Volunteer Opportunities

Neal Taylor Nature Center

California. The Nature Center at Cachuma Lake (located in the mountains, 19 miles from Santa Barbara) is looking for volunteer(s) from May - November 2020 (flexible and/or longer). 20 hours/week in exchange for FHU. The Center is a non-profit offering hands-on exhibits focusing on Cachuma Lake and surrounding watersheds of Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains. Skill sets: Microsoft Applications and/or Social Media and good with people. Learn more at: www.clnaturecenter.org. Submit your resume to: julie@clnaturecenter.org

USACE Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes - Demopolis

Alabama. Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes, Corps of Engineers, Demopolis, AL. We are always looking for dependable and enthusiastic volunteers here at the BWT. We operate our 4 class A campgrounds exclusively with volunteers. Schedules are usually 3 days on and 6 days off, or 4 on and 4 off. Sites provided are full hookup with water, sewer, and 50/30-amp service with washer and dryer available for use. For more information, contact Park Ranger David White at: david.f.white@usace.army.mil or 334-289-3540.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Arizona. Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior, Arizona. Host Volunteers needed for Summer and Fall 2020. Each person is required to volunteer 20 hours per week (40 hours total). Will receive RV site with FHU. Laundry on-site. Duties will include watering plants and Visitor's Services or Educational Services. 5 days on, 2 days off with one vacation week available. Contact: volunteer@btarboretum.org 520-689-4512, www.btarboretum.org

City of Riverbank

California. The City of Riverbank, CA, is seeking a park host for Jacob Myers Park, a 55-acre park along the Stanislaus River. Volunteer position in return for full hookup. Stipend is provided depending on duties and site assigned. Duties include restroom cleaning, trail maintenance, litter pickup, monitoring of park rules, and capacity. Host needed beginning spring/summer 2020 or longer. Please send resume and photo of trailer or motorhome to Sue Fitzpatrick at: sfitzpatrick@riverbank.org

Utah State Parks

Utah. Discover, play, and work in Utah State Parks! Come volunteer with us and explore the diverse Utah terrain. We have a variety of opportunities from boating, fishing, and OHV trails, to hiking and biking. The recreational adventures are endless during your stay. We are seeking camp hosts, camp workers, and maintenance workers. This is a great opportunity for singles and couples. Position requires 20 hours a week. Campsites with full hookups are provided to camp hosts. Contact Sherri at: 801-538-7246 or visit us online: www.stateparks.utah.gov/volunteer to fill out an application or email: parksvolunteer@utah.gov

Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Maine. The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley needs volunteers to fill out the season - August through early October. Gift shop and grounds work in a low-key environment. Off-the-grid, we have water, blue-boy, will have limited solar electricity available. Park in the center of the 400-acre property with a view of the water-powered sawmill and beautiful dam on Blackman Stream. Check out: www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org  Contact Sherry Davis, Executive Director, at:  sherry@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org  207-947-6278. To listen to an audio recording for more about this location and opportunity, click this link or type into your browser: https://workamper.com/content/121-1

USACE Wright Patman Lake

Texas. Volunteer park hosts needed at Wright Patman Lake (Corps of Engineers lake) near Texarkana, TX. Parks are Rocky Point, Piney Point, and Clear Springs campgrounds. A full hookup campsite will be provided (water, 50-amp electric, and sewer connections) in exchange for approximately 24 hours a week of park host duties. Park hosts will work three days then be off duty for six days. Duties include processing incoming campers (campers will already have a reservation) and keeping track of park status. Duties would begin October 1, 2020, and would ask for a five-month commitment. Please contact Ranger Bill Smith at: 903-574-0009 or william.a.smith@usace.army.mi

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon. Apply now for 2020 Volunteer Host openings from Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)! Please note our host program has not yet been canceled due to the COVID-19 health crisis – but may be subject to change. At each site the manager/supervisor has the final say in recruitment – they will decide if they feel comfortable/safe in their knowledge of bringing new hosts onboard at this time. ODFW’s priority is for the safety of staff and volunteers. They must be in compliance with guidelines for social distancing protocols set forth in the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12. If you like working outdoors - especially groundskeeping - we may be perfect for you. Live and work at hatcheries, wildlife areas, and offices all around Oregon. These are not campgrounds - most have limited public contact and most do not require cleaning public restrooms. Requires a self-contained RV and full hookups are provided in exchange for volunteer (unpaid) service. Volunteer for one or more months in exchange for 20 hours/week for each volunteer. New volunteers - your first month is a trial service. Duties vary by host site, season of the year, and your interests. Check out ODFW's website at: www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/volunteer/ Find the Volunteer Host Program heading. Please click on the link and fill out the registration form.

Montana State Parks

Montana. Montana State Parks, Find your place under the "Big Sky" and let Montana State Parks be your base camp for adventure. Camp next to blue-ribbon trout streams, swim in spectacular mountain lakes, experience Montana's rich history, or enjoy sunsets that inspired the artist Charlie Russell. We are seeking energetic volunteers that will be good ambassadors for our state park system and have the skills needed to work with the public. Opportunities are available for couples or singles to fill our campground and visitor center host positions for our main season. Duties include light maintenance, assistance with the campground reservation system, fee collection, public contacts, and assisting with special projects. Training is provided. Work is in exchange for a full hookup campsite and some locations offer a small living stipend. 20 hours/week minimum. Seasons vary from late March through late September. For more information, visit: www.stateparks.mt.gov or call: 406-444-3750.

