If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.
Volunteers earn virtual badges for participating and are recognized for their contributions (with permission) via USGS and The National Map social media.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: This volunteer activity is done from your home or anywhere with Internet access.
Vermont State Parks has over 50 volunteer opportunities in campgrounds and day use areas. Below is a general description of what to expect.
General Park Operations Volunteer
Duties include assisting park staff with day-to-day operations and maintenance tasks. These can include staffing the park entrance station, cleaning campsites and restrooms, mowing lawns, landscaping, painting and general upkeep of park facilities. Volunteers serve as the emergency contact overnight one to two weeknights per week while the resident park ranger is off duty.
All staff receive on the job training for all duties. Uniforms provided.
30 hours per week
assignments can begin in early May and last as long as mid-October.
Volunteers are provided a full hookup site to facilitate their experience. Actual amenities vary by park.
You may apply now for 2020 openings. There are a handful left for this summer. Note: Please apply directly through our website and not here!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: campsites with water, 30 or 50 amp electric and sewer hookup available; cell service, satellite tv reception and wifi availibility vary by park.
Location: Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area consists of 16,000 acres abounding with recreation opportunities. With over 70 miles of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and streams, it offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting and more. The nearest available shopping is in Brandon or Middlebury, both located about 12 miles from the campground.
Silver Lake Campground is a small, primitive campground located on Silver Lake. There are 15 lakeside campsites spaced along a wooded road. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. There are two vault toilets in the campground, and one barrier-free vault toilet in the picnic area. Silver Lake is a popular campground, as well as a busy day-use area, with hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming all available on site.
Duties: Greet visitors and inform them of rules, regulations, and other pertinent information about the area. Ensure signs are posted and clear. Report problems, violations, or hazards to Forest Service staff in a timely manner. Daily cleaning and maintenance to include cleaning and raking campsites, making sure vault toilets are swept and stocked with toilet paper, removing ashes and trash from fire rings and minor litter pick-up throughout the campground. Other duties may include staining or painting, cutting back brush and assisting Forest Service (FS) personnel with larger projects. Host duties are required 5 days/week.
Benefits: Forest Service will provide a campsite with fire ring, necessary training for position, a partial uniform, a FS radio and tools for the season.
Length of season: The host position at Silver Lake should run from at least Memorial Day through Labor Day, but could go through to Columbus Day if interested.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite (with electric hook ups) can fit a small camper.
Location: Chittenden Brook Campground is a small, semi-remote campground located along beautiful Chittenden Brook and near the Long Trail in Rochester, Vermont.
There are 17 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded campground loop. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring with a grill, parking spur with space for two cars, and a gravel tent pad. There are two barrier-free vault toilets. Although there is no drinking water available, water can be boiled or filtered from a nearby stream. There is a recycling and trash station at the end of the campground loop. The nearest available shopping is in Rochester, located 6 miles from the campground.
Duties: Greet visitors and inform them of rules, regulations, and other pertinent information about the area. Post new campsite reservations and remove postings from expired reservations. Ensure fee envelopes are available at all times and signs are posted and clear. Report problems, violations, or hazards to Forest Service staff in a timely manner. Daily cleaning and maintenance to include cleaning and raking campsites, removing ashes and trash from fire rings, making sure vault toilets are swept and stocked with toilet paper and minor litter pick-up throughout the campground. Other duties may include staining or painting, cutting back brush and assisting Forest Service personnel with larger projects. Host duties are required 5 days/week.
Benefits: Forest Service will provide a campsite with a fire ring, necessary training for the position, partial uniform, FS radio and tools for season.
Length of season: Chittenden Brook Campground is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The host position should run from at least Memorial Day through Labor Day, but could go through Columbus Day if interested.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Host campsite includes a pad for small RV, trailer or tent. It also has a fire ring and a picnic table. Potable water is not available in campground, but is available at the Ranger Station 6 miles away and a large water filter is available for use. There is no electricity at this site.