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.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Hapgood Pond Recreation Area is located in beautiful and rural south-central Vermont approximately 12 miles east of Manchester. The historic area is one of the first parcels of land acquired in the formation of the Green Mountain National Forest.
The recreation area consists of a 28-site campground and a day-use area with reservable pavilions, a bath house with shower facilities, a one-mile nature trail, paved parking areas and beach. The central attraction is a 12-acre pond which is stocked annually with brook trout.
Host duties include greeting visitors, cleaning restroom and shower facilities, monitoring campsite occupancy, cleaning campsites, posting reservations in the campground and on the pavilions, monitoring the water system, and stocking fee envelopes in the self service fee stations located in the day use area and campground.
Volunteer will also clean sites and one restroom at Greendale Campground in Weston approximately 20 minutes away. A vehicle to perform volunteer duties will be provided or reimbursement for private vehicle use will be authorized for safe, licensed, and approved drivers.
Hosts work 5 days a week including holidays and weekends. Hours range from 2-6 hours a day depending on visitor use but ensure time for enjoying the area. In exchange for this work, a campsite with hookups including water, septic and electric will be provided.
Couples are encouraged to apply.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: A campsite with electric, septic, and potable water hook-ups will be provided. The campsite also has a phone line.
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. Moosalamoo Campground is in the town of Goshen, Vermont. The nearest available shopping is in Middlebury, located 12 miles from the campground.
Moosalamoo Campground is set in a pleasant stand of Sugar Maple, American Beech, Yellow Birch and many other hardwoods. Its assortment of trees and ample ferns and wildflowers add to its beauty and provide shade and privacy to the campsites. A large mowed grass field in the middle of the campground is good for a variety of activities, especially for groups with children. There are 19 campsites, 3 vault toilets, and potable water from a hand pump is available on site.
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 are 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. Voter Brook Overlook Day Use Area is one mile away from Moosalamoo Campground and should be checked at least once a week for any maintenance needs. Host duties are required 5 days/week.
Benefits: Forest Service (FS) will provide campsite with fire ring, potable water, necessary training for position, partial uniform, FS radio and tools for season.
Length of season: Moosalamoo 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 RV, trailer or tent. It also has a fire ring, picnic table and tool shed. Potable water is available in campground, but not in the campsite. There is no electricity available on site.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Photo Courtesy of VTFPR
Vermont State Parks has a variety of campground volunteer opportunities for 2019!
For the latest information and to apply for volunteer opportunities in Vermont State Parks, please visit our website directly at: https://www.vtstateparks.com/volunteering.html#campgroundVolunteers
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 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 2019 openings. There are a handful left for this summer. Note: Please apply directly through our website!
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.
• Computers • Other • Science • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of USGS
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.