USACE Willamette Valley Projects

Oregon.  Near Eugene, Oregon, available in 2020 several Volunteer positions available. Volunteer positions require 20 hrs weekly per individual, 30 hrs weekly per couple. Duties vary based on skills and interests. Typical duties include minor maintenance, opening and closing gates, assisting visitors, or interpretive program assistance. Volunteer contact: donna.r.bryant@usace.army.mil or 541-942-5631.

Trinity Pines

Texas. Immediate openings for Volunteer Christian couples and singles to serve in our ministry at Trinity Pines Conference Center (TPCC) north of Houston, TX. TPCC is a beautiful, 500-acre, 750-bed facility on Lake Livingston hosting Christian ministry camps and retreats. We offer shaded FHU (30/50) campsites, laundry, WiFi, and meals when campers are present in exchange for 20 hours per person per week. A variety of work is waiting to be matched to your skills and interests.  We need volunteers all year so our start dates and service commitments are flexible, With a 2-month minimum. Our greatest need is September to May.  Most volunteers stay 5 or 6 months and come back every year.  If you are flexible and friendly you will fit right into our strong volunteer community.  Send resume to: Kyle@TrinityPines.org

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority

Texas. Join us in celebrating 27 years of hiring Workampers. Volunteer retired couples or singles needed year-round in central Texas near historic Gonzales, Texas. No experience required. Gonzales is about 60 miles from Austin and San Antonio. Compensation is 30-amp FHU for light park maintenance and/or park store duties. For more information, Mark Henneke: mhenneke@gbra.org  Website: www.lake-wood.com  830-672-2779.  Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, 167 County Road 254, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Idaho State Parks

Idaho.  The Best Jewels in the Gem State are in Idaho State Parks! We are ready to hire volunteers for the summer of 2020 and you can be on our list! Find yourself fishing our world-famous trout waters, see the beautiful Sawtooth peaks, travel Lewis & Clark country, or be amazed by our gigantic Ponderosa Pines all while hosting for the best state park system in the nation. We are seeking energetic singles and couples as campground, special project, maintenance, and visitor services hosts April - Oct. 2020. FHU provided with minimum 30 days, 24-30 hrs/site. Enjoy free entry to all state parks, complimentary camping, scenic RV sites, outstanding training, and friendly staff. Contact:  kathryn.hampton@idpr.idaho.gov  208-514-2493 or find out more and fill out an application online at:  www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/volunteering

USACE Stanislaus River Parks

California. Volunteer Park Host along the riverbanks of the Stanislaus River: full-time volunteer Park Host positions available year-round at Stanislaus River Parks. Home to the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River, our parks are full of cultural history and natural resources! You can choose one of five sites with full hookups in our unique river parks, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Centrally located, we’re just a few hours' drive from Yosemite, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Pacific Coast. Join our Stanislaus family today! www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Volunteer-Clearinghou... Call Park Ranger Kao Saephan for more information: 209-881-3517.

USACE Kanopolis Lake

Kansas. Kanopolis Lake is located north of Wichita as well as west of Salina and Lindsborg, Kansas, along the scenic Prairie Trail Byway. We have 3 volunteer positions for the May to September season. The positions available are beach booth attendant, campground attendant, and campground maintenance. We ask that our volunteers provide 20 hours of service per week for a campsite with 50-amp hookups, water, and sewer. Contact Tyler Clements at: 816-389-2457 or tyler.w.clements@usace.army.mil for more information.

USACE Black Butte Lake

California. The US Army Corps of Engineers Black Butte Lake, a beautiful lake located in northern California, is looking for a campground maintenance volunteer. The main duties include cleaning fire pits, washing tables, picking up litter, and reporting damage. Other duties may be assigned based on volunteer's interests and skills. Volunteers will be expected to work 25 hours per week. A campsite with full hookups will be provided in lieu of payment for work. A personal background check is required. No fee collection will be involved in this position. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator: 530-865-4722, ext. 32, or email: amber.r.machado@usace.army.mil

USACE New Hogan Lake

California. Volunteer at New Hogan Lake which is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located in Valley Springs, CA, historic gold rush country, rich with history and natural beauty, conveniently located near Sacramento, Yosemite, California Big Trees, and the Pacific Coast. Six sites with full hookups and storage. Assist Park Rangers with day to day tasks such as: campground updates, minor maintenance, talking with and assisting visitors, help keep our parks beautiful, other duties based on volunteer’s interests and skills. No fee collection or janitorial work necessary. Join the New Hogan team today! Contact New Hogan Lake Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Celayeta, at: jennifer.a.celayeta@usace.army.mil

US Fish & Wildlife Service at Wolf Creek

Kentucky. Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Seeking volunteers to staff our Visitor Center and assist with outreach activities. Now hiring for fall 2020 - winter 2021/22. Three-month minimum commitment preferred. Duties: meeting/greeting public; answering questions; fielding phone calls; performing a majority of cleaning (including Center restrooms) & minor maintenance; leading tours and helping with field trips; caring for live animals; operating Center gift shop; issuing hunting/fishing licenses; stocking/tracking/brochures; helping plan/prepare special events, workshops and outreach programs. Volunteers receive FHU campsite, including onsite laundry and limited WiFi, in exchange for 18-27 hours/week/person. Centrally located (Jamestown, KY, Lake Cumberland) to many south-central Kentucky regional outdoor attractions. Contact Ashley Buffington: ashley_buffington@fws.gov or 270-343-3797.

