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Volunteers

Mark Twain Lake would like you to consider volunteering within our vast array of unique positions where your talents can be utilized. Volunteers may be provided a campsite during their volunteer service at Mark Twain Lake.

While some volunteer positions are offered ongoing throughtout the year, other positions may be seasonal where we can collect your information for future inquiries.

Contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office to find out more!
Mark Twain Lake currently has volunteers serving in the following types of positions:
  • Clerical/Office
  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Landscaping
  • Special Events
  • Campground Host
Depending on the position and the number of hours of service put in each week, some volunteers are eligible for a free campsite during the open recreation season for the campgrounds. To find out more about volunteering at Mark Twain Lake contact the Project Office at (573) 735-4097.
The below lists represents some of the positions that are periodically available at Mark Twain Lake.

Job Shadowing - The primary duty of a job shadower is assissting a park ranger in his/her daily duties while obtaining a better understanding of the profession. This is especially helpful for students looking to start a career in natural resource management.

Full-Time Gate Attendant - The primary duty of the Full-Time Gate Attendant is to work with a computer based reservation system, staffing the campground fee booth, checking in campers, marking/posting incoming reservations, answering the phone, and a variety of tasks to assist visitors. The volunteer Gate Attendant will provide services when the contracted Park Attendants are not on duty. A campsite will be provided for volunteers that agree to provide these services.

Photographer - The primary duty of the photographer is to take photographs of scenery, wildlife, visitors recreating, or any other areas of public interest. The photos will be available for Corps of Engineers employees for any future publications.

Educational Programming - The primary duty of an educational programmer is to plan, assist, or even present a program to schools or the public throughout the year. If you have a special area of interest that relates to the Mission of the Corps of Engineers, Mark Twain Lake would like to hear from you.

Project Beautification/Litter Pickup - The primary duty of Project Beautification/Litter pickup is to assure Mark Twain Lake's recreation lands are free of litter. Volunteers will be suited up with trash bags, sunscreen, and work gloves in order to accomplish this task.

Office/Clerical - The primary duty of Office/Clerical volunteers is to assist administration and ranger staff in the Mark Twain Lake Project Office. Activities may range from data entry, copying, designing, organizing, and filing.

Special Events - The primary duty of Special Event volunteers is to assist rangers with predetermined events such as the Deer and Turkey Hunt for the Disabled, Halloween Walk, and CAST for Kids. Activities may range from data collection to parking assistance and communicating with the public.

Natural Resource Assistant - The primary duty of the Natural Resource Assistance volunteers is to backup Mark Twain Lake's Resource Department with activities ranging from Bluebird box and trail maintenance, to tree planting and removing invasive species such as Autumn Olive.

For more information contact the Project Office at (573) 735-4097.