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Share interests, ideas and volunteer possibilities and experiences at national and state parks and refuges.

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  • Jim and Darlene Wright
    Jim and Darlene Wright:
    My wife and I would like to volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter or a food bank. But, we would like a RV site. I have found one near Truth or Consequences NM. Does anyone know of another?
    • November 13
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  • Rolling Wheels
    Rolling Wheels:
    After reading your posts and stealing some resource information, I thought I should share the two AMAZING experiences we have had as newbies. First, we spent Sept-Oct 2016 in Virginia volunteering at Green Cove Station on the Virginia Creeper Trail in the...  more
    • November 12
    • Susan Maness and 3 others like this.
    • Rolling Wheels
      Chari 'n Steve You must have been at the Wyoming Territorial Prison with Tim and Gwen Whelan. We worked with them at San Juan Island NHS. Such a small world.
      • November 13
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      • Rolling Wheels
        Rolling Wheels Yes! They were with us. We had a good time. 
        • November 13
  • Jim and Darlene Wright
    Jim and Darlene Wright:
    We have finally got our ducks in a row. We start 12/1 at the City of Rocks state park in NM for 3 months. Then we go to Santa Fe national forest near Jemez Springs for the summer. We will have a month off in between to travel. We are near Las Cruces NM n...  more
    • November 12
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    • Fran Grodek and 6 others like this.
    • Jim and Darlene Wright
      Fran Grodek Hi Jim & Darlene! We had to pass up on our City of Rocks gig this winter also as Ray had to have shoulder surgery & go thru 10 weeks of physical therapy. Really disappointed not being at CoR but what can you do, gotta take care of yourself first. So we...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Jim and Darlene Wright
        Jim and Darlene Wright Did you get to go to Cochite Lake for the summer last year? We looked at Cimmaron and Eagle Nest for this coming summer, but did not hear back. We spent last summer traveling up the coast and into Montana just in time for all the forest fires. It was sm...  more
    • Jim and Darlene Wright
      Susan Maness I think City of Rocks is an amazing campground. Congratulations and enjoy!
  • Chari 'n Steve
    Chari 'n Steve:
    We have just arrived at Cape Lookout National Seashore for a 5 month volunteer job as Visitor Center hosts.
    • November 9
    • Michael Smith/Judy Doyle and 1 other like this.
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Chari 'n Steve Are you familiar with volunteer.gov for volunteering on public lands? That's what we have used for most of our volunteer jobs. Yes about getting a free hookup site for the time we are here. Beautiful spot looking out onto Core Sound. I'll be happy to talk...  more
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Twila and Herb Also, Workamper.com has lots of jobs. It's free or if you need help with a resume it is $40 / year. Well worth it. Just joined and already have job for next summer season with no real experience. We also did Volunteer.com and have a job for 3 months at Fo...  more
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Lisa and Mike Thank you Chari and Steve, and Twila and Herb.  Lots of good information.  I will check out those sites.  I hope your time at Camp Lookout National Seashore is a fantastic experience!  Look forward to hearing about it!
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Lou N Kathy There are also Workamper positions as well that you commit to x number of hours per week and the rewards vary from a minimal,site to a FHU and some have additional perks.  We’re in one right now until Apr 1 that’s FHU, $100 mo electric allowance, $10...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Chari 'n Steve
        Lisa and Mike Sounds great!  Are you in a private park Lou N Kathy?
        • November 10
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Lou N Kathy Yes we are.  Well, there's 4 or so owned by one outfit.  We're just learning about the place, but yes, it's not a city, county, State, or Federal property.  We're in Mission, TX and if you the area up, I'll be there's more than a couple doz...  more
  • Campergates
    Campergates:
    Has anyone in this group done any volunteering regarding recent hurricanes?
    • October 24
  • Peter J Williams
    Peter J Williams:
    I wanted to share with this group a USACE campgrounds, day use beach area volunteer opportunities at West Point Lake, GA.
    Volunteer Coordinator Ranger Rebecca Fink.