Wolf Creek Grist Mill

Ohio. Wolf Creek Grist Mill & Historic Park an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit) is seeking a friendly, dependable couple with own RV for summer season (approx June 1 - Sept. 30, but very flexible with dates), to assist with all parts of museum operations, including groundskeeping, light maintenance, tour guiding, event help, and opening visitor center. We are located in Mohican State Park, approx 3 miles south of Loudonville, Ohio, on State Route 3. To learn more about us, please check out our website: www.wolfcreekmill.org and our Facebook page for more information. For full details on Workamping opportunities, please visit: www.wolfcreekmill.org/work-camp.html or email Chris Smith, VP, at: chris@wolfcreekmill.org

USACE Hillsdale Lake

Kansas. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Hillsdale Lake, Kansas - Looking for 1 volunteer couple to complete the 2020 summer season - late July - October. 24 hours a week requirement for a full campsite located behind the Visitor Center. Visitor Center operations and light maintenance duties.  Contact Park Ranger Jim Bell: 913-783-4366.

Delaware State Parks

Delaware. Pristine beaches. Beautiful natural areas. Great Recreation. Historical Sites - come volunteer in the State that Started a Nation. Volunteer Host in Delaware State Parks as a Campground Host, Nature Center, Park Operations, or Maintenance Host. Great benefits: training, full hookup campsites, admission to all parks, discounts, recognition. Contact: DNREC_HelpYourPark@state.de.us or visit our website at: www.destateparks.com/Volunteer/VolunteerHosting

J. W. Corbett WMA - Florida Fish & Wildlife

Florida. West Palm Beach, Florida. Hunter Check Station Workers needed for J. W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, August 2020 through January 2021 with possibility of remaining on site thru April. Work includes evenings and weekends during hunting seasons totaling 114 days. Work days are 13 hours, up to 40 hrs/wk/individual. During Turkey Season work is 3 days per week. Seeking individuals or couples to split hours. Duties include interacting with hunters, weighing & measuring game, collecting biological samples, and light maintenance. FHU, laundry privilege, and hourly wage ($8.46/hr). 10 hrs/wk of volunteer work required in exchange for FHU during non-working periods. Archery Season: August 29-September 20; Muzzle Season: October 3-October 18; Gun Season: November 7-January 1; Turkey Season: February 27-April 10. For further information, contact Dave Sweetay, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area: 561-624-6989, dave.sweetay@myfwc.com

USACE Lake Red Rock

Iowa.  Volunteer service at Lake Red Rock. During the 2020 recreation season, Workampers will fill 30 service positions at Lake Red Rock in central Iowa. We are grateful to this diligent workforce for providing custodial service, campground hosting, environmental stewardship and more. Enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational pursuits while providing essential public service at Iowa's largest lake. FHU site provided for seasonal service. If you have an interest in joining our team, contact Park Ranger Mark Pollastrini: mark.r.pollastrini@usace.army.mil  641-828-7522, ext. 6442.

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge

Tennessee. West Tennessee Refuge: Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist in maintenance/visitor contact at Reelfoot NWR on Reelfoot Lake. Covered concrete RV pads, full hookups, including propane. 3-6 month stay. 24 hours/week. Duties vary upon season. Unique history, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, family atmosphere, and a great place for fishing/kayaking. Call Tara: 731-538-2481.

Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails

Wyoming. Experience the West!  Clean air, wide-open skies, and spectacular vistas! Volunteer with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails! Opportunities at all of our sites for the 2020 summer season (May 15 through September 15). Experience our breathtakingly beautiful state parks, historic mansions, territorial prison, military forts, and our culturally significant archaeological sites. Minimum of two-month commitment at 20-24 hours/week. W/E hookups available, some sites with FHU. Several sites located in remote areas. Responsibilities vary at each location. For more information, contact Stacy Sprengeler: 307-777-7010, stacy.sprengeler@wyo.gov  Learn more at:  https://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/learn/volunteer-opportunities

Allegheny National Forest

Pennsylvania. Workampers needed in the Allegheny National Forest in PA.  Allegheny Site Mgmt. is looking for Hosts for our numerous recreation areas. We have volunteer positions available at developed and primitive sites. Positions range from 2 to 7 months. Must be flexible, friendly and a team player. Email: ecpalleghenysite@gmail.com  Ph: 814-368-4158.  www.alleghenysite.com