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Volunteer Opportunities for the 2021 Camping Season

We still have a Visitor Center Volunteer Host Position available as well as a Lithia Springs Volunteer Cleaner position. Please see the job descriptions below. Questions? Call 217-774-2951 x 7004 or email erica.l.nabers@usace.army.mil To apply directly please visit https://www.volunteer.gov/s/global-search/lake%20shelbyville 

 

Lake Shelbyville is the home of five beautiful campgrounds that are cleaned, mowed, and maintained by volunteers. Our camping seasons would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Each year we look for new volunteers to join the Lake Shelbyville Volunteer Team to continue making a great place for our visitors. Do you enjoying camping and being outdoors? Are you hardworking and dependable? Do you enjoy assisting visitors and teaching them about the Lake Shelbyville area? If so, you could be a volunteer at Lake Shelbyville for the 2021 camping season. To learn more about the available volunteer positions for the upcoming season scroll down to read more about each position. For questions, please call Park Ranger Erica Nabers at 217-774-3951 x 7004 or email erica.l.nabers@usace.army.mil

Available Volunteer Positions

  • Dam West Recreation Area Fee Booth Host

Dam West Recreation Area Volunteer Position Overview

This job requires the weekly operation of the Lake Shelbyville Dam West Recreation Area Fee Booth, which is open 3-4 days a week from the first weekend in May to the weekend after labor day. Volunteers are required to open and close the fee booth, answer visitor questions, provide any assistance, stop visitors as they enter and remind them of the rules of the beach and lake, and keep an accurate record of visitation. We expect this volunteer/couple to be helpful, polite, and welcoming to our visitors. This work schedule is very flexible, but Friday - Sunday is required. No fees will be collected at this booth due to the installment of new few machines at the boat ramp and beach. A predetermined full hook-up campsite is provided in exchange for 20 hours/week of volunteer work. To reach enough weekly hours, volunteers can pick up litter in the campground at which they are staying in. 

Volunteer Cleaner Position Overview

This job requires the cleaning of flush comfort stations, comfort stations with showers, and shower/laundry building. This work is to be accomplished daily. The daily cleaning responsibility is split among two volunteer positions in Coon Creek Campground and Lithia Springs Campground with a five day on/five day off schedule. The daily cleaning schedule is the responsibility of one volunteer position in Lone Point Campground and Opossum Creek Campground. Volunteer cleaners having a few extra duties that include litter pick up and fire pit cleaning on an as needed basis. Each volunteer position can be a single person or a couple who is volunteering together. A predetermined full hook-up campsite is provided in exchange for 20 hours/week of volunteer work.

Volunteer Mower Position Overview

This job requires the maintenance and operation of a riding lawn mower with zero turning radius and front mounted mowing deck and a gasoline powered line trimmer (weed eater). This equipment will be used to mow and trim approximately 19 - 23 acres in the associated campground. This work should be completed weekly by noon on Friday to avoid high traffic and noise in the campground during the stay of our visitors. Opossum Creek Campground and Lone Point Campground have one volunteer position that is responsible for all the mowing and trimming. Coon Creek Campground and Forrest W. Bo Wood Campground have three volunteer positions who are responsible for all the mowing and trimming. Volunteer mowers having a few extra duties that include litter pick up and fire pit cleaning on an as needed basis. Each volunteer position can be a single person or a couple who is volunteering together. A predetermined full hook-up campsite is provided in exchange for 20 hours/week of volunteer work.

Visitor Center Host Volunteer Position Overview

This job requires the daily operation of the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, which is open 7 days a week from the first weekend in May to Labor Day. Volunteers are required to open and close the visitor center, answer visitor questions, provide any assistance, answer phone calls, keep an accurate record of visitation, perform clerical duties, sell bookstore and gift shop items, maintain a clean work area, restock brochures and literature, ensure restrooms are tidy, clean windows and sweep sidewalk as needed, assist with the set-up and take down of the auditorium, and update outside information board. This work schedule will be split up between three volunteer positions. Each volunteer position can be a single person or a couple who is volunteering together. A predetermined full hook-up campsite is provided in exchange for 20 hours/week of volunteer work. To reach enough weekly hours, volunteers can pick up litter in the campground at which they are staying in. 

Visitor Center Volunteer Hours:
Sunday 10:00AM-4:30PM
Monday 10:00AM-4:30PM
Tuesday 9:00AM-4:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-4:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-4:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Saturday 10:00AM-5:30PM

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