    Lovely area with easy 15 minute drive to Lagrange , Hospital, Grocery, college with publ...  more
    • October 16
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    • Rolling Wheels and 2 others like this.
    • Peter J Williams
      Twila and Herb Just received a job at Fort Mountain State Park through the USACE. They have many opportunities in a lot of states. Great opportunity to help keep these parks beautiful for the public. And the traveling expenses to the parks are tax right offs for charity.
    • Peter J Williams
      Peter J Williams Nice looking out from fire tower. I'd like to contact ranger for volunteer position. Please post contact information. Thanks Herb & Twila Also, Southern Vermont State Park contact Ethan Phellps. I was campground host @ Mount Ascutney in Windham County....  more Hide 3 Replies
      • Peter J Williams
        Twila and Herb The only contact info I have is a phone number. My phone connection was bad so did not catch a name. Received a confirmation by email and waiting for more specific info.  Applied through the Volunteer.gov website. Pick whatever state you are interest...  more
      • Peter J Williams
        Peter J Williams Thanks for the lead. Let us know how your experience at the lake unfolds. I'm thinking of heading that way for a visit. When do you start volunteering at this park
      • Peter J Williams
        Twila and Herb We start November 30. In PA now. Hope the weather holds up here until then and the weather stays average there through Feb.
  • Joan and Steve
    Joan and Steve:
    Today we finished our volunteer job in the White Mountains. Anyone looking to volunteer in the northeast should check out the US Forest Service. Great people, great place.
    • October 16
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    • Campergates and 6 others like this.
    • Joan and Steve
      TurtleandHawk Hi, What kind of volunteer activities were you involved in? Where about in the White Mountains? Thanks for sharing! Hide 1 Reply
      • Joan and Steve
        Joan and Steve We had a fhu site up by Russell Pond Campground just south of Lincoln NH. We were roving caretakers. We had a truck and drove a route to check on trailheads, bathrooms and overlooks. We emptied trash cans, picked up litter (cigarette butts) and stocked a...  more
    • Joan and Steve
      Kris and Mark We had looked at a job in White Mountains but ended up at St Gaudens National Historic site in Cornish NH instead. We really loved the NH area for the summer. This was a great gig doing light work...most ticket taking, gift shop, tour guide. Very nice qui...  more
      • November 8
  • Twila and Herb
    Twila and Herb:
    Has anyone volunteered at Fort Mountain State Park, GA? If so, how was the campsite you had? Was it a dedicated site?
    • October 16
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  • MikenLizzie
    MikenLizzie:
    We spent the summer 90 minutes from NYC at the Wallkill River NWR, in northwestern NJ. The area is surprisingly diverse in wildlife, and is one of the most beautiful places I have seen in 7 years full timing. There are four pads with 50amp water and sewer...  more
    • September 23
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    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • MikenLizzie
      MikenLizzie Yes! We worked with them this summer. Lovely people, lots of volunteer experience!
      • September 23
    • MikenLizzie
      Kathih Good to know. We can check it out.  We will be at Forsythe NWR, on the NJ coast next summer.  Looking forward to being back east for a while.
      • October 2
    • MikenLizzie
      MikenLizzie So are we! We are going to be there from May 1st!.
      • October 2
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      • MikenLizzie
        Kathih Cool. We arrive 1April!
        • October 2
    • MikenLizzie
      MikenLizzie Have you been there before. We've been told the Green Flies can be bad.
      • October 2
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      • MikenLizzie
        Kathih No we haven't.  That was one question we failed to ask, what critters do we need to be aware of?  Ha ha.  Black flies, green flies, mosquitoes, ugh. Gotta do what ya gotta do!
        We are looking forward to meeting you.
        • October 2
    • MikenLizzie
      MikenLizzie Same here!
      • October 2
  • Chari 'n Steve
    Chari 'n Steve:
    We just finished a wonderful summer volunteer position at the Sacajawea Center in Salmon, ID. Two couples or singles for each of 2 pads with FHU will take any size RV. 24 hours with option of 3 8-hour days or 4 6- hour days. Manager, Lin Gray is interview...  more
    • September 23
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